Award Editions Frontend Portlet
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
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.
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
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
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)
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