Architectural Award 2011

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On October 6, 2010 Sheraton Metekhi Palace Hotel hosted the award ceremony of international competition Architectural Award 2011


The international competition, supported by Tbilisi City Hall, is organized by STYLE Magazine and the Architects’ Club

General sponsors of the competition:
 Company “Hafele” and Company "Franke"
Sponsors:
Company Caparol Georgia
Company New Light

Supporters:
 I Studio, Media Art faculty of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgian Representation of “Herbovital 2”, Modern Graphic, Roniko, Sweet Country, Teliani Valley, Flowers.ge
Photo by:  Photolife Studio
Information support:
Radio Fortuna and Radio Fortuna Plus
Newspapers “24 Hours” and “Prime Time”

Architectural Award 2011 trophy was made by sculptor David Kipshidze.
Award-winning nominees received additional prizes from the following companies:

  • New Light
  • Roniko,
  • Teliani Valley,
  • I Studio, Media Art faculty of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts,
  • Georgian Representation of Herbovital 2

For the third time already, Georgian Representation of “Herbovital 2” invited 6 nomination winners to attend a 1-week workshop in Italy.
To provide additional incentive to architects, promote their work and increase popularity of construction and architecture with Georgian public, STYLE Magazine initiated a project, aiming at identification of best architectural and design works. The project – competition Architectural Award – was launched in 2006, and evoked considerable interest on the part of construction and architectural companies, individual architects and designers, as well as general public, due to which the competition soon went international.
In 2007, international competition Architectural Award 2007 was organized by STYLE Magazine and Caparol Georgia.
In 2008, STYLE Magazine and Construction Company “Planet”, with the support of Tbilisi City Hall and Sakrebulo, organized international competition Architectural Award 2008, the closing ceremony of which was held on October 26, during Tbilisoba Festival.
In 2009-2010, STYLE Magazine, the Architects’ Club and Tbilisi City Hall organized international competition Architectural Award 2009 and Architectural Award 2010.
Nowadays, considering the present-day political and economic situation of Georgia, we believe that this project is even more important, especially because it enjoys considerable interest on the part of professionals both in Georgia and abroad. Consequently, the project goes on:
This year, STYLE Magazine, the Architects’ Club and  Tbilisi City Hall organized still another round of their international competition – Architectural Award 2011.
- International competition “Architectural Award” covers architecture and interior design of residential and public spaces and constructions;
- International competition is organized for professionals, working in the sphere of architecture and design;
- International competition is open for realized and non-realized projects and ideas;
- International competition aims at identification of best projects and architects / designers, who contribute to development of architecture;
- International competition nomination winners are awarded with Architectural Award 2011;
- Nominations of the international competition have been preliminarily defined by competition organizers.
This year, the competition featured 248 projects in the following nominations:

  1. Single-family house (realized)
  2. Public construction (realized)
  3. Block of apartments or residential complex (realized)
  4. Residential interior (realized)
  5. Public interior (realized)
  6. Restoration-reconstruction (realized)
  7. Landscape architecture (realized)
  8. Student projects
  9. Architectural project
  10. Interior's design project
  11. Out-of-competition entries

There were 196 participating architects and designers from Georgia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Denmark, France and UK.
Nomination winners were entitled to the following prizes:

  • Architectural Award trophy – miniature sculpture
  • Laureate Diploma
  • Public jury award
  • Prize established by project supporters and / or sponsors.

The international competition was run by an organizing committee, consisting of competition founders and organizers and working in accordance with preliminarily developed regulations.
This time, the organizing committee comprised both project organizers and previous winners of Architectural Award.
International competition jury consisted of:

  • international professional panel of judges (jury), and
  • public (alternative) panel of judges (jury)

While summarizing competition results, the judges also considered public votes on competition entries, posted at the website. Public votes identified award-winning projects in three Best Object.
To identify the best projects, carried out in the recent years, professional jury of Architectural Award 2011 evaluated competition entries, posted at a special publicly accessible website. Evaluation process was online (jury members evaluated the entries using a 10-grade system and the results were automatically summarized online to identify winners).
The names of winning nominees were announced at the festive award ceremony, which was held on October 6 2011 in Sheraton Metekhi Palace Hotel.
The public invited to the award ceremony – Tbilisi City Hall and Sakrebulo representatives, competition participants, mass media representatives – could see an exposition of nomination winning projects by Georgian and foreign architects.
The award ceremony started at 7 p.m. and was animated by actors Ketie Khitiri and Giorgi Vardosanidze.
The ceremony was opened by famous pianist Tea Chkuaseli and his colleagues - Lela Mchedlidze (violin), George Jorjadze (violoncello). Chamber music concert was presented plays by famous composers: Kreisler, Pontse, Bragato and Piazzola.

During the award ceremony Nino Laghidze, editor-in-chief of STYLE Magazine, made a brief report on the activities and new projects of STYLE Magazine and the Architects’ Club, and thanked competition supporters, participants and jury members.
Nomination winners were awarded by Vice-Mayor of TBilisi David Ninidze;  Chairman of Tbilisi Sakrebulo Zaal Samadashvili; The Head of Architecture Service of city -  Arisi Bochoidze;  The head of the municipal department of social services and culture - Mamuka Katsarava;  

For the second time already, Sponsor of Architectural Award 2011 - New Light company (The company's PR Manager - Tata Morchiladze) invited a special prizes to the 2 winners of the Nomination - The Best illuminated object.
In addition, Supporter of Architectural Award 2011  - Roniko company (The company's PR Manager - Tinatin Chuchulashvili) awarded the best nominee (author of object - Amiran Patarkalashvili) of Nomination - Residential interior (realised)  and the competition organizers.
Supporter of Architectural Award 2011  - Teliani Valley company ( Director General of Company - Shota Khobelia)  has established a special prize for the Best Nominee (author of object - Studia 4) of Nomination - Public Interior (realised) and the competition organizers.   
In the end of the ceremony, the public was addressed by founder of STYLE Magazine and the Architects’ Club Dimitri Mosulishvili, who summarized importance of the international competition in present-day Georgian reality and announced launching of Architectural Award 2012.
A catalogue of award-winning projects will be published in STYLE Magazine;
Award winning projects were exhibited at the award ceremony and featured by mass media.
In the future, international competition Architectural Award will continue to be organized on an annual basis.

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