Association of Architects of Georgia, Architectural Club and STYLE Magazine
with the support of Tbilisi City Hall organize
4nd International Architectural Festival of Tbilisi
The event take place on October 17-18 2015
Project General Sponsor:
Tbilisi City Hall
NEW LIGHT Company
Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking
Euro Ezo Company
Photo by: Miqael Kavtaradze
Information support provided by:
Musical arrangements: Jazz Quartet
Registration of exhibition and competition participants and submission of competition entries started on June 15 2015
3nd International Architectural Festival of Tbilisi is a project, aiming at promotion of best architectural projects and identification of architects and designers making special contribution to development of architecture.
The following events be organized under the umbrella of the 4nd International Architectural Festival:
October 17 2015
Award ceremony of architectural and design projects winning the 9th International Competition "Architectural Award 2015
- Architectural Award 2015 covered public and residential space, construction and interior design;
- The international competition was open for professionals working in the spheres of architecture and design;
- Those wishing to participate in the competition could submit the entries featuring realized constructions and designs as well as unimplemented projects and ideas.
- The international competition aimed at promotion of the best projects and identification of architects and designers contributing to development of architecture.
- Authors of nomination-winning projects were awarded "Architectural Award 2015".
- Nominations of the competition were identified by the jury (professional) and competition organizers.
Architectural Award 2015 covered the following nominations:
- Single-family house (realized projects)
- Apartment block or residential complex (realized projects)
- Residential interior (realized projects)
- Public construction (realized projects)
- Public interior (realized projects)
- Restoration / reconstruction (realized projects)
- Landscape architecture (realized projects)
- Student projects
- Architectural projects
- Gardens and Parks (realized)
- Best Interior with Vitra
Competition winners received the following awards:
- Competition symbol – miniature sculpture
- Laureate diploma;
- Alternative jury prize;
- Prizes established by project supporters or sponsors.
The international competition was managed by the organizing committee consisting of competition founders and organizers and working on the basis of preliminarily defined conditions.
This year, the organizing committee included both project organizers and laureates of Architectural Awards.
Competition entries were submitted by Georgian as well as foreign architects and designers. A total of 142 participants were registered in Architectural Award 2015. The number of competition entries reached 176.
Architectural Award 2015 was awarded to architects and designers for the best projects in the spheres of urban planning, architecture and interior design.
Composition of the jury was approved by one of the organizers of Architectural Award 2015 – Association of Architects of Georgia - organizing committee.
Based on evaluation of competition entries, the jury of Architectural Award 2015 identified the best projects realized during the recent years (the entries were publicly accessible via the dedicated website). In each nomination, the judges anonymously singled out three or four best projects from among which the laureates were selected. Only after the selection process was finished, authors of competition entries became known.
Activities of the jury helped measure the level of modern architectural development and single out new trends.
Competition award ceremony took place in Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel at 17:00 on October 17 2015.
Before the launch of award ceremony itself, the attending public – competition participants, jury members, representatives of construction and architectural companies and journalists – had an opportunity to take a look at the exposition of best competition works of Georgian and foreign architects.
Award-passing ceremony, animated by actor MikheilGomiashvili, started at about 5 p.m. with the opening speech of Nino Laghidze, Founder of Association of Architects of Georgia, Organizer of Festival, editor-in-chief of STYLE Magazine.
Nino was invited to the stage during the awards:
- Mr. Giorgi Salukvadze – professor of Institute of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design of Georgian Technical University, , corresponding member of the International Academy of Architecture
- Mr. Giuli Gegelia - professor of Institute of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design of Georgian Technical University, corresponding member of the International Academy of Architecture
Based on the decision of Association of Architects of Georgia, these persons were awarded prizes for special contribution to Georgian architecture. The prizes were passed to them by organizers of Festival.
Following this, nomination winners and laureates of Architectural Award 2015 were announced.
Special gifts were passed to the nomination winners by:
- Tbilisi City Hall
- Vitra Company
- Caparol Company
- NEW LIGHT Company
- Euro Ezo Company
- Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking
- Bagrationi Company
Project supporter of Architectural Award 2015 - Vitra company (The company's marketing Manager – Elene Nikolaishvili) invited a special prizes to the 2winners of the Nomination - The Best interior with Vitra and one best student project of ,,Architectural Award 2015,,.
- Partner of "Style magazine,, - NEW LIGHT Company - invited a special prizes to the 3 winners of the Nominations – Residential interior (realized), Public interior (realized) and Best student Project.
Supporter of Architectural Award 2015 - Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking (The company's manager – Ana Kevkhishvili) has established a special prize for the competition organizers.
At the conclusion of award-passing ceremony, Dimitri Mosulishvili, Founder of Association of Architects of Georgia, thanked competition organizers and supporters as well as the competition participants and jury members for their contribution to the event. In his speech, Dimitri Mosulishvili touched upon the importance of Architectural Award for Georgia, summarized the results of 2015 competition and announced launching of Architectural Award 2016.
October 18 2015
In the National Parlamentary Library of Georgia Opened of International Architecture and Design Exhibition. The exhibition is organized with participation of Georgian and foreign architects and designers as students of architectural schools and with architectural projects of Georgian cultural heritage protection national agency.
Competition-winning projects and an account of award-passing ceremony are published at the competition website www.archiaward.com
Photos provided by: Miqael Kavtaradze
The competition goes on. STYLE Magazine invites architects and designers to take part in Architectural Award 2016.