The 2014 Vanceva® World of Color Awards™ is a global recognition program created to honor innovation and inspire the use of color in the built environment.

Architects, interior designers, glass fabricators, glazing engineers and other industry professionals will be recognized for their awe-inspiring architectural design projects that demonstrate creativity and forward-thinking uses of colored glass made with the Vanceva color interlayer system.

The call for entries is now open. Register your project here.

Or learn more about the international design competition here.


All audiences are welcome in this Bar of Condominium, where laminated glass accentuates both the light and the dark elements in the design of two very different spaces. The dark tones of one room appeal to more conservative residents seeking a place to quietly socialize with friends, while the lighter space is tailored to an edgy, sophisticated public. A glass bar not only divides the two rooms, but also unites the contrasting color palettes with its black-and-white glass lining.

Wallpaper in shades of gold and silver heightens this difference and also adds polish and shine to both spaces. Architect Brunete...

General Contractor: Kiewit Pacific Co.
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Project Manager: Omni Means
Laminator: Oldcastle Glass®, Prelco Inc., Rivière-du-Loup

Rarely do architects have the opportunity to create landmarks significant enough to redefine a city’ s perception of it self. When the residents of Redding, California, set out to salute the majestic surroundings of the region’s sweeping mountain vistas and rushing river, they reached halfway...

Color is Everywhere

Courtesy of The Cool Hunter

We are hard-wired to notice and react to color, and marketers (and Pantone and the Color Marketing Group) and psychologists have long known this. Children generally love bright colors. Fast-food restaurants use bright colors because they want us to notice, grab and go.  Red is stop, green is go. Colors affect and express our...

Andrew Moor, Principal of Andrew Moor Associates in London and author of The Colour of Architecture returns to the jury for a third year.  For 30 years, Moor has been an ‘architectural...

Sydney Headquarters for iSoft

The new Sydney Headquarters for iSoft – IBA Health showcases an exciting range of finishes, material and design elements which combine to create a futuristic environment consistent with the company’s sophisticated software programs. This ambitious project created 3000 square meters of space to accommodate over 180 staff in a superior workplace environment. The design was based on an open format that emphasized the elements of light and air and also incorporated flexible-use areas to maximize user amenity.

Architects HBO + EMTB’s design concept explored the unique character of “software” by using “light,...


Though juggling 64 double glazed units of laminated glass proved to be a bit of a challenge to install in this project, the results are more than satisfactory. The inner pane of glass is tempered with a unique ceramic print in a circular pattern. The outer pane is laminated with Vanceva® color interlayers and printed with the image of hands.


Angelo Derenze, President of Casa Cor in Sao Paulo, is welcomed to the jury for his first year. Casa Cor is considered the most comprehensive display of architecture, décor and landscaping in the Americas. More than 620,000 people in Brazil and Latin America attend Casa Cor each year, making it second only to the Milan Furniture Fair in its...

The Rise of Lamination

Laminated glass comprises two layers of glass bonded together by a flexible plastic or resin interlayer that ensures the glass does not break into pieces if fractured. The three methods in use are known as poured, UV-cured, and dry lamination.

For years, it has been possible to pigment the liquid resin that is used to make poured laminated glass- turning the glass almost any colour, transparent, or translucent. But this process has not been widely exploited, perhaps because each piece is hand-made and the process is not perceived as suitable for mass production.

In recent years, a large global glass company has patented a more mechanized system, developing a method of colouring the dry PVB (polyvinyl butyral) material that is used to laminate glass....

Jury Member Abin Chaudhuri

Abin Chaudhuri, Founder of Abin Design Studio (ADS) in India, joins the jury for the first year.   His International Management Institute project in Kolkata, India was a winner of the 2012 World of Color Awards Exterior Division.  The building had a brilliant spectrum of glass windows in many vibrant colors, which spanned the entire façade...

Jury Member Joanna Sikes

Joanna Sikes, Director of External Affairs at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington joins the jury for the first year.  The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions.  For more than 20 years, Sikes worked with Dale Chihuly, an internationally know glass artist...

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