BB ARHITEKTI (Breda Bizjak) together with Boris Podrecca, ATELIER arhitekti, URBI, ATELJE VOZLIČ, DANS arhitekti, TRIJE arhitekti and MEDPROSTOR are JOINT WINNERS of European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012 with the project of RENOVATION OF THE RIVER LJUBLJANICA, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

The Jury of the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012, chaired by Spanish architect Josep Llinas, has announced two joint First Prize winners, as well as three Special Mentions and one Special Category winner. The top entries were selected from 347 projects from 36 European countries. The members of the Jury, presided over by the architect Josep Llinas on behalf of the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), are: Dietmar Steiner, director of the Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna); Ole Bouman, director of the Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (Rotterdam); Sarah Mineko Ichioka, director of The Architecture Foundation (London); Francis Rambert, director of the Institut Français d’Architecture (Paris); Juulia Kauste, director of the Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo (Helsinki), and Peter Cachola Schmal, director of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, acting as board members, and David Bravo, architect, acting as secretary. The European Prize for Urban Public Space is an award created by the CCCB in 2000 to acknowledge and encourage the creation and recovery of public spaces in European cities, and to highlight urbanistic interventions that promote the public dimension of urban space and its role in social integration. The biennial prize is awarded not only to the professionals responsible for the urban intervention, but also to the institutions that develop it.

Renovation of the banks of the River Ljubljanica in the section flowing through the old city centre, a collective effort that concentrates resources in a range of specific interventions.

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