Established in 1982 by the architect Philippe Rotthier, this triennial prize rewards works of collective and cultural value with regional roots and using natural and sustainable materials that draw on the genius of the European town and a dialogue with the past and with history.
The prize-winning works are selected by juries composed of leading European figures and have included the writers Adrien Goetz and Françoise Lalande, the journalists Sergio Frau and Katia Pecnik, the designer Matali Crasset, the historians Bruno Foucart, Charles Jencks and David Watkin, the artist Bernard Métais, and the architects Anna Heringer, Christian Biecher, Ben Bolgar, André Jacqmain, Léon Krier, Michael Lycoudis, Dimitri Porphyrios, Paolo Portoghesi, Rudy Ricciotti and Oscar Tusquets.
Juries, chaired by Maurice Culot, have often chosen to select sometimes little known works and to recognise original approaches, such as those by François Spoerry and his lacustrine architecture, by Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil for his mosques and Eusebio Leal Spengler for the restoration of the city of Havana or by the film-maker Emir Kusturica for his Küstendorf village in Serbia. Owns and institutions have also been awarded the Philippe Rotthier Prize, including Bayonne, Le Plessis-Robinson and Val d’Europe in France, Palermo in Italy, Poundbury in the United Kingdom, Dresden in Allemagne, and the Äkroken campus in Sweden.
MARÍA GONZALEZ, JUANJO LÓPEZ DE LA CRUZ. SOL89: Cooking school in a former slaughterhouse in Medina Sidonia, Spain
BRUNO ROLLET ARCHITECT: Le Candide social housing in Vitry sur Seine, France
PASCAL FLAMMER: House and office in Balsthal, Switzerland
FAREstudio, RICCARDO VANNUCCI: Women’s welfare centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
BIG BJARKE INGELS GROUP: Danish Maritime Museum in HelsingØr, Denmark
ATELIER KEMPE THILL: Open-air theatre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
ETAT ARKITEKTER AB, Sweden, Erik Törnkvist, SAR/MSA et Malin Belfrage, SAR/MSA: The sea Libraryin Awashima, Japan
SAVIOZ FABRIZZI ARCHITECTS: Coverage of the archaeological ruins in Saint Maurice, Switzerland
OFFICE KERSTEN GEERS DAVID VAN SEVEREN: Drying hall for pot plants in Hulshout, Belgium
Under the presidency of Maurice Culot
In the presence of Philippe Rotthier, prize founder
AUDE-LINE DULIÈRE, Architect, Great Britain
ALFONSO FEMIA, Architect, laureate of the 2011 Rotthier Prize, Italy
DOMINIQUE FOURNIER, Architect, Switzerland
FEDERICA MATTA, Artist, France
WILLIAM PESSON, Architect and architectural historian, France
PAOLA PIEROTTI, Architect and journalist, co-founder of the company PPAN, Italy
SEBASTIAN REDECKE, Editor of Bauwelt, Germany
ALICE VERLAINE , Architect, Belgium
Agentes: Bruno Rollet
Agentes: Pascal Flammer