International Union of Architects - 5th Young Architects International Award

on Wednesday 12 December 2012 - 16:36:25 | by T Z H
UIA Young Architects Meeting 2012The Chamber of Architects of Turkey, in collaboration with its regional Antalya Branch, and with the support of the International Union of Architects, has launched the fifth edition of the International Award for Young Architects. This year’s award particularly recognizes the winning projects in an international ideas competition focusing on temporary sheltering spaces. The need for temporary shelters for victims of natural and man-made disasters and those disadvantaged persons left on the edge of society is greater and greater. The role and the response of architects worldwide in this context with which they are not necessarily familiar is the aim of this competition that will be followed by an open debate to be held during the next Young Architects meeting in Antalya, on 25 May 2013.

The main aim of the Event is to evaluate the architectural responses to the needs of temporary housing and open them to debate. Furthermore, the provision of temporary housing needs of disaster victims is expected to be considered as a spatial configuration and a stage for examining the current developments in material and structural systems. Therefore, the temporary housing settlements – which came forth as a result of disasters – are expected to produce the outcome of increase in the quality of architectural design. The participants of the competition are required to define a context of a disaster of their choice, to produce demountable design proposals for temporary housing units and settlements in an economic and practical way. Both visual and textual formats are going to be used for the presentation of the design proposals.


Participation in the competition is open to architects worldwide, born after 1974, registered to the organization of architects in their country.

Registration for the competition takes place at the same time as the submission of entries. Participation is free of charge. The working languages are Turkish and English.  


Announcement:                                               November 05, 2012
Deadline for questions:                                    December 17, 2012
Deadline for answers of the questions:               December 28, 2012
Deadline submission of projects:                       March 15, 2013
Evaluation of the Jury:                                      April 05, 2013
Announcement of the results:                           April 12, 2013
Exhibition of the projects:                                May 25 2013
Award ceremony:                                            May 25, 2013      


Entries will be submitted anonymously. Submissions will include a sealed envelope containing the competitor’s personal information. The identity code of the participants will be written on the outside the of envelope in which applicants’ name, surname, telephone number, e-mail address, communication address, photocopy of their identity card/passport and their registration number at their Chamber/Institute will be clearly written. In case of team participation, all team members’ information will be in this closed identity envelope. Project boards will be prepared according to the template. The template can be found on website. The Project boards (70cm x 100 cm) will be submitted DIGITALLY without printing, at least 150dpi resolution, CMYK format, TIFF/JPEG/EPS type document recorded in DVD/CD.

1st prize           2.500 euros
2nd prize         1.500 euros
3rd prize          1.000 euros  

Visit the Competition site to know more. 
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