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Europan 16 Norway – Living Cities

Europan Norway provides architects, landscape architects and planners under the age of 40 a unique possibility to contribute to the important discussion of the evolution of the European city.

Europan is excited to have four sites in the municipalities of Haugesund, Levanger, Nesodden, and Ringerike that will explore the topic of the Living Cities.

The 1st prize is equivalent to 12,000 Euro and working commissions with the selected Norwegian municipalities up to 1,5 million Norwegian Kroners.

Details about the brief are published on the official website.

The open international idea competition Europan 16 – Living Cities is being launched at a critical time. We are between the climate crisis, the biodiversity crisis, and seeing the contours of a health crisis that is likely to well outweigh the direct impact of the pandemic. Europan Norway has won the trust of four Norwegian municipalities that want the emerging generations of practitioners to point out how their communities can prepare for the future. We ask you as a Europan 16 participant to demonstrate how these towns and places can set an example with designs and strategies to help prevent social and ecological collapse.

With the themes Metabolic Vitalities and Inclusive Vitalities, we invite you to take a systemic approach to all streams of life and energy that help shape our society and give vulnerable groups and imperilled ecosystems the consideration they need to build equitable communities. The Norwegian towns looking to the international community for exchange and new ideas to develop Living Cities are Haugesund with Risøy, Levanger with The Wooden Town, Nesodden with Fagerstrand and Ringerike with Hjertelia. Representatives of the local authorities have put a considerable amount of work into preparing for the competition. At Europan Norway, we are proud that they have chosen the open international architecture competition as a tool for their town and urban development processes.

Europan is an idea competition bringing together European cities and young urban and architectural design professionals (under the age of 40). The competition spans over a two year period in which over 50 European cities and over 2000 teams are involved. The entries are judged by national juries composed of specialists in the fields of architecture and urban planning.

Europan 16 Norway – Living Cities – Registration Fee

Registration on one site costs 100 Euro. This includes access to the complete site folder download section and also covers the printing costs now taken in charge by the National Secretariats.