Results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space

The Braided Valley / Grupo Aranea. Image © Jesus Granada

The results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space have been announced. The prize organized by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) rewards both the designers and the facilitators (such as councils or community groups) that have contributed to the best urban interventions of the year. The award is given for ingenuity and social impact, regardless of the scale of intervention, meaning that small, relatively unknown practices can rub shoulders with some of the best-known practices in Europe.

See the 2 Joint Winners and 4 Special Mentions after the break

Twisted Valley / Grupo Aranea

© Jesus Granada

Architects: Grupo Aranea
Location: Elche, , Spain
Design Team: Francisco Leiva Ivorra, Marta García Chico, Antoni Baile Jiménez Prócoro del Real Baeza
Area: 115,000 sqm
Photographs: Jesus Granada

Lude House / Grupo Aranea

Jesus Granada © BIS Images

Architects: Grupo Aranea
Location: , Murcia,
Design Team: Francisco Leiva Ivorra, Martín López Robles
Technical Architect: Antonio Martínez Sánchez
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jesus Granada © BIS Images

Rafal Secondary School / Grupo Aranea


Architects: Grupo Aranea
Location: Rafal, Alicante,
Director: Francisco Leiva Ivorra
Architects: María Gadea Pascual, Martín López Robles
Collaborators: María Gadea Pascual, Martín López Robles, Marta García Chico, Marta Martínez Osma, Marian Almansa Frias, José Luis Campos, José Vicente Lillo.
Structure: TYPSA
Budget: 5.121.702,47 €
Project area: 6,195 sqm
Project year: 2003 – 2009
Photographs: Jordi Tost Llopis and Grupo Aranea