2A Continental Architectural Awards 2022

2A Continental Architectural Awards 2022: Inspiring Generations

2A magazine organizes the prestigious 2A Continental Architectural Awards (2ACAA). The 8th edition of 2ACAA Awards, first held in Istanbul, highlight and recognizes extraordinary projects that have the potential to stir exciting questions about modern architecture and design. Given the global nature of the 2A magazine, the 2A Continental Architectural Awards, and the international Architecture Community, participants from around the Earth get an opportunity to share and promote their architectural projects, which would otherwise go overlooked.

“Innovative Contextual Architecture in the Continents” – The Theme

2A Continental Architectural Awards is organized by committee of 2A Magazine under leadership of Ahmad Zohadi as head of Organizing Committee. It continues to stand out as a central module of Innovative Contextual Architecture. The program works extensively to work through the ambition to slay focus on the grand design projects and works steered by the world’s most innovative architects.

We set the spotlight on innovation, sustainability, and digitalization by applauding those doing their best to take architecture to greater heights of innovation. The Architecture Awards will take factors such as increased efficiency and innovation into account, helping to govern who deserves to be at the summit of their field, and helping to direct the architecture and design industry to the future.

Registration Opens: June 10th to July 31st 

To discover the greatest talent from around the world and determine who is setting trends with their architectural work and aesthetics, we decided to launch this competition. For the 8th edition of 2A Continental Architectural Awards and in the spirit of being at the vanguard of architectural conception, we invite you to participate in the battle to be the future of architecture. First round is free to participate, once qualified the participants requires to pay the fee for the second round.

1 Project €159 | 2 Projects €249 | 3 Projects €299

This year again, the 2ACAA is glad to announce that all architectural projects from around the world are cordially invited to participate in the prestigious and acclaimed 2A Continental Architectural Awards. If you like to present your work and get the appreciation it deserves, we are welcoming you to take part with your Architecture and Design projects. Unlike last two years this year it will be held offline with presence of Jury members at the Award Ceremony.

The Jury and the Selection Process

Entries would be carefully assessed by a globally influential jury panel composed of well-known scholars, honoured professionals, recognized architects, creative design professionals, and knowledgeable entrepreneurs. Our esteemed judges would devote great care and attention to specifics of design and innovation while voting each entry:

  • Shahram Agaajani
  • Moon Hoon
  • Fabian Kahr
  • Agnes Koltay
  • Christiano Luchetti
  • Rasem Badran
  • Kourosh Salehi
  • Rajeev Kathpalia
  • Maha Salman

 We are Welcoming you to Participate

The 8th edition of 2A Continental Architectural Awards invites the trendsetters, the innovators, the pioneers, the modernizers, and the leaders of architecture. We invite innovative architects and designers with a decent understanding of the global contemporary architecture, head-on – with incessant innovation, quality, and excellence. With this initiative, we aim to bring the best of such projects into the light to motivate the coming generation.

2A City-Architecture Movie Awards – Blend of Films and Architecture

Architecture speaks through films. Sceneries, houses, and cities involve settings where filmmakers enclose people, society, lives, and emotions. This connection is unusual, astonishing, and overwhelming. Architecture intermingles with its natural and manmade settings, colours, textures, and the flow in and around architecture to govern the theme of a film.

The 2A City-Architecture Movie Awards

To applaud this beautiful relationship between architecture and cinema, Ahmad Zohadi has come up with 2A City-Architecture Movie Awards, as a part of the 2A Global Architectural Festival, Dubai, 2022. Throughout this grand festival, you may have the opportunity to explore some artful architectural films and documentaries. Besides, you get to explore the successes, the failures, as well as the inspiration behind influential architects, designers, filmmakers, and their innovative projects.

The relationship between Architecture and Cinema

At the 2A City-Architecture Movie Awards, we believe that both Architecture and Cinema are two discrete forms of art that are realized by the united efforts of a team of specialists. But intriguingly, these art forms meet to yield a magical journey into the world of films. For films, architecture is like teleportation. Without any graphics or a scene to bear a resemblance to or to elaborate the narrative, nobody would be able to comprehend the look and feel that the story-writer wants to express. What becomes imperative is the skill of the designers to create an authentic setting to pile the story around. So, ultimately, what the 2A Global Architectural Festival would do best is to highlight the solid connection between cinema and architecture by organizing the two grand events under one forum, 2A Continental Architectural Awards and 2A City-Architecture Movie Awards.

The Theme – “Building a Creative Atmosphere”

Since its inception, the 2A City-Architecture Movie Awards, now, claims to be one of the most dominant architectural film festivals in the world. Featuring more than a few international documentaries, and feature films—this year’s festival plans to follow the theme “Building a Creative Atmosphere.” The effortlessness of the theme, “Building a Creative Atmosphere” would promote the content expressing the assorted cultures.

The film is a play of expressions and story writing. However, architecture is a bold and enduring identity that speaks for itself through design, planning, and built structures. Both share a relationship that goes a long way and is both reflective and thoughtful. This edition of the event works to treasure new developments and ways in which the architectural cinema enables social engagements.

Let’s take a peek at the categories

Below are some categories that a winning project may encompass.

  • Narrative

The structural framework, the plot and the storyline of the movie should be utilized well to influence the social, cultural, economic aspect of architecture.

  • Documentary

Documentaries that may cover celebrated architects, designers and planners that inspires the beginners to boost their start by learning about the innovators that came before them.

  • Marketing

Movies that may emphasize on the commercial, and promotional marketing of architecture and built projects.

  • Animation

Films that may tell architectural stories and communicate artistic ideas in a unique, interesting and easy to perceive way in the form of animation, video games, VR and AR.

Jury and Selection

The selection of the deserving projects will be made by an esteemed panel of judges who are practiced consultants, and film experts. The jury’s verdict cannot be disputed. However, the measure of success, at the end of the day, would be, how well a film project inspires its targeted audience.

Here goes the list of our proficient adjudicators:

  • Pouran Derakhshandeh
  • Elis Feiersinger
  • Chang Huai-Yan
  • Abbas Gharib
  • Toby Reed

Returning to the offline world

The 2A magazine, this year, is doing its best to work with the complex and cumbersome circumstances of COVID, to make the dream of conducting an “Offline Event” possible. So yes, after two long unfortunate years of COVID, this year’s event may look and feel different from years past.


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