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JOINT WINNER
 A footbridge installed over the main channel gives easier access to the gardens, offering views of them from above and connecting the church square with the outskirts of the town.
Caldes de Montbui (Spain), 2015
The orchards around the town are the focus of an integral project of restoration which restores the old irrigation system of thermal waters, reactivates agricultural activity and opens up a network of pedestrian pathways.
developers: Conselleria de Sostenibilitat i Espais publics, Ajuntament de Caldes de Montbui.
authors: Elena Albareda Fernandez, Jordi Calbetó Aldomà, Marta Serra Permanyer
JOINT WINNER
 
Szczecin (Poland), 2015
A place where sixteen demonstrating workers were killed in the 1970s has become the new Solidarity Square while also forming the roof of an underground museum on the recent history of a city which was seriously damaged during the Second World War.
developers: Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie
authors: KWKPromes Robert Konieczny
SPECIAL MENTION
 
Ablain-Saint-Nazaire (France), 2014
An elliptical structure which seems to hover over the landscape expresses the fragility of peace and shows the names of more than half a million victims of different nationalities who lost their lives during the First World War on the hill of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette.
developers: Conseil Régional Nord Pas-de-Calais
authors: Philippe Prost
SPECIAL MENTION
A week after the flare-up of the Revolution of Dignity—also known as EuroMaidan (literally Europe Square)— the residents living around the vacant lot decided to occupy it and use it as a meeting place where they could keep discussing the democratic reforms that were needed in Ukraine.
Kiev (Ukraine), 2016
An empty lot is transformed into a memorial for the victims of the EuroMaidan protests and, on an everyday basis, has a productive role as a self-managed community vegetable garden.
developers: volunteers of NGO "Misto-sad", residents of Kyiv
authors: NGO "Misto-sad"
SPECIAL MENTION
 
London (United Kingdom), 2015
The windowless facades and neglected surrounds of a public library and municipal sports centre dating back to the 1960s acquire centrality and civic representativeness thanks to the addition of a theatrical loggia, the new Virginia Gardens and improved shop fronts along the adjacent main high street.
developers: Greater London Authority, London Borough of Redbridge
authors: DK-CM
SPECIAL MENTION
 
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (Belgium), 2015
The construction of a monumental porch in a courtyard garden makes it possible to accommodate concerts, markets and a wide range of activities for residents in a neighbourhood with a complex and fragmented social composition.
developers: Municipality of Molenbeel-St-Jean
authors: BAUKUNST
special recognition
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The Jury of the Prize has specially created the category of Special Recognition in order to emphasize the merit of the city of Copenhagen in its firm and persistent commitment to a public space that gives priority to cyclists and pedestrians.
finalists
 
Temporary Bridge over the Charleroi Canal
Brussels (Belgium), 2014
An non-profit urban festival claims the connection of two districts of uneven social conditions on both sides of the canal by means of an ephemeral bridge made with the standard components of a construction crane.
developers: Platform Kanal / Architecture Workroom Brussels
authors: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
 
Wooden Benches for the Main Square
Bürchen (Switzerland), 2015
Planks of wood recovered from an abandoned sawmill are reused to provide the main square with benches that can accommodate cultural activities while pointing the way to the different mountains that surround the town.
developers: Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Bürchen
authors: Fernando Menis
 
Lookout and Protection Building of the Genovés Park
Cádiz (Spain), 2015
A seafront esplanade invaded by parked cars is replaced by an elongated building that shelters the Genovés park from winds, while containing public bathrooms, changing rooms and cultural facilities and featuring an elevated viewpoint overlooking the bay of Cadiz.
developers: Instituto de Fomento, Empleo y Formación del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Cádiz
authors: José Luis Bezos Alonso
The welcoming, human-scale architecture of the pavilions contrasts with the heavy greyness of the surroundings.
Colombes (France), 2014
A housing estate on the periphery of the city combats unemployment with a productive and ecological complex consisting of community food gardens, an experimental micro-farm, a market, cooperative workshops and spaces for storing and reusing recovered materials.
developers: atelier d'architecture autogeree
authors: Atelier d'Architecture Autogeree
 
"Cykelslangen"
Copenhagen (Denmark), 2014
A new footbridge exclusively for bicycles meanders over a canal of the port connecting the commercial, residential and office buildings recently build on both sides.
developers: Københavns Kommune (Client)
authors: DISSING+WEITLING archk
 
Nørreport Station
Copenhagen (Denmark), 2015
The chaotic esplanade covering the oldest Danish underground station, a daily forecourt for more than 250,000 people, is rearranged in order to accommodate a bus terminal, 2,500 parked bicycles and dome pedestrian pathways linked with the medieval streets of the old city centre.
developers: DSB Ejendomme, Københavns Kommune
authors: Gottlieb Paludan Architects
 
Refurbishment of Tåsinge Square
Copenhagen (Denmark), 2014
The frequent flooding of basements around a square invaded by parked cars in a densely populated neighbourhood is resolved with the creation of an underground rainwater tank and a garden that expresses how water can be used as a resource to improve urban space.
developers: Københavns Kommune
authors: GHB Landscape Architects
 
Fåborg-Midtfyn (Denmark), 2014
Bathing piers built over the waters of the beautiful Faaborg fjord endow a previously neglected area of the port with a recreational, inclusive dimension.
developers: Faaborg-Midtfyn municipality
authors: Urban Agency
 
New Lift to the Old City Centre
Gironella (Spain), 2015
A twenty-meters-high-lift bridges the gap that separated the medieval centre from the modern part of the town and condemned it to social breakdown and depopulation.
developers: Servei de Patrimoni Arquitectònic Local (Diputació de Barcelona) i Ajuntament de Gironella
authors: Carles Enrich Giménez
 
New Coastal Defence Dyke
Katwijk (Netherlands), 2015
A dune-shaped-parking hides the cars that used yo invade the coastline while interposing a protection dike against floods in case of sea storms.
developers: Gemeente Katwijk
authors: OKRA landscape architects
 
"Escaravox"
Madrid (Spain), 2014
A mobile system of awnings for sun protection adapts to a wide range of activities enableing them to take place in the courtyards of "El Matadero" cultural center.
developers: Matadero Madrid
authors: Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation
 
Embellishment of Sant Miquel Square
Olot (Spain), 2015
The gray and neglected square of a working-class neighbourhood acquires a civic sense by means of an of extremely cheap and selective layer of paint that creates a colourful carpet of geometric patterns.
developers: Ajuntament d'Olot
authors: Eduard Callís Freixas, Guillem Moliner Milhau
 
"Arquipélago" Contemporary Arts Centre
Ribeira Grande (Portugal), 2014
The degraded premises of a nineteenth-century factory of the island of São Miguel, in the archipelago of the Azores, becomes a contemporary arts centre and constitutes a space of exchange and interaction for people, knowledge and emerging trends.
developers: Direcção Regional de Cultura dos Açores (DRaC)
authors: João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto, Lda., Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados, Lda.
 
"Mierīgi"
Riga (Latvia), 2014
For a week, Miera street becomes the venue of an ephemeral installation that allows its residents to experience the possibilities of a public space with less presence of private cars and a greater surface devoted to bicycles, pedestrians and social interaction.
developers: Fine Young Urbanists
authors: Fine Young Urbanists
 
"Test Site"
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2015
A colourful footbridge for bikes and pedestrians passes over the railway tracks that separate the city centre from the Rotterdam Noord district.

developers: IABR (International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam), Stichting de Luchtsingel, ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]
authors: ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]
 
Cycleways Network between Santa Pola and Alacant
Santa Pola (Spain), 2015
A network of paths and pathways and footbridges for both bicycles and pedestrian runs alongside the waterfront cliffs that separate Santa Pola and Alicante.
developers: Ayuntamiento de Santa Pola
authors: Baile Jiménez, Del Real Baeza, Ras arquitectos
 
Forest Clearing
Uster (Switzerland), 2014
The subtle opening of three circular clearings in different forests offers wild natural experiences to the strollers of a new walkway surrounding the outskirts of the city.
developers: Stadtraum und Natur, Stadt Uster
authors: Studio Vulkan Landschaftsarchitektur: Robin Winogrond, Lukas Schweingruber
 
Renovation of "Promenada"
Velenje (Slovenia), 2014
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.
developers: Velenje Municipality
authors: ENOTA
 
Vodice (Croatia), 2015
The old market of this coastal town is restructured under a new open porch which improves its direct relationship with daily life in the port.
developers: Public Utillity Company Leć d.o.o.
authors: Dinko Peračić