16 November 2017, France
The 4th Edition of the Prix Versailles

The 2018 Edition of the Prix Versailles has been launched!



The fourth edition of the Prix Versailles has been launched. The Prize recognizes exceptional architecture for commercial edifices and 2018 marks the third international edition of the prize, which has been endorsed by the International Union of Architects and UNESCO.


Submissions to the pre-selection process may be submitted in French or English to the prize secretariat on the site www.prix-versailles.com between now and 11: 59 pm CET on 31 January 2018.  Candidates in the pre-selection phase will enter into the following six regions: Africa and West Asia; Central America, South America and the Caribbean; North America; Central Asia and the Northeast; South Asia and the Pacific; Europe. Six different juries will attribute prizes in four categories: Shops and Stores, Shopping Malls, Hotels and Restaurants. 


The entries must includes works completed between 1 February 2017 and 31 January 2018 with a minimum surface area of 100 m.2


Each continental jury member will pay special attention to exterior or interior structures, paying special attention to projects whose architects have undertaken a sustainable approach to commercial architecture, or which exhibit exemplary and inspirational architectural value.  Continental and special prizes for interiors and exteriors will also be awarded.


The World Judges Panel of nine jury members is chaired by François de Mazières, Mayor of Versailles, France. The Judges Panel will select the final prize as well as Interior and Exterior prizes in each category.  The UIA representative and the list of jury members for the World Judges Panel will be announced shortly.


The Prix represents a unique effort to recognize the contribution of commercial architecture to society.  The World prizes and the special prizes will be awarded to the winners in a ceremony held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France on 15 May 2018.



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