WINNERS OF THE EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2nd EDITION!
As previously announced we have the pleasure on this first day of September to announce the 21 shortlisted projects (3 in each category). Please note that the shortlisted projects have been published in random order.
The second edition of the European Architecture Awards was an outstanding success both in terms of number of entries (517!) and for the high-quality of the projects which made the work of the jury members very challenging and rewarding.
The 2020 pandemic has unfortunately made impossible the organisation of numerous planned events and social distancing has become and still will be in the months to come the general conduct: the European Architecture Awards are no exception to the rule therefore there will be no public awarding ceremony.
Winners will be personally contacted and their project will benefit from a major press dissemination and will also be published in the next issue of our Archi-News Printed magazine which will be printed and made available in November 2020.
Please discover below the list of the winning architects/projects and this in 7 categories:
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The Rosa Parks school by Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés is inserted into the ZAC Gratte-ciel, a vast urban renewal project offering a new identity to the town center of Villeurbanne. Standing at the entrance to the future district, the school ties it into the existing urban fabric.
The building is placed at the edge of its lot and is laid out in an L shape. Adjacent to the existing building to the east, it creates the link between the future ZAC to the west.
The school’s northwest corner is treated as a signal, the pivot of interlocking programs, it establishes a relationship on a balanced scale with future buildings on neighboring lots.
The building’s height, from north to south, creates a soaring figure at the northwest angle, a stepped volume echoing skyscrapers and ensures optimum sunlight.
Street side, the building is a unitary volume, built in sculptured white brick on three levels. The brick façade extends to the level of the courtyards of the uppermost levels, integrating them in a continuous volume. A terra cotta mashrabiya creates kinetic and playful shadows while filtering the sun from the south.
The courtyard and play area on level two extend the interplay of solids and voids into the heart of the city block. The different material qualities of the building, whether mat or varnished brick, locks, aluminum carpentry, are in a range of white tones, all varied ways to catch and reflect light, giving the appearance of a single white and evanescent volume. In addition, landscaped teaching gardens are placed on the second and fourth levels.
Beyond the role and location of a facility such as this one in this rapidly redeveloping area of Villeurbanne, the project tries to offer a choice between both a soft and contemporary architectural image, precise functionality, quality interior spaces and broad common areas, easily recognizable and sunlit, which are fully integrated with the new Gratte-Ciel district.
Rosa Parks school complex by Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés
Location: Villeurbanne, France
Client: Ville de Villeurbanne
Surface: 3 900 m2 (41,979 sq ft)
Budget: €9,400,00 excl. VAT
Sustainability: RT 2012
Project Manager: Julien Gonin
Landscape design: JM Rameau
Photo credits: © Sergio Grazia