The Architectural Review launches New into Old Awards

The Architectural Review: New into Old Awards

A special issue of the Architectural Review, December-January 2017/18, will feature buildings which have had their life extended by the insertion of new uses rather than demolition and replacement.

Architects will be invited to submit recent work of this nature; the best will be published, with awards made to projects judged to be outstanding by an international panel of jurors.

The intention of the awardsand the special issue, is partly to celebrate the strength of the original architecture, which has proved capable of being adapted to new uses; but also to celebrate the quality of new insertions which make creative re-use possible.

The Architectural Review has long championed creative re-use, and the subject has become of significant new interest because of the carbon implications of retrofit rather than replacement. You can view some published examples here.

If you have completed a transformative, leading edge project in the last five years, I would like to invite you to enter the awards and if you submit your entry before Friday 28 July you will save 15% on your entry fee.


The Architectural Review has long championed creative re-use, and the subject has become of significant new interest because of the carbon implications of retrofit rather than replacement.

The AR is looking for projects completed in the last 5 years which have had their life extended by the insertion of new uses rather than demolition and replacement.

International in scope and propositional in outlook, the AR Awards commend and celebrate design excellence and innovation across a range of building types. The AR is at the heart of global architecture and this exciting awards programme seeks out transformative, leading edge projects from around the world.

Early Bird Entry Deadline: 28 July 2017 (£325)
Final Entry Deadline: 29 September 2017 (£375)