Set up in 1982 by the architect Philippe Rotthier, this triennial architectural prize is one of the rare prizes that rewards projects that consciously identify with the traditional concept of the town or city as seen through European eyes. The prize has a twofold objective : on the one hand, to draw attention to contemporary urban architectural work which is often ignored by critics and the specialised press and, on the other hand, to raise the expectations of the public, elected representatives and sponsors. The Fondation pour l'Architecture organises this prize and arranges exhibitions and publications devoted to the winning projects which are selected by a jury composed of European personalities from the world of art and architecture.
The 9th Philippe Rotthier European Prize for Architecture, to be awarded in June 2011, will reward notable renovations carried out in Europe during the past five years.
The 2011 Prize will seek to reward projects that are part of a process of urban renaissance, which highlight the pre-existing patrimony, improve the quality of life in neighbourhoods and favour mixity.
The prize money is 30,000 euros, made available to the jury by the prize founder, the architect Philippe Rotthier. The prize-winning and mentioned projects will be presented in a catalogue and exhibited in October 2011 at the Brussels Architecture Museum, the inauguration of which will be simultaneous with the prize-giving ceremony.
Project introduction : 30 April 2011
For further information on the 2011 Prize and on various Rotthier Prize sessions :
|Press release - Rotthier Prize 2011.pdf||509.67 KB|
|Entry form 2011.doc||22 KB|
|Catalogue Prix Rotthier 2008.pdf||2.25 MB|
|Rotthier Prize from 1982 to 2008.pdf||406.06 KB|