Europan 17



Type: Open, National, two-stage
Eligibility: Architects and recent students residing in the 12 country members, all under 40 years of age:
France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia

Languages: English, French
Fees: Registration to the competition is €100 for the first site. Additional Complete Site Folders cost €50 per site. No registration will be refunded.

Questions on the Sites and Rules on the Europan Europe website
Fri. 2nd June 2023, 23:59 (Paris-FR summer time): Deadline for submitting questions
Fri. 16 June 2023, 23:59 (Paris-FR summer time): Deadline for answers to questions
Submission of Entries
Sun. 30 July. 2023, 23:59 (Paris-FR summer time): Deadline for the online submission of the projects
Mon. 31 July. 2023: Publication on the European website of a temporary list of submissions
Tues. 1st Aug. 2023: Deadline for contesting the provisional list of returned projects with supporting evidence
Fri. 4 Aug. 2023: Publication of the final list of submissions


The increasingly alarming nature of the different IPCC reports, most recently that of March 2022, and the COVID-19 pandemic with its planet-wide impact, have made the vulnerabilities of the living world and the metamorphoses of habitability even more starkly apparent. The very possibility of living is now in doubt for all, given the excessive consumption of natural resources by certain human groups to the detriment of the needs of the global population, exceeding what planet earth can replace.

Climate emergency, overexploitation, pollution, inequality and iniquity – all these ills, upheavals and disorientations demand actions of “care” that address the coexistence and interrelationship of all the elements of the living world, and thus mandate a radical shift in paradigm. Sensitivity, responsibility, creativity are aspects of care and of interest in other beings.

This demands an awareness of the affiliations and interactions at work in the situations put forward for the competition. For Europan 17, the contexts demand a radical change towards a more immersive approach to the conception and production of space, an approach founded in care for living milieus. A new paradigm is at work, prompting us to wonder how to reconcile things and beings at a time when the habitability of Planet Earth is in question. Local and translocal strategies are be associated both with issues of metabolism (new ways of managing flows of natural elements, materials and human beings with the aim of developing circular economy) and issues of fairness and solidarity (inclusivity of actors in processes) which were already partially operative in certain contexts in E16.

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