living cities villes vivantes
Europan International Dynamics
Europan is a biennal competition of Urban Projects for architects and complementary professional disciplines from Europe. It is an european federation constituted by the national organizations of each participating country. Europan functions as a living organism whose dynamics take place locally and internationally.
LOCAL DYNAMICS PERFORMING AT THE EUROPEAN SCALE
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Wallonian Agencies, Organizations and Public Services
Flemish Agencies, Organizations and Public Services
Europan scaling up the questions FROM THEME TO QUESTION - FROM QUESTION TO ANSWER
Europan contest edition happens on the basis of one general theme applied to different Site Areas that are located all over the European territory. The Site Description Sheet contains the Questions concerning the Programme Definition of each Site and a broader Study Area. The participants answer to these questions by providing their Site Visions and Hypothesis which will be further translated to Spatial Projects by them.
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Site Description Sheet
! THE ANSWER
! Site Vision and Hypothesis
Europan iterative process
Europan editionâ€™s theme is the engine of the competition. Through the years both technical and scientific committees are devoted to elaborate further on the topic of the current contest. Forum intersessions and publications are intertwined with each edition contributing with a constant improvement process of the theme. The outcome of this iterative process is reflected in the Site Description Sheet of each new edition which poses the general and specific questions regarding the Sites and the Study Areas.
THE THEME DEFINITION IMPROVES OVER TIME
LAUNCH OF THE COMPETITION April 2021
E13 The Adaptable City II
E12 The Adaptable City I
FORUM INTERSESSION PUBLICATION
E14 Productive Cities I
E16 Living Cities
FORUM INTERSESSION II Date 2021
AT - BE - DE - ES FR - HR - IT - NL NO - PL - FI - SE
ENTRIES PUBLICATION Date 2022
16 PROJECTS SUBMISSION Date 2021
E15 Productive Cities II
FORUM INTERSESSION I October 2020 AT - BE - DE - ES FR - HR - IT - NL NO - PL - FI - SE
SITE VISITS Date 2021
JURY SESSION I Date 2021
JURY SESSION II Date 2021
Europan public procurement process THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE OF PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PROCESS
E15 FORUM INTERSESSION E15 PUBLICATION
Europan competition follows the regular Process of Public Procurement. After announcing the competition in the Official European Journal, elected officials and representatives of each Site welcome the participants during programmed visits. Consecutive Q&A exchanges and Jury Sessions guarantee the transparency and the quality of the entire competition process.
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EXPERTS, TECHNICAL * INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Timeline of realizations LATEST 20 YEARS OF EUROPAN BELGIUM
The project outcome of Europan in Belgium has benefited of the participation of Local and International professionals. These realizations have contributed with the construction of the Local Landscape. Altogether they constitute a repertoire of diverse Urban Operations ranging from Social Housing to Public Space and Public Equipments.
La Louvière Ville+Sambre+Ville | G. Aurino, D. Capasso, L. Falcone, A. Sirica, B. Vendemmia | Intersessions Sambreville Forum | Pavia 26.09.14 20 Social Housing Units, Rue Larcimont. Redevelopment lefk bank of Auvelais River. CH+D «Focus» Arch.: Topati,CLR architectes,Genève + V-architekten, Köln
«VILLE+SAMBRE+VILLE» Arch.: Duediquattro, Napoli Falcone L.,Vendemmia B i.c.w: Aurino G., Capasso D., Sirica A.
Status: Inhabited from 2005-2008
Status: Urban study delivered in 2019.
E6 E7 E8 European E9 Urbanity 55
E10 European Urbanity 10
E12 The Adaptable City I 11
E11 Resonance between territories and ways of life
E5 New Housing Landscape
Tubize South-east city entrance development
«The production of hapiness» Arch.: Aguiare Pereira H, Beja
Status: Design project documents in progress
E16 Living Cities
E13 The Adaptable City II 13
E14 Productive Cities I
Post Covid Phase
E15 Productive Cities II
SITES Productive Land
Gembloux Hôtel de Ville, Place d’Epinal.
Charleroi Restructuration of Destrée Sq. in Gilly
IT «Looking through» Arch.: Demogo studio di architettura, Treviso (De Marchi D., Gobbo S., Motola A.)
«Making Room for Gilly» Arch.: Central , Brussels Burquel P., Louda R., Mouchet P., Piret V.
Status: Operational since 2015
Status: Project development dossier under study
Reclaimed by Production
Reclaimed by Nature
BE Transitional Land Use
Land in Rest
Reclaimed by People
Europan15 Productive Cities MULTIMEDIA OUTCOME OF A RESEARCH PROCESS
Social and environmental questions are constantly at the core of Europanâ€™s theme. In the 15th edition some of the participants were able to associate Theoretical Research with Plastic Experimentation involving Multimedia Tools of Communication. This combination of methods allowed them to provide answers to Spatial Questions that were fundamentally related to the comprehension of Urban Ecologies and Natural Ecosystems.
Europan 15 Hrvatska - WE487 - https://youtu.be/Ifz0Qbcj2kk 16
Europan16 Call for Sites GENERAL QUESTIONS
The selection of sites proposed by Europan16 shall pay attention to the carefull integration of Resource Flows: Water and Material Flows, Energy and Economy Flows. These sites shall embrace the encounter between Social Cycles and Natural Cycles. They shall illustrate the Rhythms of these Processes.
How to combine the aspects related to the concept of vital metabolism with those related to the concept of spatial justice in one territory ?
How to find the balance between environmental metabolic ecosystems and social inclusive cycles in one site ?
How to change the way man relates to the land taking into consideration the major impact that most of human activities have on the planet ?
Europan16 Call for Sites SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
How could the Coronacrisis affect the idea of a Living City? This year, the arrival of coronavirus generated a lot of uncertainties and fears. Europan16 enshrines the fortuitous character of this Global Crisis reinforcing the Idea of using the crisis to deepen the reflections on the same topic.
Invests in new talents that may facilitate adaptation means to the current and evolving situation. Enables new tools for human interactions.
Provides spatial frames for flexibility of functions.
Envisions new communication formats to engage traditional audiences.
A LIVING CITY
Conceives spatial strategies that allow skills, energies and capacities to meet. Preserves the added value existing in the informal, unplanned and spontaneous besides the circumstances.
Questions the notions of public space: the notions of passage from the European city to a Post-Covid European city.
Europan16 Competition EDITION’S EXPECTATIONS & PROPOSITIONS
Europan 16th Edition «Living Cities» engages in the development of an integral urban and architectural contest experience. As every year the participants will benefit from professional exchanges «in situ» with Local and International experts related to each Site and Study Area, and the organization of Conferences and annual International Forum.
We Expect from you • Site whose Problematics could be
turned into Potentialities.
to Forum per Year.
• + 15 000 Euros Price to the Winning
We Propose you • International
Visits along with Local and International Experts.
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