International Architecture Awards offer Thirty+ Categories to architects and designers to suit their wide variety of work. These categories are under three groups i.e; Architecture, Interior Design and Product Design. Each of the categories will have three Winners, and depend on the Jury’s decision, some Honorable Mentions.
Note: All Categories are further divided in ‘Built’ and ‘Concept’.
Commercial: This award recognizes the architectural excellence and innovations in commercial buildings which include retail and shopping centers.
Cultural: Projects that serve the need of cultural spaces such as Museum, Gallery, Hall or Theatre, Pavilions and Religious & Memorials with innovations.
Hospitality: Architectural Excellence and Innovations projects like Hotels & Resorts, Restaurants, Bars & Nightclubs and Wellness Centres.
Housing: Best housing project with innovations and efficiency in design catering to present and future habitat will be awarded.
Residence: This award recognizes the best residential projects that provide a comfortable and attractive living environment for a private house.
Institutional Building: This award recognizes the architectural excellence and innovations in the Institutional Buildings such as Schools, and Hospitals.
Mixed Use: Featuring a combination of one or more categories, such as hospitality and commercial or residential and commercial or a mixture of all the three categories.
Office Building: This award has been instituted to recognize architectural excellence for office designs that seek the new architectural language to fulfill the functional requirements.
Pop-Ups, Installations & Temporary: This award recognizes the year’s best architectural pop-ups, installations or temporary structures that come as events like an exhibition, installations or extensions etc.
Public Building: This award has been instituted to recognize architectural excellence for buildings or complexes in public or private sector for government, social, cultural, or religious purposes. Designs that seek the new architectural language to fulfill the functional requirements.
Sports & Recreation: Stadium or Arena and Recreation Centers with innovation in design that gives the new directions and provides the new generation a food for thought.
Transportation: Transport terminals such as Railways, Airports, Bus Stations, Boat Piers, Port facilities etc. that take transport architecture to a new level and define some new directions.
Landscape Design: Featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living outdoor environment that characterizes the new models for site planning.
Urban Design: A proposal responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, socialization, and globalization.
Residential Interior: Interior design project featuring innovations in providing the comfortable living environment for inhabitants that characterizes the new models for living.
Commercial Interior: This award recognizes the perfection and excellence in commercial interior spaces like retail, hotels, food courts etc with innovations as of already known to us.
Corporate Interior: This award has been instituted to recognize the best projects in corporate interior spaces. Designs that look for the new building dialect to fulfill the utilitarian necessities.
Households: Cleaning devices, Fans, Household Appliances, Ironing systems, Sewing machines, Textiles, Tumble Dryers, Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines, Waste systems, etc.
Fashion, Lifestyle, and Accessories: This award recognizes the perfection and excellence in product design for the fashion, lifestyle, and accessories which define the new trends.
Interior Design Elements: This award has been instituted to recognize the best projects in interior design elements which contribute to the comfortable living.
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