In April 2009 the call for entries for the World Architecture Festival 2009 to be held in Barcelona was announced. The competition included eight submission categories for built project entries, as well as three new major categories for future projects, interiors and fit-out, and structural design.
Architecture Project submitted their entry, entitled Corporate Village , in June 2009 under the Future Commercial Projects category heading. In July the judging process for the short-listing began and the competing offices were informed of the results on the 20th August 2009.
AP’s Corporate Village was shortlisted with fifteen other projects in its category. The project was to be presented in a time frame of ten minutes in which the speakers needed to communicate the key points which built up the project, meaning brief, context and design process had to addressed.
The judges for the Future Commercial Projects category were David Dunster, Hanif Kara and Michel Rojkind. With the Corporate Village project, the judges focused their comments on the question of the project causing the creation of public space, and its attempt at reconsidering the conventional format of an institutional building.
The judges’ report on the competing projects and the winner can be found on the World Architecture Festival site (http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/news-detail.cfm?newsId=99).