ArchDaily, Strelka KB, and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design have announced an open call for a joint award to celebrate emerging architects and new ideas that transform the contemporary city. The applications are open until July 10, 2019.
The ArchDaily & Strelka Award will emphasize projects that bring about positive change and deal with acute urban challenges. Emerging architects are invited to submit their built projects that emphasize sustainability, research–based and participatory design, and the innovative use of materials.
The submitted architectural projects must have been built in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan in the past five years. The award welcomes a wide variety of built projects ranging from cultural to commercial architecture, from housing to public infrastructure, from religious buildings to public spaces, such as parks or boulevards.
Architects and architecture and design firms that started their practice no more than ten years ago are invited to apply. Only one project from each firm is allowed to take part in the competition.
The competition will consist of three stages. By July 10, the applicants must fill in the online form. The projects selected by ArchDaily and Strelka will be published online on July 17 when the readers of ArchDaily and Strelka Mag will start to vote for their favourites. Three finalists will be announced on August 19. They will be invited to the Future Architect conference which will take place on September 9 and 10 in Moscow. During the event, the winners will present their projects and receive the award from ArchDaily CEO and Editor–in–Chief David Basulto.
The winner will have the opportunity to make a documentary about their project, which will be uploaded on the leading online cinema platform in Russia — the Okko.
More information on the ArchDaily & Strelka Award is available here. The applications are open until July 10, 2019.