Antonio Saba
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The OPAL Award

 

The Outstanding Property Award London rewards and honours global talents in Interior Design, Architecture, and Property Development. The objective is to celebrate and reward creative and outstanding craftsmanship in the worlds’ most unique property developments across these three categories while creating a unique platform that unites experts and talents in the industry.

OPAL is not just another award; it is the opportunity for each participant to gain visibility for their latest innovative projects and connect with leading professionals within the industry and beyond.

This new award is open to Outstanding entries from all over the world. Shortlisted participants will be offered a unique press and PR exposure to the industry. An exclusive event, organised in London will celebrate the winners. OPAL will reward the worlds most outstanding property projects and expose them to the world.

Click here to enter your Oustanding project.

Evaluation criteria:

Submissions are for single projects only.

The project must be:

• Completed in the last 5 years.

• Undergoing construction

• A conceptual project.

The Jury panel evaluates entries based on its creativity, form and function. The project needs to be clear on its relationship to its environment, its users, and its purpose. Creativity is not enough to be convincing; it needs to show useful function and provide a better living experience for its users, meeting the clients’ expectation. Projects that demonstrate innovation and embracing new technologies, setting new trends, respecting the environment, and pushing boundaries of human ingenuity. Projects with high regard to sustainable building practises and the protection and preservation of the environment will also earn special attention from the jury.

How to enter

Entering a project is completed online on the OPAL Website, and is a simple 4 step process. Your project can be from anywhere in the world. Enter your project in one of the main categories; Property Developer, Architecture or Interior Design. You will then be presented with a full range of sub-category choices, ie, Small Hotels. You can chose as many sub-categories as you deem necessary to be appropriately represented. 

Upload images and text description and your project is successfully registered. 

Please ensure you provide sufficient and persuasive material, making your presentation as convincing as possible, this will enable the jury to make the best possible evaluation of your project. You can edit or add to your project anytime before the deadline. 

  • Multiple angles and views of the project and its immediate surroundings.
  • Floor plans or site plans.
  • For restoration or refurbishment projects, please include images before works commenced and after completion.

Scrool down for a full list of sub-categories.

 

Winner Structure

Each project is assessed purely on its own merit and not competing against other entries.

Winners – Interior Design:

  • Overall Winner – Interior Design
    Awarded to the highest scoring entry in Interior Design. Will receive the coveted OPAL Brass Trophy.
  • Platinum Winner – Interior Design
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score over 8.5 average.
  • Winner – Interior Design
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score over 7.5 average.
  • Honorable Mention – Interior Design
    Awarded to projects with a high amount of honorable mentions scores. Can be multiple Honorable mention winners.
  • Official Selection – Interior Design
    Awarded to projects has been shortlisted by the pre-selection Jury.

Winners – Architecture:

  • Overall Winner – Architecture
    Awarded to the highest scoring entry in Architecture. Will receive the coveted OPAL Brass Trophy.
  • Platinum Winner – Architecture
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score over 8.5 average.
  • Winner – Architecture
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score over 7.5 average.
  • Honorable Mention – Architecture
    Awarded to projects with a high amount of honorable mentions scores. Can be multiple Honorable mention winners.
  • Official Selection – Architecture
    Awarded to projects has been shortlisted by the pre-selection Jury.

Winners – Property Development:

  • Overall Winner – Property Development
    Awarded to the highest scoring entry in Property Development. Will receive the coveted OPAL Brass Trophy.
  • Platinum Winner – Property Development
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score over 8.5 average.
  • Winner – Property Development
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score over 7.5 average.
  • Honorable Mention – Property Development
    Awarded to projects with a high amount of honorable mentions scores. Can be multiple Honorable mention winners.
  • Official Selection – Property Development
    Awarded to projects has been shortlisted by the pre-selection Jury.

Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Jury Panel will nominate Outstanding Achievement Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Sustainability Award
    Awarded to the project with most Sustainability votes.
  • Outstanding Humanitarian Award
    Awarded to the project with most Humanitarian votes.
  • Outstanding Innovation Award
    Awarded to the project with most Innovation votes.

 Property Developer Categories:

  • Agricultural Buildings
  • Apartments
  • Aviation
  • Commercial High-Rise
  • Commercial Low-Rise
  • Commercial Retail / Department Stores / Mall
  • Cultural
  • Disaster Rapid Deployment Housing / Disaster Relief Architecture
  • Educational
  • Sustainable / Environmental
  • Healthcare
  • Heritage
  • Hotels & Resorts, Small
  • Hotels & Resorts, Big
  • Hotels, Boutique
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Landscape
  • Low-cost housing
  • Landmarks / symbolic structures
  • Leisure
  • Lighting
  • Mixed Use
  • Office development
  • Prefab homes
  • Public services Development
  • Recreational
  • Residential, High-Rise
  • Residential, Low-Rise
  • Residential, Multiple units
  • Residential, Single
  • Redevelopment & Renovation
  • Retail Development
  • Small Building
  • Social Housing
  • Sustainable/Environmental Development
  • Transportation
  • Yacht / Maritime development
  • Other Property development

 

Architecture Categories:

  • Agricultural Buildings
  • Aviation
  • Commercial High-Rise
  • Commercial Low-Rise
  • Commercial Retail / Department Stores / Mall
  • Commercial Offices
  • Cultural
  • Disaster Rapid Deployment Housing / Disaster Relief Architecture
  • Educational
  • Sustainable / Environmental
  • Healthcare
  • Heritage
  • Hotels & Resorts, Small
  • Hotels & Resorts, Big
  • Hotels, Boutique
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Landscape
  • Low-cost housing
  • Landmarks / symbolic structures / memorials / public spaces
  • Leisure
  • Lighting
  • Mixed Use
  • Prefab homes
  • Recreational
  • Residential High-Rise
  • Residential Low-Rise
  • Residential Single
  • Restoration & Renovation
  • Retail
  • Small Building
  • Social Housing
  • Transportation
  • Yacht
  • Other Architecture

 

Interior Design Categories:

  • Apartment
  • Aviation
  • Bathroom
  • Commercial
  • Retail / Department Stores / Mall
  • Office
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Healthcare
  • Heritage
  • Hotels & Resorts, Small
  • Hotels & Resorts, Big
  • Hotels, Boutique
  • Home Technology
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Kitchen
  • Leisure
  • Lighting
  • Recreational
  • Residential
  • Restoration & Renovation
  • Retail
  • Sustainable / Environmental
  • Show Home
  • Transportation
  • Yacht
  • Other Interior design

Entry fees

Registration fees per single project entry are:

Early Bird
400GBP
≈ 508.38USD
(-20%)
Regular
500GBP
≈ 635.11USD
Latecomer
575GBP
≈ 730.38USD
(+15%)

 

The above Entry fee is the only fee you will ever pay and is paid upon completion of registering your project.

Unlike other Awards, there are no extra or hidden fees to pay if your project Wins.

Winners benefits package and invitation to attend the Awards ceremony* in London is included in the entry fee.

A project can be submitted in multiple categories.

Each additional categories is discounted to £300, early bird and latecomer fees will be applied accordingly.

Each additional category for the same project is discounted as the above formula.

Prices are in GBP (British pounds).

*We do not cover incurred travel expenses.

 

OPAL 2019 is now open for submission

20% ‘Early Bird’ until July 29th, 2019
Regular Deadline from July 30th till December 15th, 2019
+ 15% ‘Latecomer’ fee after December 16th, 2019
Submission closing December 20th,2019

Click here to submit your Outstanding project

 

The creators of OPAL

HOSSEIN FARMANI

Hossein Farmani is a philanthropist, art collector, educator, photographer, curator, editor, and entrepreneur, with a globe-spanning career that began with a deep-rooted passion for art, photography, and design.

Farmani Group, which Hossein founded in the early 1980s, has been leading the way in curating and promoting design and architecture around the world for over two decades, with such renowned architectural and design awards as the European Product Design Awards, the Architecture MasterPrize, and the International Design Awards.

 

JESPER THOMSEN

Graduating with a Masters degree with distinction from London’s Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, Jesper has pursued a long career as a Creative Director in the digital media industry before launching a private art gallery in London’s Knightsbridge. Passionate about interior design and properties, he has in recent years developed a number of residential London properties gaining considerable expertise in the industry. He is also a fine art photographer and jury member of several other design awards.