2A Continental Architectural Awards

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The 2A Continental Architectural Awards is an architecture award, organized by 2A Magazine to recognize and honor an individual or a group’s contribution to the world of architecture.[1][2]

Award categories[edit]

The award is presented under eight categories

  1. Residential
  2. Commercial (Office & Business, Retail, and wholesale, Production)
  3. Public (Sport & Leisure, Education, Hospitality, Culture, Mixed Use, Health,
  4. Religion, Civic, Transportation), and community-based projects
  5. Urban Projects, Rural Projects, Landscape & Public Spaces (including squares and streets)
  6. Old and New (Reuse and adaptation, Renovation, Restoration, Regeneration)
  7. Interior Architecture
  8. Future Projects / Innovative Designs[3]

History[edit]

2015[edit]

The first Award event was held in Istanbul, Turkey, with the Istanbul Technical University being the main Academic partner. The other technical partners were The UNESCO, Istanbul Bilgi University and Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Iran. Its theme was “The Emergence of Contemporary Architecture in Asia.” The Jury members consisted of Sinan Mert Sener, Seung H-Sang, Romi Khosla, and Yavuz Selim Sepin.[4][5]

2016[edit]

The second 2A Continental Architectural Award event was held at Vienna, Austria in association with Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. This year’s theme was “Innovative Architecture in Asia.” The Jury consisted of some fine architects including Volkwin Marg, Nasrine Seraji, Wolfgang Tschapeller, Murat Tabanlıoğlu, Françoise Fromonot and Hiromi Hosoya.[6][7]

2017[edit]

The 2017 2A Awards event took place in Berlin, Germany and was themed “Innovative Architecture in Various Continents.” Seated on the Jury were renowned architects Ulrike Lauber, Hubert Neinhoff, and Sergei Tchoban.[8][9]

2018[edit]

The awards ceremony was held at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia with the theme "Innovative Contextual Architecture in Asia and Europe". Jury composed of Carme Pinós, Yoko Okuyama, Abbas Gharib, Willy Müller and Ali Basbous.[10][11]

2019[edit]

The awards for Asia-Oceania, Europe, Africa, South Central, and North America was held at Polytechnic University of Madrid under the theme "Innovative Contextual Architecture in the Continents".[12]

2020[edit]

The award was organised online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[13] Jury members included Bahram Shirdel, Silja Tillner, Donald Bates, Antoine Guiraud and Asako Yamamoto.[14]

Administration[edit]

Ahmad Zohadi is the founder, organizer and director of 2A Continental Architectural Awards organised since 2015. He is the CEO and editor-in-chief of 2A Magazine, also the founder and chief editor of ‘Architecture & Construction’, a persian quarterly magazine, published since 2003, and distributed in Iran.[15]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "2A Magazine launches the 2015 Asia Architecture Award". Inhabitat. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  6. ^ "9 Iran Projects Win 2A Asia Architecture Awards". Financial Tribune. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Asia Art & Architecture Award in October". news-en.aruna.ir. Archived from the original on 2017-12-08. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  8. ^ "2A AWARDS 2017: CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE". World News Network. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  9. ^ "2A European Awards 2017". Ven. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Iranian architects big winners at 2A architectural awards". Tehran Times.
  11. ^ "Winners Announced For 2A Continental Architectural Awards 2018".
  12. ^ "Open Call : 2A Continental Architectural Awards 2019". ArchDaily.
  13. ^ Welch, Adrian. "2A Continental Architectural Awards 2020 News". E-architect.
  14. ^ "Call For Entries To 2A Continental Architectural Awards 2020". worldarchitecture.org.
  15. ^ "Bangladesh wins top place in Asia Architecture Award". defence.pk. Archived from the original on 2018-05-01. Retrieved 7 June 2018.