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RESULTS

Check the winners, the honourable mentions and the finalists of the Non Architecture Award!

Projects will be published daily after the Winners’ announcement, it might take some time until your project will be visible.

 

ARCHITECTURE

WINNER

28210_Khrushchyovka 2.0

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

28239_Tennis Club Old Boys

27767_Speak Out Loud

27895_Ruins

27804_Light Well

28614_Therapy through Tactile Sense

27804_The Device of Perception

29127_Apparatus of amusement

27674_Rifting Lands

28062_NONPRACTICA

FINALISTS

28064_The Public Monade

28197_Rotate 90°

27886_A dialogue with the popular form- The vaults of Sangath

28611_The Expansion Anti-Mansion 

28616_The Bloop, international maritime station.

27884_Quarantine Cities: The Continuous Journey

27777_As above, so below

28255_M.E.P.A.M.

29093_1755

27706_The Hall of Fume

28641_SIEIDI

28643_Hyper Landscraper

28671_Experimental Farm

28930_Inducing Play

28907_NYIMA LHAKHANG – House of the shining god

28199_Power House

28060_Tokyo Pop Lab – At The Crossroads of Ideas

28256_Arctic Research Center

28981_Nebula Tower

27700_Architecture and Aquifer

 

LANDSCAPE

WINNER

27692_POST-COLUMBUS ROUTE

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

28156_Fluid Strata

29126_Detritus: A tribute to destruction

27818_Resilient Aquaculture Armor: Reimagining the Aqua-scape of Littoral Zone 

27692_POST-NATURAL SELECTION

28907_NYIMA LHAKHANG – House of the shining god

28537_Gallery of the Anthropocene

27804_TRACE-S

28994_Immersion

28157_The Steps of Time

FINALISTS

28431_THE TRAIL OF ICE MAKERS

28201_Loumaki Music Square

28064_Plug In Bridge

28227_Flow Fields

29136_Sediments

28433_A Toxic Relationship

28431_HOURGLASS

28537_Cathedral of Play

27692_Most Beautiful Toilet Ever

29125_1755

28250_Push & Pull

28225_Torun Waterfront

 

URBAN

WINNER

29126_Detritus: A tribute to destruction

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

28156_Fluid Strata

29091_Philotes of the void

27692_VIBRANT MATTER

28224_Night Market Unfolding

28679_Metamorphosis of The Landfill: Turning Garbage Dumps Into Proactive Parks

28633_Objects’ City-Garden 

28050_RhineRing

28211_Reimagining the Flow

27850_Agro_Pixelization

FINALISTS

28167_Launch/Strip

28427_Palimpsest

28172_Urban Debilitation in New Haven

28993_RADIANCE

28611_The Expansion Anti-Mansion

28203_END-LESS-NESS

28209_Psychopath’s Playground to commit Perfect Crime in Red Light District 

27773_Preserving the “Soul” of East Harlem’s Social Housing Projects

28172_The Beautiful Brooklyn

27781_The Melting Pot

27804_In-Between

27909_To Agonize: The Free Market Manifesto

28201_The Pumpkin

28221_Ixua Palenque Village

28189_UNLOCKED

28052_about PlayRound

28216_Platform

28226_Grassroots niches for the urban regeneration

28243_Story of Hanoi Old Quarter

28657_Revitalizing Batali Hill

 

ASPATIAL

WINNER

28156_Fluid Strata

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

28200_Heila

29124_Start Up in Taiga

28192_Carbon Cruise

29039_Manufacturing a landscape

28543_Eden “The Impossible City”

29137_Architecture Assemblage. Collecting by Franziska Senz

27853_dH2Ome

28180_Pey Keyo-ixi – A house for no place

28633_A Layer Beyond

FINALISTS

28176_Archkin

27884_The False Future

27853_Physx

28426_INTERMEDIARY

28399_Architecture of death

28333_HERITAGUTOPIA

29077_Wander Wonder

28641_Memories of Dandelion

28489_T-EE

27782_The City Of Thaumaturgy

28218_MULTISPACE: an exercise on virtual space

27692_Ceci n’est pas une Bibliotheque

27910_Reactive Pandemic Protocol

27871_Seven Heavens

28059_underwater utopian

29088_The Sacred Man

29094_DISCREATURES : Life in Moving Fluids

28249_Reflective Balloon

28209_Psychopath’s Playground to commit Perfect Crime in Red Light District – aspatial

28203_BROD_ZROD_Reenter the community

 

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

Land Art Generator Initiative

Land Art Generator Initiative

Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry

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 – 31 October – Late registration period (25€).
30 September, 11:59 PM – Submission closes. EXTENDED until 31 October, 11:59 PM Submission Closes
01 – 05 December 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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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.

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