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THE AWARD

Construction is the most obvious reward for an architectural project, but very often in order to make things buildable, architects have to sacrifice innovation and creativity and surrender to business as usual.

Non Architecture launches an award to honour those projects that didn’t take that approach and are unbuilt and unbuildable, either because they were designed to stay as such, or because their innovative charge brought them into the realm of the unpractical. We want to reward their innovative and experimental character with an award, organized in 4 categories – Urban, Landscape, Architecture and Aspatial.

By recognizing remarkable achievements in architecture, we intend to highlight exemplary projects that serve as inspiration for practitioners. Equally important, these awards elevate the potential for positive impact that an exploratory approach in architecture has on the future of the profession.

The award is open for student works, conceptual designs, competition entries, research & speculative initiatives of all sorts. Projects can have an exploratory or critical purpose, as long as they were not designed with the primary goal of being built.

CATEGORIES:

Non Architecture framed 4 categories. They are ideologically open and comprehensive, leaving to the designers the decision to select the most suitable category for their project:

  • URBAN – Projects can include any urban or master plan dedicated to the long-term connections between buildings, infrastructure, social and economic conditions, environments, and future development.
  • LANDSCAPE – Projects admittable not only include gardens and parks. They can more extensively or subtly address nature, and as such, be eligible for this category.
  • ARCHITECTURE – Projects can include residential, commercial, cultural, hospitality, institutional, sports & recreation, transportation, or temporary structures.
  • ASPATIAL – Projects can include abstract and conceptual ideas with no physical representation such as utopian projects, projects for digital platforms, tools or devices, process-oriented projects, participatory process or even gaming and digital simulations.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Non Architecture Award is open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. The registration fee is paid per project, separately for each category, regardless of how many people participated in the design.

PRIZES

Non Architecture will award 1 winner and 9 honourable mentions for each category, selected by the jurors collectively.

 

  • WINNER (4 Prizes in total / 1 in each category)
    • Non Architecture Trophy (1 Trophy)
    • Digital and physical Non Architecture Award certificate
      If the project was developed by a group of individuals, the certificate will be made for each individual, if developed by one or more organizations, it will be made for each organization.
    • Exclusive use of the Non Architecture Award logo
    • Publication in the Non Architecture website
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs

    • Several Architecture books from DOM Publisher

 

  • HONORABLE MENTIONS (9 in each category)
    • Digital Non Architecture Award certificate
      If the project was developed by a group of individuals, the certificate will be made for each individual, if developed by one or more organizations, it will be made for each organization.
    • Exclusive use of the Non Architecture Award logo
    • Publication in the Non Architecture website
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs

 

  • FINALISTS (20 in each category)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture website

 

The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the award development and in the evaluation phase.

Note: The appearance of the involved architectural platforms is subject to the agenda and availability of the external platforms involved.

 

THE TROPHY

Our winners deserve a truly remarkable showpiece. That’s why we designed a one-of-a-kind trophy to honour our winners’ great design creativity and accomplishments.

 

JURY & CALENDAR

Each category will be evaluated by a separated group of juries. The jury members are the following:

CATEGORY URBAN

Jos-Willem van  Oorschot

Jos-Willem van Oorschot

Architect Partner & Director at VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism

Jules Gallissian

Jules Gallissian

Architect / Urban Designer at Snøhetta

Francesco Garofalo

Francesco Garofalo

Founder of Open Fabric

Wenchi Yang

Wenchi Yang

Associate Architect at Tekuma Frenchman

Corinna Dean

Corinna Dean

Professor at the University of Westminster, Urbanist and Curator

Kasmir Jolma

Kasmir Jolma

Co-founder of Jolma Architects

CATEGORY LANDSCAPE

Karoline Liedtke

Karoline Liedtke

Head of Landscape at Cobe

João António Ribeiro  Ferreira Nunes

João António Ribeiro Ferreira Nunes

Founder of PROAP

Federico Scopinich

Federico Scopinich

Urban, Landscape Planner and General Manager at Land

Ashley D. Penn

Ashley D. Penn

Landscape architect MARK at Jolma Architects

CATEGORY ARCHITECTURE

Samuel Gonçalves

Samuel Gonçalves

Founder of Summary Architecture Studio

Francisco Leiva

Francisco Leiva

Founder of Grupo Aranea

Gilles Delalex & Yves Moreau

Gilles Delalex & Yves Moreau

Founders of Studio Muoto* * photo: Myriam Tirler

Lu Yun

Lu Yun

Founding Partner and Principal Architect at MUDA Architects

Stefan Rier & Lukas  Rungger

Stefan Rier & Lukas Rungger

Founders of noa* | network of architecture

Maria Claudia Clemente & Francesco  Isidori

Maria Claudia Clemente & Francesco Isidori

Founders of Labics

CATEGORY ASPATIAL

Mariana Cabugueira

Mariana Cabugueira

Senior Architectural Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects

Mirek Classen

Mirek Classen

Head of innovation and generative design at BigRep

Murat Germen

Murat Germen

Artist, Academic and Photographer

Shizuka Hariu & Shin  Bogdan Hagiwara

Shizuka Hariu & Shin Bogdan Hagiwara

Co-directors of SHSH ARCHITECTURE + SCENOGRAPHY

Alberto Martinez Garcia & Hector Rivera  Bajo

Alberto Martinez Garcia & Hector Rivera Bajo

Founders & Editors of Hidden Architecture

Fosbury Architecture

Fosbury Architecture

CALENDAR:

16 July 2021 – Award launch and submissions open on our website.
16 – 31 July – Special registration period (10€).
01 – 20 August – Early registration period (15€).

21 August – 10 September – Regular registration period (20€).
11 – 30 September – Late registration period (25€).
30 September, 11:59 PM – Submission closes.
01 – 05 November 2021 – Winner’s announcement.

The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET). To avoid confusion, please check the countdown on the award page.

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BRIEF & FAQ

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REGISTRATION&SUBMISSION

For questions about the Award, please do contact us at info@nonarchitecture.eu.

Before submitting your question, please check out the FAQ page.

The registration fee is paid per project, separately for each category, regardless of how many people participated in the design.

If you want to submit multiple projects, you will have to purchase an entry fee for each project and upload them separately using the same submission code.

If you want to submit the same project on multiple categories, you will have to purchase an entry fee for each category and upload it separately using the same submission code.

AWARD
ONE TICKET
10
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THREE TICKETS
25
  • healing discounted
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FIVE TICKETS
40
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ONCE YOU REGISTERED YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT HERE

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