ARCASIA in its endeavors to raise the standard of the built environment throughout Asia in general and in its Member countries in particular, has instituted the ARCASIA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE (AAA) in order to encourage and recognize exemplary works done by ARCHITECTS working in Asia. The first three in a two-year cycle of Awards were given every two years beginning 1992 during the ASIAN CONGRESS OF ARCHITECTS (ACA) organized by ARCASIA. The fourth Award was given in 1998 during the ACA-7 held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. From 1999 the Awards are being adjudged during the year in which ARCASIA Forum held and conferred in the year in which ARCASIA holds its congress. In 2012, mandate was given to the President of ARCASIA 2013-2014 to restructure the AAA from 2 years to 1-year cycle, and the judging and conferment of Awards will be within the same year as the Forum or ACA.
An independent Panel of Jury Member consisting of leading architects of Asia, nominated by the ARCASIA Council, shall assess and determine the winners, and the Council shall announce the AWARDS.
The aim of the ARCASIA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURES (AAA) is to acknowledge exemplary architectural work and in doing so encourage the sustenance of the Asian spirit, the development and improvement of the Asian built environment and enhancement of the awareness of the role of architects in the socio-economic and cultural life of Asian countries.
The ARCASIA Award also intends to demonstrate that good architecture is a major component of the positive influence on the human environment, and that physical development in Asia need not be in disharmony with the cultural values, national identity or the natural environment of developing countries in Asia.
30th March 2016
14th June 2016
4th August 2016
Notification of Winners
29th September 2016
Awards Presentation Ceremony
Architects who are Members of the 19 ARCASIA Member Institutes for projects within or outside the ARCASIA Member Countries; or
Architects who are not Members of the 19 ARCASIA Member Institutes but are registered with the registration boards/bodies of the ARCASIA Member Countries for projects within or outside the ARCASIA Member Countries; or
Architects who are non-resident of the ARCASIA Member Countries but are registered with their registration boards/bodies/institutes in their Country of origin for projects within the ARCASIA Member Countries.
The entry shall be submitted by the applicants through the Member Institutes of ARCASIA or directly to the Convenor of the Awards provided that, they fulfill the formalities required by the Awards Committee.
The Award will be given in the following categories:
Note: The Scope of the Awards was changed over the years to these 10 Categories instead of four as original planned. The Council in its 19th Meeting, Colombo 1998, on the recommendations of Ar. P. Kasi endorsed by the Advisor to the Awards, Ar. Syed Zaigham Jafery approved the above categories. Earlier, the first Awards Adjudicated in Lahore in 1992 was in the four broad categories only. During the 13th Meeting of the Council and later on the written recommendation of the 1st Convenor of the Awards, Syed Zaigham S. Jafery, six categories were adopted by the Council in its 14th Meeting, Hong-Kong-1993. Consequently in the 2nd (Manila-1994), 3rd (Jakata-1996) and the 4th Awards Cycle (Colombo- 1998), entries in 6 categories were invited for judging in the Seoul-1999. From 5th Awards Cycle, entries, 8 categories were considered. 27th Council meeting in Beijing in 2006, it was decided to increase the number of submissive in each category from one to two. In 2013, 2 new categories are introduced to promote Social Responsible and Sustainable Architecture.
As per decision of the 18th Meeting in 1997 the Council may decide from time to time, as matter of policy, to increase or decrease these Categories and the announcement released by the Convenor shall clearly state the category for which the Awards will be conferred in that cycle of the Awards well in time.
ARCASIA or ARCHITECTS REGIONAL COUNCIL ASIA is an organization of nineteen National Institutes of Architects from the Asian region extending from Pakistan in the West to Philippines in the East, Peoples Republic of China in the North to Indonesia in the South.
The objectives of ARCASIA are:
To unite National Institutes of Architects on democratic basis throughout the Asian region, to foster friendly, Intellectual, artistic, educational and scientific ties.
To foster and maintain in professional contacts, mutual cooperation and assistance among Member Institutes.
To represent architects of the Member Institutes at national and international levels.
To promote the recognition of the architects role in society.
To promote development and education of architects and architectural professional in their service to society and;
To promote research and technical advancement in the field of the built environment.
The Council of the ARCASIA consists of all the Presidents of the National Institutes. The organization itself serves as an extension for each Member Institute's regional program and relations. Annual Meetings are held in different Member Institute countries to deliberate and to give collective directions and representation to matters that affect the architectural profession in the Asian region.
The current membership of ARCASIA consists of the following National Institutes of Architects (Listed in alphabetical order)
|AAM||Architects Association of Macau|
|ALACE||Association of Lao Architects and Civil Engineers|
|ASA||Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage|
|ASC||The Architectural Society of China|
|BIA||Bhutan Institute of Architects|
|HKIA||Hong Kong Institutes of Architects|
|IAB||Institutes of Architects Bangladesh|
|IAI||Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia|
|IAP||Institute of Architects Pakistan|
|IIA||Indian Institute of Architects|
|JIA||The Japan Institute of Architects|
|KIRA||Korea Institute of Registered Architects|
|PAM||Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia|
|SIA||Singapore Institute of Architects|
|SLIA||Sri Lanka Institute of Architects|
|SONA||Society of Nepalese Architects|
|UAP||United Architects of Philippines|
|UMA||Union of Mongolian Architects|
|VAA||Vietnam Association of Architects|