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public space: European Prize for Urban Public Space
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Embellishment of Sant Miquel Square
Olot (Spain), 2015

The gloomy greyness of a run-down main square in a working class neighbourhood is transformed into a civic feeling by means of a very low-cost selective layer of paint creating a bright spread of colour with geometrical patterns.
Madrid (Spain), 2014 |

A mobile system of sunshade-awnings is adapted for a wide range of activities in the courtyards of the “El Matadero” Cultural Centre.
Network of Footpaths and Cycling Routes on Cape Santa Pola
A network of paths and bridges for walkers and cyclists has rescued from deterioration and neglect historical sites and natural areas on the rocky massif separating the town of Santa Pola from the Gran Alacant residential area.

10 awards: cities and voices (9)

City: Copenhagen
On 2016 the Jury has decided to create a special category in order to recognise the public policies introduced and supported by the city of Copenhagen.
Voice: Judith Butler
“Public space is shrinking, being sold, or being monitored”
Judith Butler is one of the eminent people who have come to the CCCB to share her valuable thoughts on public space.
City: London
London is an example among those cities which, over the past few decades, have joined the movement in Europe for recovering public spaces. To be highlighted particular is the Barking Town Square,winner of the 2008 award.

News (414)

Call for Entries for the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2018 Now Open
Registration open until 21 February 2018
The Tenth European Prize for Urban Public Space recognises the best projects for creating and recovering public space in European cities in 2016 and 2017.
Olga Tarrasó to be Jury President for the Tenth Award of the Prize
Architect and holder of a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and president of the Jury of the European prize for Urban Public Space, 2018.
The Exhibition “Polis: 7 Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space” to Be Shown in the Romanian City of Timisoara
“Polis: 7 Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space” | 8/11/2017-27/11/2017 | Centrul Multifuncțional Bastion, Timisoara, Romania
 On Saturday 18 November the exhibition “Polis: 7 Lessons from the European Prize for Urban Public Space” is to be opened in the Romanian city of Timisoara, the future cultural capital of Europe.