The competition Europan 16 – Living Cities, for a site in Almendralejo, was won by Sergio Sañudo, Martina Almela, Daniel Cueto, Álvaro Fernández, Marina Fernández, and José Luis Ramos of the firm Monochrome, with a project titled ‘La increíble histor
A series of interventions to promote and boost production, work, and housing take place in key areas within the fabric of the city, capable of transforming Hyvinkää into a vibrant, busy, and dynamic urban environment...
Converted into a new civic center, the project defends the inclusion of all agents in the transformation of the city, integrating the layers that operate in it through mixed infrastructures and wooded areas that open up to a controlled scale...
The complex is designed as a modular system that guarantees its adaptability to future demands, in which the ‘rambla’ – a pedestrian street that favors social interaction – enters into the ‘kapsalon’ – a center for cultural and production activities.
The urban area is multiplied for and by the new ways of living, working, and entertaining in the 21st century through a series of levels that are thermally equipped and that densify the city and offer a neutral umbrella for human and animal coexisten
The factory type evolves into a vertical system that frees space at ground level, integrating new areas and functions into the neighborhood, which through specific actions becomes a safe, accessible, and appealing surface...
In allusion to the challenge of ‘living among ruins,’ the train tracks become a platform for circulation and access to vertical mechanized systems, involving the public in the production, use, and recycling processes needed to create a sustainable ci
Sustainable growth needs are satisfied through different actions: occupying the empty dwellings, filling up the historic center, establishing guidelines for future growth, and recovering the typical terraced topography of local economy...
As new central location, the station must recover the open spaces and become a generator of an identity, with uses linked to the economic activity of the Parc Bit through a series of social, environmental, productive, and energy objectives...
The new soft mobility plan connects the city with the territory by a series of green corridors, a sustainable water supply network connected to the public spaces and the preservation of some elements of the ceramic industrial landscape...
The ‘city making’ strategy consists in stitching the urban fractures of the highways and reserving open spaces to create a productive landscape with a high ecological value, with social and healing roles, turning the periphery into an area of proximi
The creation of a new circulation node seeks to increase the ecological flow by strengthening and connecting two green infrastructures promoting synergies between the industrial experience of the city and agricultural tradition...
With the purpose of giving landscape – natural, social, cultural, economic...– back its protagonism, the proposal is a sum of projects based on dialogue and participation, and which address a wide range of uses as well as contemporary and future form
The new industrial type proposed makes the processes visible, minimizes energy costs by making resources more profitable, and adapts to different programmatic needs thanks to the use of two types of structural trays whose location can vary... [+]
The parking lots, traces of an obsolete urban model, are interpreted as spaces of opportunity to create a more compact and functionally complex city, with porous and hybrid architectures strengthened by a network of programmatic patios... [+]
This complex that houses productive, residential, and commercial uses proposes an urban model adaptable to the future. A ‘superstructure’ of rigid and durable elements is combined with more flexible and versatile ‘guest constructions.’... [+]
The proposal divides the underused industrial warehouse into two halves – the vacant space, surrounded by the ‘ring,’ and the cattle market – via the ‘switch,’ a ‘bypass’ located between them that favors simultaneous use and spatial mutability... [+]
The recovery of the identity of s’Arenal is centered on the creation of a new agora: a cultural, commercial, and administrative hub which results from combining a green, open, flexible, and accessible square with a hybrid public building... [+]
In a context of rural exodus, the project proposes creating an agricultural cooperative and related industries to recover the productive character of this colonization town, built by by Alejandro de la Sota in 1954, and turn it into a sustainable pla
The project in Nou Barris is a strategic plan by phases that aims to enhance natural cycles and biological exchange with other neighborhoods, introducing social housing, new facilities, community gardens, and outdoor sports areas... [+]
Through the creation of a hybrid network of productive and domestic uses, the project intends to develop a new dynamic center for the city of Alcoy. The layout stresses the geographic features seeking views of the Mariola and the Rentonar mountain ra
Nine activator structures are proposed as a way of blending the Sava River with the urban fabric. These structures are to be built with standard methods and will be moved or swapped between the different sites along the river... [+]
On the shore of Vistula River, the project proposes a longitudinal piece of Cor-ten steel over two levels: one of transit where multimedia devices are placed and that functions as an urban museum, and an upper one that works as a viewpoint... [+]
The juries named 127 rewarded teams – among which 40 winners, 41 runners-up plus 46 special mentions. The winning teams are based in 17 different countries – 55% (70 teams) won in their residence country; 45% (57 teams) hence won abroad. The teams th
Ever since it started back in 1988, the Europan awards have been a golden opportunity for young architects to build something for the first time, at home or abroad. Nowadays it is less likely that winners can actually land a commission, even with fir
Acaban de hacerse públicos los resultados de la undécima convocatoria del concurso Europan que, desde su fundación en 1988, viene premiando a arquitectos menores de cuarenta años procedentes de todo el mundo.
Centrado en esta ocasión en la relación entre la planificación urbana y el diseño de los edificios, y con la idea de fomentar una reflexión sobre espacio público y espacio privado, la décima edición de Europan, el concurso bienal de vivienda destinad
To review the results of Europan VI after having served on its jury is more of a disadvantage that it first might appear, as it is difficult to separate one’s role as a critical observer from one’s role as a participant. The staggering scale of the S
Europe offers prizes to its architects while an atrocious war is fought elsewhere on the continent: the maiden abducted by the bull is embraced by death.