The jury will be particularly attentive to works that:
- Are locally based and are not interchangeable
- Seek to integrate rural and urban contexts and to avoid dislocation and provocation
- Make maximum possible use of natural materials and traditional and ecological methods
- Take into account local practices and customs
- Generate public spaces recognisable by all (streets, paths, avenues, squares, etc.)
- Favour a mixity of activities and limited mechanical circulation
- Reject social segregation in favour of mixed use buildings in which social housing is imperceptibly integrated
- Use land economically and the countryside sparingly
RECEPTION OF ENTRIES
Entry files must be sent to the Fonds pour L'Architecture, for the attention of Anne-Marie Pirlot, 55 rue de l’Ermitage, Ixelles (Belgium)
Closing date: January 31, 2021
The file in A3 format, of 20 pages maximum, should include all documents of use in understanding the work (plans, cross-sections, photographs before and after) as well as contact details of the natural person or corporate entity submitting the entry file, the name of the architect and of the contracting authority. Works entered for the prize must have been built within the last five years. Entry files must be in French or English and will not be returned.
The international jury, consisting of a dozen prominent European figures from a range of professional backgrounds, under the presidency of Maurice Culot. A new date is to be determined for the meeting of the jury. The final list of jury members will be posted on the website www.rotthierprize.be. The results will be announced in the press and candidates will be notified by email.
An amount of 35,000 euros will be made available to the jury by the prize founder, Philippe Rotthier.
PRIZEWINNERS, EXHIBITION AND PUBLICATION
The prize-giving ceremony will take place on June 19, 2021 at the Architecture Museum La Loge in the presence of the prizewinners and prominent European personalities. The date is to be determined. It will be followed by the inauguration of the exhibition of the prizewinning and mentioned works. These will also be included in a catalogue. A touring version of the exhibition is available on request.
The files and documents sent will not be returned. Candidates cede their rights to reproduction and communication of their documents to the Philippe Rotthier Foundation for Architecture.
Fonds pour L'architecture, 55 rue de l’Ermitage, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.