DesignArchitecture competitions in Europe

Architecture competitions in Europe

There are many architecture competitions held in Europe each year for both young and old architects, designers, artists, among other professionals in this industry. Some of the ongoing architectural competitions in Europe in 2021 include the Europan 17 Design Competition1, the International Union of Architects (UIA) competition2, and many more. You can find more information about these competitions on the ACE website3.

What is Europan 17 Design Competition?

Europan is a thematic competition of ideas/projects followed by processes of implementations. It is a tool for European cities and urban actors to find and develop innovative strategies for their sites in transformation. Europan is a platform for young professionals of urban, landscape and architectural design less than 40 years of age. The Europan 17 competition seeks proposals for 51 different sites across Europe. It challenges participants to “re-imagine architectures by taking care of inhabited milieus”, in ways that spare natural resources and common goods, and encourage recycling processes and hybridisation


How many countries participate in this competition?

The Europan 17 session proposes 51 cities in 12 European countries. The participating countries of the E17 session are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Slovenia, Netherlands and Finland

How can I participate in these competitions?

To participate in the Europan competition, you need to be a professional of the architectural, urban and landscape design under 40 years of age. Students with a bachelor degree or equivalent can be associates, yet under the condition that the team representative is a graduated architect. You can find more information about the competition and how to register on the Europan-Europe website.

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