Barbara Cappochin International Prize 2009

The third edition of this biennial prize aims to heighten awareness and associate the different roles in the world of architecture planners, builders and clients in promoting the quality of planning and construction, in natural and urban contexts.

This international prize will honour an architectural work, completed between the July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2009, that expresses a vision of the future as an expression of respect for the past.

Organized by the Barbara Cappochin Foundation, this international prize is approved by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the National Council of Italian Architects, Planners, Landscape architects and Conservationists (CNAPPC).

The prize is open to all architects or multidisciplinary teams led by architects. Works can belong to any of the following categories:
public or private residences
commercial, administrative, or mixed-use buildings
public facilities (educational, cultural, sports, leisure or health care)
landscape architecture

A number of prizes will be awarded:
an international grand prize worth 65,000 euros
a special prize of 6,000 euros for quality detail in architectural and construction elements
a prize of 6,000 euros will be awarded to a project realized in the province of Padua
the Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal will be awarded to the most innovative work in the field of energy-saving and renewable technologies.

The international jury is comprised of the following individuals:
Raffaele Sirica, architect, CNAPPC President, (Italy)
Fulvio Irace, architect, President of the architecture section of the Milan Trienniale(Italy)
Gatan Siew, architect (Mauritius), UIA Immediate Past-President
Kengo Kuma, architect, (Japan)
Jordy Qerol, architect (Spain)
Nikos Fintikakis, architect (Greece)
Fabrizio Mangoni, architect (Italy)
Matias Sambarino, architect (Uruguay)

The opening date for receiving registrations and entries is April 9, 2009. The closing date for receiving entries is June 30, 2009. The jury meets from July 23-25, 2009.

Competitors must register online at the Barbara Cappochin Foundation website at, and must send all documents as required by the regulations. Accepted languages are English and Italian, and there is no registration fee.

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