2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe 2018

2A Magazine is proud to announce the release of posters and submission calendar of the fourth 2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe (2ACAA). The 2ACAA Architectural Design awards, with the theme “ Innovative Contextual Design”, are aimed to recognize and praise an individual's or group's substantial contribution to today’s architecture. This gathering is a manifestation of the diversity of cultures, identities, themes, ideas, and experiences in architecture. It also is a great platform to share, explore and discuss the theory and practice of architecture in a professional environment.

Meet Our Esteemed Academic Partner, this time, in SPAIN 
As one of our more important policies, every year, we try to hold the award events in an architecturally-significant city of the world, for example in previous years 2ACAA took place in Istanbul, Vienna and Berlin. This year with the effort and attentiveness of Ahmad Zohadi, the chief editor of 2A magazine, the main academic partner of 2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe (2ACAA) is Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Accordingly, the award ceremony and other events related to the organization of this architecture competition will take place in Barcelona, Spain.

Find out who’s there On the Jury Of the 2ACAA Architectural Design Awards

For more comprehensive information about 2ACAA 2018 jury members please visit this page:

Head of Organizing Committee

Ahmad Zohadi

To make this architecture competition more of a valuable experience, 2ACAA is organizing the following events

• Jury Meeting
• The Award Ceremony
• The exhibition of the candidate projects at the IAAC school of Architecture
• Voting the architectural presentation sheets of the candidate projects by public
• The selection of the "Innovative Project of the Year by public vote"
• Interaction Forum: A series of speeches and Q&As by professional architects and architecture enthusiasts

Now, lay your eyes on the 2ACAA Calendar


Asia: The entry opens on June 1st, 2018 and closes on July 10th, 2018, 4:00 pm CET.

Europe: The entry opens on June 4th, 2018 and closes on July 10th, 2018, 4:00 pm CET.

First Judging Stage: Online Judgment to select candidate projects:

July 15th-22th, 2018

Second Judging Stages: Jury Meeting and judgment of the printed panels at IAAC
August 25th, 2018 

Award Ceremony: 
October 26th, 2018 

Innovative Project of the Year by public vote/ Presentation of the candidate architectural sheets:
October 26th, 2018 

Exhibition of The Candidate Projects: 
October 26th-28th, 2018

Interaction Forum: 
October 26th, 2018


 Design Criteria of 2ACAA

• Design Achievement including Concept, Strategy and Proceedings.

• Technical advancement includes engineering achievements (structural, mechanical, etc.) and innovative use of materials.

• Reflection of sense of place and of cultural identity and ecology; environmental sustainability (including ecological, and sociocultural sustainability)

• Social responsibility and community and urban connectivity.

• The effects of economical condition on the project.

• Transcendent Dimensions of Architecture

Ready to deliver a speech? Join us in Interaction Forum

To make 2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe more of a reach experience, 2A Magazine has decided to add a new event to 2ACAA award ceremony, which is "Interaction Forum."  2A Interaction Forum is a combination of research and networking in architecture that creates a social and professional platform for sharing and discussing ideas about architecture and the theme of the award “ Innovative Contextual Architecture.”
This event also provides a Q&A opportunity for a better understanding of the subject and a deeper social connection between the attendees.  

The following are the subjects that we appreciate to receive a lecture about:
- Contextual Architecture
- Spirituality in Architecture
- Effects of design and space on human behavior
- Effects of design on society, economics, nature, etc. 
- History of architecture and its relation to art
- New theories and design methods in Architecture
- Effect of technology on architecture 
- Architectural Education, Teaching methods

However, if you have any other articles on different subjects that you find interesting, we would gladly hear about it. The deadline for sending an abstract of your lecture is August 1st 2018, but please send the provisional title of your speech sooner. 

2A Magazine Interaction Forum will take place alongside the award ceremony of the 2A Continental Architectural Awards for Asia and Europe on October 26th 2018.

We are inviting all the participants of 2ACAA, architecture professionals and enthusiasts to share their lectures with us, if approved they will be given a speech time of 8-12 minutes at this event to talk about their vision, ideas and experiences relating to architecture in Asia and Europe. This event also provides a Q&A opportunity for a better understanding of the subject and a deeper social connection between the attendees.

If you are interested in participation please contact us with sufficient info about your speech via email at info@2amagazine.com

We immensely appreciate your participation in this architecture competition. For more information please visit the pages below of Asia and Europe awards:

Asia: http://2amagazine.com/Asia

Europe: http://2amagazine.com/Europe


To download the 2ACAA Brochure please click here.