Visionary Architecture Awards 2018

Entries now closed

Finalists Announced Monday 3rd December

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Visionary Architecture Awards

 
 
 

The AAA Visionary Architecture Awards is a renowned event on Auckland’s architectural calendar with well over 100 entries each year from leading architectural practices and architectural students, nation-wide. The awards recognise and promote unrestrained conceptual process and thinking of theoretical or not-yet-realised architectural projects.

 
 

Categories

 
 

Open: Conceptual

This category is open to all New Zealand practicing architects, architectural graduates and related architectural professionals. Entries are to be conceptual in nature, however must deal with an aspect of the built environment. The entry does not need to be the result of a “real world” commission.

 

Open: Work in Progress

This category is open to New Zealand practicing architects, architectural graduates and related professionals. Entries are to be concept or preliminary design proposals for “real world” projects, that deal with an aspect of the built environment. Work In Progress entries may equally be projects currently under construction, or designs that never made it off the drawing board.

A site address or location is to be identified with each entry. Entries in this category must not have completed construction by the submission deadline.

 

Student: Undergraduate

This category is open to students enrolled (within the previous year) at a New Zealand educational institution, in a Bachelor or other Undergraduate degree. Entries must deal with an aspect of the built environment.

 

This category is open to students enrolled (within the previous year) at a New Zealand educational institution, in a Master or other Postgraduate degree. Entries must deal with an aspect of the built environment.

Student: Postgraduate

 

Supreme Award

The Supreme Award is given to one entry, from any of the four categories, deemed to best represent the ideals of the awards.

 
 
 
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The Process

Each year features a different panel of independent judges.

Entries in Round 1 will be digitally submitted for review by the judges. A shortlist of finalists in each category are then invited to provide panels for the second round of consideration, and are eligible to be included in the exhibition. Judging is always anonymous, with projects being judged on both quality of design and communication, and how well they reflect the theme of the given category.

Winners are announced at the Awards Function, following a public talk by one or more of the judging panel.

Round 1

The first round takes the form of an open digital submission.

Entries must be be submitted as a PDF, consisting of 5 landscape A4 pages with static images and text only. The first page is reserved for a project outline consisting of no more than 200 words. The file must be less than 10MB in file size.

There must not be any reference to the entrant’s name in the PDF. The PDF must be titled with your entry’s project title only.

Round 2

Finalists from Round 1 will be invited to prepare and re-submit their entry for Round 2 judging.

Round 2 entries must be provided on 3 A1 landscape sheets. Models are optional.

There must not be any reference to the entrant’s name on entries.

Entries submitted for Round 2 will then be shown in the exhibition and at the Awards Function, where the winners will be announced.

Prizes are awarded at the judges’ discretion, and all decisions are final. Judges may move entries between categories if they deem it to better suit the entry criteria. While we endeavour to exhibit all projects selected to take part in Round 2 of judging, we reserve the right to show a reduced subset if necessitated by limited space.