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European Prize For Architecture

Sergei Tchoban Awarded the 2018 European Prize for Architecture

12:00 - 12 September, 2018
Sergei Tchoban Awarded the 2018 European Prize for Architecture, Museum for Architectural Drawing,  2013, Berlin. Image Courtesy of the Chicago Athenaeum
Museum for Architectural Drawing, 2013, Berlin. Image Courtesy of the Chicago Athenaeum

Architect Sergei Tchoban has been selected as this year’s Laureate of the European Prize for Architecture. Considered Europe’s Highest Award for Architecture, the prize is presented by the European Centre and The Chicago Athenaeum. Tchoban was chosen for his powerful designs and a unique design vision that celebrates the best of modernist buildings that are internationally iconic, complex, enigmatic, provocative, and profoundly artistic.

Federation Complex, 2017, Moscow. Image Courtesy of the Chicago Athenaeum Russian Pavilion at the Venice  Architecture Biennale. Image Courtesy of the Chicago Athenaeum Coca Cola Headquarters, 2013,  Berlin. Image Courtesy of the Chicago Athenaeum Music- & Lifestyle Hotel nhow,  2010, Berlin. Image Courtesy of the Chicago Athenaeum + 10

LAVA Awarded the 2016 European Prize for Architecture

11:15 - 16 September, 2016
LAVA Awarded the 2016 European Prize for Architecture, The Square / LAVA. Image Courtesy of LAVA
The Square / LAVA. Image Courtesy of LAVA

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies have named LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) as the recipients of their 2016 European Prize for Architecture.

One of Europe’s most prestigious architecture awards, The European Prize for Architecture is given annually to architects who have ‘blazoned a new path and direction for an architecture that is deeply humane and committed to forward the principles of European humanism’.

Santiago Calatrava Awarded the European Prize for Architecture

14:00 - 13 October, 2015
Santiago Calatrava Awarded the European Prize for Architecture, Santiago Calatrava's Quadracci Pavilion at Milwaukee Art Museum. Image © Flickr user: crazyegg95 licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
Santiago Calatrava's Quadracci Pavilion at Milwaukee Art Museum. Image © Flickr user: crazyegg95 licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies have announced Santiago Calatrava as the winner of their 2015 European Prize for Architecture. Calling Calatrava "a visionary theorist, philosopher and utopian and a true artist in the craft of engineering and architectonic expressionism," president of the Chicago Athenaeum Christian Narkiewicz-Laine noted that "it is significant that The European Prize for Architecture honors Calatrava as an architect, engineer, sculptor, and painter.”

Alessandro Mendini Awarded the European Prize for Architecture

00:00 - 19 December, 2014
Alessandro Mendini Awarded the European Prize for Architecture, Museo del Casalingo -Forum Megna, 1996. Image Courtesy of Chicago Athenaeum Newsletter
Museo del Casalingo -Forum Megna, 1996. Image Courtesy of Chicago Athenaeum Newsletter

Italian architect, philosopher, architectural theorist, visionary and design practitioner, Alessandro Mendini, has been selected to receive the 2014 European Prize for Architecture. Awarded annually by the European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the European Prize for Architecture aims to recognize “influential architects that have changed and challenged the direction of contemporary architecture today and who have blazoned a more humane and intellectual approach to architecture.”

“Not since Frank Lloyd Wright has the world seen a more theory-driven and profound-thinking architect than Mendini,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, the Museum President of the Chicago Athenaeum, in a press release.

AD Interviews: Andreas G. Gjertsen / TYIN tegnestue

01:00 - 12 May, 2014

A young, cooperative architecture practice based in Trondheim, Norway and founded in 2008 by Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, TYIN tegnestue has already built in Thailand, Myanmar, Haiti, Uganda and their native Norway. Though the partners are relatively young, the quality of their designs has earned them the important distinction of being recognized for The European Prize for Architecture (joining the ranks of GRAFT, BIG and Marco Casagrande). And their projects have been pretty popular with ArchDaily’s readers, too.

Marco Casagrande Wins European Prize for Architecture

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
Marco Casagrande Wins European Prize for Architecture, SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande. Image © Nikita Wu
SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande. Image © Nikita Wu

Finnish architect Marco Casagrande of Casagrande Laboratory and WEAK! has been named as the recipient for the 2013 European Prize for Architecture. The annual award, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, is known for honoring “rare architects who have demonstrated a significant contribution to humanity and to the built environment through the art of architecture.”

“Casagrande is a model for today’s young design professional of what an architect should be: visionary, aesthetic, intellectual, and socially responsible,” stated Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, the Finnish Museum President of The Chicago Athenaeum.

TYIN tegnestue wins 2012 European Prize for Architecture

13:00 - 2 October, 2012
Cassia Coop Training Centre / TYIN Tegnestue Architects © Pasi Aalto
Cassia Coop Training Centre / TYIN Tegnestue Architects © Pasi Aalto

Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, principals of the architecture cooperative TYIN tegnestue Architects in Trondheim, Norway, have been named as this year’s winners of The European Prize for Architecture. The young Norwegian architects were honored for their humanitarian work designing and building with community participation in poor and underdeveloped areas in Africa and Asia.

Annually presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the prize is awarded to influential European architects “who have demonstrated a significant contribution to humanity and to the built environment through the art of architecture”.

Continue reading for more information and a sample of TYIN tegnestue Architects’ work.