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Winners of the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 Announced

14:00 - 5 July, 2016
Winners of the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 Announced

From a list of 25 finalists released in May, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) has announced the winners of the 2016 European Prize for Urban Public Space. Awarded since 2000 to recognize “transformations and improvements in the public spaces of Europe,” this year’s prize names two joint winners along with four special mentions. All 25 finalists will have their work featured in an exhibition that will tour Europe over the next two years, and also will be published in an online archive that features past finalists.

Continue after the break for images and descriptions of the winning projects.

KWK Promes Designs Hotel in Pieniny Mountains

01:00 - 22 February, 2014
KWK Promes Designs Hotel in Pieniny Mountains, © KWK Promes
© KWK Promes

Construction has begun on KWK Promes’ lakeside hotel in Poland. Inspired by traditional mountain homes that found refuge from flooding on a neighboring hilltop, the building’s low profile burrows into the ground at its entrance while opening up to the Czorsztyn waters as topography descends. Similar to the regions typical layout, two massive gable roofs, which appear as two separate structures, are designed to house the elevated sleeping quarters.