World Architecture Community Awards

Orphanage at Chandpur, Bangladesh

Stone Terrace, Japan

House in Carapicuiba, Brazil

Kiltro house, Chile

Museum of Ivan Marchuk and offices (concept), Ukraine

The aim of the World Architecture 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.

World Architecture is an “online community” initiated by Suha Özkan and 200+ invited Honorary Members, and a growing number of registered members (5,300 by January 2009).

Awarding follows a most democratic procedure where all members' 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.

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.

The images posted above are from among the winners from the 3rd Cycle.

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