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The Eurasian Prize - Architecture and Design Festival 2018

Russia - Aug 11, 2018 - 05:19   852 views

The Eurasian Prize 2018 is calling for entries from architects, designers, companies and design students from all around the world for this year's prize. 

French architect Odile DecqDavid Basulto - Architect, Founder and currently CEO of ArchDaily, Rossana Orlandi - founder and director of one of Europe’s most important design galleries, Paolo Bleve - founder Il Foglio del Mobile and Chris Wilkinson - founder and director of WilkinsonEyre are among the judges and more will be announced soon. 

Entries are submitted for the professional competitions Urban Development, Architecture, Design until September 10, 2018 and for the Student Competition deadline is September 25, 2018. Entry fees differ based on the competition category and date of fee payment. Submitting multiple entries results in a 10% reduction in the submission fee per entry. All the conditions are available here.

The Eurasian Prize is not just a competition. It is a festival, a series of events filled with a rich business program and entertainment events. Every year, the organization join forces with the organizers of industry forums to ensure that our participants and guests have only the best impressions of the festival’s culmination, GALA.

From December 5 to December 7, 2018, several important events in the field of urban development, architecture, design and technology will take place in Yekaterinburg: the largest high-rise and unique construction forum "FORUM 100+", the international architecture, urban development and design forum "Arch Eurasia", the international festival of architecture and design “The Eurasian Prize” and the award ceremony GALA. The decision of the Organizing Committee of the Eurasian Prize was unanimously: carrying out these events within one week will significantly enrich the program for the guests of all these events.

For the past fifteen years, the Eurasian Prize has provided a one-of-a-kind chance for architects and designers to evaluate their skill, expertise and calling. In its 2018, it joins forces with the Master Hand (Rus. “Рука Мастера”), a highly-authoritative awards initiative that has been undertaken yearly by the regional branch of the Union of Architects of Russia, for the last eleven years, aiming to engage more active architecture professionals and celebrate more outstanding projects.

The association of two such professional competitions is a complex process, ending up in a new, huge event in the global architecture and design scene. Each of the two competitions has their own history, values, and traditions, which should be treated most delicately when building up a consolidated program. Today we are glad to announce that the new competition program is 100% approved on both sides.

World Architecture Community is Media Partner for the Eurasian Prize 2018 and will follow the process to announce winners on WAC News. 

Professional Competition

Architects, designers, technologists, building contractors, architectural bureaus, design studios and boutiques, manufacturers, and real estate companies are invited to compete for the Eurasian Prize Statuette. All winners and finalists of the Eurasian Prize are awarded the Eurasian Prize Finalist Certificate and receive publication of their works in the Le Tabouret magazine and coverage by the partnering media. The Award Certificates vary based on the place taken.

The Master Hand Trophy, a special award from the Union of Architects of Russia which counts as the 2018 Grand Prix, is awarded for the best built project and the best project in the Urban Planning and Urban Infrastructure subcategories of Urban Development, regardless of Project Type (built/concept).

The Eurasian Prize is awarded for achievements in the following categories and subcategories:

Architecture Awards: Public Architecture, Industrial Architecture, High-Rise Housing, Low- and Mid-Rise Housing, Private House, Urban Development Awards.

Urban Planning: Urban Infrastructure, Urban Environment.

Design Awards: Private Interior, Public Interior, Business Interior, Commercial Interior, Furniture and Home Accessories, Urban Objects, Technology.

Student Awards: Future City, Future House, Interior Design, Product Design.

As a student of an industry-specific school or experienced design enthusiast, you are offered a unique opportunity to become a part of this magnificentevent and to get an independent expert evaluation of your skill, knowledge and talent. Choose your category here.

Student competition

In its 14th edition, the Eurasian Prize spins off the architecture and design student competition into the separate competition category, Student Awards. The category features four subcategories related to living environment design, with emphasis on sustainability. Student are offered a unique opportunity to submit multiple entries for a single payment of $9 USD and compete for the Eurasian Prize Student Award Certificate. The Award Certificates vary based on the place taken.

The Eurasian Prize Student Award Certificate is a proof of talent and professional potential providing finalists with better chances on the job market.

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The French starchitect, urbanist and designer, founder of Studio Odile Decq is the jury member of the Eurasian Prize 2018. Recipient of the Golden Lion of Architecture of the Venice Biennale 1996, Jane Drew Prize in 2016, Architizer's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 and other prestigious prizes. Founder and director of the Confluence Institute. 

Guest professor in prestigious universities such as the Bartlett (London), the Kunstakademie (Vienna & Düsseldorf), SCI-Arc (Los Angeles, CA), Columbia University (New York, NY), and more recently at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (Cambridge, MA).

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David Basulto is the architect, founder and currently CEO of ArchDaily, the most popular architecture and design platform online, and its global network of sites in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. 

David has served as a judge for several international awards, prizes and design competitions. Member of the Mies Crown Hall America Prize International Advisory Council in Chicago, and of the Endeavor Foundation in New York. He served as the curator of the Nordic Countries Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, appointed by the ArkDes Museum in Sweden.

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Rossana Orlandi is the founder and director of one of Europe’s most important design galleries, she is famous for having an unmatched eye for spotting design talents. Exhibiting at Spazio Rossana Orlandi has become a ticket to the top for Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas, Nacho Carbonell, Jayme Haion, and many others whose names are now well-known in the world of design. 

When Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders, and Studio Job were rising stars, she quickly realized what they were to become and opened the doors of the gallery for their works. Today, in addition to the legendary spot in Milan, she operates the summer-season outpost in the resort town of Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

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In 2007 Paolo Bleve founded Il Foglio del Mobile (now IFDM | Interior Furniture and Design Magazine), the first free press magazine dedicated to furniture and interior design mainly spread through international exhibition channels. 

As Editor-in-Chief, Paolo Bleve has been able to recognize the added value offered by international industry events, acting as meeting places for professionals and promoting new business opportunities. Thus the creation of a specialized newspaper, able to tell and portray the Italian furniture excellences. 2017 marks an important milestone for IFDM, this year the publication celebrates 10 years of activity, thus decreasing its editorial and entrepreneurial success.

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Chris Wilkinson is the founder and director of WilkinsonEyre, the only practice in the UK to have had back to back success for both the RIBA Stirling Prize and the RIBA Lubetkin Prize. Wilkinson has led the completion of various high-profile projects throughout his career at WilkinsonEyre, ranging from cultural to education to commercial. 

Chris’ contribution to architecture has been recognised by the award of an OBE in the Millennium Honours List, election to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2006, and an Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architecture in 2007. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Oxford Brookes University and Westminster University.

Jury members is composed of:

David Basulto, Founder and CEO of ArchDaily;

Paolo Bleve, chief editor of the IFDM | Interior Furniture Design Magazine;

Andrey Bokov, Russian architect and President of the Union of Architects of Russia until 2016;

Odile Decq, famous French architect;

Bernhard Karpf, Associate Partner at Richard Meier & Partners Architects;

Zhang Ke, Founder and CEO of ZAO / standardarchitecture;

Rossana Orlandi, Founder and Director of Gallery Rossana Orlandi;

Dang Qun, Chinese architect, MAD architects;

Chris Wilkinson, award-winning British architect.

The list isn’t complete yet and more will be announced soon. More information about our honorable jury you can find here.

Deadline

Entries are submitted until September 10, 2018. Entry fees differ based on the competition category and date of fee payment. Submitting multiple entries results in a 10% reduction in the submission fee per entry.

Deadline for the professional competitions Urban Development, Architecture, Design: September 10, 2018.

Deadline for the Student Competition: September 25, 2018.

Deadline for the competition Science And Publicism: October 15, 2018.

Entries’ evaluation in the professional competitions: September 15-October 15, 2018.

Entries’ evaluation in the competition Science And Publicism: October 15-25, 2018.

Entries’ evaluation in the student competition: September 25-October 15, 2018.

Public voting: October 15-October 25, 2018

GALA: December 6, 2018

For more information, please visit the competition's website. Start your registrations from here.

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