The Europan Competition, which helped launch the careers of S333 and MVRDV, offers young architects the chance to win their first big commission. In Britain, however, the winning designs have never been built. This year, however, the competition is being run by a new organization who “promise” that the winning architects will get to build. A spokeswoman offers assurance: “(we can) not offer a cast-iron guarantee that the winning designs would be built,” but added: “The people who win the sites will build something with that client group.” yeah. That’s reassuring.

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