European Prize for Urban Public Space 2008


Barking and Dagenham, London

Awarded every two years and given jointly to the institution that promotes the project and to its author, the European Prize for Urban Public Space, organized by the CCCB with the Cité of Paris, the NAi of Rotterdam, the Architecture Foundation of London, the AzW of Vienna and the Museum of Finnish Architecture of Helsinki, has gone in its fifth edition to Barking Town Square in London, by Muf architecture/art, a project developed by the Regeneration Department of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The jury positively appraised the collaboration of public and private agents to create a unique place. The complex, the purpose of which is to favor social integration through the urban space, included new housing, shops, offices, leisure areas and the Barking Learning Center by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, a building with a library and facilities for the city council. The jury gave honorable mentions to the Centrum.odorf in Innsbruck by Christian Lichtenwagner, Other People’s Photogographs in Folkestone, by Brigitte Orasinski, and the Torre del Homenaje in Granada, by Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas. 

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