Architectural Award 2020-2021

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Association of Architects of Georgia and STYLE Magazine organized
IX International Architectural Festival and
XV  International Architectural Competition

This year, the Georgian Association of Architects turned 10 years old

International competition "Architectural Award" - 15 years

Magazine "Style" - 20 years old

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Project Sponsor Companies:
New Light, Office Technologies, Leta Chair, Citadeli, Zodi, Orioni

Project supporter Companies:

Greenland, Vinotells, 
Underwheel Club
Radio "Fortuna", Radio "Fortuna+"

Photo by: Timens Interior Compamy

15nd International Architectural Award 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  event organized under the umbrella of the 9nd International Architectural Festival:
 July 10 2021

Award ceremony of architectural and design projects winning the 15th International Competition
 "Architectural Award 2021"

  • Architectural Award 2021 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 2021".
  • Nominations of the competition were identified by the jury (professional) and competition organizers.

Architectural Award 2021 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
  • 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 178 participants were registered in Architectural Award 2021. The number of competition entries reached 188.

Architectural Award 2021 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 2021 – Association of Architects of Georgia - organizing committee.
Based on evaluation of competition entries, the jury of Architectural Award 2021 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 at Mtatsminda park in the  Underwheel Club at 19:00 on July 10 2021.

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.

The ceremony was performed by a symphonic quartet led by Rusudan Kiknadze. Installations of festival-supporting companies were presented on the Underwheel Terrace.

Award-passing ceremony, animated by actor Nino Arazashvili started at about 7 p.m. with the opening speech of Nino Laghidze and  Dimitri Mosulishvili - Organizers of Festival

Overview of the International Competition  Architectural Award  from 2006 to present was presented during the award ceremony.

The Georgian Architect Association established the Honorary Award of the Association and for the ninth time this year for a great personal contribution to the development and popularization of Georgian culture, for fruitful creative, pedagogical and public activities.

This award was given to the multiple winners of international competitions and the "Architectural Award" architects Vasil and Givi Kobulia and Vladimer Khmaladze.

Under the decision of the Association of Architects of Georgia, A special prize was awarded  to world-renowned scientist, Head of the UNESCO Chair, Professor of the University of Florence, geologist Claudio Margottini.

The nominees of the competition were awarded:
Paata Gaprindashvili, Acting Director General of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia;

Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Mzia Giorgobiani;

Nino Gventsadze, Head of the Spatial Planning Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure;

Teimuraz Bolotashvili, Head of the Architecture Service of Tbilisi City Hall.

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 2021 were announced.

Special gifts were passed to the nomination winners by Companies:

  •  New Light
  •  Office Technologies,
  • Leta Chair
  • Citadeli
  • Zodi
  • Orioni
  • Greenland
  • Vinotells

At the conclusion of award-passing ceremony, Founders 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, organizers touched upon the importance of Architectural Award for Georgia, summarized the results of 2021 competition and announced launching of Architectural Award 2022.

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

Photos provided by: Timens Interior Compamy

The competition goes on. STYLE Magazine and Association of Architects of Georgia invites architects and designers to take part in Architectural Award 2022.

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