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World Architecture Community opened WA Awards 31st Cycle for entries until May 31, 2019
United Kingdom Architecture News - May 7, 2019 - 00:12 9820 views
World Architecture Community has opened the WA Awards 10+5+X 31st Cycle to accept innovative projects from all around to be judged by a panel of star jury, including world-renowned architects, high-profiled academics and top design leaders and World Architecture Community Members. All architects and students can send their entries until May 31, 2019, start your registrations from here.
In previous Cycle, Zaha Hadid Architects, Ian Ritchie Architects, Sanjay Puri, Gianni Ranaulo Design, Group GSA, Jinman Jo hit the WA Awards with innovative projects varied in size, scale and function regardless of their geography.
Now in its 31st Cycle, WAC is accepting new innovative and contemporary projects from all around - from architects, students and professional practices for whom want to be winners of esteemed WA Awards.
Since 2006 and for over 25 Cycles, World Architecture Community organises the prestigious and acclaimed WA Awards 10+5+X. The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and recognise remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public, yet have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.
Laurent Troost Architectures' Casa Campinarana in Brazil won the WA Award in the 30th Cycle in Realized category. Image © Maíra Acayaba
WA Awards is accepting projects in 3 categories; Realized, Designed and Student. All participants should send their projects that meet these conditions: WA Designed Award: Projects that were not built, WA Realised Award: Projects that are actually built, WA Student Award: Projects designed by Students. Landscape projects, interior design or product design projects are not accepted to WA Awards. See eligibility criterias on How To Participate page.
WA Awards is completely FREE for WAC Professional Members and Students.Participants can upgrade their accounts from their WAC accounts or here (Subscribe As A WA Professional Member), which will give them free entry, as part of their membership benefits, with 1 project in each Cycle. In addition, these easy instructions will help participants to send their projects in 4 (+1) Easy Steps.
Besides this, students can follow these steps to validate their accounts and send their projects in easiest way.
WA Awards' evaluation criteria is based on Novelty, Originality and Creativity in design that reflect and inspire a commitment to the art of architecture are the major criteria. World Architecture Community tries to bridge the gap between theory and practice; thus the architect’s explanations and member’s discussions on submissions will be critical for recognition as much as the design itself.
The timetable for our 3 cycles per year is identical between cycles. The first three months as of the announcement of the new cycle, you are welcome to upload and submit your projects for WA Awards consideration.
Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture's Välv in Sweden won the WA Award 30th Cycle in Designed category. Image © Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
The fourth month of the cycle will be for the WA Jury to evaluate and vote (the first 10 of the 10+5+X). In the meantime, during the entire 4 months, World Architecture Community members may rate the projects that were submitted for WA Awards consideration and at the end of the cycle, once the 4 months are passed, the 5 most rated projects by World Architecture Community members would form the second 5 of the 10+5+X. Within the same time, the WA Jury may also chose some projects as the "X" part of the 10+5+X.
Levent Arıdağ' Adaptive Cave in Turkey won the WA Award 30th Cycle in Student category. Image © Levent Arıdağ
WA Awards' jury is composed by a mixture of our Honorary Members and earlier WA Award Winners, will select the first 10 projects. The next 5 will be awarded based on the ratings of fellow community members of World Architecture Community.
Finally, the "X" will be those projects, which did not make it to the final selection of 10 or 5, but which had that something "special", that made them worthy of selection and acknowledgement as "X" by the WA Jury.
Top image in the poster: Jinman Jo's K2 Tower in South Korea won the WA Award in the 30th Cycle in Realized category. Image courtesy of Jinman Jo Architects