Competition Categories


Following the success of the 2015 competition the Society of Façade Engineering has called for entries for FAÇADE2016, the third international competition designed to recognise, reward and promote excellence in this increasingly important element of building design, engineering and application.


  • International applications are welcome from individuals, companies and project teams. Any Facade Contract practically complete between 31st December 2014 and 31st December 2015 and not previously entered in an SFE competition will be considered for the awards. Prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges that includes some of the foremost experts from the field of façade engineering and design to entries that provide:

  • A clear demonstration of excellence in technical design and/or research that has made a significant contribution to the discipline of façade engineering.

  • In the development of technologies, product designs, systems or buildings.


The contribution may be demonstrated in the form of technical advances, innovations or advanced engineering systems that result in practical design solutions for the completion of a project. Entries can relate to projects that are agreed, under construction or completed.


Three Awards will be presented in 2016 as follows:


Award 1 - Façade of the Year - New BuildAny Façade Contract which is undertaken to a newly constructed building will be considered.Award 2 - Façade of the Year - RefurbishmentAny Façade Contract which has been undertaken to a building that functionally existed prior to the Façade Contract being undertaken. Award 3 - Façade of the Year - InnovationAny outstanding innovation from the categories above or as a stand alone entrant will be considered by the judges for this award.



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