Here is a 10-point short reminder of the Europan 13 competition:
- Europan is directed at young professionals of the architectural and urban design under 40 years of age and with a European degree or working in Europe. Each team must include at least one architect.
- Europan is a call for projects of ideas at the urban and architectural scale, followed by implementations.
- Europan is a European federation of the national structures organising the competitions, launched simultaneously on a common theme and with common objectives.
- Rules and judging methods are identical in all the participating countries. The competitions are open, public, European and anonymous. Competitors can register freely in the country of their choice.
- A series of urban sites in European towns, accompanied with a programme brief, is proposed to competitors. Competitors choose from these sites the one(s) on which they want to submit their projects.
- Each project must have two types of entry: the first one is a strategic reflection project responding to the session topic and the urban challenges, and on the territorial scale of the site; the other one is an urban-architectural project on a clearly defined area of the site.
Submission is strictly digital and is done on the European website.
New: Besides the 3 panels and the digital document, submission now includes 3 images and a short text for the communication of the project.
- In each country a national jury of experts first shortlists the most innovating projects per site. The Europan Scientific Council then compares and analyses these projects on a European level, launching the debate between the sites representatives and the jury members during a Forum. Finally, the national juries meet a second time to make the final decision of the winning teams.
- Each of the national competitions has their own jury that designates winners and runners-up, who receive a prize. Some non-rewarded projects may receive a special mention.
- The Europan organisers then help the prize-winning teams to secure commissions to be implemented. After the announcement of the results, meetings are organised on each site with the city representatives, the juries and the winning teams.
- Prize-winning projects are exhibited and published on a national level. The results are promoted on the European scale and an Inter-Sessions meeting is organized to discuss the results with the winning teams, the sites representatives, the juries and the organisers.