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Van Hove Award student prize


The UPA-BUA organized for the first time in 1982 the Van Hove Award (named after its Founding President). This prize, dedicated to the founder of the UPA-BUA, is awarded for an graduation architecture project. It is open to students who have completed their studies at the end of the academic year of the award, in a Belgian university faculty awarding the diploma of architect or engineer-architect.

The projects are examined by a jury composed of renowned practicing architects and teachers in European foreign academic institutions on the basis of the following criteria:

  • the completion of the project and the coherence of its development
  • the quality of the graphic expression
  • the ability to answer actual concerns, the added value to the community, the capacity to anticipate future needs
  • the spatial qualities
  • the ability and mastery of formal vocabulary
  • realism and feasibility.

The jury selects a maximum of 20 nominated projects which are exhibited on the walls of the Architects' House and among which it awards the prize and mentions for a total amount of 5.000 € distributed according to its appreciation of the projects. The results of the Van Hove Award are announced on the occasion of a conference and proclamation evening and are published in the professional press.

In addition, all nominees are entitled to a free subscription to the UPA.






Archives of the Van Hove Award 2018

Archives of the Van Hove Award 2017

Archives of the Van Hove Award 2016

Archives of the Van Hove Award 2015