Just over six months have passed since we announced the winners of our 2015 Building of the Year (BOTY) Awards, in which 31,000 of our readers helped us to narrow down over 3,000 projects to just 14 winners. Over six editions of our BOTY Awards, we've given awards to 83 buildings - some of these have gone to established names in the field, from OMA to Álvaro Siza; however over the years our peer-voted awards have also brought attention to emerging architects like Tiago do Vale Arquitectos and given international exposure to architects that were previously only known locally such as sporaarchitects.
Of course, with six months since BOTY 2015 we're also around six months from the award's next installment, making now the perfect time to start looking ahead to 2016. Find out how to ensure your firm has a chance to join the prestigious list of ArchDaily's BOTY winners after the break.
How can you make sure that your building is eligible for the award? It's very simple: send us details of the project for publication. Every building featured in our projects section between January 1st and December 31st 2015 will automatically be entered into the 2016 BOTY Awards.
You can submit your project via our contact form by selecting the "Submit a project (built)" option. But remember, in order to be published you'll need the following materials:
- A selection of great photographs in JPG format, 2880px wide (Retina display-Ipad resolution) if possible
- Plans, sections and elevations of the design in either JPG, EPS or PDF format
- A well-written and thoroughly checked project description with data sheet (credits, year, collaborators, area, photo credits, etc) in Word (Original language and English)
- Diagrams, video or anything else that could help our readers to understand the project in a better way (optional)
To streamline the decision and publication process, it's also recommended that you create an online folder containing these materials (for example in Google Drive or Dropbox), providing a link to view these materials in your initial contact.
We look forward to seeing your projects and to having you take part in the 2016 Building of the Year Awards - and in the meantime, check out this video of last years BOTY Refurbishment Award Winner, The Number 6 designed by Building: