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Renovation of "Promenada"
Velenje (Slovenia), 2014 | FINALIST 2016
The construction of an amphitheater and a bridge over the river Paka transforms an old pedestrian pathway into a civic axis that connects the city centre with its natural surroundings.
Embellishment of Sant Miquel Square
Olot (Spain), 2015
FINALIST 2016

The gloomy greyness of a run-down main square in a working class neighbourhood is transformed into a civic feeling by means of a very low-cost selective layer of paint creating a bright spread of colour with geometrical patterns.
"Escaravox"
Madrid (Spain), 2014 |
FINALIST 2016

A mobile system of sunshade-awnings is adapted for a wide range of activities in the courtyards of the “El Matadero” Cultural Centre.

10 awards: cities and voices (14)

City: Ljubljana
Ljubljana is an example among those cities which, over the past few decades, have joined the movement in Europe for recovering public spaces. To be highlighted particular is the Rearrangement of Ljubljanica riverbanks, joint winner of the 2012 Award.
Voice: Raquel Rolnik
“Public space should be seen in in its dual symbolic and material dimensions as a common good belonging to citizens.”
The Professor of Urban Planning of the University of São Paulo, Raquel Rolnik warns of the dangers of losing public space in cities governed by the logic of privatisation.
City: Kiev
Kiev is an example among those cities which, over the past few decades, have joined the movement in Europe for recovering public spaces. To be highlighted particular is the "Heavenly Hundred" Garden, special mention of the 2016 Award.

News (414)

Olga Tarrasó to be Jury President for the Tenth Award of the Prize
01/01/1970 01:00
Architect and holder of a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and president of the Jury of the European prize for Urban Public Space, 2018.

Periscope (430)

Fun Parking Facts
Parking requirements are the dark matter of the urban universe: they affect transport and land use in mysterious ways.