NON Award 2021

For unbuilt projects

01 X INFO

Registration opening: 16 July 2021
Submission deadline: 30 September 2021
Winner's announcement: 01-05 November 2021
Discount Code: NONAWARDS_Cage

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.

02 X 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.

03 X 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.

04 X REGISTRATION

REMEMBER TO USE MY PERSONAL CODE “NONAWARDS_Cage” FOR A 10% DISCOUNT!

Do you have questions? Find all the informations HERE!




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