The Plan Award 2024 - Announcement

The Plan Award 2024 - Announcement

THE PLAN AWARD was created and is promoted by THE PLAN to disseminate knowledge of and improve the quality of the work done by designers, academics and students in the architecture, design and city planning fields, thereby promoting debate on topical design and planning themes. Completed and future projects are eligible.
Individuals or groups of students and/or professionals - in the fields of architecture, city planning, design and engineering - may enter the award and each individual or group may compete in each contest with one or more projects.
Completed projects (i.e. built works) must have been finished after 1 January 2021.

Projects that have already won in previous editions are not eligible in the same category.
THE PLAN Award 2024 features 20 different categories called “contests” valid both for completed and future projects (hereafter identified as “Completed” and “Future” respectively).

“Completed” means: completed interventions (construction phase completed after 1 January 2021)

“Future” means: not yet realized projects, future projects, unbuilt and work-in-progress projects (completion esteemed after the Award’s end date)

There will be a winner for each contest (both Completed and Future). Honorable Mentions can be assigned at the Jury’s discretion.

The Wish List Special Prize will be awarded to the project that has received most votes by THE PLAN community, via web site’s and social media platforms’ votes.
To be eligible for THE PLAN AWARD 2024, projects must be linked to the world of architecture, interior design, design in general and city planning. The following list shows and describes the different contest categories.

Culture
Museums, libraries, cultural centers

Education
Educational, training and research institutes

Health
Health centers and facilities

Hospitality
Hotels, restaurants, spa and well-being centers

House
Houses in urban settings, houses with limited green space, apartments, lofts, penthouses

Housing
Apartment blocks, public housing

Industrial Design
Design objects and products

Interior
Interior design

Landscape
Green areas, parks and gardens, both public and private

Mixed Use
Multi-use buildings and complexes

Production
Manufacturing facilities and complexes

Office&Business
Office blocks and complexes, conference centers and other such venues

Public Space
Public spaces, piazzas, streets, town centers, religious buildings

Renovation
Renovation of existing structures

Retail
Shopping areas, shops, wholesale and retail outlets

Special Projects
Exhibitions, temporary structures, research and innovative projects

Sport&Leisure
Sports facilities and fields, playgrounds, leisure areas

Transport
Stations, stopping areas, public transport stops, ports, airports

Urban Planning
Design and regeneration of town centers and/or sections of urban fabric

Villa
Detached houses with large green space, prestigious houses in isolated contexts
Period for enrolment and uploading material: 15 January 2024 - 15 June 2024(inclusive). An enrolment fee is payable for each project submitted to cover the administrative expenses for the award. Once enrolment has been completed, it will be possible to pay the required fee and submit material. Participation in the award is subject to completing all aspects of registration, enrolment and payment.
Participation in THE PLAN AWARD 2024 is subject to the payment of an enrolment fee for each project submitted.

Enrolment fee (VAT included) per project:
Early Bird Price: 15 January 2024 – 29 February 2024 → Euro 195,00
Regular Price: 01 March 2024 – 30 April 2024 → Euro 245,00
Late Price: 01 May 2024 – 15 June 2024 → Euro 295,00
To take part in THE PLAN AWARD 2024 candidates are requested to complete the following steps involving data and materials upload as indicated on the website:

STEP 1 - ENTRY FORM
Personal data (which will not be published) necessary for copyright ownership of submitted works and projects.

STEP 2 - PROJECT DETAILS
Project title and name of practice
Short description of the project (max 160 keystrokes, including spaces)

Project identification form (i.e. text fields to fill out), consisting of:
_Location
_Client
_Intended use
_Select between completed and future project
_Completion date
_Built area
_Costs
_Architects
_Design team
_Main Contractor
_Consultants
_Suppliers
_Photo credits

Short résumé of the practice / participant (max. 1,000 keystrokes, including spaces)

Link video (youtube or vimeo)
Website
Social media accounts

STEP 3 - PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Answer to a few questions on different aspects of the project
(min. 400 max 800 keystrokes, including spaces, unless otherwise indicated)
_Where did the idea for the project come from and how was the concept developed?
_What is the dynamic between the project and the surrounding landscape and/or urban area?
_If your project has taken the aspects of sustainability and eco-compatibility into strong consideration, indicate which strategies, materials and technologies have been used. Indicate if it has also obtained any prizes/awards/certifications.
_Describe your project, highlighting its strengths and its defining characteristics. (min. 600 max 1'500 keystrokes)
_Some thoughts about the project. Write a few words from the client. (max 500 keystrokes)

Tag insertion with reference to:
_Type of project
_Construction materials
_Construction technologies

STEP 4 - PHOTO GALLERY
Cover image
_Size: Long side - 1,500 px
_Format: jpg, RGB, 72 dpi
_Weight: max 600 Kb

min 10 | max 12 photos of built work or renderings for work under construction.
_Size: Long side - 1,500 px
_Format: jpg, RGB, 72 dpi
_Weight: max 600Kb each

All images must be accompanied by:
photo credit
caption of image

All materials received (i.e. texts, photos/renderings, drawings, etc) will be considered Free of Rights to be published in THE PLAN’s website, social media channels, magazine and dedicated special issue (see Clause 16)

STEP 5 - GALLERY SKETCHES, DRAWINGS AND MAPS
min 10| max 20 images of the project (maps, sections, perspective drawing, details, concept, sketches, plastic's photos, 3D project's diagrams, rendering, parametric models, and so on) for both “completed” and “future” works
_Size: Long side - 1,500 px
_Formats: jpg, RGB, 72 dpi
_Weight: max 600Kb each

All images must be accompanied by:
_photo credit
_caption of image

All materials received (i.e. texts, photos/renderings, drawings, etc) will be considered Free of Rights to be published in THE PLAN’s website, social media channels, magazine and dedicated special issue (see Clause 16)
The official language is English.
Failure to comply with the submission deadlines for material or any of the instructions in Clause 7 shall result in exclusion from THE PLAN AWARD. If a candidate or group is excluded, no refund shall be made for the enrolment fee paid. The organizer can, at its discretion, postpone the deadlines initially indicated.
All the projects included in THE PLAN AWARD will be subject to initial selection to determine the shortlisted projects that will go through to the next round in the competition (as indicated in Clause 11) and be published on www.theplan.it. The projects that are not selected during this initial stage will not be published online as above. The date for publishing the shortlisted projects on www.theplan.it will be communicated at a later date.
The International Jury (as per Clause 14) shall evaluate the shortlisted projects to identify the projects that will go through to the finals. The list of these projects will be made available, for each contest, on www.theplan.it. The date for publishing the projects in the finals on www.theplan.it will be communicated at a later date.
The International Jury (as per Clause 14) will select the projects for the finals, the winners and any honorable mentions for each contest. The organizers of THE PLAN AWARD will officially inform the winners and those receiving mentions.
One or more overall winners may be proclaimed at the discretion of THE PLAN’s Directors.
The International Jury will consist of prominent names from the world of architecture, city planning and design as well as leading academics. Its composition will be announced via the official channels of THE PLAN AWARD.
The ceremony for the winners of THE PLAN AWARD 2024 will take place in fall 2024; further details to come.
Without prejudice to copyrights, participants authorise the publishing house Maggioli SpA and THE PLAN magazine, prganiser and promoter of THE PLAN AWARD, to use, publish and disclose the contents of the submissions (images, drawings, renderings, videos, texts and other) for total or partial digital and paper publications, also for promotional purposes, with citation of sources and copyrights, without any claim to copyrights and other compensation of any kind, for any reason or title. Participants also release the publisher Maggioli SpA and THE PLAN magazine from any involvement with third parties.
By submitting the documentation required to take part in the competition, THE PLAN AWARD participants:
• Declare, under their own personal responsibility, to be the sole copyright holder for the works or the projects submitted and undertake to hold the publishing house Maggioli SpA and the magazine THE PLAN harmless from any disputes, claims or judgements by third parties concerning the works/projects used and disseminated in the publications referred to in these rules;
• Declare that the data and declarations included herewith are truthful and submitted under their full responsibility;
• Declare to have understood and accepted all the conditions established by these rules;
• Authorize the publishing house Maggioli SpA to keep all the material submitted and not to have to return anything;
• Authorize the publishing house Maggioli SpA and THE PLAN magazine, prganiser and promoter of THE PLAN AWARD, to use, publish and disclose the contents of the submissions (images, drawings, renderings, videos, texts and other) for total or partial digital and paper publications, also for promotional purposes, with citation of sources and copyrights, without any claim to copyrights and other compensation of any kind, for any reason or title. Participants also release the publisher Maggioli SpA and THE PLAN magazine from any involvement with third parties..
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