Winners Announced for 2013 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, , Courtesy of Harvard GSD

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design award winners: Eduardo Souto de Moura’s Metro do Porto in Porto, , and the Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia.

When commenting on the significance of the two prize-winning projects, jury member Micahel Sorkin stated: “If there are lessons to be drawn for urban design from Medellín and Porto, I think the broader lesson has to do with the disruption of the segregation of the disciplines in the design field. Historically we have understood that Landscape Architecture sits in one place, Architecture in another, and Urban Design and Planning [in another, with all three disciplines] in constant conflict about their territorial rights. One of the things that is revolutionary about the Medellín project is that distinguishing among the disciplines is no longer possible.”

More about the prize-winning projects, courtesy of the GSD:

Casa 103 / ultramarino | marlene uldschmidt architects


Architects: ultramarino | marlene uldschmidt architects
Location: Ferragudo,
Collaborator: Maurícia Bento, Arq.ª
Area: 230 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: FG+SG

RAINHA / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

San Lorenzo House / de Blacam and Meagher Architects

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Architects: de Blacam and Meagher Architects
Location: Quinta do Lago, Portugal
Design Team: John Meagher, Paul Fox, Andy Richardson
Project Managment: Forbes Project Management
Collaborating Architects: Lawrence and Long Architects and Planassociados
Area: 650 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Quinta do Lago

Cultural Center of Viana do Castelo / Eduardo Souto de Moura

© Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura
Location: ,
Collaborators: Diogo Guimarães, , Ricardo Rosa Santos, João Queiróz e Lima, Jana Scheibner, Luis Peixoto, Manuel Vasconcelos, Tiago Coelho
Area: 8706.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Alvenaria Social Housing Competition Entry / fala atelier

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With the challenge of creating a new identity for the “Alvenaria” neighborhood in , fala atelier defined a module with variations and multiplications which allowed the dwellings to develop iteratively. As opposed to a static solution, this 2.55m cube module sets ground rules for the organization of the interiors, while providing the flexibility for several possible typologies. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Gruta do Escoural / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq


Architects: Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq
Location: Escoural, Montemor-o-novo, Alentejo, Portugal
Structural Engineers: Artur Pinto Martins
Lighting: Fernando Brito
Year: 2011
Photographs: FG+SG

Paulo Rolo House / Inspazo Arquitectura

© Cátia Mingote

Architects: Inspazo Arquitectura
Location: ,
Design Team: Wilson Tafula, Hugo Ferramacho, Sofia Malveira, Daniela Silva, Vanessa Ribeiro, Sérgio Guedes
Area: 280 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cátia Mingote

The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum / LIKEarchitects


Architects: LIKEarchitects
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Design Team: Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus and Laura Diaz
Area: 75 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: FG+SG

GNRation / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

© Hugo Carvalho Araújo

Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo
Location: Braga,
Design Team: José Manuel Carvalho Araújo, Joel Moniz, Pedro Mendes, Filipa Casaca, André Torres, Leandro Silva, Ana Vilar, Sandra Ferreira, José João Santos, Carlos Vinagre
Structural Engineering: Pedro Alves
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hugo Carvalho Araújo

Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects

© Diana Quintela

Architects: Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
Collaborators: Joao Quintela, , Peter Weeber
Builder: Kairos
Structural Consultant: Luis Mendieta
Area: 100.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Diana Quintela

PINC Pavilion / Clínica de Arquitectura

© Alexandre Delmar

Architects: Clínica de Arquitectura
Location: ,
Project Architects: Pedro Geraldes, Nuno Travasso, João Silva
Area: 70 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Alexandre Delmar

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension / ARX

© | FG+SG

Architects: ARX
Location: Ílhavo, Portugal
Architects In Charge: José Mateus, 
Nuno Mateus
Work Team: Ricardo Guerreiro, Fábio Cortês, Ana Fontes, Baptiste Fleury, Luís Marques, Sofia Raposo, Sara Nieto, Héctor Bajo
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Bakery / Paulo Merlini Arquitectura

© João Morgado

Architects: Paulo Merlini Arquitectura
Location: Gondomar, Porto,
Architect In Charge: Paulo Merlini
Collaborators: André Santos Silva
Area: 460 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: João Morgado

Caneças High School / ARX

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

Architects: ARX
Location: Caneças,
Principals In Charge: Nuno Mateus and José Mateus
Work Team: Ricardo Guerreiro, Fábio Cortês, Ana Fontes, João Dantas, Sofia Raposo, Mariana Sá, Emanuel Rebelo, Diana Afonso, Miguel Torres, Filipe Cardoso, Bruno Martins, Marc Anguill, Gaia Pelizzari, Rodrigo Henriques
Area: 11,600 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

Paulus Bookshop / Site Specific Arquitectura

© David Pereira

Architects: Site Specific Arquitectura
Location: Lisboa, Baixa
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Pereira

GMG House / Pedro Gadanho

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

Location: , Portugal
Collaborator: Sara Silva Natária
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

KAIROS / João Quintela + Tim Simon

© Diana Quintela

Architects: João Quintela +
Location: , Portugal
Architects: João Quintela, Tim Simon
Year: 2012
Photographs: Diana Quintela