Architecture Competitions Yearbook 2021 is a continuation of the series for young architects, in which we answer the most pressing questions about the idea in the project, the design process, as well as its graphic representation. With this publication, we will show you how to change and improve your design process. By taking a little time to learn from this book, your projects will stand out and gain well-deserved recognition.
The third issue of ACY focuses on understanding the design process behind all awarded submissions in 10 of the most interesting architecture competitions launched in 2021. Along with them, we are presenting over 30 complete projects with project boards and descriptions. We have asked winners to reveal their secret formulas and answer the simple question “what made you win?”. We share stories where they describe the process step by step and give advice that will allow you to understand their 'secret formula' better.
This year we even took one step further into our exploration. For this special issue, we requested professionals whose projects win awards in international competitions to share their winning strategies and unique experience. On a few dozens of pages, designers from Zaha Hadid Architects, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Society of Architecture share their knowledge and present their approach to architecture competitions. We can assure you that following their advice, suggestions, and tips will boost your design skills and result in your projects attracting more attention.
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The Architecture Competitions Yearbook is an innovative publication that responds to the everlasting competition culture inside the architecture realm. It prepares anyone looking to participate in a competition in the best way possible; by giving an inside look into the minds of the architects who won past competitions and answering what we all want to know. How did you come up with that? What software did you use? How long were you working on the project? These answers are gold when you understand how important this kind of insight is to a person going into a competition. Overall it is a book worth having.
The Yearbook is an incredible resource for architects and students, as it not only compiles incredible projects, but also details the project's development. It answers a lot of questions students and young professionals have, providing exclusive advise from experienced professionals along with beautiful visuals, renders, and parti diagrams. You can learn everything about winning competitive competitions to the basics of what makes a “good” project. It's an excellent resource and can really help others understand architectural projects and experience one's line of thought.
The architecture competitions yearbook for 2020 was a great step up from 2019. Introducing the section about “How they won” gives a deeper insight into the projects. It helps other students learn what they did well and what they would have improved if they were to do it again. While going through the book, it provided me with ideas of my own that I applied to my own projects. There was certainly a lot packed in to the book and a lot to take away. I’m keen to see what’s in the 2021 publication and of course, excited to see the winning projects of 2021.
The architecture competitions yearbook is an essential resource in every architectural student’s repertoire. With over 200 pages, 3 interviews, and over 30 awarded projects, this book guides students on their path to becoming successful architects. By sharing the design process of these winning projects, students can understand how to design the “secret formula” – The secret behind awarded submissions. It clears any questions or doubts that students might have about competitions in an inspiring way. Therefore, students are more likely to participate in a competition as they believe it is obtainable. It also continues to develop with every publication, and one cannot help but wonder what this book might become in the future. So, I cannot recommend this book enough as it provides tremendous value for architects and students worldwide.