TraMod AWARDS 2023

TraMod AWARDS 2023

The World`s First International Award on Interactions between Tradition & Modernity in Architecture & Design

About TraMod ACADEMY

TraMod [Tradition + Modernity] is an International academy for studying interactions between tradition and modernity in architecture and design. Respecting and saving identity, traditions and cultures in one hand and being modern and up-dated in the other hand, cause new generations of architects and designers to have a mixture of tradition and modernity in their architecture, interior design and fashion-industrial design projects. TraMod ACADEMY focuses on the methods of this mixture and will analyze architecture and design projects which follow this way of design thinking. This academy is an open platform to share these kinds of projects, related events, workshops, webinars, competitions, tours and interviews with architects and designers all over the world

About TraMod AWARDS

Beside all these activities, TraMod ACADEMY is ready to run its INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN AWARD EVENT, TraMod AWARDS 2023 (Tradition + Modernity in Architecture & Design). The TraMod AWARDS 2023 will focus on built/unbuilt Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design and Fashion Design projects which interaction between tradition and modernity can be felt in appearance or meaning and internal aspects of the projects in two professional/student categories. The jury in each division will decide on the judging rules and applicants can submit their projects online according to the submission rules of the academy. The jury process will be online and The GALA NIGHT and winners announcement will be face to face and in one of the most famous universities in Istanbul, Turkey


Studying, analyzing, selecting and sharing architecture and design projects with interactions between tradition and modernity is the main goal of this program. How architecture & design have respect to culture and how culture is being updated with today`s user and how to keep past and identity beside modernity are some other important factors of this award. The problem(s) is cleared (How to have this combination or is this combination needed?) but the solution (s) needs such kind of discussions which TraMod ACADEMY, as the first center in the world, is looking for. If you have paid attention to cultures, societies, identity, traditions, history, past, today and future in your design projects, TraMod AWARDS is the correct destination to submit what you have done. We are looking for solutions of interactions between tradition and modernity in architecture and design and these interactions may include concept, idea, appearance, meaning or construction aspects in any creation of design world


TraMod AWARDS 2023 Opening Announcement: July 2023 | Early Bird Registration & Submission: 31 August 2023 | Standard Registration & Submission: 10 October 2023 | Late Registration & Submission: 17 November 2023 ( LATE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED up to 17 November 2023 ) | Longlists & Shortlists Announcement: December 2023 | Winners Announcement & Gala Night: Monday, 18 December 2023


Professional (Built-Unbuilt/Concept) Category & Student Category in four projects types: Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion Design & Industrial-Product Design


Professional Category: Early Bird Registration & Submission: 100 USD | Standard Registration & Submission: 200 USD | Late Registration & Submission: 300 USD

Student Category: Early Bird Registration & Submission: Free | Standard Registration & Submission: 30 USD | Late Registration & Submission: 50 USD


TraMod ACADEMY has invited high-quality & International award-winner professional architects and designers, academicians & artists from different countries, such as India, Turkey, Canada, Nigeria, England, Italy, Iran and Bangladesh. The jury members are invited according to their golden & professional experiences on interactions between Tradition & Modernity which is the main target of this award

Sanjay Puri | Sanjay Puri Architects

Sanjay Puri in an International awarded Indian architect and his architecture office is listed in Archdaily's list of the best 100 architecture firms worldwide and in the Architizer New York list of top 130 architecture firms worldwide. Winning the Architizer A + , New York , Best Residential Firm of the Year Award 2022 , The LEAF , London,Best Interior project of the Year 2021 , the firm has won 306 awards including 207 International Awards and 99 National Awards in India. 8 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design’s International Architecture Awards in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012 & 2011, 10 World Architecture Festival Awards in 2018, 2017 , 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 & 2010, 16 Society of American Registered Architects Awards (SARA), New York, 14 Architizer A+ Awards, New York , 41 World Architecture Community Awards and 5 Hospitality Design Awards New York in 2020, 2015,2012 & 2010 are some of the other awards won by the firm in the last 7 years. The firm with founding partners Sanjay Puri & Nina Puri have won architectural projects in Australia, Spain, Montenegro, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman and Dallas in addition to projects in 40 Indian cities. With a diverse portfolio of townships, schools, hotels, retail and office buildings, they continue their quest for creating innovative design solutions that are sustainable on a large scale. Sanjay has been a judge at The World Architecture Festivals in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Singapore & Berlin. He has been on the jury of Architectural Review Awards, London, Plan Awards, Venice, Inde Awards, Australia & been a speaker at multiple architecture conventions worldwide

Emre Arolat | EAA

Emre Arolat is an International well-known Turkish architect and founder of EAA in Istanbul. EAA is not only one of the largest architectural offices of Turkey, also has a recognized presence in the global scene along its offices in New York and London in addition to Istanbul. Since its establishment, the studio has built an impressively wide range of works from urban masterplans, airports to residential, cultural buildings and workplaces. The practice has received international attention very early with the Minicity Theme Park in 2005 which was recognized as Selected Work by the Mies van der Rohe Awards for European Architecture. A great number of international awards followed including Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010 with the Ipekyol Textile Factory Building. Latest breakthrough project Sancaklar Mosque, a building that blends perfectly with the landscape, is again honored by the selection of Mies van der Rohe Award in 2015, along many others.EAA is highly regarded for its ability to reconcile the identity and rootedness of the context and the place within its cultural, historical and geographic conditions, with the inescapable demands of the contemporary world to succeed in delivering a compelling design as result. Well experienced in big scale national and international projects, the studio prioritizes collaboration with worldwide engineering and consultancy firms and adopt the cutting-edge computer programming to carry them out. The design is pursued till the smallest detail, comprehensively elaborated, solved and drawn

The noteworthy works of the studio have been compiled in the monograph ‘Context & Plurality’ edited by Philip Jodidio and Suha Ozkan and published by Rizzoli New York in 2013, and also displayed in several important institutions as Design Museum and Royal Academy of Arts in London, at RIBA and at as well as being presented in the International Architecture Biennale in Venice both at 2012 and 2016. The co-founder and lead designer of the practice, Emre Arolat has been internationally sought after lecturer at prestigious universities. Recently, he taught at the Advanced Studio at Yale School of Architecture as Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor in the 2017 Fall Semester. Arolat was the co-curator of the first Istanbul Design Biennale in 2012. He was granted with a professorship by International Academy of Architecture in 2015

Alireza Taghaboni | Next Office

Alireza Taghaboni, a practicing architect since 2004, founded Next Office in 2009. Taghaboni is also a painter and holds a Ph.D. in Architecture. A frequent contributor to Iranian architecture and urbanism magazines and periodicals, he is a tutor and partner at the Contemporary Architects Association of Iran (CAAI), a private institute in Tehran that offers an alternative education program to formalized pedagogical frameworks of the country. Moreover, since August 2021 he has been responsible as a head manager in CAAI. In 2018, Taghaboni was awarded the inaugural Royal Academy Dorfman award in recognition of his talent that represents the future of architecture

Tim Fu | Studio Tim Fu

Tim Fu is a renowned architectural designer specialized in advanced computation and artificial intelligence (AI). Emerging from ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS, he has founded Studio Tim Fu, a high-tech design practice pioneering the integration of AI into visionary design. As an active educator, he has run workshops at Harvard GSD, PA Academy, and lectured in various universities and conferences globally. His A.I. explorations have been featured worldwide, including Skynews, Bloomberg, AD, GenAI Summit, NXT BLD and has been exhibited during the Venice Biennial. "TRADITIONAL SOCIETIES & MODERN TECHNOLOGIES IN ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN" is the title of recent project which Tim has worked with TraMod ACADEMY

Ali A. Alraouf | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Prof. Alraouf is an architect, urban designer, planner, critic, writer, and professor, with seventy-five years of academic, research and consulting experience. He served as the Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Science and Arts, and as a Coordinator of the Urban Planning Program at Qatar University. His research interests include museums’ architecture, contemporary Gulf cities, knowledge and creative cities, post-oil urbanism, the creative value of architectural and urban heritage, architectural and urban criticism. Prof. Alraouf has received several regional and international awards in architecture, urban design, teaching and scientific research. Prof. Alraouf has published more than 150 research papers, articles and technical reports in international conferences and periodicals. He has also been invited to give lectures and present his projects and research findings at universities, architectural associations and research center in more than 30 countries including Berkeley, Cambridge, UCL, Howard, Chicago, Leipzig, Malaysia, Seoul, Malaga, American universities in Sharjah, Kuwait, Lebanon, and most of Gulf universities. He is the co-author of several books in Arabic and English and a single author of the following books: Architectural Criticism and its Role in the Development of Contemporary Architecture (2014), From Mecca to Las Vegas: Treatises on Architecture and Holiness (2014), Cities of the Arabs in Their Novels (2016), Critical Essays in Egyptian Architecture (2016), Urban Architectural Blogs (2017) and Knowledge-Based Urban Development in the Middle East.(2018), Square, Revolution and People: The Architectural and Urban Story of Tahrir Square (2019), The Arab City: Challenges of Urbanization in Transforming Societies (2020), Social Transformations in the Arab Gulf States: Identity, Tribe and Development (2021), Architecture, Urbanization and the City in the Post-COVID Era (2022). Prof. Alraouf is Head of Urban Lab and Design Studio (Studio 18), R&D Senior Advisor for the Urban Planning Department in Qatar, a professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Head of the Sustainable Urbanism Unit at the Qatar Green Building Council, and a board member of the International Society of City Planners

Luca Poian | Luca Poian Forms

Luca Poian is an award-winning London-based architect with a keen interest in architectural tectonics. His work spans a variety of scales and uses and is characterized by a rigorous approach that integrates materials, construction and context

Neslihan Dostoğlu | İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi

Neslihan Dostoglu studied architecture at Middle East Technical University in Turkey (B. Arch. 1978, M. Arch. 1981), and received her Ph.D. in Architecture from University of Pennsylvania in USA in 1986. After working at Bursa Uludag University for sixteen years, she started teaching at İstanbul Kültür University in 2010 and became the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture in 2017. She was the Head of MIDEKON, the Council of Deans of Faculties of Architecture in Turkey and Northern Cyprus from 2019 to 2021. Dostoglu, who is the Manager of UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bursa, is the author and the editor of several books. She has also contributed articles to many national and international publications, and has received various awards in architectural design competitions

Rizvi Hassan | Rizvi Hassan Architects

Rizvi Hassan is a Bangladeshi citizen and graduated on B.Arch from BUET in 2017. Since the beginning of his practice, he has been exploring various roles of a design professional in unconventional fields. He has worked in Jhenaidah, Cox’s Bazar, Ukhiya & Teknaf for various Bangladeshi communities and Rohingya refugees. Observation, materiality, environment and learning from each other have been the key in his design process that tries to reflect on the construction and spaces as well. Currently he has been working with IOM-UN Migration, ICRC, Oxfam, NGO Forum, BRAC and other organizations. Among his recent works- Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre, Health Facility for Konapara, Hindupara Community Center, Safe Space for Women & Girls, Bhalukiya Community Centre etc. are notable. For his and his team’s contribution, UN-OCHA has declared them as real-life heroes in 2020. They also have been recognized by The Guardian in 2020 and Aga Khan Trust for Culture in 2022

Habibeh Madjdabadi | Habibeh Madjdabadi Studio

HABIBEH MADJDABADI, born in 1977, is an Iranian Architect, Author, Designer, and Speaker. She started her professional career in 2003 right after winning first prize in the design competition of restoring a historical building (belonging to Zand dynasty) in Iran. Since then, she has received several awards and recognitions, among which are: shortlisted for Aga Khan Award 2016 and Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award 2019, winner of Chicago Award 2014, Worldwide Brick Award 2014, and MEMAR Award 2014 and 2021

Adeyemo Shokunbi | Patrickwaheed Design Consultancy

Adeyemo Shokunbi trained as an architect in the UK. He worked for a number of architecture practices before co setting-up an architecture and interior design firm specializing in the design and build of high-end, new-build and refurbishment projects in the commercial and private sectors across the UK. In 2007, Adeyemo and Patrick Koshoni formed the partnership named patrickwaheed design consultancy (PWDC) as a vessel to interrogate what was termed the Ethno-Tropical Contemporary (ETC) architecture. As a co-creative director with PWDC, Adeyemo has been involved in a number of projects throughout the country that span across different typologies and scales: These include; residential, educational, commercial warehouses, office buildings and a place of worship. His design emphasizes maximum utilization of materiality and craftsmanship in other to achieve an aesthetic that will hopefully redefine the architectural narrative of the built environment in Nigeria. It is what Adeyemo has termed the New Alternative Nigerian Aesthetic (NANA). In 2021, Adeyemo was bestowed the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, the Innovative Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for Best Architect. Adeyemo is a registered chartered architect with Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (MNIA). He is a cell head of the Cultural Intellectual Association

Reza Najafian | ReNa Design

Reza Najafian, architect-interior designer and founder of ReNa Design is a well-established name in the professional community of architecture and design and has been involved in a wide range of successful projects. Besides architecture, Reza has also pursued his other interests in art such as Product design, Graphic design and photography, with many of his projects in these fields being present in exhibitions. Another highlights of his professional artistic career is the logo design, corporate identity and branding projects completed for more than 70 offices and organizations. Design, art, innovation, experimentation and viewing the surrounding world through new perspectives, have always been Reza’s main interests throughout his career

Hatice Gökçe | Karakarga Design Studio

Born in 1973, Hatice Gökçe graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and founded her own design atelier in 1998. Hatice Gökçe, one of the names that come to mind when men's clothing is mentioned in Turkey, started her career by receiving the Best Men's Design Award in the competition she participated in in 1998, and received the Unique Design award in the design competition held in Japan in 1999. The designer, who is a founding member of the Fashion Designers Association, has been the design coordinator of the social responsibility project "Argande" supported by the United Nations since 2008. Gökçe presented her designs to a wide audience with The Leather Age project, which she introduced at Istanbul Modern, first in Beijing and then in Shanghai. Gökçe, who exhibited The Leather Age Project at Milan Fashion Week in September 2015, took part in the project of Istanbul Modern's Craft, Design, Art Platform. He embraces experimental work and creates designs with innovative fabrics in his eponymous men's clothing brand. With his podcasts called Fashion Persona, he shares his findings, thoughts and observations that reveal the invisible, not the visible, sides of fashion. The designer brings to life the harmony of simple and elegant luxury by combining comfort and detail, richness and depth, with his designs bearing traces of the harmony of nature and the claims of technology. Hatice Gökçe is one of the leading names in the Turkish fashion world with her special interest in texture, her investigative spirit and alternative designs

Alper Çabuk | ESTÜ

Former Vice president of Eskişehir Technical University and president of the faculty of architecture and design, Prof. Dr. Alper Çabuk, has worked at Ankara University, University of Massachusetts (World Bank Scholarship), TUBITAK, American Geomatics Group, and finally Anadolu University and Eskişehir Technical University, Department of Architecture. His main interest is the traditional cultures and technics and finding solutions for today’s architecture and design and as a designer-academician, he tries to guide the new generation of students toward this way

Siavash Sufinejad | Villa Sufia

Siavash Sufi Nejad, founder of Villa Sufia, has been working as a designer and manufacturer of furniture, carpets and lighting items by combining traditional facts and modern art since 2008. With his unique brand, "Villa Sufia" designs and produces interior design elements. In recent years, he has won five gold, silver, and bronze medals at the European Product Design Award in 2019-2023, followed by three awards at the IDA Design Competition in 2021. In 2022, in A’ Design Award, he won three iron medals, one silver Brunswick, as well as three medals of honor in the Master of Architecture award and two artworks by him which won the A' Design Award medal have been published on the Design Boom website. It is also worth mentioning that in 2023, he won the A' Design Award gold medal in the field of furniture design as well as one Iron medal

Osman Tutal | ESTÜ

Prof. Dr. Osman Tutal, is a Turkish architect and academician and dean of faculty of architecture and design at ESTÜ. His main interest is the effect of culture and traditions in today`s architecture and design process and he tries to develop and work on research and academic projects in this field

Natalia Orca | Natalia Orca Design

Natalia Orca, is a Milan-Based Italian designer. She applies the ancient knowledge of India in her projects and transmits it through modern forms. Laureate in various international competition, listed in Vogue Italy as Italian Talent for contemporary interior designer, are some honors of Natalia. Creating dialog between cultures in design, is one of the main goals she is searching for in her design projects

Arash G. Tehrani | Studio Arash G. Tehrani

Arash G Tehrani, is an Award-Winning Architect, Designer, and University lecturer, whose projects were recognized and published worldwide and translated into different languages. Besides international attention in architectural events and publications, and Judging international Awards and Competitions, he's been selected in ARCHITECT Magazine's list of "50 most Influential Architects from the Middle East" for 2 years, “The Architect of the Season” by ArchLine Magazine, and nominated for “The Architect of the Year” in Design ME Awards 2019. He is a 7-time nominee of Middle East Architect Awards since 2014 for several categories, such as “YOUNG ARCHITECT of the YEAR”; 4-time finalist of 2A Continental Awards for both Europe and Asia Awards, in Vienna and Madrid, and shortlisted in 16th and 21st World Architecture Awards. His works also were exhibited at 56th Venice Art Biennale 2015, in the Iran pavilion, and several other exhibitions around the world, in cities such as Vienna, Tokyo, Venice, Yerevan, Baku, Tehran, Isfahan, &, etc. In addition to working on personal projects since 2008, and participating in competitions, he has designed various projects in size and type for several architectural firms as the design architect

Note: By submitting the project to this award, the participant confirms that he/she has accepted all copyrights rules and TraMod ACADEMY, as the organizer of this award, has this permission to use the received materials on it`s website/social media accounts and related exhibitions

As TraMod AWARDS 2023, organized by TraMod ACADEMY, has created an international platform to share cultures, ideas and creativities, it is a great opportunity to join and enjoy. The Sponsorship of TraMod ACADEMY AWARDS 2023 is divided to 4 categories; Golden, Silver, Bronze & Normal and all related companies, institutes, centers and organizations are welcomed to cooperate with TraMod ACADEMY in one of these sponsorship categories