Coloured Concrete 2017
David Chipperfield previously received the Coloured Concrete Works Award for his Ciutat de la Justícia

Call for entries to Coloured Concrete Works Award 2017

Dezeen promotion: materials manufacturer Lanxess is inviting architects to submit entries to an award that recognises contemporary design using coloured concrete.

The Concrete Works Award 2017 forms part of Cologne-based Lanxess' Coloured Concrete Works initiative, which aims to promote modern architecture that tints concrete with different coloured pigments.

Japanese architect Akisha Hirata was awarded for his Alp apartment complex in Akabane-Nishi, Tokyo, in 2015

Architects of completed projects from all over the world are welcome to submit entries to the awards by 10 March 2017.

Buildings must be no more than five years old, and the concrete used must be coloured with inorganic iron oxide or chrome oxide pigments.

Now in its third edition, the award's previous winners include British architect David Chipperfield, who received the accolade in recognition of the different hues featured in his Ciutat de la Justícia project in Barcelona.

Most recently, Japanese architect Akisha Hirata was awarded for his Alp apartment complex in Akabane-Nishi, Tokyo, Japan.

Other recognised projects include the Bodega Antion by architect Jesús Marino Pascual

Entries will be judged by an international jury made up of architects, representatives of the trade press, and pigment and marketing experts from the Lamxess Inorganic Pigments business unit.

Projects will be critiqued on the building's colourfulness, function and significance. Three finalists will be notified at the end of March 2017.

The award ceremony will be held on 17 May 2017 at the Lanxess office in Berlin. The winning project will be presented in an international campaign in the trade and technical press, which includes multilingual publications of a case study on the building.

Buildings, like the Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego in Krakow, will be judged on colourfulness, function and significance

Detailed information and entry forms are available online or can be requested directly by sending an email to [email protected]

Lanxess is the world's largest manufacturer of iron oxide pigments and a leading producer of inorganic pigments based on chrome oxides, which are used to colour concrete, among other applications.

Examples of coloured-pigment use include the facade of the ESO Hotel at Cerro Paranal, which features in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace

The company documents the integration of coloured concrete in exemplary international building projects. It presents these case studies in its Colored Concrete Works series of publications, which are available in several languages both in print and online.

At accompanying forums and symposiums, Lanxess also provides a platform for architects, site managers and construction companies to exchange ideas and discuss the possibilities of colouring concrete with pigments.