« The AR Awards for Emerging Architecture is the biggest and best award for young architects in the world and gives £15 000 in prize money. Inaugurated in 1999, it is sponsored by Buro Happold and Wilkhahn. Intended to bring wider international recognition to a talented new generation of architects and designers, the Awards have attracted entries from more than 90 countries, representing every inhabited continent.
Awards are for built or manufactured work only, and besides buildings, the full range of design activity, from landscapes and urban spaces to furniture and cutlery can be submitted.
The Jury for 2008 was Sir Peter Cook (architect and critic, London), Peter Davey (Former Editor of The Architectural Review), Sou Fujimoto (AR Awards winner in 2006 and twice highly commended, Tokyo, Japan), Edouard Francois (Paris, France), Sheila O’Donnell (O’Donnell & Tuomey, Dublin, Ireland) and Paul Finch (Editor of The Architectural Review and Chairman of the Jury).”
(Source: Alexandra Daris, Artefaks.com)