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Announcing the 2014 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

Announcing the 2014 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

Dear readers,

For the 5th consecutive year, we are proud to announce the Building of the Year Awards.

During the past year our network of architectural knowledge has grown intensely. Not only did we reach over 300,000 daily visitors; almost 70 million page views per month; 160,000 followers on Twitter; 105,000 followers on Instagram; and more than a million fans on Facebook, but, moreover, our local versions - ArchDaily Brasil, ArchDaily México and Plataforma Arquitectura - have grown exponentially as well.

This means that ArchDaily is now reaching every corner of the globe - and in many different formats. From the many lectures and events we attended this year to the launch of our new mobile version (which puts ArchDaily in pockets everywhere), we’re doing everything possible to spread our content - and our mission - around the world.

Which is why the Building of the Year Awards continue to be so important for us. As our audience has grown, so has your collective voice.The Building of the Year Awards are our chance to hear it. This is when you - whether you’re from the smallest town in Africa or the largest city in China - get to identify and recognize the most impactful/meaningful/inspiring project that was published on ArchDaily during the past year. This is an opportunity to tap into our global readership’s collective intelligence; an opportunity for you to judge over 3,500 projects from around the world, according to criteria and priorities that are important to you.

Click here to nominate your favorite projects

Full rules, including how your vote could win you an iPad Mini, after the break:

The Process

For the next 3 weeks, you’ll be in charge of nominating buildings (in fourteen categories) for the shortlist, and then voting for the winners of each category. We will guide you through these stages accordingly.

Rules at a glance:

During the nominating stage, each registered user of the My ArchDaily platform will have the chance to nominate one project (published between Jan 1st 2013 and Dec 31st 2013) per category .This stage starts on Jan 14th and ends on Jan 21st at 11:59PM EST. After this, five projects per category will move into the voting stage, starting January 21st and ending on January 30th. The winner will be announced on January 31st.

The Prizes

We will give away four iPad Mini Retinas (16GB WiFi, Space Grey or White) to four lucky MyArchDaily users who participate in the nominating/voting process. Each nomination/vote will give you a chance in the draw - plus, you’ll get more chances if you invite people to vote (using the link that we will give you after you vote).

The firms behind the two most voted projects overall will get an amazing HP Designjet T520 web connected Printer, courtesy of our friends from HP.

The Rules

Selected Projects

- All buildings published between Jan 1st 2013 and Dec 31st 2013 under the following categories are eligible for this award: Houses, Housing, Healthcare Architecture, Industrial Architecture, Educational Architecture, Sports Architecture, Cultural Architecture, Hospitality Architecture, Refurbishment, Offices, Interiors Architecture, Commercial Architecture, Public Architecture, and Religious Architecture.

- By submitting their works to ArchDaily for publication, offices agree to enter this competition and to be present on the promotional material.

- Authorship and copyright of each project belong to the offices and architects mentioned on each project’s page.


- The nomination process starts on January 14th and ends January 21st, 2013 at 11:59PM EST.

- The voting round starts on January 22nd and ends January 29th at 11:59PM EST.

- The winners will be announced on January 30th, 2013.


- Only registered users can nominate/vote.

- Anyone can register to nominate/vote. To do so, you must follow the registration link and complete the required steps to become a registered user (or use your existing My ArchDaily account).

- To register you must use a valid email address. Votes coming from users without a valid email address will be removed.

- You can only nominate/vote for one building per category.

- Offices and architects are encouraged to promote their works for voting, but no monetary or virtual gift compensation should be offered. You can use the following link:

First stage: Nominations

- Starting January 14th, 2014, registered users will be able to nominate their favorite project for each of the 14 categories included in the Awards. One nomination per category.

- Nomination ends on January 21st at 11:59PM EST.

- The five projects with the most nominations for each category will move on to the voting round.

Second stage: Voting

- On January 22nd, 2014, registered users will be able to vote for their favorite project among the finalists.

- Users can vote for one project per category.

- The voting round will end January 29th at 11:59PM EST.


- Winners of each category will be announced on ArchDaily’s home page on January 30th, 2014.

- Winners of each category will receive a physical award from ArchDaily.

- Of all the 14 winners (one per category), the firms behind the two most voted projects overall will get an amazing HP Designjet T520 web connected Printer, courtesy of our friends from HP.

- The 5 finalists and the winners of each category can use the respective title for their own purposes. ArchDaily will provide promotional material.

You could win an iPad Mini

- We will give away four iPad Mini Retinas, two during each stage of the award (iPad Mini retina display, Black, 16GB, WiFi). Winners can choose color (Space Grey or White).

- Every registered user who votes in the first stage of nominations will automatically enter for a chance to win one of the two iPad Minis; every registered user who votes in the second stage of voting will automatically enter for a chance to win one of the two iPad minis.

- If you participated in the first stage, and were the winner of an iPad Mini, you are still eligible to participate in the Second Stage with the possibility of winning another iPad Mini.

- The winners of each iPad Mini will be announced after each round.

- ArchDaily will be responsible for shipping the prize to the winners, but won’t cover any additional costs related to local taxes, customs, etc.

Important notes

- All data the data of registered users will be kept private and will not be shared with 3rd parties.

- After each stage, all nominations/votes will be checked. Votes submitted by fake/invalid registrations will be remove. All attempts to abuse the system, such as creating dummy accounts, suspicious behavior from individual IPs addresses or any other techniques to generate nominations/votes in automated ways will be logged and reviewed for removal.

- ArchDaily reserves the right to analyze the data during every stage of the Awards in order to ensure a fair process.

- All questions should be sent to David Basulto, director of the awards, through our contact form.

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David Basulto
Cite: David Basulto. "Announcing the 2014 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards" 14 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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