Detailed program for the 2022 Architecture category

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Each historical period re-adjusts the concept of architecture so that it meets the current needs of society and responds to growing challenges. The current need for sustainable architecture is based on the evidence that the world is now in the midst of an emergency related to planetary pollution, climate change, and a prolonged pandemic. In its 17th edition, the Eurasian Prize places special emphasis on innovations that correspond with sustainable architecture and regenerative design strategies.

Overall evaluation will be based on the following criteria with their relevance depending on each subcategory:

  • Purpose focus
  • Sustainability / Regenerating
  • Practical utility
  • Construction, operation, and maintenance efficiency
  • Social awareness
  • Operational safety
  • Aesthetical contribution
  • Innovative solutions and approach


  • Industrial — Science and technology hubs and centers, Production facilities, Science parks, Technological clusters, and environmental research and protection facilities.

  • Large-scale housing — Multi-dwelling units and residential compounds, Mid-Rise and High-Rise Apartment Buildings, Mixed-use buildings.

  • Low-rise apartment buildings — Apartment buildings and residential complexes up to 4 floors; Townhomes, rowhouses, duplexes/triplexes/quadplexes, garden-style complexes.

  • Private house — Mansions, villas, cottages, and adjacent territory.

  • Public building — Business and shopping facilities: exhibition centers, congress halls; Stations, airports; HoReCa objects; Spectator sports facilities, sports infrastructure; Mixed-use objects including functionally different groups of premises united by a single compositional and planning intent.

  • Cultural and cult architecture — Cultural Facilities: concert halls, theatres, cinemas, museums, libraries, galleries, performance spaces; Cult architecture in city fabric: cathedrals, churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, monasteries/retreats.

  • Heritage architecture — Reconstruction, restoration, revitalization of buildings and complexes; Adaptive Reuse – any creative transformation of old, abandoned, outdated or derelict architecture for an explicitly use, such as converting commercial or industrial buildings to residential use, the renovation of institutional buildings to create new cultural spaces; Conservation, or refurbishment of existing structures or the addition of new components.

  • Social and administrative buildings — Health facilities: clinics, hospitals; Educational facilities: preschool and school educational institutions, colleges, universities, campuses, laboratories and research centers; Institutional facilities: government buildings, courts, etc.

New: Rapid response architecture

Emergencies include many of today's scenarios, from natural disasters to hostilities that cause massive destruction and leave millions of refugees homeless. In the face of these challenges, the role of architecture has been brought into sharp relief focus. In all cases, the disruption of normality and the imperative to satisfy basic needs and maintain a decent quality of life become the basis for finding quick and effective alternatives by way of responding to such urgency.
Therefore, architecture serves as an articulator for each case's specific needs. Designers can help reimagine how temporary or emergency structures can work.
The aim of this Category is to encourage temporary shelter design for those who don't have a place to live, to help restore people's right to a comfortable and healthy environment.
This Category includes the following types of entries:

  • Prefabricated architectureTechnologies and modular systems achieving the following objectives: reduced assembly time, module addition possibility, optimal logistics, easy construction; increased lifespan of foundations and structures, improved heat insulation, easy dismantling.

  • Emergency housingMigrant and refugee resettlement projects that provide home for long periods of displacement. Focus is on the use sustainable and easy-to-get materials; space flexibility and multifunctionality.

The jury will assign extra points to the entries which are built around the three-pronged sustainability concept, including and combining social, environmental, and economical aspects. For this reason, participants are asked to specify how their projects relate to the following sustainability aspects and regenerative design strategies:

  • Use of materials, practices, and technologies which meet the requirements of green building;
  • Resource-efficiency throughout the building’s life-cycle which includes site selection, laying the groundwork, maintenance, operational effectiveness and demolition scenario;
  • Use of sustainable construction materials and finishes;
  • Reduced transport loads through the use of building materials from local sources;
  • Onsite generation of renewable energy through solar power, hydrothermal power, wind power and other;
  • Minimal energy consumption thanks to the use of renewable energy sources;
  • Compliance with environmental standards;
  • Water conservation systems;
  • Integration into the surrounding landscape;
  • Use of renewable materials;
  • Replacement of conventional materials (like concrete) with sustainable alternatives;
  • Use of recycled and upcycled materials;
  • Adaptable, modular spaces made from natural materials that can be easily broken down and repurposed or recycled;
  • Green Roofs & Skins: incorporation of plants and nature via living walls, tree-covered residential towers, and green roofs to help cool existing buildings and create healthy biophilic environments for humans

1st stage

April 1, 2022 — January 15, 2023

Submission period

2nd stage

January 2023

International Jury Voting

February 2023

Short list announcement

3rd stage

February 2023

International Jury Voting 2nd stage

February 2023

Public Online Voting

March 2023

Laureates announcement

TBA Final Event GALA

For further details on the timeline please refer to Eligibility & Rules.

The Eurasian Prize Awards Program is a globally targeted initiative which welcomes participants from all countries.

Architects, technologists, architectural engineers, building contractors, architectural bureaus, manufacturers, engineering companies and real estate companies are invited to enter the professional competition program.

In order to participate you have to apply with projects designed or completed in the past five (5) years, between 2017 and 2022, and which have never been awarded with the Eurasian Prize at the Professional level.

For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules

  1. Register a new account on the Eurasian Prize website.
  2. Add your entry(-ies)* on the Eurasian Prize website, adding images and description.
  3. Provide fee payment.

* The number of entries per entrant is unlimited

For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules

Participants in the Architecture category provide fee payment based on the deadline:

  • EARLY Entry: payment until May 30, 2022 — $189 USD per entry
  • REGULARLY Entry: payment until June 30, 2022 — $229 USD per entry
  • LATE Entry: payment until December 30, 2022 — $279 USD per entry
  • FINAL Deadline: payment until January 15, 2023 — $339 USD per entry


  1. If you submit multiple entries, you will receive a 15% reduction in the submission fee for your second and following entries later.
  2. If payment for the entry fee is provided by a legal person (entity, private or public organization), the first fee payment increases by $140 USD.
  3. If an entry is submitted under a business, public organization or brand name which will be featured on the award certificate and in all promo materials, and the payment is provided by an individual, the first fee payment increases by $140 USD. This does not apply to participants who decide to provide payment as a legal person.

For more information please refer to Eligibility & Rules

  • Fully completed information about the team of authors;
  • Images for Jury: illustrations, drawings, diagrams, revealing the content of the project in JPG format, each illustration no more than 2048×2048 pixels in size and no more than 1.5 MB. (single images only, no collages);
  • Images should be named so: the code of entry with numbers # 1,2,3 … in order of importance (Code # 1 – the Main Image). For architectural projects, the presentation of plans and sections of buildings and structures is mandatory. The number of images – up to 20;
  • Entry description must contain a title and a narrative of at least 200 words and no more than 400 words. The description must indicate the entry status and year;


  • link to full materials about the project (ZIP or RAR archive): Illustrative material in high resolution, including a portrait of the team (jpg, jpeg files). Video about the project (optional, mov, mpg, flv or mp4 files): no more than 300 MB. Extended description of the project or press materials (optional), full list of authors. The total weight of the archive – no more than 1 GB.

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