World Architecture Community announces:
20+10+X Architecture Awards 2nd Cycle
Deadline: 24 October 2008
The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and publish remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public but have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.
Awarding follows a most democratic procedure where all member's ratings and the votes of all Honorary Members are effective in the final decisions.
Registrations are completely FREE so that all architects can participate both as candidates and judges.
Architects from ALL countries can submit ALL of their buildings (realized or not) for the appreciation of the WA Community. Recent projects (not older than 10 years) will have more chances to be shortlisted for the Awards. Students, landscape architects, engineers may also submit for the awards projects they are the author of: we do not check or accredit diplomas.
Projects submitted to the WA Portal between 25 July -24 October 2008 will be considered for the 2nd Cycle. All projects submitted earlier can be reconsidered if their pages are updated with significant new material by their architects.
Criteria for Recognition:
NOVELTY; ORIGINALITY, and CREATIVITY in design that reflect and inspire a commitment to the art of architecture are the major criteria. The WA Portal 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.
Deadline for submissions to be evaluated for the 2nd Cycle is October 24, 2008. Please note that early submissions will have more chances to be recognized and move higher in the ranks before the Final Assessment Panel.
In November the shortlisted projects will be online for all members to examine and discuss.
The Panel will complete the voting process, and announce the selected projects during December 2008.
At this last stage, the "Most Thought-provoking +X" projects also will be determined by examining the discussions posted to the pages of the projects.
Registration to the WA Portal www.worldarchitecture.org is totally free. Registrants are expected to create their ARCHITECT / OFFICE PAGES (from MY PAGE section) and subsequently many BUILDING PAGES representing their work. For each building 9 images can be uploaded, at least one of them should be an architectural drawing.
- 1st cycle of WA Awards is over and the selected 63 projects are waiting to be reviewed. If you are interested in publishing an essay, WA will act as a liaison agent between writers and publishers. WA portal will provide you all the visual materials and basic information.
- Select one or more of the projects from the winners of WA Awards according to your specific academic interest, and write an article in which some general issue(s) of architecture are discussed with reference to the selected project(s). Articles should be finalized not later then 1 November 2008. WA portal will provide all the visual materials and basic information. All articles, be short or long, in English or other languages will be considered and offered by the WA team to suitable journals. Get ready to publish your work in international journals and the WA Awards Book and tell us your intentions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A world tour of architectural imagination by our rating machine. 10 projects in each 20+10+X cycle, is selected by the rating of all visitors. Visit www.worldarchitecture.org and begin to use the RATING MACHINE by rating or skipping each project.
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