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living places 2020 edition

As for the scheduling of the third edition of the prize, scheduled for 2020, it is expected that the rules and all the information of the new edition will be presented in May. From then, and until September 15, the call will be open for all those interested in participating to present their respective projects. The international jury will meet in October to deliberate and choose the winning projects and, finally, the prize ceremony will take place in Spain in November.

living places 2020 edition

2020 CALENDAR

nominations form

The competition encourages participation from architects, urban planners and landscape architects, but also the general public. Any individual may nominate that piece of architecture, that architectural space which has caught their eye, or which has special relevance for them. Entries are open to all projects finished in the two years previous to the prize, and which were constructed in Europe or Mexico.

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Download the RULES – Living Places 2020 (Castellano)

What kind of works may be submitted?
All works completed and occupied between January 1 2018 and December 31 2019 and built on European and Mexican territory.

European territory means: Albania, Germany, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia , San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican.

Who may submit works?
The architects of the works, regardless of nationality and country of residence. They may present their works either individually or as a team.

Who may propose works?
The architects who are the authors of the works, their collaborators (interior designers, technical, industrial architects, suppliers, …), the clients and / or the users of the works (any citizen).

Is there any submission fee?
No, inscription for and participation in the Simon Architecture Prize are entirely free of charge.

How many works may be submitted?
There is no limit.

How many works by the same Architect may be submitted?
There is no limit.

How may the required documents be submitted?
The documentation relating to the works must be submitted online, through the link provided by mail. It is essential to pre-register on the web in order to deliver the requested documents.

Who may submit the requested documents?
The Architects responsible for the proposed works.
Those proposals in which the members of the jury have participated in their personal capacity (or their companies) may not be accepted.

Who decides in which of the two categories the works are submitted?
T
he Architects responsible for the proposed works.
The jury can estimate to change the category of the works if they consider it.

May the same work be submitted to both categories (Collective places and Personal places)?
Yes. In this case, two inscriptions must be made separately, one for each category. Furthermore, a different audio-visual document (video) must be submitted for each of the two categories.

Who is granted the 10.000 € cash award for each of the two categories?
The Architects responsible for the winning works.

Should the winning works have been proposed by clients, collaborators or residents, will they receive any kind of acknowledgement?
Yes. In this case they will be invited to attend the prize-giving ceremony, during which they will be acknowledged for their contribution to the Simon Architecture Prize.

May the Simon Architecture Prize be declared void?
No. It is the obligation of the present edition’s Jury to announce five finalist works and select one as the winner in each of the two categories.

winners 2018

Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize 2018 received 145 built works from 12 European countries and Mexican territories. The Jury analysed all the proposals and drew up a list of 8 finalists and 2 winners, one per category. The jury meeting took place on the 26th of October 2018 at Espacio Fluvia in Barcelona. A conversation between Frida Escobedo (president of jury) and Martha Thorne was held at Espacio 100 de Simon in Barcelona on the 25th of October 2018. The winners were announced at the Granting Ceremony that took place on 28*° November 2018 at Espacio 100 de Simon in Barcelona.

Teopanzolco Cultural Center

Cuernavaca, Mexico
ISAAC BROID + PRODUCTORA

SINOPSIS

The project for the new Cultural Center is located on a site opposite the archeological zone of Teopanzolco, a situation that proposes two fundamental strategies: on the one hand to enhance the relationship with the archeological site and on the other to generate a significant public sp…

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Architects: ISAAC BROID + PRODUCTORA

Authors: Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles

Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

Video: Juan Pablo Benavides (PRODUCTORA)

Real Estate Boom House

Cardedeu, Spain
Lluís Alexandre Casanovas

SINOPSIS

The so-called “Spanish housing bubble” collapsed in 2008, leaving behind a huge housing stock which reflects the societal transformation of most of the country’s population through the consolidation of a credit system and the emergence of diverse financial products. This project e…

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Architect: Lluís Alexandre Casanovas

Authors: Lluís Alexandre Casanovas

Location: Cardedeu, Spain

Video: Joana Colomar (Director), Nilo Zimmermann (Director of Photography),  Aitor Bigas (Editor), Aina Salarich i Marta Cruañas (Production), Zak Ramis (PA)

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Teopanzolco Cultural Center

Cuernavaca, Mexico
ISAAC BROID + PRODUCTORA
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Real Estate Boom House

Cardedeu, Spain
Lluís Alexandre Casanovas
finalists 2018

Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize 2018 received 145 built works from 12 European countries and Mexican territories. The Jury analysed all the proposals and drew up a list of 8 finalists and 2 winners, one per category. The jury meeting took place on the 26th of October 2018 at Espacio Fluvia in Barcelona. A conversation between Frida Escobedo (president of jury) and Martha Thorne was held at Espacio 100 de Simon in Barcelona on the 25th of October 2018. The winners were announced at the Granting Ceremony that took place on 28*° November 2018 at Espacio 100 de Simon in Barcelona.

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