Infographic: Visualizing The Architizer A+ Awards
February 21, 2013
The world’s largest online network for architecture now has the world’s best architecture awards program. The third and final phase of the first annual Architizer A+ Awards—that would be Public Voting—is underway (vote here!), and we’re amazed by the huge response we’ve been getting. Just 5 days into things, 60,000 people have picked their favorites for the Popular Choice awards. Which leads us to believe that, yes, people like architecture! They really do, and we’ve got all the stats to prove it.
We’ve collected the data and put together this nifty infographic to give you a better sense of A+. Click through for the highlights!
One thing that’s immediately apparent is how global the awards’ reach is and the type of international architecture they represent. Over a 3-month entry period, we received entries from over 100 countries, with tons of amazing projects in Canada, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, and Australia, and in cities likes Singapore, Istanbul, Moscow, Mexico City, and Ljublijana. Another funny, but completely unsurprising fact: architects really do wait till the last minute to do things. Exactly 64% of all our entries were submitted within days of each deadline.
The entries were evenly split between US architects and their international counterparts. Many of the American projects were Jury winners and/or Popular Choice winners, while even more were finalists, and still more were cited as special mentions.
When you break up the entries by category, Typologies led the Plus projects with a 2/3–1/3 split. ‘Residential’ was the single most popular category, followed by ‘Institutional’ and ‘Commercial’ buildings, and then by ‘Urban Transformation’ and ‘Self-Initiated’ projects.
Infographic by Simon Goetz
In ratings, ‘Institutional Kindergarten, Primary & High Schools’ had the best overall scores on the Typology side of things. ‘Living Small’ and ‘Urban Tranformation’ performed the best in the Plus categories.
Thanks to all the firms, architects, and designers who entered their work to the A+ Awards!