Award: The Third Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize 2021

Every two years, the Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize recognizes the best university research in the field of urbanism carried out by a student granted a PhD.

The award honours the memory of professor in urbanism, and architect, Manuel de Solà-Morales Rubió (1939-2012), who understood his subject as a creative and intellectual activity, committed to improving cities through what he called «persistent research».
Candidates can present any doctoral thesis that has urbanism as the object of the candidate’s research. The thesis must have been written in a European language and must have been presented in a European university between 1st January 2016 and 31st December 2019. It should also have obtained the maximum mark (cum laude or similar).

The jury for the Third Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize will comprise:
– Alberto Ferlenga, Architect and Dean of the Università IUAV di Venezia, who will act as chairman of the jury.
– Han Meyer, Architect and Professor of Urban Design at Delft University of Technology.
– Carlos Gómez Agustí, Architect, representing the Arquia Foundation.
– Eulàlia Gómez-Escoda, Architect and Professor of Urban Design at the Barcelona School of Architecture, who will act as the jury’s secretary and as the LUB’s representative.

The best PhD will receive a prize of €7,000. Depending on the quality of the work submitted, the first prize may be shared ex aequo or might even be declared void. Additionally, the jury may consider issuing a number of runners-up. The Prize winner and finalists will receive a diploma.

The award is an academic initiative of the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) where he taught for more than forty years. The Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory (LUB) which he founded in 1969, organizes, oversees and facilitates the development of the award and the maximum dissemination of the works which receive it.

More information and rules at: www.lub.upc.edu/msmprize

Applications must be submitted online (please follow the link above) by 15 September 2020.

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