Are you interested to know what defines award-winning architecture? Then you've come to the right place. We take you on a journey of how architecture has evolved through history and the different criteria the World Architecture Community evaluates as an award-winning design.
From ancient Greece and Rome, we see how humans designed and constructed geometric structures. Archaeologists have always been amazed by how the ancient buildings mirror nature and the constellations and how they've created a perfect harmony of the world and shapes. In ancient Egypt, the monumental pyramids, temples, and shrines are the perfect result of great engineering. However, the ancient Egyptians didn’t have many options for equipment and materials available, which led to having buildings and monuments made from sun-baked mud, granite, and limestones. When we look at the evolvement over architecture, we see clearly how new movements build on top of the previous and adjust it.
In ancient times, architecture was designed to reflect great pride, heroic representation, and their powerful position. Nowadays, architecture has a human-centric approach with a focus on well-being. The design of buildings reflects on who is going to use it; whether it is a school where the learning environment has to inspire and nourish pupils with creative and comfortable surroundings, or a restaurant with a calm, relaxed, and modern atmosphere or a great office space that nurtures creativity and productivity.
We want to show our appreciation for the architects around the globe by recognizing their work and the great impact they have on society. Here, we want to show you the criteria architecture needs to have to be award-winning.