Prix Versailles

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Prix Versailles
Prix Versailles 2019
Prix Versailles logo.png
Awarded forArchitecture and design
Presented byWorld Prix Versailles Organization
First awarded2015
Websiteprix-versailles.com

The Prix Versailles is a series of architectural prizes which are discerned annually. It identifies as the world architecture and design award.[1]

History[edit]

Since its creation in 2015, the Prix has been presented at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, acknowledging achievements in various forms of architecture.

Synergies between culture and economics[edit]

The Prix initially focused on commercial buildings, with the declared aim of fostering a better mix of the economic and cultural domains.[2] Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, declared on 19 June 2015, "The Prix Versailles is one of the ways to shine light on the intersection between creation, art and economics".[3]

Expanded scope[edit]

After beginning with shops & stores, hotels and restaurants, the Prix expanded to include shopping malls in 2017,[2][4] followed by the categories of university campuses, passenger stations and sports facilities in 2019.[1] Geographically speaking the Prix recognized French projects in 2015 (with four Prix and special prizes awarded)[3][5] and then went international in 2016 (with nine Prix and special prizes).[6][7] Continental editions were created in 2017,[2][4][8] giving rise in some cases to continental awards ceremonies in 2018.[9][10][11][12]

Purpose and process[edit]

Values[edit]

The Prix Versailles aims to underscore “the role that economic agents of all sectors may play in beautifying and improving our living environment”.[4][8] It means to promote “the creation of quality spaces in every inhabited area”.[1] Its ambition is for “everyday architecture [to] be a tool for a form of sustainable development including its various components: ecology (green economy) and society and culture (purple economy)”.[1][13]

In 2019, the Prix adopted the motto, “Inspiration, Progress and Inclusion”.[1][14]

Method[edit]

Since 2017, the categories of shops & stores, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants have been crowned with continental titles in each of the six Prix regions: Africa and West Asia; Central America, the South and the Caribbean; North America; Central Asia and the Northeast; South Asia and the Pacific; and Europe.[2]

The awards rely on far-reaching calls for submissions and systematic media analyses.[1]

In 2019, the continental editions were supplemented by world selections for the categories of campuses, passenger stations and sports.[1]

Based on continental titles or world selections, an independent judges panel confers the world titles for all the Prix categories. The world results may be announced on different dates by category.[1][15]

The criteria used by the judges include “innovation, creativity, reflection of local, natural and cultural heritage, and ecological efficiency, as well as the values of social interaction and participation which the United Nations holds in high regard”.[1]

Number of continental winners Number of selected projects Number of world winners Date of world awards ceremony Location of world awards ceremony
Prix Versailles 2015 1st edition -- -- -- 19 June 2015 UNESCO Headquarters
Prix Versailles 2016 2nd edition -- -- 9 27 May 2016 UNESCO Headquarters
Prix Versailles 2017 3rd edition 70 -- 12 12 May 2017 UNESCO Headquarters
Prix Versailles 2018 4th edition 70 -- 12 15 May 2018 UNESCO Headquarters
Prix Versailles 2019 5th edition 71 18 -- 12 September 2019 UNESCO Headquarters

Statistics[edit]

Breakdown of continental winners by country[16][17][14]
Rank Country Winning projects[18] Winning architects[19] Total
2017 2018 2019 Total 2017 2018 2019 Total
1  United States 9 6 7 22 14 9 9 32 54
2  China 7 7 11 25 7 4 6 17 42
3  France 2 3 5 10 4 8 9 21 31
4  Mexico 3 6 5 14 3 6 5 14 28
5  Brazil 6 5 4 15 5 2 4 11 26
6  United Kingdom 1 2 1 4 1 7 10 18 22
7  Japan 4 4 1 9 6 3 2 11 20
8  Singapore 5 4 1 10 3 2 2 7 17
9  Italy 3 2 2 7 4 1 4 9 16
10  Thailand 3 4 1 8 2 2 3 7 15
11  United Arab Emirates 4 3 7 14 0 0 0 0 14
12  Spain 2 2 0 4 2 4 1 7 11
13  Argentina 1 1 3 5 1 1 3 5 10
13  Australia 1 1 2 4 2 2 2 6 10
13  Chile 2 2 1 5 2 2 1 5 10
16  Iran 1 3 0 4 1 3 0 4 8
16  Netherlands 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 6 8
18  South Africa 1 2 0 3 1 3 0 4 7
19  Austria 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 4
19  Malaysia 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 4
19  Vietnam 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 4
22  Costa Rica 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 3
22  Indonesia 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3
22  Morocco 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3
22  Sweden 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 3
22   Switzerland 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 3
27  Germany 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
27  South Korea 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
27  Egypt 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
27  Greece 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
27  India 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
27  Kuwait 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2
27  Malta 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2
27  New Zealand 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2
27  Oman 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
27  Pakistan 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
27  Peru 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
27  Philippines 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
27  Turkey 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2
40  Algeria 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Belgium 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Bhutan 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Cambodia 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Colombia 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Cuba 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
40  Ethiopia 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Guatemala 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
40  Kenya 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Lebanon 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
40  Maldives 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Mauritius 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
40  Namibia 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Panama 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Portugal 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
40  Qatar 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Russia 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Rwanda 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  São Tomé and Príncipe 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Seychelles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
40  Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Fifth edition: The Prix Versailles celebrates the world's most beautiful campuses, passenger stations and sports facilities" (PDF). 14 May 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "2016 Prix Versailles at UNESCO, nine winners from around the world" (PDF). 30 May 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Prix Versailles for Commercial Architecture: four winners recognized for their service to creativity and sustainable cities" (PDF). 22 June 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Continental selections for the 2017 Prix Versailles, 35 countries in the running to compete in the World Final" (PDF). 26 April 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Quand l'Unesco s'intéresse à l'architecture commerciale". Le Figaro (in French). 23 June 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Le Prix Versailles élargi au monde entier" (PDF) (in French). 21 April 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Alexander McQueen Store Wins Prix Versailles". WWD. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Découvrez les perles mondiales de l'architecture commerciale". Le Figaro (in French). 19 May 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Continental selections for the Prix Versailles, Santiago de Chile announces the 2018 continental winners for the "North America" and the "Central America, the South and the Caribbean" regions" (PDF). 16 April 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Continental selections for the Prix Versailles, Beijing announces the 2018 continental winners for the "Central Asia and the Northeast" and the "South Asia and the Pacific" regions" (PDF). 21 April 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Continental selections for the Prix Versailles, Algiers announces the 2018 winners for the "Africa and West Asia" and the "Europe" regions" (PDF). 27 April 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Chile será sede de uno de los premios referentes a nivel mundial en arquitectura comercial". Teletrece (in Spanish). 13 April 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Morpheus becomes first in Macau to win Prix Versailles award". Yahoo! Finance. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Prix Versailles 2019: 71 Continental Titles recognize the best projects around the world" (PDF). 29 May 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  15. ^ "The most beautiful campuses, passenger stations and sports facilities, as named by the World Judges Panel of the Prix Versailles 2019" (PDF). 16 July 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Prix Versailles 2017: twelve World Titles awarded at UNESCO Headquarters" (PDF). 15 May 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  17. ^ "World Final of the 2018 Prix Versailles at UNESCO: the most beautiful places of commerce and hospitality Awards" (PDF). 18 May 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  18. ^ Project country.
  19. ^ Country of lead architect head offices.

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