Papaverdriehoek

Scale: Architecture and Urban scale
Team representative: Architects, Urbanist
Site family: Productive Urban Transition
Location: Papaverdriehoek, Amsterdam
Population: Amsterdam: 835.000
Study area: 4,82 Ha
Project site: 0,15 Ha

Site provided by: City of Amsterdam
Actor(s) involved: City of Amsterdam 
Owner(s) of the site: Mixed ownership
Prizes: 1st Prize €12,000, Runner-up €6,000, Special mentions

SITE DEFINITION

Directly across the water (known as ‘the IJ’) behind Central Station, Papaverdriehoek Noord is a former ship-yard zone adjacent to the Johan van Hasselt kanaal off the river IJ in Amsterdam North. In a portion of this area, in 2012, part of the land was secured for a 10-year lease by the Municipality of Amsterdam after a group of architects won a tender to turn the site into a regenerative urban hub for circular economy. In this sector of the site, a thriving community of entrepreneurs and artists is realizing one of the most unique urban experiments in Europe in terms of sustainable technologies, waste recycling and innovative approaches.

WHAT IS CITY STRATEGY FOR THE AREA?

The site is located in Amsterdam-Noord, which has a different scale and structure than what most outsiders associate with Amsterdam: it is more open, spacious, industrial and raw. The site offers many opportunities to act as a pivot or hinge point between neighbour-hoods in the north and south, and as a gateway to the Buikslo-terham. The study area is characterized by spacious commercial buildings that are rapidly turning into living and working areas (ratio 50:50) where the sturdy industrial character remains. The munic-ipality would like to retain many of the existing businesses in the area after the transformation process has been completed.

MAIN QUESTIONS AND COMPETITION ASSIGNMENT
  1.  The assignment for the Papaverdriehoek consists of various parts. In the first instance, the demand is for a design of the project site; the plot owned by Buro Amsterdam. There, the two existing buildings on the plot will be demolished and replaced with one or more building volumes. The proposed ratio between working and living functions is 50:50. A design may express the new ambitions of the Papaverdriehoek: experimental, sustainable, and lively.
  2.  A vision on productivity proposed should be connected to the pivitol role that the site can play in the larger urban context. And what kind of building typologies can fit with these specific productive use? The ruggedness of the area can provide nourishment to the area’s vision, although the romance of the rugged edge is something that needs to be avoided. Supplementary investigations will be required, both in terms of business-economic and social-geographic aspects. It will be wise to supplement the knowledge of the design team with expertise in terms of the circular economy, business economics, and social geography.
  3.  The plot structure of the Papaverdriehoek can play a part of the proposal in its entirety. The municipality has not yet established a vision for the future development of Papaverdriehoek. The proposal for the project site can function as a new model which – perhaps with different plot sizes than the current one. This can be employed as a guide for the transformation for the whole of Papaverdriehoek. Special attention should be given to plot sizes, scale of buildings, built versus un-built, local and supralocal – from small to large
  4.  On an architectural level, its important to reflect on how working and living functions can flow into one another, and have a dynamic relationship with each other and the public space.
  5.  On the study area, phasing scenarios are expected that can support the transformation strategy and desired future image. It is important that various buildings in the Papaverdriehoek are listed to be demolished within a relatively short period. In combination with the temporary use of the parcels, newly-released terrain, and a vacant school (Amsterdamse School Architectuur), there is space for experimentation, temporary use, and relocation operations within the area.
COMPETITION REGISTRATION AT EUROPAN-EUROPE WEBSITE

The European website for the fourteenth session of the competition is available online.

It includes: the complete European rules for the Europan 14 competition; the session topic; the synthetic and complete site files grouped geographically or by themes; the juries compositions; and an organisational chart of all the Europan structures.

The website also offers the possibility to register to the competition and submit the complete proposals.

Transformatorweg

Scale:  Small / Urban Architecture
Team representative: Architect
Site family:  And productive again!
Location: Transformatorweg, Amsterdam
Population: Amsterdam: 835.000
Study area: 9.40 Ha
Project site: 2.16 Ha

Site provided by: City of Amsterdam
Actor(s) involved: City of Amsterdam, Mediacollage
Owner(s) of the site: City of Amsterdam
Prizes: 1st Prize €12,000, Runner-up €6,000, Special mentions

SITE DEFINITION

The location Transformatorweg is part of one of the (five) blocks of the planning area Sloterdijk I South. Despite the various port-related activities, the area has a mono-functional character with a strong emphasis on the car. There are very few examples of intensive urban development. The study area is bordered by rail tracks and private allotments in the south, undefined green space to the east. But change is coming. The highway to the north will be re-profiled and light-industrial buildings in the west will be replaced by mixed-use residential neighbourhood. As it stands, the area feels like a ‘non-place’. This is the fundamental challenge set by the competition.

HOW CAN THE SITE CONTRIBUTE TO THE PRODUCTIVE CITY?

On the project site, the ambition of the city is that new residential and non-residential programme can be integrated with the Mediacollege building to create a mixed-use cluster. During the process of transformation, it is important that the Mediacollege can continue to function, so the phasing of new additions and various development scenarios should be indicated clearly, and supported with strong arguments. It is important to understand both the benefits and constraints associated with combining and/or placing in close proximity the different uses. What could be the role of shared common spaces and how, for example, could educational facilities be used outside school hours for other forms of social or commercial activities? On the study area It is expected that design proposals include an analysis of how the site can function better as a gateway for Sloterdijk 1.

The study area is bordered by different conditions to the north, south, east and west and each border condition presents both challenges and opportunities. To the north, the city is busy with a new framework plan that will narrow the profile of Transformatorweg, releasing land for a new canal and more green, open spaces. To the west, the municipality intends to reduce the number of cars on Contactweg and make it more pedestrian-friendly. How might this space, and the future buildings that will face it, support the integration of the Transformatorweg in its surroundings? To the east, there are opportunities to connect to Amsterdam’s famous Westerpark.

WHAT IS CITY STRATEGY FOR THE AREA?

The site is located in Sloterdijk 1 development plan, an area in the eastern part of Amsterdam’s Port-City where in the long term, 40,000 homes will be built by 2040. The municipality wants to transform and convert this area into a coherent mixed-use urban district. Initially, the municipality is focusing on the area between Transformatorweg and railway tracks which will, over time, become a mix of living, working, educational and commercial facilities. The municipality wants to develop the area together with the existing owners and users. The first steps in this collaboration process has just started. 4,500 new homes will be realised in Sloterdijk 1 by 2025.

MAIN QUESTIONS AND COMPETITION ASSIGNMENT
  1.  Provide an architectural design for the project site, which balances the expansion ambitions of the Mediacollege, and those of the municipality who wish to intensify its location. The proposal should add living and working program, which helps to ensure that the location can function as a gateway for Sloterdijk.
  2.  The project site consists of two plots. The Mediacollege is located on one plot; the undeveloped land between the Mediacollage and Transformatorweg, owned by the municipality, is the second plot. The advantage of two separate ownerships is that buildings can be developed independently. With mutual agreement for the coordination and construction, the continuing functioning of the Mediacollege can be assured. The second advantage is that the two plots together provide opportunities for a better interpretation of the site’s potential in its entirety. For example, housing (student housing or for other groups) may be situated above the education building, and there could be larger flexibility for developing the new additions in phases. Programs can be temporary relocated so long as the Mediacollege, as an institution, can continue to function. Attention should be paid to the fact that the Mediacollege’s current building is still relatively new.The phasing of new additions and various development scenarios should be clearly argued and represents a final image of the design proposal. There is a need to overcome possible tensions between the two stakeholders, by proposing an effective, inspiring and convincing end image of a combined realisation that can benefit both parties.
  3.  On the study area, a vision of the public space is demanded in relation to the Transformatorweg location design. It is expected that work includes an analysis of how the site can function better as a gateway for Sloterdijk I. Designers are asked to illustrate their design proposals respecting existing conditions. Currently Contactweg is strongly focused on car traffic. A vision of an attractive public space is required that can function as a place to stay. Car and bicycle traffic (including parking provisions) must still continue to be able to make use of the street.The study area is bordered by different conditions to the north, south, east and west and each border condition presents both challenges and opportunities. For example, how might the plinth of future mainly residential buildings to the west be orientated and/or designed to enhance business synergies with the Mediacollege? To the north, the city is busy with a new framework plan that will narrow the profile of Contactweg, releasing land for more park-like spaces. What role could these spaces have? To the east, there are opportunities to connect to Amsterdam’s famous Westerpark.
COMPETITION REGISTRATION AT EUROPAN-EUROPE WEBSITE

The European website for the fourteenth session of the competition is available online.

It includes: the complete European rules for the Europan 14 competition; the session topic; the synthetic and complete site files grouped geographically or by themes; the juries compositions; and an organisational chart of all the Europan structures.

The website also offers the possibility to register to the competition and submit the complete proposals.

H-Buurt Zuidoost

Scale: S / Urban Architecture
Team representative: Architects, Urban planner
Site family:From city to productive city
Location: H-buurt, Amsterdam
Population: Amsterdam: 835.000
Study area: 36 Ha
Project site: 2,9 Ha

Site provided by: City of Amsterdam
Actor(s) involved: City of Amsterdam
Owner(s) of the site: City of Amsterdam
Prizes: 1st Prize €12,000, Runner-up €6,000, Special mentions

SITE DEFINITION

The H-Buurt is a small community of about 7500 inhabitants and is one of the districts of the Bijlmer, which was built in the 1960s following the functional ideas of CIAM and Le Corbusier that proposed to separate working areas from residential areas. Today, the neighbourhood is characterised by a mix of 1960s high-rise buildings and 1980s low-rise buildings set within a landscape with mature trees, areas of water and open spaces for parks. Traces of the CIAM philosophy on mobility still exist: cars, bicycles and pedestrians are clearly separated. The area has good connections to the city centre by Amsterdam’s metro line and has good connections to the city periphery by car, bus and bicycle.

WHAT IS CITY STRATEGY FOR THE AREA?

The site is located in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, an area characterized by mono-functional residential neighbourhoods and office undergoing transformation. High-rise residential buildings have been demolished and replaced by new blocks with a more human scale. Before the financial crisis, the municipality subsidised socially inclusive projects. In the current development model, the city would like to partner with developers to find new ways to safeguard strategies that can protect and nurture inclusive urban development. There is a desire to change the mono-functional area into mixed live/work neighbourhood that can foster the low-income economy.

MAIN QUESTIONS AND COMPETITION ASSIGNMENT
  1. The main assignment is on the project site. Here the Hakfort parking building is currently under review by the municpality and awaiting decision if it will be demolished and replaced by an alternative building typology and functional mix in which living and working can coexist. The assignment is to propose an architectural design that replace the Hakfort parking building. A second parking building also be demolished and redeveloped. This creates opportunities to propose a new cluster of buildings on the project site, in which low-end productivity can be fostered and encouraged. We look forward to see solutions that can start a new vision of combination between urbanity and productivity. This includes other investment flows, perhaps a different economy, a different architecture and a different future.
  2. The assignment also requires a seduction strategy to attract developers and private investment. In the current development model, the municipality would like to partner with developers to find new ways to safeguard strategies that can protect and nurture inclusive urban development. The municipality desires to create a mixed-use neighbourhood that can support the low-income economy. Therefore, the proposed typology needs to address the issue of cost effectiveness through its functional organisation, programmatic innovation and construction logic. Resourcefulness is required. Flexible building construction, options for expanding residences or business spaces at a later point in time, cheap building methods; these are just a few of the options which could help make the project financially viable. What type of work and living spaces could be considered desirable for the developers? Can the revenue generated by the housing lead to affordable workspaces? Or can the building(s) be designed by considering different built qualities within the building to achieve overall cost-effectiveness?
  3. The public space can play a role in enhancing the productivity while making it visible and promoting social cohesion. The demand is for a vision that connects the building volumes to the public space. The intention is for the public space to play a role in the productivity of the neighbourhood. Consider, for example, vegetable gardens, of which the harvest can be sold in the new buildings and surroundings. The well-used and socially important playground must be incorporated in the design. The social safety of the slow-moving traffic routes – pedestrians and cyclists – that run through the area are also an important point for the municipality. Proposals for this must be included in the design.
COMPETITION REGISTRATION AT EUROPAN-EUROPE WEBSITE

The European website for the fourteenth session of the competition is available online.

It includes: the complete European rules for the Europan 14 competition; the session topic; the synthetic and complete site files grouped geographically or by themes; the juries compositions; and an organisational chart of all the Europan structures.

The website also offers the possibility to register to the competition and submit the complete proposals.

Piarcoplein

Scale:L – Urban and architectural
Team representative: Architect, Urban Planner or Landscape Architect
Site family: From functionalist infrastructures to productive city
Location: Piarcoplein, Amsterdam
Population: Amsterdam: 835.000
Study area: 10,2 Ha
Project site: 1.86 Ha

Site provided by: City of Amsterdam
Actor(s) involved: City of Amsterdam
Owner(s) of the site: City of Amsterdam
Prizes: 1st Prize €12,000, Runner-up €6,000, Special mentions
Commission after competition: Study assignment and

SITE DEFINITION

Piarcoplein is currently a ‘park and ride’ area; it’s a place where cars are parked for long periods. For people who live in this region of Amsterdam, this is a convenient place to park their car and then travel by public transport either to the airport or to the city centre. Piarcoplein is the least attractive place in Sloterdijk Centrum. The site is both framed and trapped by streets, privatized open spaces and elevated train and metro tracks. The area currently lacks liveliness. The combination of cars on the ground and the bundles of roads, and regional and local transport infrastructure make the area feel like a non-place. And due to the lack of social control there is regular (minor) crime e.g. car burglary.

WHAT IS CITY STRATEGY FOR THE AREA?

The long-term strategy is to transform Sloterdijk Centrum from a monofunctional business area into a vibrant, mixed-use urban quarter. Recently, redundant offices have been converted to hotels, student housing, short stay accommodation, retail and other amenities. These changes have been guided by some of the most flexible zoning policies in the Netherlands. Sloterdijk Centrum’s location mid-way between Schiphol international airport and the city centre helps to ensure that it will continue to be a dynamic area. There is no clear final image in sight but the large amount of infrastructure will remain a given.

MAIN QUESTIONS AND COMPETITION ASSIGNMENT
  1. First and foremost, there is a requirement to put the Piarcoplein on the map by proposing an original, inspirational idea. Quality and sustainability, mobility, and production are key words that are of importance to the municipality. There is considerable space for a design proposals within the strict delineations of the project site. Proposals can range from public space design, temporary additions, small scale buildings or other options. Is it imaginable to consider building? And if so, should these buildings be higher than the elevated train tracks? In the long term, what are the chances for proposing larger building volumes within the project site? Ideas are expected to enhance productivity or to show-case the productive qualities of the surroundings.
  2. The assignment asks for scenarios regarding car mobility at this location, in relation to the region and Amsterdam. The expectation is that the role of the car will change in time. In the city, the possession of cars is already significantly decreasing. The question is whether this will also apply to areas in the greater Amsterdam region, from which residents use Sloterdijk Station as a hub to transfer to public transportation. It’s also important to consider the way in which future car parking is given form on Piarcoplein. The stacking of parking spaces, for example, is an option. Design solutions are expected that address the evolution of mobility and parking. The current number of P+R parking spaces is 196.
  3. On the project site it is important to consider the connections and public routes that pass through and around the site to and from Sloterdijk Station. At the street level, the human scale must be reintroduced. It is a matter in which the “city at eye-level” takes central stage. The expected increased usage of the infrastructure surrounding the station can both be an obstacle and an opportunity. At street level, provisions must be made for adequate drop-off areas for cars and touring buses. The following types of visitors must also be considered: pedestrians, many, many, cyclists, scooters, tourists, cars, touring cars/buses, disabled persons, elderly, children, and so on.
  4. At the scale of the study area, the task is to consider How can these groups be received in a more welcome and friendly atmosphere. An innovative vision for the soft programming of the open areas is expected. Proposals are expected to create meaningful connections between the three main squares around the station ( Piarcoplein, Orlyplein and Carrascoplein) to improve the user experience for visitors and residents. In the area surrounding Sloterdijk Station, the focus, concerning the public space, has, until now, primarily and successfully, been on temporariness. The question is whether that approach should be continued, or whether other solutions, that incorporate more permanent features such as water and greenery could be considered.
COMPETITION REGISTRATION AT EUROPAN-EUROPE WEBSITE

The European website for the fourteenth session of the competition is available online.

It includes: the complete European rules for the Europan 14 competition; the session topic; the synthetic and complete site files grouped geographically or by themes; the juries compositions; and an organisational chart of all the Europan structures.

The website also offers the possibility to register to the competition and submit the complete proposals.

Sluisbuurt

Scale: L – Urban and architectural
Team representative: Architect, Urban Planner
Site family: From city to productive city
Location: Sluisbuurt, Amsterdam
Population: Amsterdam: 835.000
Study area: 48,3 Ha
Project site: 2,29 Ha

Site provided by: City of Amsterdam
Actor(s) involved: City of Amsterdam
Owner(s) of the site: City of Amsterdam
Prizes: 1st Prize €12,000, Runner-up €6,000, Special mentions

SITE DEFINITION

Surrounded by water on two sides, Sluisbuurt is today a tabularasa. The city’s intention was to build on this location much earlier but those plans were delayed by the economic crisis. This year the city has completed a concept urban plan, which will be basis for the future development. In recent times, Zeeburgereiland’s connectivity has been improved. Access to IJburg by car, bicycle and public transport is now possible. Zeeburgereiland is directly connected to Amsterdam’s main ring road; two busy roads with bike paths intersect the middle of the island; on the southern edge of the site a tram station is the main public transport link between the city center and IJburg.

WHAT IS CITY STRATEGY FOR THE AREA?

Over the last 20 years, intense housing production has taken place in Amsterdam-Oost as old districts and former dockland areas were upgraded and regenerated. The site for the competition is located on Zeeburgereiland and in the future it will link the centuries- old Indische Buurt with the new residential districts in IJburg and Amsterdam’s eastern docklands. Today, Amsterdam is under pressure to expand because it is recognised as an attractive international city. It is trying to find its own way to navigate these market forces. Sluisbuurt has been conceived as a compact city extension and while tall buildings characterize the vision, at street level the neighbourhood should feel typically Amsterdam.

MAIN QUESTIONS AND COMPETITION ASSIGNMENT
  1. On the project site, an architectural vision is expected for a contemporary combination of living and working at the scale of the block, street and neighbourhood to create a mixed-use residential area. Design ideas should not be limited to only the public space and special features in the plinths of buildings. The municipality is looking specifically for forms of mixed-use throughout the building. How can living and working be combined in vertical urban form? The search is for a vision of multifunctional buildings at each scale in this new neighbourhood.
  2. The study area corresponds to phase one of the Sluisbuurt concept urban plan. At this scale, the task is to consider how urban, architectural, spatial, functional and landscape qualities can be established in the early years of the project. The creation of a neighbourhood of such large dimensions demands, in the first phase, an attractive feel and appearance for future residents and workers. How to create the first attractive steps in a resilient mixed-use residential area? How can this be achieved, and by what means?
  3. Based on a tangible design for plots 6b and 6c, participants are requested to prepare urban design guidelines for buildings, public space and the transition between the two. These guidelines should help achieve the general goal to create a dynamic, viable and inclusive Amsterdam neighbourhood.
COMPETITION REGISTRATION AT EUROPAN-EUROPE WEBSITE

The European website for the fourteenth session of the competition is available online.

It includes: the complete European rules for the Europan 14 competition; the session topic; the synthetic and complete site files grouped geographically or by themes; the juries compositions; and an organisational chart of all the Europan structures.

The website also offers the possibility to register to the competition and submit the complete proposals.

FAQ

Entrants

Europan 14 is open to any team consisting of one architect in partnership or not with one or more professionals of the same or other disciplines of the urban-architectural field (architects, urban planners, landscapers, engineers, artists…) Every team member, whatever his/her profession, must be under the age of 40 years old on the closing date for submission of entries.

Composition of the Teams

There is no limit to the number of participants per team. A multidisciplinary approach is strongly recommended with regards to confronting the sites issues. A registered team can modify its composition on the European website until the closing date for submissions. No further change shall be accepted after this date. Each team member (associate and collaborator) shall be registered as such on the European website before the closing date for submissions. One team can submit a project on different sites and one person can be part of different teams provided that the projects are not submitted in the same country.

Associates

Associates are considered to be authors of the project and are credited as such in all national and European publications and exhibitions. They are young professionals with a university degree recognised by the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications, in any of the relevant disciplines and regardless of nationality. The compulsory requirement is to hold such a degree. Membership in a European professional body is optional, except for associates without a European degree.

Contributors

Teams may include additional members, called contributors. Contributors may be qualified or not but none of them shall be considered as an author of the project. Just like the associates, the contributors must be under the age of 40 years old on the closing date for submission of entries.

Team Representative

Each team names one Team Representative among the associates. The Team Representative is the sole contact with the national and European secretariats during the whole competition. Furthermore, every communication shall be done with one email address, which shall remain the same during the whole competition. The Team Representative must be an architect or must have the architect status under the laws of a European country. In specific cases and when mentioned on the site definition (see Synthetic Site File), the Team Representative can be an architecture, urban or landscape professional (architect, landscaper, urban planner, architect-engineer). In this case the team shall necessarily include at least one architect among the associates.

Non-Eligibility

No competition organizer (i.e. members of the Europan structures; employees and contractors working for partners with sites proposed in the current session, members of technical committees; observers; jury members and their employees) and/or member of their families are eligible to take part in the competition on a site where he/she is involved. Still, he/she can participate on another site in which he/she is not involved.

Registration is done through the European website (www.europan-europe.eu) and implies the acceptance of the competition rules. In compliance with French Act #78-17 of Jan. 6th, 1978, on Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties the protection of personal data communicated during registration is guaranteed.

Europan 14 Website

The European website for the fourteenth session of the competition is available online from the opening date of the competition, at the following url: www.europan-europe.eu

It includes: the complete European rules for the Europan 14 competition; the session topic; the synthetic and complete site files grouped geographically or by themes; the juries compositions; and an organisational chart of all the Europan structures.

The website also offers the possibility to register to the competition and submit the complete proposals.

Team Registration

Registration to the competition is done through the European website (Registration section) and implies the payment of a €150 fee. There shall be no refund of the registration fee.

This fee includes one Complete Site Folder and the printing –necessary for the evaluation– of the panels on a rigid support by the national secretariats.

Payment is automatically confirmed on the website. The team can then access its personal area and the digital entry area and download the Complete Site Folder for the selected site.

An additional Complete Site Folder costs €50 per site.

Results will be announced on December 1st , 2017, on the European website.

The list of the winning teams (Winners, Runners-up, Special Mentions) is available online from  December 1st , 2017, on the European website (Results section).

Winners

Winners receive a reward of the equivalent of €12,000 (all taxes included) in the currency of the site’s country (at the exchange rate on the date of the announcement of the results). The organizers undertake to abide by the decisions of the national juries and to pay the reward within 90 days of the announcement of the results.

Runners-Up

Runners-up receive a reward of the equivalent of €6,000 (all taxes included) in the currency of site’s country (at the exchange rate on the date of the announcement of the results). The organizers undertake to abide by the decisions of the national juries and to pay the reward within 90 days of the announcement of the results.

Special Mentions

A Special Mention can be awarded to a project considered innovative although not completely adapted to the site. The authors of such proposals do not receive a reward.

START AND REGISTRATION

Monday February 13, 2017

Opening of the competition on the European website with topic, rules, descriptions of the Europan national structures, short presentations of the sites proposed for the session and lists of the national juries.

Opening date for registration on the European website and download of the complete site folders

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION ON THE SITES AND COMPETITION RULES

Site visits are organized by the local and national officials and advertised on the European website (see the sites individual webpages).

A report is available on the European website within a maximum of 2 weeks after the site visit.

Questions on the sites and rules on the European website

Friday May 19, 2017 Deadline for submitting questions

Friday June 2, 2017 Deadline for answer

REGISTRATIONS

Monday June 19, 2017 Deadline for registration

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

Friday June 30, 2017 Deadline for the online submission of the projects

Monday July 3, 2017 Publication on the European website of a temporary list of submissions

Friday July 7, 2017 Deadline for controlling submissions and publication of the final list of submissions

SELECTION

July-October 2017 Shortlisting of entries by the national juries

October 2017 European comparative analysis of the shortlisted ideas Forum of the Cities and Juries

November 2017 Final selection of entries by the national juries

RESULTS

Friday December 1st, 2017 Results announcement on the European website

Sites news

Extended deadlines

The deadlines for Europan 14 have been extended. Teams can now register their participation before june 30 2017. The submission deadline has been extended to 9 july 2017

On 10 July 2017, we will publish a temporary listing of the submitted projects. We invite all the participants to make sure their projects stand on that list – if not, they will have to contact us before Wednesday 12 July, with supporting evidence of submission (print screen of the submission process, with date & time).

A definitive listing of the submitted projects will be published on Friday 14 July 2017.

The Shortlisting of entries by the national juries will be done from July to October 2017, and followed by the Forum of the Cities and the Juries in October 2017 (the place & dates are still to be confirmed).

After the second round ot the jurys to select the Winners, Runners-Up and Special Mentions, the results in the 13 participating countries will be published on the European website on Friday 1st December 2017.

Call for submissions to Amsterdam – Sluisbuurt

Open call for Architects and Urban Planners up to 40 years. First prize €16.000 + Design assignment. All shortlisted designs will be exhibited and published.

Amsterdam asks teams to generate a vision of productivity in a new multi-functional neighbourhood. Designs should follow the Europan 14 theme: Productive Cities

Register your participation before June 19th!

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Call for submissions to Amsterdam – Piarcoplein

Open call for Architects and Urban Planners up to 40 years. First prize €16.000 + Design assignment. All shortlisted designs will be exhibited and published.

Amsterdam asks teams to propose a transformation of a parking lot into a vibrant mixed use urban quarter. Design should follow the Europan 14 theme: Productive Cities

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Call for submissions: Amsterdam H-buurt

Open call for Architects and Urban Planners up to 40 years. First prize €16.000 + Design assignment. All shortlisted designs will be exhibited and published.

Amsterdam asks teams to improve the productivity of this mono-functional neighbourhood and propose a socially inclusive development model. Designs should follow the Europan 14 theme: Productive Cities.

Register your participation before June 19th!

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Call for submissions to Amsterdam – Transformatorweg

Open call for Architects and Urban Planners up to 40 years. First prize €16.000 + Design assignment. All shortlisted designs will be exhibited and published.

Amsterdam asks teams to reconsider the relationship between education and living near a industrial district. Designs should follow the Europan 14 theme: Productive Cities

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Call for submissions to Amsterdam – Papaverdriehoek

Open call for Architects and Urban Planners up to 40 years. First prize €16.000 + Design assignment. All shortlisted designs will be exhibited and published.

Amsterdam asks teams to reconsider the relationship between work and living on the 0.15ha site. Designs should follow the Europan 14 theme: Productive Cities

Register your participation before June 19th!

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Workshop with stakeholders to discuss E14 theme

“Productive Cities” is the theme of E14. How to integrate some of the production activities in the city – such as the production of food, energy, low skilled services, new industrial products – to enhance new relations between citizens?

How to involve the actors? How to manage the tensions emerging from the new relations between producing and living? How to integrate all the production cycles considering distribution, waste and consumption? These are just some of the questions that were discussed with site representatives and stakeholders during this workshop.

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New organisation selected to run Europan NL

Europan Europe is pleased to announce that a new Europan NL organisation has been selected to start the search for sites for the 14th session of the competition, which will be launched at the beginning of 2017. The new organisation shall also take responsibility for the follow-up of the Europan 13 winning teams to help them implement their winning projects.

Photograph: Madir Shah (URBANOFFICE Architects), André Kempe (Atelier Kempe Thill), Olof van de Wal (architecture curator), Helena Casanova (Casanova + Hernandez Architecten), Didier Rebois (Secretary General Europan Europe) and Jonathan Woodroffe (S333 Architecture + Urbanism).