Europan 2: European Housing Competition

27 February - 18 March 1992

  • Exhibition art work
  • Exhibition model
  • Zahgreb, Yugoslavia by David Mikhail/Juliet Bidgood
  • Nova Gorica/Gorizia, Slovenia/Italy by Tower 151 Architects

Europan is a bi-annual architectural competition where architects under 40 years of age are invited to design housing schemes for real sites thrughout Europe. The winning schemes are often built by a developer, local authority or housing association, thus giving young architects a good chance of seeing their projects realised.

For the 1991 Europan, each of the full member countries chose five winners, with Britain's architects distinguishing themselves with the highest number of winning projects from any one country, six in total.

This exhibition served to increase public awareness of the work of Europan and in doing so helped to extend the associate status of the UK to full membership of Europan, thus allowing young architects to benefit from this increasingly important Europan competition. 

British Winners: Bureau for Urban Design (Chateauroux, France); David Mikhail (Zagreb, Yugoslavia); d ECO I (Rodhos, Greece); McCreanor & Lavington (Zaanstaad, Netherlands); Scampton Barnett & Loader (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland); Tower 151 Architects (Nova Gorica, Gorizia).

Continental Winners: H. Dunwensee / C Kreplin (Rostock, Germany), T. Lacoste / A. Robain (Dunkerque, France), B. Mastenbroek / D. Van Gameren (Nijmegen, Netherlands), N. de Vries / J. Van Rijs (Berlin, Germany), M. Boixel / N. Garo (Reze, France), P. Van Dinter (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland).