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What is the 'Buildings' app?
You can download the 'Buildings' app from the android marketplace and apple app store. When the event starts, this app will update with all the necessary information about the festival (if you are nearby).
What are QR codes?
At the festival you will see lots of QR codes - the box-like looking barcodes. Use your smartphone with these to open up all sorts of extra information about the projects involved in the festival.
How do you read QR codes?
Well, first of all download the 'Buildings' app for your Android device or iPhone, now open up the 'Buildings' app and click the 'QR Codes' button, point your camera phone at the QR code and the extra info you want will load automatically.
Why should I use QR codes?
You can check out extra information and media about projects, make comments and importantly you can add projects to your own favourites folder - use your favourites folder to keep a hold of projects that really inspire you from the festival.
We are writing a series of articles about contestants in the People's Choice Award. These will be distributed in our blog and possibly in other publications including The Huffington Post and The Atlantic. The series is titled 'A day in the life of...' and is about the day to day experience of working in the business - if this is of interest please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a phone interview this week.
The People's Choice Awards have received global press coverage and we have spoken to many of you about the awards on the phone or by email. Here are some important notices about the awards and how to compete.
Earlier this month WAF announced the 2011 Awards Shortlist, including 284 projects from over 59 countries competing in 28 individual categories, and the chance to win the overall World Building of the Year or Future Project of the Year awards...People's Choice Award supported by OpenBuildings provides architecture and design enthusiasts with an opportunity to make their voice heard too by voting for their favourite buildings and interiors. This new award category where the public - and not just industry insiders - determine the most praise-worthy buildings will be recognised across the industry as one of the major accolades. Vote and comment to have your voice heard. The top 5 comments about projects in the award also win free tickets to attend the event & awards ceremony in Barcelona.