Categories and special awards 2021

Small intervention

architectural projects < 1,000 m2: buildings or renovations located in the Brussels-Capital Region which, thanks to an intelligent plan, ingenious detailing, the responsible use of materials or a clever organization, offer the right answer to the challenges of the contemporary metropolis.

Major intervention

buildings located in the Brussels-Capital Region which, by virtue of their volume, their programme or their ambition, redesign the city, give it a new appearance or have a lasting impact on the quality and perception of the immediate environment.

Public space

projects in the public space, located in the Brussels-Capital Region, which constitute an added value for the residents and users, which promote green mobility, and thus make it a city for everyone. This concerns not only streets, squares and parks, but also semi-public spaces that open themselves up to the neighbourhood and to passers-by, and as such give something back to the neighbourhood and the city.

Extra Muros

high-quality projects built outside the Brussels territory (national or international), but designed by a firm based in the Brussels-Capital Region.

In addition to these four award categories, two special awards will also be given:

The Lifetime Achievement Award

this special award is given to a Brussels office or architect who through years of dedication has brought about positive changes for Brussels. This office or person will be nominated by the scientific committee. It is therefore not possible to enter a submission for this award.

The Promising Architect

a special award for a young emerging office based in the Brussels-Capital Region whose partners are no older than 40 in 2021.