Archiprix recently concluded the 2015 edition of the Archiprix Portugal Award, which promotes intellectual and academic diversity among Portuguese architecture and urbanism students. Established in 2012 by the Rotterdam-based Archiprix Foundation and the Sierra Henriques Foundation from Lisbon, the prestigious academic prize distinguishes top graduation projects in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism every year.
The 2015 jury -- including architects Paulo Tormenta Pinto, Pedro Guimarães, Jakub Szczesny, Daniela Arnaut and Paulo Albuquerque Goinhas -- first selected 27 nominees from 22 Portuguese universities. After evaluating the finalists' entries at Lisbon’s Architecture Triennale’s headquarters this past March, the jury chose Ana Filipa de Jesus Paisano from the University of Lisbon as the 4000 € prize winner for her project, "Valley-Park Todoroki - Interpretation Centre". Seven honorable mentions were also announced.
Have a look at the winning projects below.
Author: Ana Filipa Paisano
Project: Valley-Park Todoroki - Interpretation Centre
Tutor Professor: José Nuno Beirão; Pedro Pacheco
University: University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture
From the jury report: "At last the 'Todoroki Valley-Park' project is remarkable for its multidisciplinary approach and the way it conveys a harmonious synthesis of how the different subjects relate to the land - Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture – in a project that is transversally competent and communicatively efficient. In this project, the concepts of Architecture and Landscape favor a perspective of urban intervention that is truly conscious of location, with a very 'humane' attitude, surprising with unusual and skillfully materialized moments. This qualifies this project not only as exceptional but also as representative of a generation’s search for new disciplinary syntheses and new patterns of territorial intervention."
Click through the thumbnails below for the Honorable Mentions.
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