W Awards

Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture

Named in memory of the late Moira Gemmill, this award celebrates excellence in design and a bright future for designers under the age of 45 from all over the world. The prize is awarded in recognition of an overall body of work, with an emphasis on a project completed within the past 18 months, and entrants must be a founder or leading partner in their practice. Partnerships and collectives can also apply as a team: in the 2021 awards, Ariadna Artigas, Anna Clemente, Eulàlia Daví, Cristina Gamboa, Laura Lluch and Núria Vila, all members of the Barcelona-based cooperative Lacol, were awarded the prize for their work on La Comunal in Barcelona. Shortlisted architects will present to the judging panel in March 2022.

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MJ Long Prize for Excellence in Practice

Now in its third year, this award celebrates architects who are excelling in UK-based practices. Nominees are judged on an overall body of work with an emphasis on a project completed within the past 18 months. This could be a large project for a multinational client or focusing on more modest design interventions within a small practice. Like countless others, MJ Long’s contribution to many of her buildings is often forgotten, including her input to the British Library (1973–98), designed with Colin St John Wilson. This award seeks to recognise the sometimes obscured contribution of architects working within practice. Shortlisted architects will present to the judging panel in March 2022.

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