European Prize Winners Public Space 2014

Monday, 28 de April de 2014
European Prize Winners Public Space 2014

The European Prize for Urban Public Space, organized by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt (DAM), the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki (MFA), the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana (MAO ), The Architecture Foundation in London (AF), the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris (Cité) and Vienna Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) has already winners.

For this edition of 2014, the jury decided to award the prize ex aequo, two of the 274 proposals received from 194 cities and 30 European countries; and four honorable mentions.


- CARME RIBAS: President of the Jury and representative of the CCCB

- MATEVŽ CELIK: Director of the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO)

- SARAH Ichioka: Director of The Architecture Foundation (AF)

- Juulia Kauste: Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA)

- FRANCIS RAMBERT: Director of La Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (Cité)

- PETER CACHOLA SCHMAL: Director of Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)

- KATHARINA RITTER: Commissioner architecture Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W)

- DAVID BRAVO I BORDAS: Jury Secretary and representative of the CCCB


1st PRIZE - REFORM OF PUERTO VIEJO, Marseille Desvigne Michel Paysagiste, Foster + Partners and Tangram

The renewal of the Vieux-Port docks free of obstacles and vehicles, supported by the presence of pleasure craft to access and enjoyment of any citizen.

1st PRIZE - THE VALLEY TWISTED, Elche by Aranea Group: Marta García Chico, Francisco Leiva Ivorra and Antoni Dance

A network of paths and walkways crisscross becomes the bed of the river Vinalopó in a linear park darning neighborhoods through which it passes and connect with the natural landscapes of the north of the city.

MENTION - ISLAMIC CEMETERY, Altach by Bernardo Bader Architects

The construction of a cemetery that is due to Muslim rites satisfies the demand for a very sizeable minority and gives immigrants the chance to bury their dead in their adopted land.

MENTION - OPENING OF WETLANDS Rainham, London by Peter Beard, Alexander Gore, Sabba Khan, Dingle Price, Gregory Ross, Mark Smith and Keita Tajima

A peripheral spot with an unusually preserved natural wealth becomes accessible to Londoners to know him, love him and defend him from probable urban predation.

MENTION - Baana << >>: RUNNER FOR CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS, Helsinki Helsinki Helsinki City Planning and Public Works Department

A rail pass that tore the urban fabric is recycled as a corridor for cyclists and pedestrians in a collaborative process that saves resources while preserving the industrial memory.

MENTION - TEATRO LA LIRA << >>, Ripoll by RCR Aranda Vilalta Arquitectes SLP Pigem and Joan Puigcorbé

A porch and walkway fill the void left by the demolition of an old theater, becoming a window that frames views of the mountains and a gateway to the old town.

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