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European Prize for Urban Public Space
The Jury of the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012, with the architect Josep Llinàs as President, met at the CCCB on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 April. The winners were selected from 347 projects from 36 European countries (at the last edition, in 2010, 303 projects were submitted from 32 countries).
After due deliberation, the Jury agreed to award the First Prize jointly to the following works:
Renovation of the river Ljublanica
Bank redevelopment of the Ljubljanica between the former city centre. Picture: © KID
Authors: Boris Podrecca, ATELIER arhitekti, URBI, BB ARHITEKTI, ATELJE VOZLIC, DANS arhitekti, TRIJE arhitekti and MEDPROSTOR Renovation of the banks of the River Ljubljanica in the section flowing through the old city centre, a collective effort that concentrates resources in a range of specific interventions.
LANDSCAPING OF THE PEAKS OF THE TURÓ DE LA ROVIRA
Authors: JANSANA, DE LA VILLA, DE PAAUW, ARQUITECTES SLP and AAUP. Jordi Romero i associats SLP Landscaping and improved accessibility to a lookout where the remains of an anti-aircraft gun emplacement combine with those of a shanty village that was later constructed there.
Landscape construction on a new outdoor deck with parts of a former anti-aircraft gun emplacement combine and a shanty village. Picture: © Lordes Jansana
The Jury also awarded a Special Mention to the following three works:
Memorial to the abolition of slavery
Annorstädes / Elswhere / Ailleurs
The Jury further awarded a Special Category to the following intervention:
Occuby Puerta del Sol
The members of the Jury, presided over by the architect Josep Llinàs on behalf of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), are: Dietmar Steiner, director of the Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna); Ole Bouman, director of the Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (Rotterdam); Sarah Mineko Ichioka, director of The Architecture Foundation (London); Francis Rambert, director of the Institut Français d’Architecture (Paris); Juulia Kauste, director of the Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo (Helsinki) and Peter Cachola Schmal, director of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, acting as board members, and David Bravo, architect, acting as secretary.
The European Prize for Urban Public Space is an award created by the CCCB in 2000 to acknowledge and encourage the creation and recovery of public spaces in European cities, and to highlight urbanistic interventions that promote the public dimension of urban space and its role in social integration. The biennial prize is awarded not only to the professionals responsible for the urban intervention, but also to the institutions that develop it.
The awards ceremony will take place at the CCCB on Friday 29 June 2012 and will be attended by Josep Llinàs and the winners.