General Requirements and Categories
The LSAA 2020 Design Awards are for completed projects since October 2018.
Projects, or significant portions of a structure, may be located around the globe but the Awards are primarily intended for projects that have a substantial local contribution - such as design, fabrication or construction.
LSAA Members and non-members may enter (different fees apply for members, per entry for non-financial members TBC).
The Awards are also open to companies or individuals who may not have acted as the main designer, fabricator or installer. However only one entry per project will be considered.
The Awards will considered in the following categories:
- SMALL STRUCTURES
Domestic, Project area < 250m2
- MEDIUM STRUCTURES
Project area between 250m2 and 1,000m2
- SHADECLOTH APPLICATIONS
External tensioned structures from shadecloth material.
- LARGE STRUCTURES
Project area exceeds 1,000m2
- GLAZING AND VERTICAL FACADES
Large span glazing walls or roofs, other forms of lightweight facades (cablenets etc) to control interior environments.
- DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COLLABORATION
Completed Iconic projects whose success is attributed to close collaboration between multiple members of a team and where extensive use was made of emerging collaborative tools. Entries in this category are to be signed off by at least three different team members.
- SPECIAL APPLICATIONS AND INNOVATIONS
Includes applications of lightweight structures used in an interior environment, manufactured as a product, and can be either temporary, demountable, relocatable or permanent structures. (Interior structures, large awnings, shelter structures, are some examples). Applications using new technology and sustainability principles. Innovations in the teaching of collaborative design
- INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
Any lightweight structure may be submitted that satisfies the Entry Conditions. International Projects may be judged in one of the 7 Categories above.
The closing deadline for submissions TBA