Biennale Awards 2006 - Call for entries

Friday 28 April 2006

New London Architecture announces a call for entries for the London Architecture Biennale’s Biennale Awards 2006 sponsored by Pipers and the Evening Standard Homes & Property. Architects and the public can nominate projects for the Best New Building by 17th May 2006 via the New London Architecture website www.newlondonarchitecture.com. Nominations are also sought via the website for the London Hero Award.

The Best New Building Award: nominations are sought for buildings of any size or type completed in London since June 2004. The winner will be selected through online voting.

The London Hero Award has been created to recognise the individual who has done the most in the past year to improve the quality of the environment in the capital. All nominations are welcome, from politicians to celebrities, activists to general enthusiasts. A winner will be selected by the London Architecture Biennale committee. 

Winners will be announced by sponsors Nick McKeogh, Director, Pipers and Philippa Stockley, Deputy Editor, Evening Standard Homes & Property at 4pm on Saturday 17th June 2006 at St Bartholomew’s Fair, a main event of the first weekend of the London Architecture Biennale.

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Notes for editors

Pipers works alongside the UK’s leading architects, developers, planners and property professionals in two key business areas. Pipers Models is the UK’s leading architectural model making practice, with over 70 staff working across workshops in London and Ashford. Pipers Projects manages events, exhibitions and publishing across the property and architecture sectors, including New London Architecture at The Building Centre, The London Stand at MIPIM, UK Retail Property Stand at MAPIC and The London Property Review.
www.pipers.co.uk

New London Architecture at the Building Centre is a permanent, public exhibition space where you can find out what is happening in London in architecture, planning, development and the environment that is funded by companies and organisations with an interest in promoting high quality new design in the built environment in London to a public and professional audience. NLA has over 2000 visitors a week to the public exhibitions, events, talks and lectures that are organised to encourage constant debate, learning and networking across the profession and local communities. Its centerpiece is the Pipers London Model, on permanent display, which stretches from Battersea in the West to the Royal Docks in the East. www.newlondonarchitecture.org

The London Architecture Biennale is a major ten day celebration of diverse creative talent in London and looks at how that talent can be brought to bear on real issues which confront the city today. It includes over 170 architecture-related events including talks, walks, tours, film screenings,exhibitions and parties taking place along a 5km route from King’s Cross to Southwark from 16-25 June 2006. www.londonbiennale.org.uk

For further information on the London Architecture Biennale please contact Lucy Wilson, Theresa Simon Communications, 020 7734 4800 lucy@theresasimon.com

For further press information on Pipers or New London Architecture please contact Debbie Whitfield at Caro Communications, 020 7336 8488 or email debbie@carocommunications.com.

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