29 countries claim to win the Eurasian Prize in 2021
The acceptance of works for the international competition “Eurasian Prize” in the categories of architecture, urban planning, design has been completed. The names of the winners and the best projects will be announced in Yekaterinburg on November 19.
Architects, urban planners and designers from 29 countries took part in the 16th season of the Eurasian Prize competition. In 2021, the geography of the project has expanded. For the first time in the history of the Eurasian Prize, participants from Burkina Faso, Israel, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Tanzania were presented. Thus, in the 16th season, the “Eurasian Prize” has covered all inhabited continents of the Earth.
In the 16th season of the Eurasian Prize competition, objects located in 29 countries of the world are presented to the jury. In 2021, the geography of the contestants expanded. For the first time in the history of the Eurasian Prize, architects, urban planners and designers from Burkina Faso, Israel, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Tanzania took part in the competition. Thus, in the 16th season, the Eurasian Prize has covered all inhabited continents of the Earth, and the total number of participating countries reached 42.
Members of the jury, which includes world stars of architecture and design, as well as winners of previous seasons of the Eurasian Prize competition, have already gained access to their personal accounts to vote for the best works. The short list of projects in the field of urban planning, design and architecture will be announced in October 2021, and the names of the winners will be announced in Yekaterinburg on November 19.
Traditionally, the award ceremony of the Eurasian Prize competition will be preceded by the ArchEurasia event marathon, which will be held in Yekaterinburg from 11 to 19 November. ArchEurasia is a series of discussions and educational events dedicated to urban development, urbanism, architecture and design. In 2021, the organizers are announcing the most diverse program, which includes thematic exhibitions, urban forums and interactions for students as well as urban activists, master classes, lectures and discussions for professional designers and architects, seminars for government officials and public figures. Leading Russian and international professionals in the field of urban planning, architecture and design, economists, futurologists, philosophers, as well as representatives of the blogosphere and the media will take part in the ArchEurasia marathon. The detailed program of the marathon, as well as the key speakers of ArchEurasia will be announced in September.
The co-organizer of the Eurasian Prize competition and the ArchEurasia marathon in 2021 is the International Academy of Architecture and its Moscow department. The academy has active members in 39 countries. The Academy was founded with the support of the UN, UNESCO, Habitat, ECOSOC. IAA Academicians are all well-known masters in the world, such as: Norman Foster, Mario Botta, Dominique Perrault, Eric van Egeraat, Manfredi Nicoletti, Georgy Stoilov, etc. The head of the Moscow office – IAA Academician Andrey Bukov, who is also the chairman of the organizing committee of the international competition “Eurasian Prize 2021”
The Eurasian Prize is a globally targeted initiative with the goal of identifying and encouraging the gifted architects and designers, as well as promoting innovative projects, products and practices that change the world. The contest was first held in 2003 and quickly became widely known. In 2021 the ‘Eurasian Prize’ announced the addition of the new award category that answers our Festival slogan: Innovation in architecture and design for the good of humanity. The contest’s focuses are the humanistic trend, the social context of design and architectural projects, the idea of equality, the principles of sustainable development and the priorities of «green building», which became the basis for the competitive evaluation criteria in the Eurasian Prize.
The Summit ArchEurasia is a discussion platform of the competition Eurasian Prize, providing platforms for networking, knowledge sharing between the world’s leading architects and designers, urban planners and economists, sociologists and philosophers, urbanists, representatives of urban communities and authorities.