The exhibition of the European Prize of Urban Public Space 2012, in organisation of CCCB from Barcelona, continues its tour at Cite de l'architecture & du patrimoine under the name "The city turned towards the public space / La ville turnee vers l'espace public". The two winning projects will be presented, one of which is the project of "The rearrangement of the riverbanks and bridges of Ljubljanica river".

The opening of the exhibition is on March, 26th 2013 at Cite de l'architecture & du patrimoine and will be opened till April, 29th 2013.

Round-table as a part of the exhibition will take place on March, 24th 2013 at 19:00 at the Auditorium of Cite de l'architecture & du patrimoine. Among invited guests (Boris Podrecca, Imma Jansana, Jordi Romero Sabi...) Breda Bizjak, BB arhitekti will present the two projects for the rearrangement of riverbanks of Ljubljanica river: The pavilion on Petkovsek riverbank and the pier at the Grain bridge in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

address: Cite de l'architecture & du patrimoine, 1 Place de Trocadero, Paris, France

... (from the official site of Cite de l'architecture & du patrimoine) ...

Linked since its origins with the ideas of equality, plurality and freedom, the contemporary city now faces new challenges arising from its growth and greater social and cultural complexity. Some of the main problems of present-day society are expressed and concentrated in urban public spaces.

Segregation, uncontrolled construction, homogenisation and privatisation of urban space, poverty and  restricted access to housing are some of the phenomena that endanger the ideal of the open, plural and democratic community that typifies the European city.

The European Prize for Urban Public Space was established in 2000 in order to highlight the importance  of architecture and urban planning in the creation of more inclusive and more democratic cities. This Prize is the only European award today that aims to recognise, defend and promote an essentially public  – open and of universal access – and urban space, which can revitalise the city’s collective life. The award  is an initiative of the CCCB, with the collaboration of The Architecture Foundation (London), the Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna), the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris), the Nederlands  Architectuurinstituut (Rotterdam), The Museum of Finnish Architecture (Helsinki) and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (Frankfurt). “In Favour of Public Space” is an exhibition showing the award-winning works of the 2012 Prize. Some 1,300 projects from more than 600 European cities have been presented in the twelve years of its history of the Prize, which has thus become a window on to the transformation of public spaces in Europe, a gauge of the most pressing concerns of European cities, and a starting point for reflection on the future of cities in the global setting.