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Europan 15
Productive Cities 2

This session of Europan took the competition to Norwegian towns in rural areas looking at the effects of centralisation at both territorial and local scales. The competition looks at synergies between ecosystems, biotopes and artefacts, between functions and uses and between citizens.

Key dates

February 2019
Submission deadline
July 2019
Results announced
December 2019

This year's theme

The challenge was as follows: show how we collectively can create vital towns and villages based on social and environmental justice.

Read more about the theme here

Three sites from Norway

There are three Norwegian sites in Europan 15 which, each in their different ways, raise complex issues about the interaction between the rural and the urban, the local and the global.

The jury

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

  • Lisbeth Iversen portrait.

    Lisbeth Iversen (NO)

    Public sector Phd candidate at AHO, Institute of Urbanism and Landscape

  • Roar Svenning portrait.

    Roar Svenning (NO)

    Developer and founder, Bygda 2.0

  • Johanne Borthne portrait.

    Johanne Borthne (NO)

    Architect MNAL, Partner at Powerhouse Company AS

  • Caroline Dahl portrait.

    Caroline Dahl (SE)

    Architect and urban designer, PhD fellow at SLU – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

  • Gisle Løkken portrait.

    Gisle Løkken (NO)

    President National Association of Norwegian Architects

  • Robert Mull portrait.

    Robert Mull (UK)

    Head of School of Architecture and Design, University of Brighton

  • Maria Hellström Reimer portrait.

    Maria Hellström Reimer (SE)

    Professor in design theory, Malmö University, School of Arts and Communication

  • Miia Mäkinen – Substitute Member portrait.

    Miia Mäkinen – Substitute Member (SE)

    Architect SAFA- Partner at LUO arkkitehdit Oy, Doctoral student at the University of Oulu

  • Matilda Schuman – Substitute Member portrait.

    Matilda Schuman – Substitute Member (SE)

    Architect SAR/MSA – Founding partner at Schuman Berg Arkitektkontor and Architect SAR/MSA at Wingårdh arkitekter AB