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EAAE Prize


EAAE Prize 2011-2012                                                 “RESEARCH BY DESIGN”                                              Sponsored by Montana


Invitation to Prize

Registration Form

Registration Form

Jury First Selection

Jury First Selection


EAAE Prize 2009-2010        “CLIMATE CHANGE: SUSTAINABILITY / RESPONSIBILITY”           Sponsored by Montana

Invitation to Prize

Invitation to Prize

Registration Form

Registration Form

Winners of the Edition

Winners of the Edition

2009-2010 EAAE_Prize Winners

Winners of the EAAE Prize 2009-2010 Edition with Ebbe Harder

Michael Jenson

1st Award 2009-2010: Michael Jenson

Kim Sorvig

2nd Award 2009-2010: Kim Sorvig

EAAE Prize 2009-2010 winner works can be found in Transaction #47.



In Chania, Greece, on September 4th, 2007, the EAAE Prize 2005-2007 for writings in Architectural Education, sponsored by VELUX, was awarded for the 9th time. The competition sets a base for a discussion on the content and direction of architectural education. This year’s theme, representation in architecture, has resulted in a number of interesting essays on how new methods of representation impacts contemporary Architecture.

The 1st prize was awarded to Architecture Associate Professor Mari Hvattum from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. In her prize-winning essay “Veiled works and blurred contexts”, Mari Hvattum reflects on some of the paradoxes characterising architecture’s recent past, and inquires into its ends, means and modes of representation. “The jury considers this a mature and intelligent reflection, which contains a compelling criticism on the culture of “mapping”. The opening image is very strong and the line of argumentation is well-developed, showing a historical awareness which is commendable,” the jury commented. The jury was chaired by Hilde Heynen (B) working together with jury members Ole Bouman (NL), Paola Vigano (F), Allen Cunningham (UK) and Leen Van Duin (NL). Mari Hvattum was educated as an architect from the University of Trondheim (NTNU) with further specialisations in architectural history and theory from Cambridge University. She works primarily on modern architectural thinking and historiography, and has taught at Architectural Association, London, Central European University, Praha, Edinburgh University, and University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

The 2nd prize in the competition was shared by Graeme Brooker and Dr. Eric Northey from Manchester School of Architecture in the United Kingdom and Emre Altürk from TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture in the Netherlands. The 1st prize winner was awarded with 10,000 while the two 2nd prize winners were awarded 5,000 each.

The EAAE Prize is organised biannually and the aim is to stimulate new pedagogical initiatives -and to communicate these initiatives as related to the broad scope of teaching and research. The prize is also a platform for exchange of knowledge and cooperation about educational issues across national borders. The EAAE Prize was first awarded in 1991 and has been sponsored by VELUX since 2001.

“VELUX wishes to establish contact with the teachers of the future generations of architects. We would like to follow the activities of the schools and learn from that. Innovative thinking, experimentation and discussion is needed for all professional activities within the built environment – for the construction industry and producers like ourselves as well as for the architectural profession. Today’s society calls for new approaches – how to handle new technologies – and how to collaborate. In that respect, the education of tomorrow’s architects is extremely important as the teachers shape and influence the architects – and hereby the architecture – of the future,” says Head of Communications Lone Ellersgaard from VELUX.

33 essays from teachers of architecture in 13 countries were submitted to the competition. Ten papers were then selected and rewritten in answer to the jury’s feedback. The authors were given one month to improve the papers, and thereafter the jury selected the prize winners from the re-submitted, re-written papers. The winning essays will be published on EAAE’s website at www.eaae.be and in a theme issue of The Journal of Architecture.

About the EAAE Prize 2005-2007 
The EAAE Prize aims to stimulate original writings of architectural education in order to improve the quality of architectural teaching in Europe. Organised biennually, the competition will focus public attention on outstanding written works selected by an international jury. The Prize was first awarded in 1991 and has been sponsored by VELUX since 2001. The EAAE Prize is open to all teaching staff members, part- or full-time, of the EAAE member schools as well as individual members from other schools of architecture in Europe, and members of ARCC and ACSA schools in the USA.

The EAAE Prize 2005-2007 was organized by: 
EAAE Project Leader Ebbe Harder and staff,
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture


EAAE Prize 2003-2005     “HOW WILL THE DEMANDS OF THE INFORMATION SOCIETY AND […]?”      Sponsored by Velux

How will the demands of the information society and ”new knowledge” affect the demand for relevant or necessary ”know how” in architectural education?

The EAAE Prize 2003-2005 invited teachers from all schools of architecture in Europe and the ARCC member institutions in the USA and Canada to participate in the prize “Writings in Architectural Education.” The challenging EAAE question for 2003-2005 was: How will the demands of the information society and “new knowledge” affect the demand for relevant or necessary “know how” in architectural education?

Architects of tomorrow have to navigate in the white-water of new knowledge and master the possibilities provided by the information society. The con?ict with the established prac- tise of passing on traditional skills. Future architects however cannot rely on tradition only. These are the challenges architectural educators have to equip students for. “Architectural education is undergoing substantial changes and has moved from the training of architects to an education in architecture. Architecture is directly in?uenced by today’s information society. The educational requirements are no longer con?ned to the teaching of design, but include new building technologies, digital projecting, networking and selecting relevant knowledge – to name a few challenges.” Says James F. Horan, EAAE president and Head of Dublin School of Architecture, Ireland.

This publication is the result of the EAAE Prize 2003-2005 sponsored by VELUX. 75 papers were submitted from 20 countries, which have all been evaluated by the jury: Per Olaf Fjeld (chairman), Peter MacKeith, Juhani Pallasmaa, Dagmar Richter and Alberto Peréz-Goméz. The 11 authors of the 10 papers represented in this publication were invited to participate in a workshop in November 2004, which took place in Copenhagen at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. The workshop opened for a discussion between the members of the jury and the other participants with the goal for the authors to improve upon their papers. After the very successful workshop the jury re-evaluated the 10 papers and on this basis found the four winners. EAAE hopes with this somewhat extensive procedure to have produced a note-worthy publication which can be a source of reference in the educational environment.

EAAE Prize 2003-2005 was sponsored by VELUX A/S. EAAE hereby wish to thank VELUX for sponsoring the prize and for the excellent co-operation during the course of the prize.

Ebbe Harder. The Organizing Committee, The EAAE-Council


EAAE Prize 2001-2002     “RESEARCH AND RESULTS FROM RESEARCH AND/OR NEW IDEAS […]?”      Sponsored by Velux

Research and results from research and/or new ideas implemented in architectural education

The EAAE PRIZE 2001-2002 invited teachers from all membership schools and individual members of the EAAE to participate in the competition: „Writings in Architectural Education – Research and results from research and/or new ideas implemented in architectural education.” The EAAE Prize aims to stimulate original writings on the subject of architectural education in order to improve the quality of the teaching of architecture in Europe.


As a conclusion to the EAAE prize Competition 2001-2002, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen hosted a workshop, 22-24. November 2002. The EAAE PRIZE 2001-2002 was sponsored by Velux. EAAE hereby wish to thank Velux for sponsoring the prize end for the excellent co-operation during the course of the prize.

The first keynote speaker at the workshop was Jean-Francois Mabardi, and he presented a thought-provoking paper entitled „Architectural Education – Writings and Tradition” which is published in its entirety in this workshop publication. The Workshop furthermore presented key-note speeches from Neil Leach entitled „Swarm Tectonics”, and by Jean-Claude Ludi about the process of teaching, and finally Kjeld Vindum, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, with an introduction to the excursion to the Louisiana Museum’s temporary exhibition about the great Danish modernist Arne Jacobsen.

The jury consisting of Jean-Francois Mabardi, Michael Hayes, Jean-Claude Ludi, Neil Leach and Carsten Thau had selected 13 papers for presentation at the workshop out of a total of 57 entries. A sum of 12 authors/groups of authors contributed with presentations during the workshop. There were 75 participants from 20 different countries represented at the workshop.

The 13 selected papers as well as the complete Jury’s Report is published in this report.

Ebbe Harder
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
School of Architecture, Copenhagen, June 2003