Urban Development Awards

Detailed competition program for the 2018 Urban Development category

The Eurasian Prize
In Urban Development

Environmental awareness has become a trend in the society so influential that it cannot be ignored when building and re-designing urban spaces. The trend dictates its own terms, and urban planners who do not comply are certain to be left behind. In its 14th edition, the Eurasian Prize places special emphasis on sustainability as a huge factor in today’s urban development.

Overall evaluation will be based on the following criteria with their relevance depending on each subcategory:

  • Purpose focus
  • Sustainability
  • Practical utility
  • Construction, operation and maintenance efficiency
  • Social awareness
  • Operational safety
  • Aesthetical contribution
  • Innovative solutions and approach

Sustainability aspects and criteria

The international expert jury will assign extra points to the entries which are built around the three-pronged sustainability concept, including and combining social, environmental and economical aspects. For this reason, entrants are asked to specify how their projects relate with the following sustainability aspects:

  • use of materials, practices and technologies which meet the requirements of green building by carrying out the project
  • resource-efficiency throughout the building’s life-cycle which includes site selection, laying the groundwork, maintenance, operational effectiveness and demolition scenario
  • use of sustainable construction materials and finishes
  • reduced transport loads through use of building materials from local sources
  • onsite generation of renewable energy through solar power, hydrothermal power, wind power and other
  • use of highly energy-efficient and energy-saving materials



Urban Planning

Urban area development plans, agglomerations, conurbations, settlement systems, general locality plans, and area planning concepts.


Urban Infrastructure

Urban transit systems, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, public health infrastructure, etc.


Urban Environment Design

Design of urban amenities and all kinds of open spaces with public access (e.g.: parks, squares, streets, etc.).


1st Stage

April 9, 2018 - September 10*, 2018:
Entry submission period

* - Final entry fees.

2nd Stage

September 15 - Oktober 15, 2018:
Jury Voting

3rd Stage

Oktober 15 - Oktober 25, 2018: Public Voting
December 6, 2018: Awards Gala
Deceber 5 - December 7, 2018: Finalist and Winner Exhibition

For further details on the timeline please refer to Eligibility & Rules. More information about events under the Eurasian Prize is available on the Festival page.


The Eurasian Prize Awards Program is a globally targeted initiative which welcomes participants from all countries.

Architects, designers, technologists, architectural engineers, building contractors, architectural bureaus, design studios, manufacturers, and engineering companies are invited to enter the professional competition program.

Entries must be projects designed or completed in the past four (4) years, between 2014 and 2018, and which have never been awarded with the Eurasian Prize at the Professional level.

For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules.

Entry Submission Guide

  1. Register your account on the Eurasian Prize website, filling in all of the required personal information fields.
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. Submit your entry(-ies)*, adding images and description.
  4. Provide fee payment.

* The number of entries per entrant is unlimited

** The number of entries per entrant is unlimited.

For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules.

Entry Fees

Entrants in the Urban Development category provide fee payment based on the deadline:

  • EARLY Entry Deadline — May 1, 2018: ₽6,000 RUB (ca. $105 USD) per entry
  • FINAL Entry Deadline — September 10, 2018: ₽10,000 RUB (ca. $169 USD) per entry


  1. If you submit multiple entries, you will receive a 10% reduction in the submission fee for each of them. If you provide fee payment for your second and following entries later, the discount for the first entry will be factored in by calculating the next fee.
  2. If payment for the entry fee is provided by a legal person (private or public organization, as opposed to a natural person such as an architect or designer, or team of architects/designers), the amount of the first fee payment increases by ₽10,000 RUB (ca. $169 USD).
  3. If an entry is submitted under a business, public organization or brand name which will be featured on the award certificate and in all promo materials, and the payment is provided by a natural person, the amount of the first fee payment increases by ₽10,000 RUB (ca. $169 USD). This does not apply to entrants who decide to provide payment as a legal person.

For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules