Iconic Awards' International Architecture and Design Competition Now Open For Entries

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    Architecture Architecture Mar 17, 2017 02:01 PM EDT


    The Iconic Awards 2017 is now open for submissions. Architects, designers and manufacturers are invited to participate by submitting their projects. This event is is organized by the German Design Council. The winners are announced in a ceremony at the architecturally famous double cone, Coop Himmeln(l)au’s BMW Welt on Oct. 4, 2017.

    The Iconic Awards is considered as the first neutral international architecture and design competition focusing on how the disciplines interrelate. It recognizes visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication from the whole world of architecture, the construction and property sectors and the manufacturing industry in five main categories- Architecture, Interior, Product, Communication and Concept.

    This competition puts the spotlight on the elementary significance of the interaction of individual disciplines. It focuses on the integrated and consistence presentation of products in architecture. The winners of the Iconic Awards will be chosen by an independent jury composed of well-known representatives from respective fields of architecture, interior design, brand communication and design like Michel Casertano (Atelier Bruckner) and Dr. Louise Kiesling (Coop Himmelb(L)AU).

    In this particular year, special attention is given to the next generation and young architectural studios, according to Iconic Architecture. The recipient of the Yong Architecture sponsorship program together with an endowed special prize will receive financial assistance. This is given to young architects and to young people embarking on their careers and start-ups.

    Adjaye Associates was last year’s awardee of Architects of the Year. The architectural firm is based on London and is responsible for the designs of impressive projects such as the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and the Memo Project in Portland, U.K.

    Meanwhile, last year’s special category of project of the year was Folk Art Museum in Hangzhou, China designed by the Kengo Kuma & Associate, a Tokyo based design studio.According to Arch Daily, last year’s theme was about human interaction, which centers on the relationship between human beings and their natural habitat. On the other hand, last year’s Interior Designers of the Year was awarded to Faye Toogood. She creates fascinating atmospheres through extraordinary interior spaces.

    Lastly, Architect’s Client of the Year, an award which honors the promotion of a holistic understanding of architecture on the part of a contracting company, was MUJI, Ryohin Keikau Co., Ltd. This company utilizes renowned architects and designers like Konstatin Grcic, Jasper Morrison and Naoto Kukasawa.

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