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Europan 13
Adaptable City 2

The 13th session of Europan have searched for developing strategies with the aim of kick-starting urban culture based on opening up for creative initiatives, new processes for involvement and models of co-existing in private and public spheres.

Key dates

Registrations opened
February 2015
Submission deadline
July 2015
Winners announced
December 2015

This year's theme

Resilience as a challenge. Social adaptability as a goal. Economy as a method.

Read more about the theme here

Five sites from Norway

Norway is in a time of rapid urbanization that calls for adaptions on many levels: Adapting to densification, to urban culture, smarter use of resources and a zero emission future.

The jury

The jury of Europan Norway consists of both international and Norwegian experts within the field of urban planning and architecture.

  • Ellen Hellsten portrait.

    Ellen Hellsten (NO)

    Ellen Hellsten has extensive experience with jury work and holds several committee memberships. She was a member of the Europan Scientific Committee from 2006-2010.

  • Tatjana Schneider portrait.

    Tatjana Schneider (DE)

    Tatjana Schneider (DE/UK) is a researcher, writer and educator based at the School of Architecture in Sheffield, UK.

  • Umberto Napolitano portrait.

    Umberto Napolitano (IT)

    Umberto Napolitano (IT/FR) is the co-founder of LAN (Local Architecture Network).

  • Kathrin Gimmel portrait.

    Kathrin Gimmel (CH)

    Kathrin Gimmel (CH/DK) is architect and partner at JAJA Architects.

  • Cristina Goberna portrait.

    Cristina Goberna (ES)

    Cristina Goberna (ES/US) is a practitioner architect, educator and critic.

  • Sverre Landmark portrait.

    Sverre Landmark (NO)

    Sverre Landmark (NO) (born 1961) works in Aspelin Ramm, a property developer active in the rapid development of Oslo city.

  • Kristiaan Borret portrait.

    Kristiaan Borret (BE)

    Kristiaan Borret (BE) is the bouwmeester/maître architecte of Brussels Capital Region (Belgium).

  • Miia-Liina Tommila portrait.

    Miia-Liina Tommila (FI)

    Miia-Liina Tommila (FI) is an architect and co-founder of Kaleidoscope, a Finnish-Norwegian architecture office exploring the boundaries between science, art and architecture.