The ArchiAwards exhibition was at QV1 last night and there was strong showing from the 117 entrants. I was really impressed with some of the commercial and public interiors, showing an intriguing mix of natural materials and bright colours, with lots of natural light seeming to be a feature (and we thought Section J would mean less natural light??!!) Good to see a fairly large turnout, and old and new friends seeing familiar faces. I always enjoy seeing the older crowd meeting and greeting each other, plus the usual young architects doing the same, it gives me hope in this competitive market where we may be up against each other for the scarce work out there, that we can still come together collectively and appreciate each others work.
Good luck to all the entrants, look forward to hearing the results this Friday.