The Plan Award 2022 - Announcement

The Plan Award 2022 - 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 for the AWARD.
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 in the AWARD with one or more projects. Completed projects (i.e. built works) must have been finished after 1 January 2019.
Projects that have already won in previous editions are not eligible in the same category.
THE PLAN AWARD 2022 is divided into 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 January 1, 2019)
"Future" means: unrealized projects, future projects, work in progress (completion of which is esteemed after the Award end date)

There will be a winner for each contest (both Completed and Future) and if the jury so decides then it can assign one or more honourable mentions.
To be eligible for THE PLAN AWARD 2022, 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.

Museums, libraries, cultural centres

Educational, training and research institutes


Health centres and facilities

Hotels, restaurants, spa and wellbeing centres

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

Apartment blocks, public housing

Industrial Design
Design objects and products

Interior design

Green areas, parks and gardens, both public and private

Mixed Use
Multi-use buildings and complexes

Manufacturing facilities and complexes

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

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

Renovation of existing structures

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

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

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

Detached houses with large green space, prestigious houses in isolated contexts
Period for enrolment and uploading material 1 December 2021 - 31 May 2022 (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 2022 is subject to the payment of an enrolment fee for each project submitted. Enrolment fee (VAT included) per project:

Early Bird Prize: 01 December 2021 – 30 January 2022 → Euro 150,00
Regular Prize: 01 February 2022 – 31 March 2022 → Euro 200,00
Late Prize: 01 April 2022 – 31 May 2022 → Euro 250,00
To take part in THE PLAN AWARD 2022 candidates are requested to submit the following material by uploading it to

Project title

General and technical report of what was done (min. 2,400 to max. 6,000 keystrokes, including spaces)

Project identification form (i.e. text fields to fill out), consisting of: location, client, completion date, built area, costs, architects, design team, main contractor, consultants, suppliers, photo credits; and multimedia hyperlinks as YouTube or Vimeo (not mandatory)

10/12 photos of built works or renderings for works under construction.
Size: Long side - 1,500 px
Formats: jpg, RGB, 72 dpi
Weight: max 600Kb each.

10/20 project images: plans, sections, prospects, design details, concepts, drafts, sketches, model photos, project drawings, including in 3D, renderings, parametric models, photos etc.
Size: Long side - 1,500 px
Formats: jpg, RGB, 72 dpi
Weight: max 600Kb each.

All Images received will be considered Free of Rights to be published only in THE PLAN website and publications

All images must be accompanied by photo credit

The official language of the Contest 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 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 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 The date for publishing the projects in the finals on 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 honourable mentions for each contest. The organizers of THE PLAN AWARD will officially inform the winners and those receiving mentions.
The International Jury (illustrated in art. 14) will also award three special prizes:

Overall Winner Completed, selected from among the winning projects in the “Completed” section
Overall Winner Future, selected from among the winning projects in the “Future” section
The International and Overall Juries 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 2022 It will take place in fall 2022; further details to come.
Without prejudice to copyright, participants shall allow the publishing house Maggioli SpA, without any expectation of compensation, to use the materials and works submitted, adopting any means but solely for the purposes of dissemination and for promoting THE PLAN AWARD 2021. The projects submitted might be included in one or more publications produced by the publishing house Maggioli SpA, at its own, unquestionable discretion
By submitting the documentation required to take part in the competition, 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 magazine THE PLAN, promoters of the AWARDS, to use and disseminate the content of the works, whether published partially or in their entirety, including for promotional reasons, citing the source but without expectation of any compensation for copyright or other rights for any reason whatsoever. I also release the publishing house Maggioli SpA and the magazine THE PLAN from any liability pertaining to any kind of involvement or issue with third parties.
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