WA portal is a free platform where all architects and offices can upload their projects and create their online porftolio. All projects uploaded to the portal are considered as candidates for WA awards, without any extra effort!
All projects submitted OR UPDATED by their architects after 24 April 2009 will be evaluated for the 5th Cycle.
The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and publish remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public but have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.
What is distinctive about WA Awards?
WA is an “online community” initiated by Suha ?zkan and 200+ invited Honorary Members, and a growing number of registered members (7300 by April).
Awarding follows a most democratic procedure where all member’s ratings and the votes of all Honorary Members are effective in the final decisions.
Registrations are completely FREE so that all architects can participate both as candidates and judges.
Architects from ALL countries can submit ALL of their buildings (realized or not) for the appreciation of the WA Community. Recent projects (not older than 10 years) will have more chances to be shortlisted for the Awards. Students, landscape architects, engineers may also submit for the awards projects they are the author of: we do not check or accredit diplomas.
Projects submitted to the WA Portal between 24 April – 24 July 2009 will be considered for the 5th Cycle. All projects submitted earlier can be reconsidered if their pages are updated with significant new material by their architects.
Criteria for Recognition
NOVELTY; ORIGINALITY, and CREATIVITY in design that reflect and inspire a commitment to the art of architecture are the major criteria. The WA Portal tries to bridge the gap between theory and practice: thus the architect’s explanations and member's discussions on submissions will be critical for recognition as much as the design itself.
Register by: 08-21-2009 / Submit by: 08-21-2009