During the award ceremony of the first edition of the Brussels Architecture Prize, the winners were revealed to the public. Among the 31 nominated projects, the international jury chose four laureates, an up-and-coming talent for the Promising Young Architect Award and an emblematic Brussels firm for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The People’s Choice Award was also granted during the evening.

Read more about the jury days




Winners

MolenWest Square

1010 architecture urbanism

Public
Space

Winner
2021

MolenWest Square

1010 architecture urbanism

“The design of 1010 architecture urbanism activated the site and embraced various activities in a delightful manner. The reuse of elements of various scales and materials contributed to this success.” – Samia Henni

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Material Village

TETRA Architecten

Major
intervention

Winner
2021

Material Village

TETRA Architecten

“The elegant modularity of the project, the cleaver system of logistics and the efficient water recuperation and energy solutions render this project highly successful.” Samia Henni

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Stam Europa

Acte, 51N4E

Small
Intervention

Winner
2021

Stam Europa

Acte, 51N4E

“The project creates the conditions for new temporary uses in the largely monofunctional European Quarter. The outcome of a collaboration between a diverse group of radical experts, it promotes architecture’s ability to playfully and collectively imagine another future for the city.”Konstantinos Pantazis

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Melopee

XDGA - Xaveer De Geyter Architects

Extra
Muros

Winner
2021

Melopee

XDGA - Xaveer De Geyter Architects

“A vertical school courtyard that raises life up in the air. A simple and rational construction that serves children.” – Louis Leger

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Awards

Lucien and Simone Kroll

Lifetime
Achievement
Award

Winner
2021

Lucien and Simone Kroll

As Simone Kroll says, ‘it’s the story of a career’, before adding, ‘well, career is a mighty big word!’i This sums up the achievements and values of the Simone and Lucien Kroll architecture and urban planning studio: a considerable body of work (more than 100 projects between 1955 and 2008), relentless commitment, and sincere modesty. But let there be no mistake. Systematically drawn to complex situations, conflicts to be resolved and causes to be defended, Simone and Lucien Kroll never chose the easy path. Connected to contemporary realities, concerned about the world as it is evolving, they prove themselves to be, at the age of 94, more anti-establishment and anarchist than ever. The Lifetime Achievement Award of the Brussels Architecture Prize puts the spotlight on these pioneers of participation and ecology, and thus rewards the long, difficult but happy career of this extraordinary couple of designers.

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BC Architects

BC Architects

Promising
Young
Architect

Winner
2021

BC Architects

BC Architects

If BC Architects is awarded the title of ‘Promising architect 2021’ by the Brussels Architecture Prize, it is less because of the rather modest size of their built oeuvre (which, incidentally, often came into being ‘extra muros’, even far beyond Belgium) than because of their innovative circular approach to the building process. Or is it perhaps because of their remarkable practice? They are at one and the same time designer, community organizer, producer of circular, local building materials, consultant and think tank.

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People’s Choice Award

PORTA 1070

OSK-AR architecten

People’s
Choice
Award

Winner
2021

PORTA 1070

OSK-AR architecten

“This pilot project features in an innovative way the multiple possibilities of reuse, renovation and integration of the new with existing infrastructures and buildings.”Samia Henni

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ABOUT THE BRUSSELS ARCHITECTURE PRIZE

The Brussels Architecture Prize is an initiative of the Brussels-Capital Region that is implemented by Urban in co-production with A+ Architecture in Belgium.

Every two years, the Brussels Architecture Prize will reward outstanding architectural projects that contribute to the spatial quality of the Brussels-Capital Region. The prize will be awarded for the first time in 2021, in partnerschip with CIVA, BOZAR and See U Brussels.

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Follow
the award ceremony
live from Bozar
this monday
13th december

at 7pm

The nominees

The members of the jury met this summer to discuss the projects submitted for the first edition of the Brussels Architecture Prize. They underlined the quality of Brussels’ architectural production and nominated 31 projects, in four categories.

Discover the nominees of the four categories:

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