Europan 12 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 project(s).
6. Each project must have two types of entry: the first is a strategic reflection-project responding to the session topic and the urban challenges, and on the urban scale of the chosen site. The second is an executable architectural project on a clearly defined area of the site.
7. In each country a national jury judges the strategic reflection and architectural projects on their sites. The Europan Scientific Committee then compares and analyses the projects together on a European level, launching the debate between the sites representatives and the jury members during a Forum. Finally, the national jury meets a second time to make the final decision of the winning teams.
8. 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.
9. Prize-winning teams are then helped by the Europan organisers to secure commissions to be implemented. After the announcement of the results, meetings are organised for each site with the city representatives, the juries and the winning teams.
10. Prize-winning proposals are exhibited and published on a national level. On a European scale, a results catalogue is published and an inter-sessions meeting is organised to gather the rewarded teams, the sites representatives, the juries and the organisers to discuss the results.
Europan 12 - Launching and Registration on Monday March 18th, 2013 Europan 12 Topic: The Adaptable City, Inserting Urban Rhythms Europan Europe - www.europan-europe.eu