As we successfully launched our 12th Building of the Year Awards earlier this year, we want to thank you for being part of our community for over 10 years. Together we have been growing and contributing to the architectural scene, aiming for a better world.
Now, we are proud to announce the 5th edition of The ArchDaily Building of the Year China, celebrating the best architecture in China, as chosen by you, the reader.
By nominating and voting, you form part of an interdependent, impartial, distributed network of jurors and peers that has consistently helped us celebrate architecture of every scale, purpose, and condition, and architects of all profiles. Over the coming weeks, your votes will result in 700 Chinese projects filtered down to just 10 best projects in China.
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During the next weeks, you’ll be in charge of nominating buildings for the shortlist, and then voting for the winners of Chinese projects. We will guide you through these stages accordingly.
During the nominating stage, each registered user of the My ArchDaily platform will have the chance to nominate one project (published for the first time between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020) per day This stage starts on February 25th and ends on March 15th at 23:59 (Beijing Time). After this, ten projects will move into the voting stage, starting March 16th and ending on March 22rd at 23:59 (Beijing Time). The winner will be announced during the morning (Beijing Time) on March 23rd, 2021.
-All completed buildings built in China published for the first time between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020. This would include projects built in Mainland China, HongKong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan.
-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.
First stage: Nominations
-Starting February 25th, 2021, registered users will be able to nominate their favorite project once per day.
-Nomination ends on March 15th at 23:59 (Beijing Time).
-The 10 projects with the most nominations will move on to the voting round.
Second stage: Voting
-On March 16th, 2021, we will update the platform with the shortlisted projects and registered users will be able to vote for their favorite project among the finalists.
-Users can vote for one project per day.
-The voting round will end on March 22nd at 23:59 (Beijing Time). The best three projects will be released on March 23rd as the winners.
How to Nominate and Vote
-Only registered users of the My ArchDaily platform can nominate/vote.
-Anyone can register on the My ArchDaily platform 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).
-All registered users can nominate/vote once per stage.
-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 in each stage.
-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: https://boty.archdaily.cn/cn/2021
-The nomination process starts on February 25th and ends on March 15th at 23:59 (Beijing Time).
-The voting round starts on March 16th and ending on March 22nd at 23:59 (Beijing Time).
-The winners will be announced in the morning (Beijing Time) on March 23nd, 2021.
-All 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 removed. All attempts to abuse the system, such as creating dummy accounts, suspicious behavior from individual IP 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.