Enter 2017 awards now
  • Global Ideas Competition now open

    Global Ideas Competition now open

    Call for submissions to tackle London’s housing crisis, a WAN Urban Challenge. See for more details

  • Why enter?

    Why enter?

    WAN's Urban Challenge, London will provide architects with an unrivalled opportunity to showcase their ideas and designs to major players in world cities and participate in a high-level working group.

  • Tips & advice for award entries

    Tips & advice for award entries

    Here you will find some useful tips on presenting your submission in a way most likely to engage the judges.

  • Introducing the experts

    Introducing the experts

    We are delighted to announce the judges who will be assessing entries for this year’s competition

  • Affordable floating homes

    Affordable floating homes

    Company Urban Riggers has come up with an unconventional architectural solution to build low-cost modular dorms using shipping containers that can float in urban harbours, bringing students into Copenhagen city centre without the exorbitant rents.

  • Housing White Paper

    Housing White Paper

    No concrete solutions to the UK’s housing crisis. The UK Government’s long-awaited White Paper on the country’s housing crisis has been seen as a let-down by some who were hoping for major policy changes

News Updates

  • 22/03/2017
    News Update #03 - Housing Solutions: The Interlace
  • 15/03/2017
    News Update #02 Land Supply
  • 14/03/2017
    News Update #01
  • 13/03/2017
    Urban Task Force so far...
  • 02/03/2017
    Early bird deadline closing - global ideas competition
  • 15/02/2017
    WAN Urban Challenge Global Ideas Competition now open