The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan (UAA)have announced the winners of the Fifth Edition of the Baku International Architecture Award. Endorsed by the UIA since 2015, competitors in the 2021 edition of the Award included 193 projects submitted from 38 countries around the world.
Theme and objectives
The main objective of the prize is to recognise new ideas for: development and implementation of urban planning and architectural projects, more expressive design for buildings and structures, search for composition, volumetric and spatial solutions; implementation of practical ideas to achieve the maximum diversity.
Architects duly qualified for architectural practice in their country of residence may participate in the Award. Each participant can submit only one project for each category. Participation is free of charge.
The online jury meeting took place on 30 September 2021 and included Esa Mohamed (Malaysia), Chairman of the Jury, In-Souk Cho (South Korea), Victor Leonel (Angola), Joseph Kwan (Hong Kong) and Elbay Gasim-Zada (Azerbaijan).
The jury awarded the following prizes:
Category A – Best Implemented Project in the field of Public Architecture
1st Prize – Dam Huynh Quoc Vu, Le An Ni (Vietnam) for “Bó Mon Preschool“;
2nd Prize – Song Yehao (China) for “Yunzhai Community Center“;
3rd Prize – Nguyen Hoang Manh (Vietnam) for “The Straw“.
Category B – Best Implemented Project in the field of Residential Architecture
1st Prize – Morales Padilla Moises Manuel (México) for the project “Casa en el Bosque”;
2nd Prize – Mohamed Mokhtar Sobeh Alrafei (Egypt) for “Al-Qurainah Farm House“;
3rd Prize – Nguyen Hoang Manh (Vietnam) for “Villa Tan Dinh“.
Category C – Best Implemented Interior
1st Prize – Iustin Popescu with co-authors Natașa Andrei, Raluca Popp, Octavia Popeea, Eng. Mihail Gh. Popescu (Romania) for “Students’ Canteen“;
2nd Prize – José Ramón Sierra Gómez de León with co-authors Jaime Daroca Guerrero; José Ramón Mayoral Moratilla (Spain) for “Dental Clinic in Los Remedios”;
3rd Prize – Enes Marcelino Miguel (Portugal) for “Apartment Alfornelos“.
Category D – Best Non-realised Project
1st Prize – Kańgowski Paweł (Poland) for “Designers’ Hub – a green alternative to office building“;
2nd Prize – Islam El Mashtooly (Egypt) for “The Gardens of Samarra”;
3rd Prize – Azim A. Aziz (Malaysia) for “Merdeka Mosque, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”.
Category E – Best Implemented Project in the field of Landscape Architecture
1st Prize – Franco Tagliabue and Stefania Saracino (Italy) for “Casa Riga con Agriturismo”;
2nd Prize – Doan Thanh Ha (Vietnam) for “Revıtalizing Mao Khe Mining Park“;
3rd Prize – Manafli Ilgar and Rustamli Rahima (Azerbaijan) for “Khan’s Garden“.
Category F – Best Implemented Project in the Field of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings
1st Prize – Da Franca Ana (Portugal) for the “Marques Da Silva House“;
2nd Prize – Hernández Inca (México) for “Mar Mediterráneo 34“;
3rd Prize – Sidhartha Talwar (India) for “Baradari, City Palace Jaipur, Rajasthan, India”.
Category G – Best Publication in the Field of Architecture
1st Prize – Nargiz Agayeva (Azerbaijan) for Furniture and its principles of optimal organization in the interior;
2nd Prize – Azim A. Aziz (Malaysia) for Masjid – Selected Mosque and Musollas in Malaysia;
3rd Prize – Vladimir Linov (Russia) for Urban architecture: Essays of trends.