International Union of Architects

Fourth International Baku Architecture Award

Azerbaijan

Professional prize

Multidisciplinary prize

The Baku International Architecture Award is an open, biennial award organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan with the support of the International Union of Architects (UIA). This 2019 edition of the Award was especially significant because it was organized in conjunction with the UIA International Forum, “Mass Tourism in Historical Cities,” which took place in Baku from 6-9 June 2019. 

Presentation

The Award recognizes projects, both theoretical and realized, that exemplify excellent design practices and responsible planning, design and development. 

This 2019 edition of the Award was especially significant because it was organized in conjunction with the UIA International Forum, “Mass Tourism in Historical Cities,” taking place in Baku from 6-9 June 2019. In keeping with the themes of the Forum, the Fourth Baku International Award focused on facilities for accommodating tourists, the development, protection and preservation of cultural heritage sites, and the rehabilitation of existing buildings and sites for the purposes of tourism.

The Jury discerned prizes in 6 (six) categories including: (A) Best-implemented project in the architecture of tourist facilities, (B) Best project undertaken in the field of rehabilitation and reconstruction of historic buildings and sites, (C) Best-implemented restoration of historic interiors, (D) Best-implemented rehabilitation of a site in the field of landscape architecture, (E) Best project in the field of restoration and reconstruction of buildings and (F) Best publication in the field of the use of historical heritage for tourism purposes. 

 

Organiser

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan 

Developer

Union of Architects of Azerbaijan 

Results

The Prizes were attributed as follows:

 

A - Best-implemented project in the architecture of tourist facilities:

First Prize – Katherine Mareé Otten for the project “Wits Rural Facility Bushbuck Ridge, South Africa” (South Africa)

Second Prize – the project “POTTERY WORKSHOPS” authored by Hamdy EL-Setouhy (Egypt);

Third Prize  – the project “Yan'an Baota Mountain Tourist Center” authored by Zhuang Weimin (China)

Third Prize – the project “Svaneti Museum of history and ethnography in Mestia (Svaneti)” authored by Kiknadze Grigol (Architects.ge 2 Ltd.) (Georgia)

One (1) recognition certificate in Category A was awarded to the “Network of Converted Traditional Houses and Luxury Resorts in Amami Islands” project authored by YAMASHITA Yasuhiro (Japan).

 

B - Best project undertaken in the field of rehabilitation and reconstruction of historic buildings and sites:

First Prize – the “Marionettes Theatre” project authored by a group of architects led by Tarana Bakirova (Azerbaijan)

Second Prize – the project “Swahili Dreams” authored by Urko Sanchez (Kenya)       

Third Prize – the project “An Urban Edge as an Urban Gallery” authored by Mohsen Noruzvand (Iran)

One (1) recognition certificate was awarded to the “Rehabilitation of Craftsmen Row and Reconstruction of Executioner Bastion Area” project authored by DRAHOVSKÝ Martin (Slovakia) and one (1) recognition certificate was awarded to the “THE DOVECOTE GRANARY” project authored by Tiago do Vale (Portugal).

 

C - Best-implemented restoration of historic interiors:

First Prize – the project “THE THREE CUSPS CHALET” authored by Tiago do Vale (Portugal)

 

D - Best-implemented rehabilitation of a site in the field of landscape architecture:

First Prize – the project “RANCHEN NUNNERY TSUM VALLEY HIMALAYAN REGION NEPAL” authored by Soong Meow Sin Mel (Malaysia)

Second Prize – the project “Iconic Recovery in Pajarete” authored by Carlos Quevedo Rojas (Spain)

Third Prize – the project “Father Collins Park” authored by Fernando Abelleyro & Mauro Romero Architects (Argentina)

 

E - Best project in the field of restoration and reconstruction of buildings:

First Prize – the project “COMMON RUINS – MOTHER CHANDENIERS” authored by Tavares Joao (Portugal)

Second Prize – the project “Baghdad Design Center” authored by Islam El Mashtooly (UAE)

Second Prize – the project “From restoration to new life”: rehabilitation and restoration of the Old City tower walls to establish a museum dedicated to ancient 12th century weapons authored by Babakishiyev Rasim and Miralayev Fahraddin (Azerbaijan)

Third Prize – the project “Slide in Time Restoration of Atalantis Mines in Greece” authored by Tsampikos Petras (Greece)

One (1) recognition certificate was awarded to the project “Surya Silkroad Hotel” authored by Joanlin Au (Hong Kong) and one (1) recognition certificate was awarded to the project “The Market Town Hotel” (on Behalf of Norron) authored by Marco Berenthz (Denmark).

 

F - Best publication in the field of the use of historical heritage for tourism purposes:

First Prize  – the book titled “Main Principles of Research, Preservation and Restotation of Architectural Memorials” authored by Tofiq Shakihanov (Azerbaijan)

Second Prize – the article titled “The Maiden Tower of Baku – date and designation reflected by archeological descriptions” authored by Qiyasi Jafar (Azerbaijan)

Third Prize – the book titled “Mosque Architecture in Bangladesh” authored by Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed (Bangladesh).

Prize

The prize fund of 45,000 AZN will be awarded in the various categories as follows:

First prize of 4000 AZN

Second prize of 2500 AZN

Third prize of 1000 AZN

Jury

Vassilis Sgoutas, UIA Former President (Greece)

Esa Mohamed, UIA Immediate Past President (Malaysia)

Catherine Jacquot, Immediate Past President of the CNOA (France)

Vity Nsalambi, Chair of the Education Commission of the Africa Union of Architects (Angola)

Elbay Gasim-Zada, Chairman of the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan

Agenda
  • 15 Dec 2018
    Launching
  • 20 May 2019
    Submission deadline
  • 10 Jun 2019
    Results