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Winners of the 2015 AADIPA European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention Announced

Winners of the 2015 AADIPA European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention Announced
Winners of the 2015 AADIPA European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention Announced, E/C House /  SAMI-arquitectos. Image Courtesy of AADIPA 2015
E/C House / SAMI-arquitectos. Image Courtesy of AADIPA 2015

After reviewing 200 applications from 25 countries and 14 finalists, a library in Spain, housing in Portugal and a masterplan for an Italian city were among the winners of the second edition of the European Prize of Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA 2015.

The competition spanned four categories: intervention in built heritage; exterior spaces; urban planning and disclosure.

See all five winners, after the break.

The AADIPA European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention is an award offered by COAC (the Official Association of Architects of Catalonia) and AADIPA (the Association of Architects for the Defense and Intervention in Architectural Heritage) in association with the Catalan Government Department of Culture.

Category: Intervention in Existing Architectural Heritage
Award: First Place (shared)
Work: Ceuta Public Library
Architects: Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos (Spain)

Jury statement: "An intervention which evidently highlights architectural heritage, establishing a perfect co-existence with a contemporary public programme, building a new location where the interior-exterior duality are upheld through time." 

Ceuta Public Library / Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos. Image © Roland Halbe
Ceuta Public Library / Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos. Image © Roland Halbe

Category: Intervention in Built Heritage
Award: First Place (tie)
Work: House E / C
Architects: SAMI-architects (Portugal)

Jury statement: "Their project establishes an intense dialogue between differing moments, rehabilitating a ruined building with materials that synchronously evolve through time, reactivating the sense of place in relation to the landscape."

E/C House /  SAMI-arquitectos. © Paulo Catrica
E/C House / SAMI-arquitectos. © Paulo Catrica

Category:  Exteriors
Award:  First Place
Work:   Intervention in the vicinity of the monastery of Caaveiro
Architects:   Isabel Aguirre Urcola and Celestino Garcia Brana (Spain)
 

Jury statement:  "With an economic use of resources, this intervention achieved maximum integration within its surroundings. This is a real statement in favour of a location's expressiveness. In a global world, this work represents a manifesto in defense of a recovery of identity, memory and nature."

Intervention in the vicinity of the monastery of Caaveiro / _Isabel Aguirre Urcola y Celestino García Braña (España). Image © Roland Halbe
Intervention in the vicinity of the monastery of Caaveiro / _Isabel Aguirre Urcola y Celestino García Braña (España). Image © Roland Halbe

Category: Planning
Award: First Place
Project: Master Plan Monza, Italy
Architects: Ubistudio (Italy)

Jury statement: "The jury were impressed by their ease of understanding, both in terms of analysis and in the proposals they made to promote new uses and activities through a recognition of their own landscape, as well as their capacity for synthesis, using accurate, clear graphic representation.

Master Plan Monza, Italy / Ubistudio. Image © Roland Halbe
Master Plan Monza, Italy / Ubistudio. Image © Roland Halbe

Category: Disclosure
Award: First Place
Published:  Almeida / Ciudad Rodrigo - A fortificação da Raia Central
Architects: Fernando Cobos (Spain) and João Campos (Portugal)

Jury statement: " A work deserving of the award for its innovative way of focusing on a knowledge of territorial and heritage-based systems with reference to the fortifications of the central Spanish-Portuguese 'band' and the rich historical and cartographic documentation of the comparative analysis of the cities of Almeida (Portugal) and Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain)."

"Almeida/Ciudad Rodrigo: A fortificaçao da Raia Central" / Fernando Cobos (España) y Joâo Campos (Portugal). Image © Roland Halbe
"Almeida/Ciudad Rodrigo: A fortificaçao da Raia Central" / Fernando Cobos (España) y Joâo Campos (Portugal). Image © Roland Halbe

You can learn more about the awards here .

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Nicolás Valencia
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Cite: Valencia, Nicolás. "Winners of the 2015 AADIPA European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention Announced" [España, Portugal e Italia, ganadores del Premio Europeo de Intervención en Patrimonio Arquitectónico 2015] 03 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Rosenfield, Karissa) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/768738/winners-of-the-aadipa-european-award-for-architectural-heritage-intervention-2015/> ISSN 0719-8884

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