Categories for Completed Projects

For completed projects, the award will be presented in the following categories. All categories are open to practices of all sizes and there is no limit to the amount of categories you can enter, however one project cannot be entered in two different categories. Please see How to Enter for more details on entries.
– Commercial (Retail & Wholesale, Office & Business, Production)
– Public (Sport & Leisure, Education, Health, Mixed-use, Hospitability)
– Residential
– Rural Projects, Public Spaces (including squares and streets) and Landscapes, Urban Projects
– Old and New (Regeneration, Restoration, Renovation, Reuse, and Adaptation)
– Religion, Civic Transportation, and Community Based Projects
– Interior Architecture
– Future Projects/Innovative Designs
This category is a celebration of excellence design-only, future or uncompleted projects including entries of regional/ international competitions, that meet the following conditions.

We will be looking to champion creation and concept that has pushed its specific typology forward and proven a holistic and effective approach. Also:

• The site of the project is located in the continents, having rich ecological, cultural, historical or physical characteristics and features.

• Has Focused on responsive design, having addressed, challenged or responded to an architectural-related issue (physical, ecological, sociocultural, contextual, technical and..).

• It is based on local or regional studies.

• Introduces or represents an innovative design vision / approach.
Please note that:
• Future project category covers all eligible entries, regardless of the project program and subject.
• Except for the date of completion, this category covers and follows the same regulations and procedure for submission as built project categories.

Rules, Conditions and the procedure of the 2ACAA 2020

• 2A Continental Architectural Awards [2ACAA 2020] is one-stage entry.

• The Entry is open to all professional entrants, i.e., Individual architects, urban designers, urban planners, landscape architects, multi-professional teams and Architectural firms and offices.

• Other associated bodies, e.g., clients, developers, contractors, may also enter on behalf of the architect, with their consent.

• Join projects between universities and industry are eligible to participate in the competition.
• The first stage Entries include two Sheets, introducing the project, in A3 size (Maximum 10 MB Each File of the Panel).

• All projects should have been completed on or after 01 January 2010. For Future Projects/Innovative Design category entries, the design dates should not be older than 2010.

• The Future project category covers all eligible entries, regardless of the project program and subject.

• All Projects should have been built /located in countries of Asia in 2A Asia Architecture Award and also the same rule for other continents.

• Participants can submit multiple projects under one website account, and there is no limit on the number of submitted projects.

• Each project can be applied only to a single category of the Award. In other words, one project cannot be submitted under two different categories.

• Winner projects of the previous 2ACAA are not eligible to participate in the 2ACAA 2020.
Note : If you have any problem submitting your project to our website please contact us at:


The following criteria will be considered to recognize and honor a built project/ future project in Asia, Europe, Africa, South & Central America and North America that has produced significant contributions to humanity and the built environment.
• Design Achievement including Concept, Strategy and Proceedings.
• Technical advancement includes engineering achievements (structural, mechanical, etc.) and innovative use of materials.
• Reflection of sense of place and of cultural identity and ecology; environmental sustainability (including ecological, and sociocultural sustainability)
• Social responsibility and community and urban connectivity.
• The effects of economical condition on the project.
• Transcendent Dimensions of Architecture

2A Continental Architectural Awards [2ACAA 2020]

2A Magazine is pleased to announce 2ACAA 2020, with the theme “Innovative Contextual Architecture in the Continents”. Accordingly, the Award is for the recognition of an individual’s or group’s substantial contribution to today’s architecture in terms of contemporary challenges of the field and region and the projects that can have a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. This gathering is a profile of the diversity of cultures, identities, themes, ideas, and experiences in architecture and a platform to share, explore and discuss in a professional environment.
The program includes:
• The Award Ceremony- Online


• The top two winners in each Award category will receive Gold and Silver medals and the award certificate, respectively.

• The award sculpture will be given to the first places in all the categories.

• Upon Jury’s approving decision there might also be some special mentions in each category.

• The special mentions will receive certificates of recognition.

• All the  winner projects will be published in 2A Magazine.

• The winners of 2ACAA 2020 will be registered in the new facility of our website, “ Architectural Encyclopedia”, which is a platform for the introduction of the architects and their projects.

• Clients, developers and investors of the winner projects will receive a Letter of Appreciation. If winners send us the request for providing this letter.

Award Calendar

The entry opens on July 25th and closes on September 25th, 2020 , 4.00 pm CET.

Online judgment October 25th to November 10th, 2020.
Winner announcement December 5th, 2020.


The consideration: After the Entry Deadline, representation of the jury board and award organization will rate the projects based on the judging criteria. The qualified projects will be chosen.

Copyright Policy

By submitting your projects to the award website [] you will give us (2A Magazine) the permission to publish and share your project in our website and display in the award ceremony, on the other hand, All the information at the projects submitted to 2ACAA have been provided by the competitors (Designer and Director) and they are the copyright holder in this regard.
If there is any miscount, mistake or lack of credits regarding the project team and designers, 2A Magazine has NO obligation and the issue concerns the participants directly.
Note: All the information submitted to the magazine has been provided by the competitors- participants or architect [designer], hence, the responsibility of the third party liability lies with the competitors.