Every architect and designer knows it takes spectacular products and materials to make their designs a reality. That’s why, this year, manufacturers of the world’s best building-products will be celebrated in the A+Product Awards. Envisioned as a core part of Architizer’s 7th Annual A+Awards program, the A+Product Awards honors the elements behind the globe’s most inspiring contemporary buildings.
From façades and glazing to commercial furnishings and residential appliances, as long as your product is a part of a building, it is eligible for entry. A full list of categories is available here. So, why enter? There are a plethora of reasons, but these three rank highly:
1. A double chance to win: Jury and Popular Choice Awards
There are two A+Awards to be claimed in each category, doubling your opportunity to win with each entry. The Jury Choice winners will be selected by a host of specifying architects and designers, as well as numerous industry experts and thought leaders, including…
- Annabelle Selldorf, Principle, Selldorf Architects
- David Rockwell, Founder and President, Rockwell Group
- Ben van Berkel, Co-founder and Principal, UNStudio
- Joan Blumenfeld, Interior Design Director, Perkins+Will
- Gary Handel, Founding Partner, Handel Architects
- Joe Wissinger, Design Director, AECOM
- Neri Oxman, Designer and Professor, MIT Media Lab
- Dr. Angelika Taschen, Publisher, Taschen Books
- Samuel Medina, Web Editor, Metropolis
- Allan Chochinov, Editor in Chief, Core77
Meanwhile, the Popular Choice winners are chosen by the general public, with more than 400,000 votes cast for last year’s A+Awards using our free online voting system. Both Jury and Popular Choice Awards carry a huge amount of weight: A+Product Award winners gain the trust of architects and interior designers around the world, cementing their position as a leader in their industry.
Beyond this global exposure, what else do winners receive?
2. Global Publication in “Architizer: The World’s Best Building-Products”
Created especially for A+Award winners in the Products categories, Architizer: The World’s Best Building-Products will showcase the year’s most innovative architectural products and the designers behind them. Together with testimonials by top designers and connections to the winning manufacturers, it is the go-to resource for specifying architects.
This beautifully produced e-book will be distributed directly to some of the world’s largest architecture firms, putting your products in front of thousands of design professionals. It will also be made available to download for every member of the Architizer community — that includes more than 7.5 million people across our social media platforms!
3. The prestigious A+Awards trophy
Our winners deserve a truly remarkable showpiece. That’s why we’ve worked closely with some of the world’s best awards designers to create a bespoke trophy that reflects our winners’ outstanding design ethos and achievements.
Each A+Awards trophy is individually engraved with the winning firm’s name, product and category, perfect for display at industry tradeshows and in product showrooms.
The A+Product Awards is the only product awards program created by architects, for architects. It’s a unique chance to get your building-products and materials in front of some of the world’s most renowned designers. More importantly, the winners form a vibrant celebration of innovation and creative talent that touches the entire construction industry. Good luck to all who enter!
Hero image: Sky-Frame Slope by Sky-Frame, winner of 2017 A+Awards Jury and Popular vote in the Windows & Doors category.