UNESCO-UIA & MIDO Student Design Prize for Responsible Architecture: 3 awarded schools

subject

Responsible architecture

theme

Durability
On 20 April 2017, the international jury determined the winners of the first edition of the UNESCO-UIA & MIDO Design Prize for Responsible Architecture, open only to students from schools validated by the UNESCO-UIA system. The Jury meeting was organized in conjunction with the meeting of the UIA’s Education Commission at the UIA’s headquarters in Paris from 19-20 April.
 
Founded to promote the UNESCO-UIA validated schools and the UNESCO-UIA Validation System, the prize sought to recognize entries best exemplifying the values embodied in Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda” of 10 September 2016, namely “urban and rural development that is people-centred”, ecological and grounded in “human rights and fundamental freedoms, facilitating living together, ending all forms of discrimination and violence, and empowering all individuals and communities, while enabling their full and meaningful participation.”
 
The Jury consisted of Jury President Jana Revedin (Germany), UNESCO Representative and UNESCO/UIA Validation Council for architectural education’s members with Kate Schwennsen co-director (USA), Fani Vavili (Greece), Vladimir Slapeta (Czech Republic), Nuno Soares (Macao), Vity Claude Nsalambi (Angola) and Rodney Harber (South Africa).
 
Mélanie Berberat, representative from prize sponsor MIDO, witnessed the proceedings. MIDO will contribute specially engraved watches and 5000 Swiss Francs in prize money to the winners.
 
The high level of the entries impressed the Jury. It attributed two First Prizes, one Third Prize and one Honourable Mention, as follows.
 
 
  • FIRST PRIZE - 908CY - Anthro-Architecture: The Mountains of Mansheyat-Nasser
    Heba El Sawy, American University in Cairo
    "For the originality of the choice of place, program and design process and for its artistic and poetic dimension."
  • FIRST PRIZE - SO8HX - Edges, Satellites, Stations
    Alba Alsina Maqueda, ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture
    "For the attention to the geography of place, translating holistic information into a subtle and transmittable design process."
  • THIRD PRIZE - BHSOP - People in Motion: In-Transit Architecture for New Production Backgrounds
    Mónica Sambade Martínez, ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture
    "For the dealing with social and cultural problems by architectural and engineering means, proposing a scalable design solution."
  • HONORABLE MENTION - A3AHV - Asanpasa Gasworks
    Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul
    "For dealing with context and pre-existing structure and for adaptively usable urban quality."
 

Organisation

International Union of Architects

promoter:

MIDO

Launching

08 December 2016

Registration deadline

01 February 2017

Results Announcement

20/04/2017

Jury

The jury of esteemed architects are associated with the work of the UNESCO-UIA Validation Commission.  None of the jurors have any associations with the validated schools.

 

  • President: Jana Revedin (Germany)
  • UNESCO Representative and UNESCO/UIA Validation Council for architectural education’s members with:
  • Kate Schwennsen co-director (USA)
  • Fani Vavili (Greece)
  • Vladimir Slapeta (Czech Republic)
  • Nuno Soares (Macao)
  • Vity Claude Nsalambi (Angola)
  • Rodney Harber (South Africa).

laureates

1st Prize
Anthro-Architecture: The Mountains of Mansheyat-Nasser
American University in Cairo - AUC
Heba El Sawy (Egypt)
Edges, Satellites, Stations
Barcelona School of Architecture - ETSAB
Alba Alsina Maqueda (Spain)
3rd Prize
People in Motion: In-Transit Architecture for New Production Backgrounds
Barcelona School of Architecture - ETSAB
Mónica Sambade Martínez (Spain)
Honorary mention
Asanpasa Gasworks
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Pınar Kılıç (Turkey)