The European Conference of Leading Architects has announced the winners of the 2015 ECOLA Award. The biennial prize, now in its eighth year, honors projects for their use of plaster. This year, two projects won first prize, including Portuguese architect Álvaro Fernandes Andrade for his Pocinho Center for High Performance Rowing in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, and three projects received honorable mention. Each project was selected from 149 shortlisted projects by a five-person jury, chaired by Peter Cook.
View all five winning projects, after the break.
First Prize for New Buildings: Pocinho Center for High Performance Rowing; Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal / Álvaro Fernandes Andrade | spacialAR-TE
First Prize for Refurbishment/Renovation/Conversion: Umbau Steinhaus im Dorfkern von Scaiano; Scaiano, Switzerland / Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architekten
Special Mention for Refurbishment/Renovation/Conversion: OostCampus; Oostkamp, Belgium / Carlos Arroyo Architects
Special Mention for New Buildings: Housing at the old city wall; Berlin, Germany / Atelier Zafari
Special Mention for New Buildings: 86 Apartments; Lyon, Frankreich / Eric Lapierre Architecture
For more on each project and the award, visit the ECOLA website.