Europan 17

Europan in 10 points

1. Europan is open to young professionals of the architectural, landscape and urban design under 40 years of age and with a European degree or working in Europe, but also to students in the same disciplines, having a bachelor. Each team must include at least one graduated architect except on sites where it is notified.

2. Europan is a call for projects of ideas at the urban, landscape and architectural scale, followed by implementations.

3. Europan is a European federation of the associative and national structures organising the competitions, launched simultaneously with common objectives and on a common theme: Living Cities 2 Re-imagining architectures by taking care of the inhabited environments.

4. Rules, calendar and judging methods are identical in all the participating countries. The competitions are open, public, European and anonymous. Competitors can register freely in the participating country of their choice.

5. A series of sites (urban or peri-urban) in European cities, accompanied with a brief and a complete file, is proposed to competitors. They 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 theme and the social/ecological challenges, and on the territorial scale of the site; the other one is a project designed on a defined area of the site. Submission is strictly done through the European website. It includes 3 A1 panels, 3 images and a short text for the communication of the project, as well as a text of maximum 4 pages focusing on project ideas and processes.

7. In each country a specific jury of experts preselects the most innovating projects per site. The Europan Scientific Committee then compares and analyses these projects on a European level, fuelling the debate between the sites’ representatives and the jury members during the Cities and Juries Forum. The juries then meet a second time, country by country, to make the final decision of the winning teams.

8. Finally, each jury that designates –for each country– winners and runners-up, that are to 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 and workshops are organised on each site with the city representatives, members of 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 (catalogue, team portraits on European website) and an Inter-Sessions Forum is organized at the European level to discuss the results with the winning teams, the sites representatives, the juries and the organisers.