Max van den Oetelaar
Max van den Oetelaar

BLT Built Design Awards: Architecture 

Architecture is a translation and an execution by a creative mind shaped by the times, beliefs, and education while taking into context its occupants’ lifestyle and preferences. This means an architect should strike the right balance between creative expression and functionality.

The importance of architecture can be hardly defined in just one go as its effect on our lives is a causal sequence.

Through BLT Built Design Awards – Architecture, we recognize the undeniable impact of architecture in our daily lives. With 22 categories from small Architecture to Landscape Design, from Skyscraper to Sustainable & Energy Saving Building; the award gives credit to the major contributions of passionate architects and invites all entries across the globe

Architectural Design of the Year: Professional

Emerging Architect of the Year: Student

The Architectural Design of the Year are aesthetically impressive projects and show evidence that today’s challenges are taken into consideration from the demands of growing populations, at a sustainable ecosystem for smart cities, rapid urbanization, and unprecedented climate crises.

Students and young designers are also encouraged to apply, for a chance to be awarded the title of Emerging Architect of the Year. This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated devotion and a new vision for Architecture.

The Architectural Design of the Year and Emerging Architect of the Year winning projects will be showcased to the global audience, be featured in the BLT book, including winners interviews as well as receiving the BLT Built Design Awards Trophy and enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year, in additions to:

    • Inclusion in the winning media campaign targeting industry professionals and potential clients worldwide
    • Feature in the BLT newsletter to 100,000 design professionals, leading Architectural and Interior Design firms
    • All year round profile in the online BLT architecture directory, making it easier for clients to contact your company
    • Winner Certificates – self-printed
    • Winner Seal to promote your winning online added to your professional signature and in printed material.

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    CATEGORIES

      • Commercial Architecture
      • Cultural Architecture
      • Educational Buildings
      • Religious & Spiritual Buildings
      • Healthcare / Wellness Facilities
      • Heritage Architecture
      • Hospitality Architecture
      • Residential Architecture
      • Skyscraper
      • Social Housing
      • Emergency and Temporary housing
      • Industrial Buildings
      • Bridges / Public infrastructures
      • Institutional Architecture
      • Mixed-Use Building
      • Recreational Architecture
      • Restoration & Renovation
      • Small Architecture
      • Urban planning: large integrated projects
      • Landscape Architecture
      • Sustainable & Energy Saving Building
      • Miscellaneous Architecture

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      SUBMISSION DETAILS

      Entries can be submitted as conceptual designs, in progress, or as completed projects. The only restriction is that entries or completed projects must be no more than 5 years old.

      Entries should include images of each side of the building or environment along with the contextual surroundings. Please include floor and small-scale site plans showing the project in its context. Where a project is a group of buildings, entrants should provide a rendering that illustrates the complete project. If the entry concerns an alteration or restoration, please include both before and after images.

      Submissions can be made as a Professional or as a Student. Winners are chosen based on a single project – not for a body of work.

      SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

      • Provide a brief description of the Architecture or implementation
      • Provide a Designer/ Student and/or Company Profile / University
      • Give names of those who should be credited for the Architecture or Interior Design  (i.e. company, designer, construction company, managing group, developer, mentor, professor, etc.)
      • Up to 10 images of your project in Architecture, including an optional company logo
      • Include floor and small-scale site plans showing the project in its context.
      • If the entry is about an alteration or restoration, please include both before and after images.
      • Architecture Specification PDF (Mainly for projects that are not yet in Business, provide specification, site details…etc) – recommended

      ELIGIBILITY

      The BLT Built Design Awards competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals and student entries against other students.

      For more information please check the FAQ page.

      JUDGING CRITERIA

      The evaluation process for entries to the BLT Built Design Awards is based on various judging criteria that are constantly adapted to new technical, social, economic, and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applied to each project. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and socio-cultural background.

      Each member of the Jury is passionately committed to providing a fair evaluation. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific background and expertise. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiasedly and fair judging.

      The judging criteria include the following:

      • Aesthetics — form, shape, color, texture, finishing, the material used, etc
      • Innovation — does the design provide something new to the market or supplement/improve an existing structure?
      • Practicality / Functionality – ease of cleaning, safety, maintenance… 
      • Ergonomics — How is the interaction with the client? Space optimization? 
      • Durability — the quality and longevity of the design and Architecture 
      • Impact — the benefit delivered to the client and/or society by the Design
      • Integration — about the integration of the project to its local environment
      • Ecological compatibility — potential environmental and/or ecological impact
      • Emotional quotient — in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, does the building create a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction?

      SCORING BOARD

      The BLT Built Design Awards use a Scoring System between 10-100 points.

      ENTRY FEES

      • Professional  $270
        • Additional Entry $240
        • Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount
      • Student $80
        • Additional Entry $60
        • Same entry in additional categories at a 50% discount

      No Further Fees: Unlike some other design awards and competitions, there are no further fees for winning the award and everything listed in the winner’s benefits will be provided free of charge.

      DEADLINE: 2021 BLT Built Design Awards

        • 10% Early Bird discount until 28th of February 2021
        • 5% Extended Early Bird discount until 31st of March 2021
        • Regular Deadline: 30th of June 2021
        • Final Deadline: 31st of August 2021 (10% late fee apply) till closure on 19th of September 2021

 

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