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On October 15, 2016, awards ceremony of the XI International architectural competition was held at the hotel Radisson in Tbilisi.

Organisers of the competition, Mr Dmitry Mosulishvili, Head of the Association of Georgia Architects, and Ms. Nino Lagidze, Head of "Style" magazine opened the ceremony.

The competition was held in 10 nominations, among the winners in the category “private house" were Azerbaijani architects Kamal Musakhanov and Fazil Bayramov.

Special prize was awarded to the Azerbaijani company "ASGroupInvestiment" for its contribution to the construction sector of Georgia, in particular for the project «Dirsi».

In addition to the contestants, veteran teachers of architecture, employees of the Mayor's office, as well as those who contribute to the development of Georgian architecture were honoured and awarded with valuable gofts.

A delegation of Azerbaijani architects treated with particularly warmth welcome during the ceremony.

Our representative was honored to award the winners in one of the nominations.

Finally, after a very warm words addressed to the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan and its Chairman of the Board  Mr.  Elbay Gasimzada  by one of the organisers of the competition Nino Lagidze, he was awarded an honorary certificate for achievements in the strengthening of friendly  ties between the architects of Azerbaijan and Georgia.


Article 1- Information on Administration Holding the Contest

The Administration's:

a) Name: Bolu Municipality, Directorate of Culture and Social Affairs

b) Address: Aktaş Mahallesi Öney Sokak No: 1 BOLU

c) Telephone number: +90-374-217 25 15

d) Fax number    : +90-374-218 00 13

e) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Information on Coordinating Institution:

a) Name: TÜRKSOY (International Turkish Cultural Organization)

b) Address: Ferit Recai Ertuğrul Caddesi No: 8 Or-An ANKARA/TÜRKİYE

c) Telephone number: +90-312- 491 01 00

d) Fax number    : +90-312-491 01 11

e) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Article 2- Information on the Contest

2.1. Purpose of the Contest

2.1.1. Constructing the monument and the base building to carry it (the base building shall be used as research centre, congress centre and museum) for our folk hero, Köroğlu, who has an important place in Turkish history and Turkish culture and is deemed our common value with Turkic Republics, and in this way, creating the highest artistic work by seeking contributions from architects and sculptors in Turkic Republics and our country, which bears Köroğlu in its history and culture.


HYP16The School of Architecture, Tianjin University and the Chinese press group, Urban Environmental Design (UED), announce the fifth edition of the international competition open to students of architecture worldwide: UIA - HYP Cup 2016. The competition is organized with the support of the UIA.

Bernard Tschumi will lead the fifth edition of the competition. He has chosen to orient the annual general theme, 'Architecture in Transformation,' around the concept of 'Concept and Notation,' which he explains in these terms: 'Architecture almost exclusively uses visual means to outline what it does: Plans, Sections, Elevations, Perspectives, Axonometrics. But what about movement – the movement of bodies in space? Are there modes of notation applicable to what has been excluded from architectural discourse? What about the other four senses – touch, sound, smell, and why not taste? In this competition, you will invent new modes of notation that not only include the proposed movement of bodies in space, but also lead to an architectural concept, namely an overriding idea that directs the development of your scheme. The program is act as an urban generator. By this, we mean a place that can foster and encourage new modes of living unknown until today.'

Bernard Tschumi will lead the jury alongside Chinese architect Cui Kai, who will represent the UIA.


Twelve prizes will be awarded. A First Prize of around 15,000 US $; three Second Prizes of around 5,000 US $ each; eight Third Prizes of around 1,700 US $ each. Twenty Honorable Mentions will also be awarded. Moreover, the winners will have the opportunity of working in a prestigious architectural firm.


Registration deadline: 31 July 2016

Deadline for the reception of projects by the organizers: 31 August 2016

Announcement of results: September 2016


The competition is open to students enrolled in a recognized school of architecture. The language of the competition is English. There is no registration fee. The projects, in digital form, should be sent by e-mail.


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On 9 October 2015 the Award Ceremony was held in Baku to announce the winners of the Second Baku International Architecture Award organised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan with the support of the International Union of Architects.

Guests from our country and overseas, chief executives of the International Union of Architects,  officials from the Unions of Architects representing Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Serbiya, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan  and others gathered for the ceremony.

Deputy Minister of  Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan Adalat Valiyev welcomed the guests and noted that the present-day Azerbaijan architecture combines aspects of historical traditions and introduces modern tinges to the historical look of the country. As a result of renovation works carried out in recent years  a modern view of Baku is being formed and beautiful spaces are created giving aesthetic pleasure for both local citizens and guests of our country. The Deputy Minister stressed the importance of the Second Baku International Architecture Award for which more than 200 projects from 37 countries had been submitted. The fact that the Jury of the competition comprised world-renowned experts, the number and quality of submissions are another confirmation of the importance of the event.

Mr Thomas Vonier, Secretary General of the International Union of Architects, Mr Elbay Qasim-zadeh, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan made welcome speeches.

Category A - Public buildings


1st Prize: Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury (Bangladesh). The Friendship Centre, Gaibandha


a1     a2


2nd Prize: Mónica García Fernández (Spain). The mysterious story of the garden that makes water


b1     b2


3rd Prize: Tiago Reis de Oliveira (Portugal). Patio Huguenot




Category B - Residential buildings


1st Prize: Takuro Yamamoto (Japon). Little House with a big terrace




2nd Prize: Marcelino Miguel (Portugal). Three Courtyard Houses




3rd Prize: Humberto Conde (Portugal). Terracos Cascais Apartment buildings




Category C – Interiors


1st Prize: Rasim Babakishiyev (Azerbaijan). Traditional solution of interior




2nd Prize: Valentinov Olexiy (Ukraine). V 21 appartment




3rd Prize: Drewes Marc Benjamin (Germany). Berliner Altbau




Category D - Non-realized projects


1st Prize: Paolo Rossi& Antonello Stella  (Italy). New civic center VillaCidro




2nd Prize: Humberto Conde (Portugal). Ocean plateform prison ousider




3rd Prize: Laura Peretti (Italy). Shebeke park in Baku




Category E – Landscape


1st Prize: Raulino Ricardo Oliveira da Silva (Portugal). Extension of cemetery


lm11     lm12


2nd Prize: Nguyen Hoang Manh (Vietnam). Naman retreat pure SPA



3rd Prize: Gascon Pepe (Spain). Squares i puigcerda


lm31     lm32



Category F - Rehabilitation&reconstruction


1st Prize: Chang Yong Ter (Singapore). Roll out the carpets


bb11     bb12


2nd Prize: Gascon Pepe (Spain). The city as Backdrop


bb21     bb22


3rd Prize: Vasco Matias Correia and Patrícia Sousa (Portugal). Tropical House


bb31     bb32



Category G – Publications


1st Prize: Djumamedel Imankulov (Kyrgyzstan). Turkestan Architecture in the Qarakhanli period



2nd Prize: Elcin Aliyev (Azerbaijan). Architecture of Baku during constructivism epoch



3rd Prize: Iqor Voskresenki (Russia). Architecture, Construction Design magazine



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