Archiprix International 2015 – announcement of the winners
For the 2015 edition Archiprix International received a record number of 351 projects from 87 countries. The jury comprised Eduardo Arroyo, architect, urban designer, and critic with his own office NO.MAD based in Madrid (Spain); Luis Fernández-Galiano, architect and editor of Architectura Viva, Spain's leading architecture magazine’; Anupama Kundoo, architect with her own practice in Auroville (India) since 1990; Zhenyu Li, dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University (Shanghai, China); and French landscape architect Catherine Mosbach, co-founder of the magazine Pages Paysages and with her own office Mosbach Paysagistes based in Paris (France). The jury reviewed all submitted entries at the ETSAM | UPM - Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the co-organizer of the eighth edition of Archiprix International. The jury nominated 21 projects for the Hunter Douglas Awards and selected 7 winners out of these nominees.
The jury noticed that the issues many graduation projects testify to great political and social awareness on the part of the designers, and to environmental concerns. ‘They don’t only want to be good architects, but good citizens as well.’ The projects also showed great awareness of the technology that is currently available to realize the proposed designs. When selecting the winning projects, the jury looked for projects that reflect the very individual and personal language of the designers, expressing themselves in a truly clear voice to the world. The winners received an award object and prize money.
WINNERS of the Hunter Douglas Awards are: (in alphabetical order)
Archipelago Lab > Pedro Pitarch Alonso
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Madrid Spain