Europan 14 is launched this Monday 13 February 2017 at 09:30 (GMT +1) on 45 sites among 13 European countries.
Two innovations characterise this new session:
- besides the Synthetic Site Folders, the sites' Briefs are now available for free as well, allowing participants to have a better idea of the issues at stake as well as to simplify the choice of a site to submit on;
- the submission is lighter, with only 3 panels and communication documents (images + text).
Here is a short reminder for Europan 14 in 10 points:
1. 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.
2. Europan is a call for projects of ideas at the urban and architectural scale, followed by implementations.
3. Europan is a European federation of the national structures organising the competitions, launched simultaneously on a common theme and with common objectives.
4. 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.
5. 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 – if there is more than one site, those have to be located in different countries.
6. 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 defined area of the site.
Submission is strictly done on the European website. It includes 3 panels as well as 3 images and a short text for the communication of the project.
7. In each country a national jury of experts preselects 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.
8. Finally, each jury that designates –for each country– winners and runners-up, who receive a prize. Some non-rewarded projects may receive a special mention.
9. The Europan organisers then help the prize-winning teams to obtain 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.
10. Prize-winning projects are exhibited and published on a national level. The results are promoted on the European scale and an Inter-Sessions Forum is organized to discuss the results with the winning teams, the sites representatives, the juries and the organisers.