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The European Architecture Prize Philippe Rotthier 2024

Vernacular Architecture - Prize 2024 - 40 000 EUR

The European Architecture Prize Philippe Rotthier 2024 rewards architectural projects, urban and rural developments completed in the last five years that promote architecture in harmony with nature, that value local identity, history and craftsmanship through the judicious use of common-sense principles, natural materials and long-lasting construction techniques.

"Vernacular architecture respects the genius of its milieu, uses natural, local materials and is built by the hands of craftsmen following age-old traditions." Philippe Rotthier, juin 2023

The international jury under the presidency of Maurice Culot will be particularly attentive to projects 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.

An amount of 40 000 euros, possibly split between several entries, is being made available to the jury by the prize founder, Philippe Rotthier. Source:


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