Set up in 1982 by the architect Philippe Rotthier, this triennial architectural prize is one of the rare prizes that rewards projects that consciously identify with the traditional concept of the town or city as seen through European eyes. The prize has a twofold objective : on the one hand, to draw attention to contemporary urban architectural work which is often ignored by critics and the specialised press and, on the other hand, to raise the expectations of the public, elected representatives and sponsors.
The Fondation pour l'Architecture organises this prize and arranges exhibitions and publications devoted to the winning projects which are selected by a jury composed of European personalities from the world of art and architecture. Previous prize winners : Manuel Manzano-Monis, Quinlan Terry (1982) ; Abdel-Wahed El Wakil, Jean-Pierre Errath, Manuel Iñiguez & Alberto Ustarroz, Ernst Schirmacher, Pompeo Trisciuoglio (1987) ; Javier Cenicacelaya & Iñigo Salona, Piotr Choynowski, Robert De Gernier, Demetri Porphyrios (1992) ; Jacques Leccia & Christian Parra, Guy Montharry, Pierre Sicard & Michel Authié, Daniel Staelens (1995) ; François Spoerry, Société Immobilière de Mayotte, Carlo Bontempi (1998) ; Eusebio Leal Spengler (2002).


Fondation pour l'Architecture
Prix Rotthier pour la Reconstruction de La Ville


in collaboration with

A Vision of Europe & Civicarch

present

THE BEST EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD
A PRIZE TO THE BEST NEW URBAN
NEIGHBORHOOD BUILT IN EUROPE


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The European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City will be awarded in June 2008. An international exhibition will be organized at the Foundation for the Architecture in Bruxelles, accompanied by a tri-limgual catalogue.