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Association of Architects of Georgia and STYLE Magazine with the support Tbilisi City Hall and Tbilisi City Assembly organized 5nd International Architectural Festival on October 15-17 2016.

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Photo by: Khatia Farsmanashvili
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Registration of exhibition and competition participants and submission of competition entries started on June 15 2016
5nd 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 5nd International Architectural Festival:

October 15 2016

Award ceremony of architectural and design projects winning the 9th International Competition "Architectural Award 2016
  • Architectural Award 2016 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 2016". 
  • Nominations of the competition were identified by the jury (professional) and competition organizers. 

Architectural Award 2016 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) 
    • Green architecture (realized projects) 
    • Student projects 
    • Architectural projects 
    • City planning projects

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 107 participants were registered in Architectural Award 2016. The number of competition entries reached 118.

Architectural Award 2016 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 2016 – Association of Architects of Georgia - organizing committee.
Based on evaluation of competition entries, the jury of Architectural Award 2016 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 15 2016.

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, Chairman of Association of Architects of Georgia, Organizer of Festival, editor-in-chief of STYLE Magazine.
Organizer and Founder of Festival Dimitri Mosulishvili was invited to the stage during the awards:

- Mr. Tengiz Makharashvili – professor of Institute of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design of Georgian Technical University, corresponding member of the International Academy of Architecture

- Mr. Teimuraz Jojradze - professor of faculty of Architecture of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, professor of DAAD academy.

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 2016 were announced.

Special gifts were passed to the nomination winners by:

  • Tbilisi City Hall 
  • Caparol Company 
  • Dio Company
  • Euro Ezo Company 
  • Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking 
  • Cake House – Tkbilisi
  • FaunLand

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 2016 competition and announced launching of Architectural Award 2017.

October 17 2016

In the National Parlamentary Library of Georgia held in city planning projects presentation and opened exhibition. The presentation was conducted by Georgian Economy Ministry. Were considered by his going on Competition Results

Competition-winning projects and an account of award-passing ceremony are published at the competition website

Photos provided by: Khatia Farsmanashvili

The competition goes on. STYLE Magazine and Association of Architects of Georgia invites architects and designers to take part in Architectural Award 2017.

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