2A Continental Architectural Award for Asia and Europe will be held in Berlin, October 2017


2A Continental Architectural Award (2ACAA) 2017, Berlin: 

2A Magazine is pleased to announce 2ACAA 2017, with the theme of “Innovative Architecture in Various Continents” for Asia, Europe. Accordingly, the Award is for recognition of an individual's or group's substantial contribution to today’s architecture in Asia in terms of contemporary challenges of the field and region and lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.
2ACAA 2017 will be accompanied by an event taking place in Berlin in October 2017. This gathering is a profile of the diversity of cultures, identities, themes, ideas, and experiences in Asia’s architecture and a platform to share, explore and discuss in a professional environment. The program includes:


• The Award Ceremony In October 20th, 2017 at "Design Academy Berlin".

• The exhibition of the winners projects In October 20th, 2017 at "Design Academy Berlin".

• A Unique events that brings Asian, European Architects together.

More Details about 2017 Award Ceremony and Exhibition can be find here.



The following criteria will be considered to recognize and honor a built project/ future project in Asia that has produced significant contributions to humanity and built environment.

• 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.


Categories for Completed Projects: 

For completed projects, the award will be presented in the following categories. All categories are open to practices of all sizes and there is no limit to the amount of categories. You can enter, however one project cannot be entered in two different categories. Please see How to Enter for more details on entries.

1) Residential

A- Apartment

B- Villa

2) Commercial (Office & Business,  Retail and wholesale, Production)

3) Public (Sport & Leisure, Education, Hospitality, Culture, Mixed Use, Health, Religion, Civic ,Transportation)

4) Urban Projects, Rural Projects, Landscape & Public Spaces (Including squares and streets)

5) Old and New (Reuse and adaptation, Renovation, Restoration, Regeneration)

6) Interior Architecture

If you need help to select the right category for your Entry please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.


Future Projects/Innovative Designs: 

This sub-category is a celebration of excellence design-only, future or uncompleted projects including entries of regional/ international competitions, that meet the following conditions. We will be looking to champion creation and concept that has pushed its specific typology forward and proven a holistic and effective approach. Also:

• The site of the project is located in Asia, having rich ecological, cultural, historical or physical characteristics and features.

• Has Focused on responsive design, having addressed, challenged or responded to an architectural-related issue (physical, ecological, sociocultural, contextual, technical and..).

• It is based on local or regional studies.

• Introduces or represents an innovative design vision / approach.


Please note that:

• Future project category covers all eligible entries, regardless of the project program and subject.

• Except for the date of completion, this category covers and follows the same regulations and procedure for submission as built project categories.

• Student designs including student competition entries are not eligible for participation, however university research-based projects are highly welcome to enter.