Award Editions Frontend Portlet
"The Braided Valley"
Elche (Spain), 2013
A braided network of paths and footbridges have transformed the bed of the Vinalopó River into a linear park that re-stitches together the neighbourhoods through which it passes, connecting them with natural spaces to the north of the city.
Developer: Ayuntamiento de Elche
Authors: Francisco Leiva Ivorra, Marta García Chico, Antoni Baile Jiménez, Prócoro del Real Baeza
Redevelopment of the Old Port
Marseille (France), 2013
The renovation of the Old Port clears the docks of visual and architectural barriers, thus making the presence of leisure boats compatible with access for all citizens and their recreational activities.
Developer: MPM Communauté urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole, Direction des Infrastructures
Authors: MICHEL DESVIGNE PAYSAGISTE (Mandatary), Foster + Partners FOSTER + PARTNERS, TANGRAM, INGEROP, AIK AIK
Altach (Austria), 2012
The construction of a cemetery apt for Muslim rites meets the requirements of a very considerable minority, enabling many immigrants to bury their dead in the land where they have settled.
Developer: Township of Altach
Authors: Bernardo Bader Architects
"Baana": pedestrian and bicycle corridor
Helsinki (Finland), 2012
A deep railway cutting which slices through the urban fabric has been converted into a pedestrian and bicycle corridor in a resource-saving collaborative process that also respects the memory of an industrial past.
Developer: Helsinki City Executive Office
Authors: Helsinki City Planning Department, Helsinki Public Works Department, Loci Landscape Architects Ltd
Opening of Rainham Marshes
London (United Kingdom), 2014
A peripheral area of surprisingly well conserved natural richness has been made accessible to Londoners so that they will discover it, learn to love it and protect it from the probable depredations of urban sprawl.
Developer: Greater London Authority | London Development Agency | Design for London | London Borough of Havering | Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Authors: Peter Beard_LANDROOM | Peter Beard, Alexander Gore, Sabba Khan, Dingle Price, Gregory Ross, Mark Smith, Keita Tajima
"La Lira" Theatre
Ripoll (Spain), 2012
A porch and a footbridge give new life to an empty space left by the demolition of an old theatre, shaping a frame for a view of the mountains and opening up a gateway to the old town centre.
Developer: Ajuntament de la Comptal Vila de Ripoll
Authors: RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes SLP, Joan Puigcorbé
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"Sk8+U" Collaborative Skate Park
Arbúcies (Spain), 2012
A group of adolescents organise to claim and work together for a skatepark, in a participative process which explores the possibilities of collaborative design, their own recycling-based construction, and shared self-management of the resulting space.
Developer: Jóvenes skaters de Arbúcies y Ayuntamiento de Arbúcies, idensitat
Authors: Straddle3 (with Sergi Arenas)
Barcelona (Spain), 2013
The famous flea market, which had become old and dilapidated, has been moved, but without leaving the plaça de les Glòries, to shelter beneath a new, soaring, iconic porch.
Developer: Barcelona d’Infraestructures Municipals (BIMSA), Ajuntament de Barcelona
Authors: b720 Fermin Vazquez Arquitectos
Temporary Pool at Verona Street
Bucharest (Romania), 2012
In the three days of a summer festival, a street normally occupied by cars becomes home to a swimming pool made from rented pallets and waterproof canvas so that residents can enjoy having contact with water.
Developer: Ordinul Arhitectilor din Romania, Fundatia Carturesti
Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium Multi-Purpose Hall
Gentofte (Denmark), 2013
A multipurpose centre constructed underneath the Gammel Hellerup secondary school playground has provided the neighbourhood with a covered space for large-scale events and an open-air leisure area.
Developer: Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium
Authors: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
"Stadshal": Market Hall and Central Squares
Ghent (Belgium), 2012
A public porch with a highly representative roof is a venue for the weekly market and large-scale events, while also returning to the historic city centre the dense, complex structure it had lost during the twentieth century.
Developer: Stad Gent, TMVW, VVM De Lijn
Authors: Robbrecht en Daem architecten, MJOSE VAN HEE ARCHITECTEN
Pavilon in the city center
Gignac-la-Nerthe (France), 2013
The square in front of the Town Hall and a garden of Provençal plants are connected by means of an elongated pavilion with porches, games areas, public toilets, a theatre, a picnic area and an open-air cinema
Developer: Ville de Gignac la Nerthe
Authors: COMAC COMAC
Danish Maritime Museum
Helsingør (Denmark), 2013
An old dry dock in the Kronborg Castle shipyard, forsaken witness to its industrial past, has been transformed into a courtyard giving natural light and access to the new underground Danish National Maritime Museum.
Developer: Maritim Museums Byg A/S
Authors: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Istanbul (Turkey), 2013
A peaceful encampment which aimed to stop the construction of a shopping centre in a public park soon turned into a wave of huge demonstrations unlike any others in Turkey’s recent history.
Developer: Herkes Icin Mimarlik
Authors: Turkish Citizens
Opening of Ribeira das Naus riverfront
Lisbon (Portugal), 2013
The neglected, deteriorating, dangerous shoreline on the site of an old naval shipyard has become a pedestrian promenade overlooking the Tagus River and very well connected with the centrally located Praça do Comércio.
Developer: Sociedade Frente Tejo, S.A. (extinta) / Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Authors: João Ferreira Nunes PROAP Estudos e Projectos de Arquitectura Paisagista Lda., Carlos Ribas PROAP Estudos e Projectos de Arquitectura Paisagista Lda., João Gomes da Silva Global Arquitectura Paisagista Lda.
Social housing building in Brandon Street
London (United Kingdom), 2012
The bench attached to the foot of the wall of a new social housing block in the Heygate Estate takes over from the low wall that had enclosed the premises as a meeting place for local residents.
Developer: Southwark Council, London & Quadrant Housing Association
Authors: Metaphorm Architects
"Cañada 2.0 Plan"
Madrid (Spain), 2013
Five self-constructed interventions provide the underpinning for a participative process in an attempt to avoid the eviction of the eight thousand residents of an informal settlement on the old Cañada Real livestock trail.
Developer: Todo Por la praxis
Authors: Todo por la praxis TXP
"Schaustelle": Experimental Exhibition Space
Munich (Germany), 2013
While the Pinakothek der Moderne was closed for reforms, a temporary scaffolding structure of some twenty metres high explored new ways of exhibiting art while providing a venue for workshops, film screenings and public events.
Developer: Freistaat Bayern, Staatl. Bauamt München 1
Authors: Juergen Mayer H.
Renovation of Príncep's Bastion
Palma (Spain), 2013
The demolition of three military buildings constructed in the 1960s made it possible to recover the previously inaccessible Baluard del Príncep (Prince’s Bastion) as an open public space with privileged views over the sea.
Developer: Ajuntament de Palma, Ministerio de Fomento
Authors: MARTÍNEZ LAPEÑA - TORRES ARQUITECTOS MARTÍNEZ LAPEÑA - TORRES ARQUITECTOS
Rearrangement of Republic Square
Paris (France), 2013
While the private vehicle is predominant in the main squares of Paris, the Place de la République now offers the greater part of its surface to pedestrians.
Developer: Ville de Paris / Direction de la Voirie et des Déplacements
Authors: TVK Architectes Urbanistes
Recoveing of the Moirii Canal
Reghin (Romania), 2012
The demolition of buildings occupying the banks of the Morii Canal and subsequent construction of quays and footbridges have given the Libertății neighbourhood its first green zone and recreational area.
Developer: Primăria Municipiului Reghin
Authors: Nicolae Milășan, András Nagy, Klaus Birthler
"Water Square" in Benthemplein
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2013
A once-empty, monotonous square now holds three large rainwater collection ponds which, when the weather is dry, can be used as amphitheatres, basketball and volleyball courts, or skateboarding rinks.
Developer: Municipality of Rotterdam
Authors: DE URBANISTEN
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2012
Developer: Gemeente Rotterdam
Authors: Martin Knuijt
Recovering of the right bank of the River Vistula
Warsaw (Poland), 2013
A footpath and three beaches equipped with games areas, public baths, sports fields and barbecue zones have enabled citizens to reclaim the right bank of the Vistula River, which had been neglected, inaccessible and used as a rubbish dump for years.
Developer: Miasto stołeczne Warszawa
Authors: Marek Piwowarski
Renovation of Petar Zoranić Square
Zadar (Croatia), 2013
Sheets of structural glass laid level with the ground allow contemplation of archaeological sites of medieval and Roman ruins as well as everyday use of the square which covers them.
Developer: Grad zadar
Authors: Aleksandra Krebel, Alan Kostrenčić