Association of Architects of Georgia and STYLE Magazine organized
X International Architectural Festival and
XVI International Architectural Competition
This year, the Georgian Association of Architects turned 11 years old
International competition "Architectural Award" - 16 years
Magazine STYLE - 22 years old
Project Golden Sponsor Company
Project General Sponsor Company:
Project Sponsor Companies:
Bogacho Georgia and Showroom Home Vision
Project supporter Companies:
ICR Home and Laboratory My Home, Zodi, Vinotells, Greenland, Underwheel Club
Radio "Fortuna", Radio "Fortuna+"
Photo by: Kavtaradze Photographer
16nd 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 10nd International Architectural Festival:
July 31 2022
Award ceremony of architectural and design projects winning the 16th International Competition
"Architectural Award 2022"
- Architectural Award 2022 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 competitionrn 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 2022".
- Nominations of the competition were identified by the jury (professional) and competition organizers.
Architectural Award 2022 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 projectrn 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 140 participants were registered in Architectural Award 2022. The number of competition entries reached 150.
Architectural Award 2022 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 2022 – Association of Architects of Georgia - organizing committee.
Based on evaluation of competition entries, the jury of Architectural Award 2022 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, aut hors 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 18:00 on July 31 2022.
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 6 p.m. with the opening speech of Chairman of Georgian Architect Association Nino Laghidze and Founder of Georgian Architect Association 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 tenth 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 give nto the multiple winners of international competitions and the "Architectural Award" architect Vladimer Tsintsadze.
To Alexander Mezhevidze - author of Axis towers Project, developer and founder of the Axis company and Architects: Gega Astakhishvili / Nino Mosulishvilirn/ Nikoloz Kilasonia Under the decision of the Association of Architects of Georgia, For invaluable contribution to the development of the architectural appearance and infrastructure of the city of Tbilisi, an honorary award of the Georgian Association of Architects presented.
For the first time in the history of the international competition, the Style magazine awarded a special prize to the project of the reconstruction of the building of the Caucasus University.
The nominees of the competition were awarded:
Ioane Menabde, Head of Spatial and Urban Development Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia;
Teimuraz Bolotashvili, Head of the Architecture Department of Tbilisi City Hall;
Kakhaber Labuchidze, Chairman of the Education and Culture Commission of the Tbilisi City Council;
David Abuladze, Chairman of the Cultural Heritage Council of the Monuments Protection Agency of the Ministry of Culture;
Nugzar Khvedeliani, Chairman of the Union of Architects of Georgia.
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 2022 were announced.
Special gifts were passed to the nomination winners by Companies:
- Gallery Demasi
- Bogacho Georgia and Showroom Home Vision
- New Light
- ICR Home and Laboratory My Home
At the conclusion of award-passing ceremony, Founders of Association of Architects of Georgia, thanked competition 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 2022 competition and announced aunching of Architectural Award 2023.
Competition-winning projects and an account of award-passing ceremony are published at the competition website www.archiaward.comPhotos provided by: Kavtaradze Photographer
The competition goes on. STYLE Magazine and Association of Architects of Georgia invites architects and designers to take part in Architectural Award 2023.