East Centric Arhitext Awards Contest 2019

The project contest entitled East Centric Arhitext Awards (ECAA) is a unique opportunity to bring together the best projects in the field of architecture and urban planning completed in the region of Central and Eastern

About the East Centric Arhitext Awards Contest

The project contest entitled East Centric Arhitext Awards (ECAA) is a unique opportunity to bring together the best projects in the field of architecture and urban planning completed in the region of Central and Eastern Europe in the last three years. The ECAA 2019 contest relies on the previous experience gained by the Arhitext editorial team in organizing the two previous editions of the Bucharest Triennale (2013, 2016) and 13 editions of the Arhitext Design Awards, a national contest that included projects from the categories mentioned below.

A contest is an opportunity to generate effervescence in the architectural and urban planning circles, to develop a communication and information network, to promote and encourage quality creative efforts, to confirm well-established values, as well as to support the emerging practice in the region.

The ECAA contest aims to emphasize, analyze and stimulate the theoretical and conceptual dimension of the built object, to confront the immaterial dimension of architecture and urban planning with the materiality and image thereof in order to highlight the most consistent works. Further, ECAA aims to set landmarks for the regional architecture and urban planning practice, which can be subsequently examined in a global context.

The contest is structured into 6 typological categories: Residential Buildings, Public Buildings, Interior Design, Exterior Design, Regeneration and Installation.

The registered projects will be evaluated, every 3 years, by international juries who will designate by electronic vote 5 nominees in each category, from which the winners of the 6 sections will be subsequently chosen.

Details

The contest includes the projects from the Central and Eastern European countries that have been published in the Arhitext magazine starting with 2016.

The registered projects have been designed by a practitioner or a design office based in Central and Eastern European countries and have been realized in one of the Central and Eastern European countries.

The designating of the winners of the 2019 edition will take place between October 17th and 20th 2019.

The nominated works will form the object of an exhibition, i.e. The Nominees at the East Centric Arhitext Awards 2019, to be exhibited at the HOME|any|more|? Bucharest Triennale East Centric Architecture 2019 (October 7th – 20th 2019, Bucharest).

Judging

During the first stage, the 137 projects registered in the contest will be analyzed by the members of the international juries corresponding to each section and will be subject to an electronic vote.

Following this assessment, 5 nominations will be advanced for each of the 6 individual sections.

During the second stage, the nominated authors will have to publicly present and argument their projects in front of the juries. This involves both presenting the project and engaging in a dialogue with the members of the jury and the public.

Following this presentation, the juries will designate and publicly announce the winner of each section.

The second stage of the judging process will take place as part of the 2019 Bucharest Triennale East Centric Architecture.

Contest Timetable

Ist Stage – nomination of projects

Between the 6th and 30th of May 2019 the jury will receive, through online transfer, the projects for each of the 6 sections of the contest. The 10 best projects will be chosen for each section, stating, in the order of preference, the score given to each project (10 for the best, followed by 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 points according to the descending order of preference). Each mark will be given once.

The members of the jury will communicate the 10 chosen projects along with the corresponding score by 30th May 2019. The judging forms are centralized by the Triennale team, resulting a ranking from which, for each section, the first 5 nominated projects are chosen.

The official announcement of the nominees for each section will be released by the 3rd of June 2019.

Each nominee will also be notified individually by e-mail.

By the 20th of June 2019 each of the nominees will need to confirm his / her participation at the Bucharest Triennale (17-20 October 2019).

The Triennale team provides coordination and communication of the East Centric Arhitext Awards contest.

 

IInd Stage – presentation of the projects and designation of winners

On the 17th, 18th  and 19th of October 2019 the nominees will present their projects in front of the public and the jury. After the presentation of the projects, the juries will designate the winner of each section.

The winner of each section will then be publicly announced and will be awarded the diploma and prize at the Award Gala, October 20, 2019.

The public presentations of the nominated projects – the final judging stage – and the Award Gala will take place at the Bucharest Triennale, between October 17th and 20th in Bucharest.

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