Award Editions Frontend Portlet

Edition 2010


award-results Portlet


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    Open-Air Library

    Magdeburg (Germany), 2009

    The residents of a socially depressed neighbourhood have organised to collect and share books in an open-air library that they have constructed, after a participative process, with prefabricated pieces from a demolished building.

    Developer: City of Magdeburg Department of Building and Construction, Bürgerverein Salbke-Fermersleben-Westerhüsen e.V.
    Authors: KARO* with Architektur+Netzwerk

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    Norwegian Opera House

    Oslo (Norway), 2008

    The roof of the opera house gently emerges from the waters of the port of Bjørvika to offer people who walk on it splendid views over the city and the fjord.

    Developer: STATSBYGG
    Authors: SNØHETTA


  • "Passage 56": cultural and ecological space

    Paris (France), 2009

    Popular initiative has transformed an abandoned passageway of rue Saint Blaise into a collectively-managed ecological garden.

    Developer: Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée (AAA)
    Authors: Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée (AAA)

  • Theatre in Grotekerk square

    Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2009

    The insertion of a pavilion-cum-theatre programmatically revitalises the Laurenskerk cathedral square and articulates its relationship with the Delftsevaart canal.

    Developer: Rotary Club Rotterdam Noord, foundation 'Grotekerkplein', OBR Rotterdam
    Authors: Atelier Kempe Thill architecs and planners

  • Refurbishment of the Poniente Beach Promenade

    Benidorm (Spain), 2009

    The complex strip of transition between the city and beach unfolds in a colourful repertoire of sinuous forms that is sufficiently powerful to order the seafront facade and confer on it a unitary character.

    Developer: Generalitat Valenciana - Ayuntament de Benidorm
    Authors: Office of Architecture in Barcelona

  • Casetas de pescadores en el puerto

    Cangas do Morrazo (Spain), 2008

    A row of fishermen's huts dynamises the breakwater of the port with an activity that is deep-rooted in the place and attractive to the eyes of passers-by.

    Developer: Puertos de Galicia
    Authors: Irisarri + Piñera

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    Redesign of main square

    Maria Saal (Austria), 2008

    In keeping with the graphic resort of the stratograph, the new cobblestones in the paving are organised into strips of dark and light granite to represent the layers of history the square has accumulated.

    Developer: Maria Saal Beteiligungs und Infrastruktur GmbH
    Authors: nonconform architektur vor ort

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    Salzburg (Austria), 2009

    A historic garden adjoining a university is renovated in contemporary language.

    Developer: Municipality of Salzburg
    Authors: Auböck + Kárász

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    Vabaduse väljak

    Tallinn (Estonia), 2009

    Conversion of a square formerly used as an open-air car park into a space that can be used for multitudinous events.

    Developer: Tallinn City Government
    Authors: Andres Alver, Veljo Kaasik, Tiit Trummal

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    Aménagements paysagers des quais Rive Gauche de la Garonne

    Bordeaux (France), 2009

    Restoration of public spaces on the left bank of the River Garonne.

    Developer: Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux
    Authors: Atelier Corajoud

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    Comtes de Champagne Campus

    Troyes (France), 2009

    The introduction of a university campus has revitalised the historic centre of the city.

    Developer: Communauté du Grand Troyes
    Authors: intégral Lipsky+Rollet architectes

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    Berlin (Germany), 2008

    A green zone located in the grounds of the former Universum-Landes-Ausstellungs-Park (ULAP) fairgrounds articulates the relationship between the Hauptbanhof and the administrative zone of Berlin.

    Developer: Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung, Abt. Städtebau und Projekte, Hauptstadtreferat, Berlin
    Authors: Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten Till Rehwaldt

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    Neubau der Domtreppe - Neugestaltung des Bahnhofvorplatzes

    Köln (Germany), 2008

    The diversion of traffic coming to the station has made it possible to construct a stairway giving access to the cathedral and to re-create the original topography of the old city centre.

    Developer: Stadt Köln, Amt für Stadtentwicklung und Statistik Stadt Köln, Amt für Stadtentwicklung und Statistik
    Authors: Schaller/Theodor Architekten BDA

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    Eichbaum Temporary Opera

    Mülheim and der Ruhr (Germany), 2009

    Temporary transformation of a metro station located in the interstitial space between two motorways into an open-air opera venue.

    Developer: Raumlaborberlin
    Authors: Raumlaborberlin

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    Lanternen/ Norwegian Wood

    Sandnes (Norway), 2008

    A public space adjoining Via Langgata is covered with an iconic porch of wood and glass.

    Developer: Sandnes Kommune, Alexandra Algar
    Authors: AWP+ Atelier Oslo

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    Parque Verde do Mondego

    Coimbra (Portugal), 2008

    A new park with bridges and pavilions occupies the banks of the River Mondego which are subject to flooding and not suitable for construction.

    Developer: Câmara Municipal de Coimbra
    Authors: MVCC - Mercês Vieira e Camilo Cortesão

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    Reabilitari urbane centru istoric, faza1 - Piata Muzeului si strazi adiacente

    Cluj-Napoca (Romania), 2008

    Renovation of a square in the old city centre and conversion of its adjacent streets into a pedestrian precinct.

    Developer: Primaria Municipiului Cluj-Napoca
    Authors: Tirrena-Garboli, Primaria Municipiului Cluj-Napoca

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    Square and open air altar

    Radovljica (Slovenia), 2008

    Creation of an open-air altar in the square of a church that is a major pilgrimage site.

    Developer: Frančiškanski samostan Brezje Franciscan monastery Brezje
    Authors: Zorec, Tepina Zorec, Tepina

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    Landscaping of the tramway Line 1

    Alacant (Spain), 2009

    A square with a tram stop has been created on the grounds of an old refinery situated at the foot of the cut-rock walls of the Serra Grossa hill.

    Developer: Ente Gestor de la Red de Transporte y de Puertos de la Generalitat. Consellería de Infraestructuras y Transporte
    Authors: Eduardo de Miguel, José María Urzelai

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    Gardens of the Can Framis Museum

    Barcelona (Spain), 2009

    A garden in a slight hollow offers an intimate space of transition between the museum and the zone planned by Cerdà.

    Developer: Fundació Vila Casas. Layetana
    Authors: Jordi Badia i Rodríguez

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    Gazebo next to the cathedral

    Cádiz (Spain), 2009

    The covering of an archaeological site between the new and old cathedrals creates a terrace-lookout with views over the sea.

    Developer: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz Ayuntamiento de Cádiz
    Authors: Alberto Campo Baeza

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    Madrid (Spain), 2009

    Burying a section of the M-30 ring route in Madrid has made possible a large-scale intervention to recover the surroundings of the Manzanares River, integrating it into the city’s urban fabric.

    Developer: Coordinacion General de Proyectos Singulares, Ayuntamiento de Madrid
    Authors: MadridRío Burgos & Garrido, Porras La Casta, Rubio A. Sala

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    Remodelación del puerto

    Malpica (Spain), 2009

    The renovation of a fishing port has entailed the demolition of some buildings and the creation of a walkers’ path made of projecting prefabricated concrete pieces.

    Developer: Xunta de Galicia, Ente Público Portos de Galicia
    Authors: Creus e Carrasco arquitectos

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    Rehabilitación de la Alameda de Hércules

    Sevilla (Spain), 2009

    Renovation of a poplar-lined avenue that constitutes one of the city’s most emblematic public spaces.

    Developer: Gerencia de Urbanismo del Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
    Authors: José Antonio Martínez Lapeña, Elías Torres Tur, arquitectos

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    Jardín vertical y plaza pública Delicias

    Zaragoza (Spain), 2008

    A metal structure containing a hanging garden hides two flank walls that were an eyesore in the urban landscape.

    Developer: Asociación de Vecinos Delicias Manuel Viola "Jose Luis Zuñiga"
    Authors: Joaquín Sicilia Carnicer Sicilia y Asociados

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    Riverside Masterplan

    Castleford (United Kingdom), 2008

    A newly-built pedestrian footbridge reinforces the role of the River Aire as central public space in the town.

    Developer: City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
    Authors: McDowell+Benedetti

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    NLA Skywalk

    London (United Kingdom), 2008

    The London Festival of Architecture cuts off transit through a space adjoining the British Museum to install a wide temporary wall on which people can walk and which breaks up the scale of the area and changes its meaning.

    Developer: New London Architecture / London Festival of Architecture
    Authors: Carmody Groarke