2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe- Barcelona, 2018

2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe- Barcelona, 2018

2A Magazine is proud to announce the release of posters and submission calendar of the fourth 2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe (2ACAA).

This Award, with the theme “ Innovative Contextual Design”, is aimed to recognize and praise an individual’s or group’s substantial contribution to today’s architecture. This gathering is a manifestation of the diversity of cultures, identities, themes, ideas and experiences in architecture. It also is a great platform to share, explore and discuss the theory and practice of architecture in a professional environment.

Academic Partner of 2ACAA and The Award Venue
This year the main academic partner of 2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe (2ACAA) is Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Accordingly, the award ceremony and other events related to the organization of this architecture competition will take place in Barcelona, Spain.

Award’s Director: Ahmad Zohadi 

Jury Members

The following is the list of the acknowledged and celebrated jury members of 2ACAA 2018:

Carme Pinós
Founder of Carme Pinós Studio
Member of the Architects Association of Catalonia
International Fellow of RIBA
Yoko Okuyama
Former Fellow of Kenzo Tange’s Studio
Founder of Sohseisha Architecture and Design Firm
Renowned Painter
Abbas Gharib
Founder of Studio Gharib & Tenstar Community
Based in Verona, Italy
Willy Müller
Co-Founder of IAAC
Founder of WMA, Willy Müller Architects.
Ali Basbous
Founder of BAD, Built by Associative Data.

The 2ACAA Events
-Jury Meeting
-The Award Ceremony
-The exhibition of the winner projects at the IAAC school of Architecture
-The selection of the “Innovative Project of the Year by Public Vote”
-Interaction Forum: A series of speeches and Q&As by professional architects and architecture enthusiasts

2ACAA Calendar
Asia: The entry opens on June 1st, 2018 and closes on June 30th, 2018, 4:00 pm CET.
Europe: The entry opens on June 4th, 2018 and closes on July 3rd, 2018, 4:00 pm CET.

-First Judging Stage: Online Judgment to select candidate projects:
July 5th-12th, 2018

-Second Judging Stages: Jury Meeting and judgment of the printed panels at IAAC:
July 25th, 2018

-Award Ceremony:
October 26th, 2018

-Innovative Project of the Year by Public Vote/ Presentation of the candidate projects:
October 26th, 2018

-Exhibition of The Candidate Projects:
October 26th-28th, 2018

Design Criteria of 2ACAA
Design Achievement including Concept, Strategy and Proceedings.
-Technical advancement includes engineering achievements (structural, mechanical, etc.) and innovative use of materials.
-Reflection of sense of place and of cultural identity and ecology; environmental sustainability (including ecological, and sociocultural sustainability)
-Social responsibility and community and urban connectivity.-The effects of econo
mical condition on the project.-Transcendent Dimensions of Architecture