Brussels launches “Brussels Architecture Prize”

Brussels launches “Brussels Architecture Prize”

Brussels is a booming architecture city and will have its own architecture prize

Architecture is thriving in Brussels. Many ambitious projects are being developed throughout the city and more and more talents from all over the world are finding their way to the Belgian capital city. State Secretary for Urbanism Pascal Smet has decided to put this flourishing sector in the spotlight by launching the Brussels Architecture Prize.

Brussels public service and the Belgian architecture magazine A+ Architecture in Belgium are joining forces to organize it.


“Brussels is evolving at an incredible pace. The quality of our public space and our buildings is improving rapidly and we owe this especially to the many outstanding architects in our city. That is why we are launching the Brussels Architecture Prize. We want to put our excellent architecture scene in the spotlight and show the world that Brussels is becoming a real contemporary architecture leader,” concludes Pascal Smet, State Secretary for Urbanism.

"This new award is a new opportunity for Urban to encourage (promote) quality architecture in Brussels," Bety Waknine (director

“Today, Brussels architectural quality, urban innovation, renovation, reconversion and circular construction are exemplary for Europe. A prize is the best way to honour these works and their designers. This way, Brussels is going for outstanding architectural quality,” Lisa De Visscher, artistic director of A+.


The Brussels Architecture Prize rewards recent creations in Brussels and by Brussels offices outside the city.

Awards will be given in four different categories: small intervention, major intervention, public space and extra muros.

In addition to these four award categories, two special awards will also be given: The Lifetime Achievement Award (for a Brussels office or architect who through years of dedication has brought about positive changes for Brussels) and the Brussels Ket (a special award for a young emerging office based in the Brussels-Capital Region whose partners are no older than 40).

Offices can enter a submission until 31 May 2021 through the website

All information on the prize can be found in the attached press file.

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Damiaan De Jonge Woordvoerder, Kabinet Pascal Smet
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About Pascal Smet

Brussels Government, Secretary of State for Urbanism and Heritage - European and International Relations - Foreign Trade - Fire fighting and Emmergency medical Assistance

Member of the Board of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), responsible for Culture, Youth, Sport and Urban Policy

Pascal Smet
Koning Albert II laan 37 - 12de
1030 Brussel