Register: DEC/17/2017, Submit: JAN/08/2018, Eligibility: Undergraduate architecture students; individually, Fee: Free, Awards: Winner from each category (Housing, Residential & Facilities award): 600 EUR, 3Doodler Create 3D Printing Pen, subscription to 4 magazines, 3 Scalae paperback issues, selection of TC cuadernos publications
The WikiArquitectura Student awards aim to celebrate the work done by students from all around the world during each academic year. Most student’s project’s fate is to never leave the classroom and end up in a forgotten drawer after the final critique. There is nothing wrong with that since something new is always learned with each project, but we believe the learning experience could be much richer by sharing those projects with a broader community, as broad as architecture schools exists around the world.
Although there already exist some competitions and awards for students we believe most of them fail to achieve this goal by charging inaccessible entry fees that make it impossible for many students to take part on such events or by disappointing those who do take part with an opaque and often seemingly arbitrary selection process.
The WAS awards are an international, free and transparent alternative to these kind of events that we believe are necessary during the learning process of an architect and that schools themselves often find it hard to coordinate and organize.
The WAS Awards guarantee that any student from any country in the world can participate by eliminating any entry fees. They also transform the process in which the winners are selected, going from a process that usually only lasts a few hours to an individual and extensive review of each project that lasts for days. During this process every single project gets the full attention from the jurors, without any previous shortlisting or other commitments that limit the time that the jurors can spend on each projects. Participants will even be able to get direct feedback from the jurors about their project to help them improve and understand how to become successful at these kind of events.
Let’s all get together to become better architects.
WAS AWARDS 2017
If you are or have been enrolled as an undergraduate architecture student during 2017 we are glad you found this page. We are sure you’ll have a bunch of great projects you’ve worked on during the last year and we want to see your best!
The WAS awards are FREE to join and will not only give you the opportunity to win some really cool prizes for work you’ve already done but they will also allow you to see where you stand not only against your classmates but also against other students from other schools in other places, some of which will have very different points of views and approaches to architecture than yours.
The WAS awards are a place to share, win, learn and keep growing as architects.
The projects submitted to the WAS awards will compete in three different categories:
1. Housing award
The housing award will evaluate single homes projects or reduced complexes of individual houses.
2. Residential award
The residential award will evaluate apartment buildings and other forms of multi-family housing.
3. Facilities award
Public and private projects including; museums, libraries, sport complexes and others.