VMZINC® is expecting a record entry for its fourth bi-annual competition for the ARCHIZINC TROPHY. The awards showcase projects from all over the world and acknowledge the aesthetics of design, the relationship between buildings and their environment and the way in which zinc is used in an innovative and original way.

The Archizinc Trophy demonstrates VMZINC®‘s commitment to promoting zinc in architecture and illustrates the depth of design diversity that architects have created as use of VMZINC systems as key construction materials grows throughout the world.

Projects fall into four categories: Private Housing, Collective (Public Sector) Housing, Municipal Buildings and Commercial Buildings. There is also a Special Jury’s award, an Environment award, an Innovation award and the Tradition award.

Entry forms can be downloaded from A hard copy has also been sent to 70,000 registered architects throughout the world with FOCUS ON ZINC n° 11, distributed recently. VMZINC® publishes this magazine in French, English, German and Spanish and distributes it in over thirty countries.

The deadline for entries is 31st December 2009.

The jury is made up of 13 international architects who will meet to decide the winners in March 2010, with Award winners being presented with their ARCHIZINC Trophy at a grand ceremony in June. Projects will feature in a special issue of FOCUS ON ZINC, to be published in October 2010, providing a unique opportunity for publicity throughout the world.