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Award > Matilde Baffa Ugo Rivolta European Architecture Award

The new edition of the Award confirms the idea of bringing the finest social building designs constructed in Europe over the last five years to the attention of a wider public. It likewise confirms its intention of becoming an international point of reference for research and debate in this area, highlighting the importance of the overall quality of the constructed environment and the sustainability of architectural design.


The projects that can be entered must to be built, ended and consigned between January 2016 and December 2020 in any of the 27 nations in the European Community, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Social housing means residential buildings pro­moted by public or private institutions, with specific access regulations and due to satisfy a demand for lodging wich cannot be satisfied by the free market.


The Prize is organized in TWO PHASES. 

To participate in the first phase is required to submit the project by filling in the registration form on the portal premiobaffarivolta.ordinearchitetti.mi.it, complete with all required documentation, no later than October 4th, 2021. 

The winner will receive a prize of 10.000 € and be nominated to the jury for the following edition.


27 July 2021 - publication of award notice
1 September - deadline for reporting of works by the scientific board
10 September - deadline for presentation of questions
14 September - publication of answers
4 October - deadline for submission of projects documentation stage one
25 October - publication of results of the stage one
22 November - deadline for submission of projects documentation for final stage
15 December 2021 - publication of the results.


JURY 2021
Full members:
1 Søren Nielsen (Denmark)
2 international member in the process of defining 
3 Carles Muro (Spain)
4 Chiara Rizzica (Italy)
5 Fabio Lepratto (Italy)

Substitute members:
6 Simona Della Rocca (Italy)
7 Marco Peverini (Italy)


AWARD NOTICE (English language) here.
AWARD NOTICE (Italian language) here.

Info and updates on: premiobaffarivolta.ordinearchitetti.mi.it


Scientific board:
Renzo Bassani, Antonio Borghi, Monique Bosco-von Allmen, Valeria Bottelli, Massimo Bricocoli, Paola Delmonte, Marco Dettori, Peter Ebner, Carmen Espegel, Giordana Ferri, Mauro Galantino, Rossella Gotti, Anna Kaestle, Péter Kis, Jens Kvorning, Bart Lootsma, David Lorente Ibáñez, Alessandro Maggioni, Camillo Magni, Paolo Mazzoleni, Carlo Melograni, Massimiliano Monetti, Laura Montedoro, Pascal Müller, Søren Nielsen, Orsina Simona Pierini, Anna Maria Pozzo, Giovanni Rivolta, Dan Schürch, Oliver Thill, Guillermo Vàzquez Consuegra, Daniela Volpi, Sascha Zander.


Scientific partner:
Unità di ricerca 2C Casa e Città –  Department of Architecture and Urban Studies - Politecnico di Milano 

With the patronage of:


At the seven editions partecipated a total of 269 projects from 19 countries.

List of winners
2019 Vandkusten Architekten, Denmark
2017 Duplex Architekten, Switzerland
2015 HArquitectes+DataAE, Spain
2013 Atelier Kempe Thill, The Netherlands
2011 Zanderroth Architekten, Germany
2009 Kis Péter Épìtészmuterme, Hungary
2007 Guillermo Vàsquez Consuegra, Spain

Award notice in English language .PDF

Award notice in Italian language .PDF







Manuele Salvetti
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