Each historical period re-adjusts the concept of architecture so that it meets current needs of society and responds to growing challenges. Today, the society’s environmental awareness is becoming an ever more influential factor for all fields of human life. In its 16th edition, the Eurasian Prize places special emphasis on sustainable architecture as an ongoing trend, and on sustainability as a core principle of innovation in architecture.
Overall evaluation will be based on the following criteria with their relevance depending on each subcategory:
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 of architecture. For this reason, entrants are asked to specify how their projects relate with the following sustainability aspects:
In the Architecture category, the key criterion is how the project achieves sustainability while building. This implies securing a favorable living environment around the construction area, reducing negative environmental impact, and protection and rational use of natural resources.
Factories, Recycling centres, Science and technology hubs and centers, Production facilities, Science parks, Technological clusters, and environmental research and protection facilities.
Private houses, mansions, cottages, and adjacent territory.
Hotels & Resorts, Restaurants, Bars & Nightclubs, Recreation Centers, Health Care & Wellness.
Public, Business and commercial
Mixed-use objects including functionally different groups of premises united by a single compositional and planning intent; Exhibition centers, Congress halls, Coworking Spaces, Business centers; Shopping facilities, Retail, Showrooms.
Spectator Sports Facilities: Stadiums, Arenas; Gyms Centers; Sports Infrastructure: sports complexes / Schools / Clubs / Camps / Swimming Pools, Olympic Villages.
Concert halls, Theatres, Cinemas, Museums, Galleries, Performance Spaces, Cultural Pavilions, Memorial or Religious complexes: Cathedrals, Churches, Temples, Synagogues, Mosques, Monastries/retreats.
Old and New
reconstruction, restoration, revitalization of buildings and complexes, Adaptive Reuse – any creative transformation of old, abandoned, outdated or derelict architecture for an explicitly use, such as converting commercial or industrial buildings to residential use, the renovation of institutional buildings to create new cultural spaces, the adaptation of transport infrastructure to create new public spaces, parks, etc.
Kindergartens, Primary & High Schools and other educational institutions; Libraries, Laboratories and Research centers; Сlinics and Нospitals; Government & Civic Buildings: complexes that act as a seat or meeting place to any rank of the government, judicial buildings.
Airports, Bus and coach stations, Railway stations/Underground stations,S and River stations, Bridges, Cable car stations, Car parks, Cycle facilities.
The Eurasian Prize in the Innovation For Sustainability category is awarded for materials, technologies and solutions that secure sustainability for architectural projects.
Superiority in architecture would be impossible without products and materials that meet the requirements of construction in the 21st century. Therefore, the EURASIAN PRIZE proudly presents a completely new initiative – the Prize for APPLIED INNOVATIONS.
The purpose of this nomination is to identify and promote the ingenuity of products and materials that make a magnificent architecture possible, and also to raise on a pedestal those who create high-quality, functional, durable, beautiful and innovative products.
This includes two types of entries:
Innovative product (Innovative means of construction that are produced using renewable resources, primarily from local sources, and that help reduce negative environmental impact during building. This entry type is for manufacturing companies and trading companies)
Innovative solution (Innovative technologies and engineering solutions that improve new and existing objects, increasing their energy efficiency and limiting their impact on the environment. This entry type is for engineers, architectural engineers and engineering companies)
November 1, 2020 — May 31, 2021
Early entry submission period
TBA, 2021 International Jury Voting
TBA, 2021 Public Voting
August, 2021 Finalists Announcement
TBA, 2021 Awards Gala
For further details on the timeline please refer to Eligibility & Rules.
The Eurasian Prize Awards Program is a globally targeted initiative which welcomes participants from all countries.
Architects, technologists, architectural engineers, building contractors, architectural bureaus, manufacturers, engineering companies and real estate companies are invited to enter the professional competition program.
Entries must be projects designed or completed in the past five (4) years, between 2017 and 2021, and which have never been awarded with the Eurasian Prize at the Professional level.
* The number of entries per entrant is unlimited
Entrants in the Architecture category provide fee payment based on the deadline:
For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules
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