Daniel Libeskind, celebrated architect and artist and principal of New York and Milan based Studio Daniel Libeskind, will announce the winning entry and present the prize for FAÇADE2013, the international competition created to recognise, promote and reward excellence in the discipline of architectural façade engineering and design.
A major boost to the importance and credibility of this newly created Award, which was launched by The Society of Façade Engineering to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Daniel Libeskind will make the presentation on 20th November at The Glass Supper, the annual event attended by architects, engineers and others involved with the discipline of high performance architectural façades.
With shortlisted finalists to be announced on November 15th 2013, organisers are reporting a significant number of ??high quality and enthusiastic?? entries. ?We are delighted at the number and quality of entries to FAÇADE2013,?? said Chris Macey, Chairman of the Judges for the competition and CEO of Wintech Group. ?To have such a high profile and respected architect as Daniel Libeskind to present the Award to the winner of the first competition is a great honour for the Society and of course, for the recipient.??
With a deadline of 1st November entries are still being encouraged from individuals, project teams and companies from around the world, with the prize awarded on a project basis. A panel of experts will decide upon a winner that will demonstrate excellence in technical design and/or research that can be seen to have made a significant contribution to the discipline of façade engineering.