Dezeen promotion: materials manufacturer Lanxess is inviting architects to submit entries to an award that recognises contemporary design using coloured concrete.
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.
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.
Detailed information and entry forms are available online or can be requested directly by sending an email to ColoredConcrete@lanxess.com.
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.
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.