The 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space adds a dose of reality to often romanticized European cities, showing that every city no matter where has its own set of pressing issues. The annual prize recognizes exemplary projects that have transformed and improved public spaces throughout the continent.
Starting with a total of 274 projects from 30 European countries, the international jury selected 25 finalists, and finally two joint winners and four special mentions. — bustler.net
(Pictured above) JOINT WINNER: The Braided Valley, Elx, Spain - 2013
AUTHORS: Francisco Leiva Ivorra, Marta García Chico, Prócoro del Real Baeza
JOINT WINNER: Renovation of the Old Port, Marseille, France - 2013
AUTHORS: Michel Desvigne Paysagiste MDP, Foster + Partners, TANGRAM, INGEROP, AIK AIK
SPECIAL MENTION: Opening of Rainham Marshes, London, United Kingdom - 2014
AUTHORS: Peter Beard_LANDROOM | Peter Beard, Alexander Gore, Sabba Khan, Dingle Price, Gregory Ross, Mark Smith, Keita Tajima
SPECIAL MENTION: Islamic Cemetery, Altach, Austria - 2012
AUTHORS: Bernardo Bader Architects
SPECIAL MENTION: Baana: pedestrian and bicycle corridor, Helsinki, Finland 2012
AUTHORS: Helsinki City Planning Department, Helsinki Public Works Department, Loci Landscape Architects Ltd
SPECIAL MENTION: La Lira Theatre, Ripoll, Spain - 2012
AUTHORS: RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes SLP, Joan Puigcorbé
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Check out videos of the jurors' comments on each project below.