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European Prize for Urban Public Space Finalists
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona / CCCB Architectural Competition, Europe
7 May 2016
European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 Finalists
25 Finalists European Prize for Urban Public Space
Announcement date: 4 Jul 2016
The members of the International Jury for the 2016 European Prize for Urban Public Space met at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) on 28 and 29 April to decide the results of this year’s award.
From a total of 276 entries, the Jury selected 25 finalists.
Two of these entries were awarded a joint First Prize and four others were selected for Special Mentions but they will not be revealed until 4 July when they will be announced at the prize-giving ceremony which is to be held at the CCCB and live broadcast by streaming.
All the finalists will subsequently be shown in an itinerant exhibition which will travel around European cities and elsewhere during the next two years in order to present the results of the Prize.
The list of the 25 finalist works of the ninth edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space (2016) is now available for consultation on this website. The finalists constitute a first selection done by the International Jury of the Prize during their meeting held at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) on the 28 and 29 April. During the two intensive working days, the members of the Jury, chaired by Enric Batlle, reviewed and evaluated some 276 submitted candidatures, coming from 205 cities and representing a total of 33 different countries.
Among the 25 finalists, the Jury also reached a verdict regarding the winners and special mentions that will not be made public until the 4 July, during the award-giving ceremony taking place at the CCCB. Meanwhile, the 25 finalists form a comprehensive sample that is representative of the diversity of interventions and the abundant examples of good practices for the improvement of public spaces throughout the geographical limits of contemporary Europe.
For the time being, the list of the 25 finalists allows for the downloading of the three panels submitted to the award by their respective authors or developers. Later on, the finalists will be published on the Prize’s online Archive, and will also be part of the travelling exhibition “Shared Cities”, that, during the next two years will be displayed in different European cities and around the world.
25 Works ordered by: Cities (23) | Countries (13)
Wooden Benches for the Main Square
Bürchen (Switzerland), 2015
Lookout and Protection Building of the Genovés Park
Cádiz (Spain), 2015
“R-Urban”: Network of Urban Commons
Colombes (France), 2014
Copenhagen (Denmark), 2015
image : COBE + Public Architects
Nørreport Station Copenhagen
Refurbishment of Tåsinge Square
Copenhagen (Denmark), 2014
Harbour Public Bath
image from architect
Fåborg-Midtfyn (Denmark), 2014
Fåborg-Midtfyn Harbour Public Bath
New Coastal Defence Dyke
Katwijk (Netherlands), 2015
“Heavenly Hundred” Garden
Kiev (Ukraine), 2016
Improvement of Barkingside Town Centre
London (United Kingdom), 2015
Embellishment of Sant Miquel Square
Olot (Spain), 2015
Ribeira Grande (1)
“Arquipélago” Contemporary Arts Centre
Ribeira Grande (Portugal), 2014
Riga (Latvia), 2014
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2015
Santa Pola (1)
Cycleways Network between Santa Pola and Alacant
Santa Pola (Spain), 2015
New Multi-Purpose Canopy
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (Belgium), 2015
“Przełomy” Dialogue Centre at Solidarność Square
Szczecin (Poland), 2015
Uster (Switzerland), 2014
Further information: European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 Finalists
European Prize for Urban Public Space – Archive for previous years
18 Dec 2015
European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016
2016 European Prize for Urban Public Space Call for Entries
The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial competition organized by seven European institutions with the aim to recognize and encourage the recovery projects and defense of public space in our cities. The Prize, created in 2000, celebrates its nineth award in 2016.
WHY PUBLIC SPACE?
Probably, one of Europe’s best contributions to humankind is its particular way of understanding urban public space. For millennia the Old Continent has been producing cities on a human scale, long-lived and yet dynamic, and open to cultural fertility and to the civic consciousness of their inhabitants. Far from being an exercise in nostalgia, defending the European model of the city is more urgent than ever today. When urban fabrics are changing and being stretched with unprecedented momentum, public space is still the best terrain from which to combat the injustices and folly that are presently ravaging them. The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial honorary award which recognises, publicises and fosters the creation, recovery or improvement of shared spaces, understanding their state as a clear indicator of the democratic health of our cities.
27 Apr 2014
European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2014 Winners
European Architecture Competition Winners
MARSEILLE – RENOVATION OF THE OLD PORT
The renovation of the Vieux-Port clears the docks of visual and architectural barriers, thus making the presence of leisure boats compatible with access and enjoyment of all citizens.
ELX – “THE BRAIDED VALLEY”
The Braided Valley in Elche, Spain
A network of interlaced paths and footbridges has transformed the bed of the Vinalopó River into a linear park that stitches together the neighbourhoods through which it passes, connecting them with natural spaces to the north of the city.
Further information: http://www.publicspace.org/en
European Prize for Urban Public Space
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
European Architecture Competition
The European Prize for Urban Public Space was set up by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and the Institut Français d’Architecture was first awarded in the year 2000.
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona / CCCB:
The European Prize for Urban Public Space was set up to recognise the movement for the recovery and creation of urban public spaces which has taken place throughout Europe over the past twenty years, and has taken the shape of a series of outstanding, often little-known, interventions. These interventions reflect a new appraisal of public space, understood as a space replete with functional and symbolic values where citizens can meet and socialise and which recognises the fundamental role public spaces have always played in defining European cities. The Prize is not only awarded to architects but also, and most importantly, to the public institution which has promoted the project.
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