Call for nominations for first European Architecture Prize

The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies together with The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design is set to inaugurate the first European Architecture Prize this year The European Architecture Prize will be given annually to any living architect whose built work “exemplifies the highest ideals of European civilisation and embodies vision, commitment, and a profound respect for humanity and for the social and physical environment.”

Nominations are encouraged from all nations inside the European Union, as well as non EU member states including Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Albania, Monaco, Andorra, Serbia, Montenegro, Georgia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldavia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Canary Islands, Faeroe Islands, San Marino, and Iceland.

Nominations are invited from architects, writers, critics, academicians, government officials, architectural societies and associations, museums, developers, corporate executives, professionals in the building industry, and the general public at large””and any individual who has an interest in advancing great architecture. The prize is awarded irrespectively of European nationality, gender, race, creed, or ideology. Candidates for the Prize are drawn from the professions of architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning who have profoundly impacted or influenced contemporary architecture philosophy and design ideas today.

The Prize will be announced in autumn 2010 and will be officially presented at The City and the World: Madrid Symposium in November. Details for the submission process are available at The European Centre’s website at