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living places 2020 edition

As for the scheduling of the third edition of the prize, scheduled for 2020, it is expected that the rules and all the information of the new edition will be presented in May. From then, and until September 30, the call will be open for all those interested in participating to present their respective projects. The international jury will meet in October to deliberate and choose the winning projects and, finally, the prize ceremony will take place in December.

living places 2020 edition

2020 CALENDAR

nominations form

The competition encourages participation from architects, urban planners and landscape architects, but also the general public. Any individual may nominate that piece of architecture, that architectural space which has caught their eye, or which has special relevance for them. Entries are open to all projects finished in the two years previous to the prize, and which were constructed in Europe or Mexico.

Once completed, the authors of the work will receive an email within 24 hours.

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Download the RULES – Living Places 2020 (English)

Download the RULES – Living Places 2020 (Castellano)

What kind of works may be submitted?
All works completed and occupied between January 1 2018 and December 31 2019 and built on European and Mexican territory.

European territory means: Albania, Germany, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia , San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican.

Who may submit works?
The architects of the works, regardless of nationality and country of residence. They may present their works either individually or as a team.

Who may propose works?
The architects who are the authors of the works, their collaborators (interior designers, technical, industrial architects, suppliers, …), the clients and / or the users of the works (any citizen).

Is there any submission fee?
No, inscription for and participation in the Simon Architecture Prize are entirely free of charge.

How many works may be submitted?
There is no limit.

How many works by the same Architect may be submitted?
There is no limit.

How may the required documents be submitted?
The documentation relating to the works must be submitted online, through the link provided by mail. It is essential to pre-register on the web in order to deliver the requested documents.

Who may submit the requested documents?
The Architects responsible for the proposed works.
Those proposals in which the members of the jury have participated in their personal capacity (or their companies) may not be accepted.

Who decides in which of the two categories the works are submitted?
The Architects responsible for the proposed works.
The jury can estimate to change the category of the works if they consider it.

May the same work be submitted to both categories (Collective places and Personal places)?
Yes. In this case, two inscriptions must be made separately, one for each category. Furthermore, a different audio-visual document (video) must be submitted for each of the two categories.

Who is granted the 10.000 € cash award for each of the two categories?
The Architects responsible for the winning works.

Should the winning works have been proposed by clients, collaborators or residents, will they receive any kind of acknowledgement?
Yes. In this case they will be invited to attend the prize-giving ceremony, during which they will be acknowledged for their contribution to the Simon Architecture Prize.

May the Simon Architecture Prize be declared void?
No. It is the obligation of the present edition’s Jury to announce five finalist works and select one as the winner in each of the two categories.

winners 2020

Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize 2020 received 165 built works nomination from 23 European countries and Mexican territories. The Jury analyzed 140 proposals and drew up a list of 8 finalists and 2 winners, one per category. The jury meeting took place on the 22 and 23rd of October 2020. The winners were announced at an online event that took place on December 10 2020.

Casa Ter

Baix Empordà
MESURA

SINOPSIS

Though in everyday life we tend to think we passively occupy our spaces, architecture is the optical instrument that can help us be aware of it. As filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s 1938 essay Montage and Architecture first suggested, architecture guides us through space, much like the mo…

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Category Personal Places
Studio: MESURA (Spain)
Authors: Benjamin Iborra Wicksteed, Jordi Espinet Roma, Marcos Parera Blanch, Jaime Font Furest, Carlos Dimas Carmona
Location: Baix Empordà
Program: Housing, single,
State: New construction
Video: Ricard López

SINOPSIS

Demolitions are common in the historic center of Olot. For different reasons, the same consequences: abandoned lots, loss of urbanity, disfigurement of the street, destruction of the ordinary landscape. Given that half of the Can Sau house was affected by street alignment, it was all de…

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Category Collective Places
Studio: unparelld'arquitectes (Spain)
Authors: Eduard Callís Freixas, Guillem Moliner Milhau
Location: Olot
Program: Public space,
State: Renovation, extension, transformation
Video: Martí Pellicer & unparelld'arquitectes: Eduard Callís, Guillem Moliner
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finalists 2020

Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize 2020 received 165 built works nomination from 23 European countries and Mexican territories. The Jury analyzed 140 proposals and drew up a list of 8 finalists and 2 winners, one per category. The jury meeting took place on the 22 and 23rd of October 2020. The winners were announced at an online event that took place on December 10 2020.

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