Global Architecture and Design Awards 2018 Results Announced

The Rethinking the Future (RTF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Global Architecture & Design Awards, given to projects showcasing excellence and innovation in architecture & design. This year, 748 projects were registered from more than 50 countries, spanning architecture, landscaping, urban design, product design and interior design categories.

If you’ve missed participating in GADA, you don’t need to worry. RTF’s next series of awards is open for Registration.

Jury’s Comments

Entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential jury panel composed of established scholars, prominent press members, creative design professionals and experienced entrepreneurs who devoted great care and attention to details while voting each entry. Some of the Jury’s Comments are as follows:

I am impressed by the diverse entries from around the world and the quality of design regardless of project budget. Each winning entry does a fantastic job responding to site constrains, light, climate and culture. Notably, the high percentage of works that fall under adaptive reuse and their sensitivity to sustainability and resiliency should be celebrated.

Angela Lee | Principal and regional director, Asia Pacific | HKS

These projects demonstrate how design can make a positive impact on communities around the world. Each geographic place needs architects dedicated to understanding the challenges and opportunities latent in the physical world around them. The best of these designs tapped into this significant understanding of place and transformed the places to better connect, stimulate, and challenge the people around them.

Sven Shockey | Vice President | Design Director | SmithGroup

Generally, this year’s design entries for Urban Design (conceptual), Institutional Buildings (built) and Public Buildings (built) were quite commendable to err on the side towards an understanding to each of the environmental context situated and some bears more thoughtful humanity design than others. Future design and innovation continue to embrace in materiality and cultural expressions and architectural types. Yet, as much we would like to see more future visions and designing pathways to rethink our future operating in the epoch of Anthropocene.

Chiu Kuo Wei | Director, M.Arch.II, AAD Program. Tunghai Architecture Graduate School

It was a pleasure reviewing the award submittals. The great variation in context, approach and implementation of the submittals was enlightening. The projects that rise to the top are the ones that take a strong concept and flush out the architecture in a meaningful way to bring those thoughts to reality. I was inspired by the general sense that community engagement played a strong role in the planning and development of these projects. Likewise, the global impact of our built environment was identified as a challenge with these projects at a very high level. It was very interesting to see the varied responses to addressing these challenges.

Paul Ubranek | Vice President | Design Director | SmithGroup

Media Coverage – RTF Provides Maximum Reach to its Winners with Extensive PR Campaign and More than hundred Media Partners 

The team of RTF, in association with RTF Media Lab has sent the Winners of Global Architecture and Design Awards 2018 in their Official Channels. In addition, the RTF Media Lab also communicates the winners to worldwide popular blogs and provides tools for communication to the designers. The designers are also given Winners Logo to put on their websites to indicate the quality of designs. The Global Architecture & Design Award brings the extraordinary eminence to Winning Projects. Check out the Press Release on Official Media Partners of Rethinking The Future – Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018: