ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2022

2022 Sepcial Issue




ARCASIA Awards for Architecture (AAA) is an annual award instituted by the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) to encourage and recognize exemplary works produced by architects working in Asia, as part of ARCASIA’s endeavors to raise the standard of the built environment throughout Asia, celebrate the Asian spirit, and enhance the awareness of the role of architects in the socio-economic and cultural life of Asian countries.

The ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2022 (AAA 2022) was launched on March 15, 2022, on the ARCASIA and ARCASIA Forum 21 websites. The award committee was made up of Ar. Batjav Batkhuyag, Convener, AAA 2022 (Mongolia), Ar. Chun Gyu Shin, Vice President, Zone C (South Korea), and Ar. Khurelbaatar Erdenesaikhan, President, Union of Mongolian Architects (UMA) (Mongolia).

Submissions were accepted from April 1 to May 29, 2022, through a dedicated online portal. A total of 268 eligible projects competing under eleven categories were received from twelve countries/ regions, which were then reviewed by the jury panel to select winners.

There were 186 submissions from China (174 from Mainland; 12 from Hong Kong), 17 from Thailand, 15 from India, 13 from Vietnam, 8 each from South Korea and Malaysia, 6 from Sri Lanka, 5 from Japan, 3 each from Mongolia and Bangladesh, and 2 each from Pakistan and Singapore—of these, 24 projects were submitted for category A-1, 10 for A-2, 34 for B-1, 22 for B-2, 34 for B-3, 61 for B-4, 23 for B-5, 7 for C, 4 for D-1, 37 for D-2, and 12 for E.

The jury panel consisted of Ar. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed, President, ARCASIA (head of panel), Ar. Duangrit Bunnag from Thailand (representing Zone B), Ar. Jae Y. Lim from South Korea (representing Zone C), Dr. Ganzorig Erdene from Mongolia (Eminent Nonarchitect Person), and Ar. Erick van Egeraat from The Netherlands (Eminent Architect from a Region Other than ARCASIA). Over three online panel meetings, twenty-six projects, out of the fifty-eight shortlisted, were selected as winners and awarded commendations that make up nine gold medals and seventeen honorable mentions.

On September 6, 2022, the award presentation ceremony and dinner were held at the Sogombo Hall of the Best Western Premium Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where ARCASIA Forum 21 was also being held concurrently. During the award ceremony, awards were handed out to the winners or their representatives, with the winning projects exhibited during the day at the Misheel Exhibition Hall, as part of ARCASIA Forum 21’s events.

This special issue of Architecture Asia is a showcase of the ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2022, and features the twenty-six winning projects from different award categories. We take this opportunity to extend our sincere and heartfelt congratulations to all the winners.