WINNERS 2023

At the award ceremony of the second edition of the Brussels Architecture Prize, held on Tuesday December 12, the winners were announced to the public. From the 24 nominated projects, the international juryannounced four winners. They also awarded the Young Promising Architect Award to an emerging talent and the Lifetime Achievement Award to an iconic Brussels figure. Additionally, the People’s Choice Award was presented during the evening. DISCOVER THE WINNERS BELOW

Winners

Parc des Brigittines

générale assemblée d'architectes

Public
Space

Winner
2023

Parc des Brigittines

générale assemblée d'architectes

‘A layered project of great intricacy that connects the various levels of a complex site. Creating continuity between public space, productive spaces and playground, the project celebrates a disregarded neighbourhood, showing the transformative capacity of good design and care.’ Meriem Chabani

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BTL

URA Yves Malysse Kiki Verbeeck

Major
intervention

Winner
2023

BTL

URA Yves Malysse Kiki Verbeeck

‘The school combines both reuse and new construction in a dense urban block, being aware and taking care of the spaces of proximity between the neighbours and between the two school buildings. The project heightens the sense of exploration and surprise of getting inside a city block. This intensity influences the different interior spaces, offering a rich and careful sequence of changes in dimension and natural light, dedicating a distinct atmosphere to the different daily situations that unfold in this school.’ Eva Prats

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Maison Jupiter

V+

Small
Intervention

Winner
2023

Maison Jupiter

V+

‘Good architecture should be a learning opportunity. Maison Jupiter delivers a treasure trove of architectural lessons and innovations. The project fully explores how a low-carbon approach can translate into low-rise vertical housing, elegantly integrating water management, heat production, natural ventilation and cohabitation with non-humans.’ Meriem Chabani

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Arles Luma Parc des Ateliers

Bureau Bas Smets

Extra
Muros

Winner
2023

Arles Luma Parc des Ateliers

Bureau Bas Smets

‘The project involved transforming a sterile, desolate and desert-like site into a beautiful, lush and comfortable public park within a short period of time by speeding up the natural evolution of the surrounding landscape typology. With great knowledge of microclimatic conditions, the park is skilfully designed to develop as a self-sustaining living organism. The park offers an effortlessly diverse experience to the public, with lowered temperatures in summer and warm sunspots in winter, and if open-source documentation is created, the project has the potential to be a future reference of great importance.’ Dorte Mandrup

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People’s Choice Award

Openstreets 22

Filter café Filtré Atelier

People’s
Choice
Award

Winner
2023

Openstreets 22

Filter café Filtré Atelier

‘A joyful exploration of what can be achieved through collective action. This project is an inspiration in terms of how activism and public organizing can help to both achieve healthier cities and reclaim public space for all.’ Meriem Chabani

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