Launched in 2002, the AR Future Projects awards are a window into tomorrow’s cities. Spanning 12 categories, they celebrate excellence in unbuilt and incomplete projects, and the potential for positive contribution to communities, neighbourhoods and urban landscapes around the world.

Entering the awards puts your work in front of a panel of highly respected judges and enables you to gain global recognition. All entries are published in the AR Future Projects awards catalogue, sent to all readers of The Architectural Review, and distributed at two leading property events: MIPIM in Cannes and FOOTPRINT+ at Old Billingsgate, London. 

In addition to future work, we are also interested in unbuilt and speculative projects and ideas that are currently being tested and investigated: find out more about the prizes for student projects, competition entries and sustainable research and development on the entry guidelines page .

Winners of 2024's awards will be given complimentary tickets to attend FOOTPRINT+ in May as well as be invited to a celebratory lunch with The Architectural Review.

Extended entry deadline: 15 December 2023

Entry deadline

Why Enter

All entries are published in the AR Future Projects awards catalogue, distributed to readers of The Architectural Review, at MIPIM, the world’s largest real estate market event, and at FOOTPRINT+ in the UK.

Previous winners

Past winners include Grafton Architects, SO-IL, White Arkitekter, Allies and Morrison, 5468796, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, 3XN Architects, Nomos, Nikken Sekkei, Valentino Architects, Studio MK27, Aedas, Haptic Architects and OMA.


Entries to the 12 future projects categories will be reviewed by an international judging panel, who will choose one winner per category as well as an overall winner. Plus, there are a further 3 prizes to be won.

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