June 6, 2008
by Canadian Architect
This international prize was created to highlight landscape projects to and promote the quality of urban green spaces and forests. Organized for the sixth time, this annual prize receives the support of the International Union of Architects (UIA).
Two prizes were awarded in each of three categories: landscape design in transformation of the territory; urban green spaces; and private gardens in cities and suburbs.
The international jury was chaired by Annalisa Maniglio Calcagno, President of the ItalianAssociation of Landscape Architects, and Yoon Kyung Choi was the UIA representative.
The winners are as follows. In the landscape design in transformation of the territory, first prize was given to the Paulinum School in Schwaz, Austria by architect Rainer Schmidt (Austria); second prize to the restoration of the Sforza Cesarini garden in Rome, Italy, by architects Virginio Melaranci, Cinzia Giuliani, Dimitri Ticconi, Ilia Monachesi (Italy); and a mention was given to the Pathway and Landscape Observatories in San Michele di Gazania, Italy, by Ex.Studio, Patricia Meneses and Ivan Juarez (Spain).
In the Urban Green Spaces category, first prize was given to the restoration of the “Colline de la Paix” in Finocchio, Italy by architects Luigi Franciosini, Paola Porretta, Antonella Tittoni, Paolo Uliana, Giovanna White (Italy); second prize to the General Maister Memorial Park in Ljubno ob Savinji, Slovenia by architects Matej Kucina, Tanja Maljevac, Primoz Pugelj, Marjan Pobolsaj, Toncek Zizek, architects (Slovenia); and a mention was given to Palm Grove, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia by architects Timothy Williams, Darren Graham (Australia).
In the Private Gardens category, first prize was given to Villengarten St. Gilgen, Salzbourg, Austria by architect Rainer Schmidt (Austria); and second prize was given to the Atlas Apartments, Sydney, Australia by architects Adrian Mc Gregor and Larissa Ward (Australia).
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