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WA Awards 34th Cycle is now open and accepting entries until April 20
United Kingdom Architecture News - Mar 22, 2020 - 11:28 3178 views
WA Awards 10+5+X 34th Cycle is now open for entries and accepting submissions from architects, interior designers and students from all over the world!
Submitted innovative projects from all around are judged by a panel of star jury, including world-renowned architects, high-profiled academics, top design leaders, as well as WA Awards' previous winners and WA members.
All architects, interior designers, architecture and interior design students can send their entries until April 20, 2020 by registering to WAC from here first. Registrations are free to WAC and after uploading their projects, participants can send their entries whenever they want before deadline.
Since 2006 and for over 30 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.
New Interior Design section is also open to interior designers, interior design offices and architects for WA Awards!
WA Awards is among the well-reputed web-based awards, which was highlighted in an academic paper in 2017 for setting a new system of architectural recognition to make help to shape "city branding" and "urban form" affecting each other. WA Awards includes over 1,400 winning projects since established.
World Architecture Community has also added a new section for the WA Awards for Interior Designers and/or Interior Design Offices, calling them to submit their entries to get globally recognized. Since launched, WA Awards' new Interior Design section attracted attention by many interior designers from around the world and over 200 Interior Designers have registered to WAC so far. If you are Interior Designer, create an account from here.
Enter WA Awards 10+5+X 34th Cycle now!
WA Awards is accepting projects for architects, interior designers and students under 2 major sections: Architecture and Interior Design. Then projects should be sent under these 3 sub-categories Realised, 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 maximum within the last 10 years),
WA Student Award: Projects designed by Students.
WA Awards is completely free-of-charge 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 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.
MIA Design Studio's Sky House won the WA Award in the 33rd Cycle in Realised section. Image © Trieu Chien
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.
Timetable & Calendar
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.
WA Awards Participation Fee for Associate Members (per Cycle and per Project):
WAC Professional Membership fee: $180 annual (Professional Membership grants you the right to participate to the WA Awards in either category, free-of-charge with one project per cycle for one full year).
Designed category: $100
Realised category: $200
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. In order to rate the projects, a WAC member must have at least 1 uploaded project in his/her page and the project should have been opened to the public by being approved by World Architecture Community.
Studio Symbiosis won the WA Award with “Aũra” Breathing Lungs Of The City in the 33rd Cycle in Designed section. Image courtesy of Studio Symbiosis
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.
To start your entry, visit our How To Participate page.
Top image in the poster: Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects in China won the WA Award in the 33rd Cycle. Image © Virgile Simon Bertrand