First Baku International Architecture Competition

Sponsor: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Azerbaijan Republic;  International Union of Architects (UIA)

Type: Open, international

Location: Azerbaijan

Eligiblity: Certified architects (all categories), students of architecture studying in schools recognised by the government or UIA member section in their country (only the “D” category) may participate in the Award.

Registration Deadline: 15 September 2013

Submission Deadline: 15 October 2013

Entrance Fee: None
Awards: Prizes totaling 52,500 AZN (USD 67,305)
For each of seven categories:
– First prize of 4000 AZN (USD 5000);
– Second prize of 2500 AZN (USD 3200);
– Third prize of 1000 AZN (USD 1415)


  • Michel Barmaki (Lebanon), UIA Secretary General
  • Elbay Gazimzada (Azerbaijan), UAA President
  • Vassilis Sgoutas (Greece), UIA Past President
  • Thomas Vonier (USA), UIA Vice-President
  • Hayder Ali (Sudan), UIA Vice-President

Design Challenge: The main objective of the competition is to discover new ideas for: development and implementation of urban planning and architectural designs, more meaningful design of buildings and structures, search for composition, volumetric and spatial solutions; implementation of practical ideas to achieve the maximum diversity.

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