European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 Awarded

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Robert Konieczny. KWK Promes

Robert Konieczny. An architect, graduate of Architecture at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. In 1996 he received the certificate of New Jersey Institute of Technology. A leader and a founder of KWK Promes architecture studio established in 1999. In 2012 he became an independent expert for the Mies van der Rohe Foundation. Konieczny was a nominate of the European Award of Mies van der Rohe Foundation eight times. Moreover he is a holder of the prestigious award for the House of the Year 2006, winning with the Aatrial House as the best housing project in a competition organized by World Architecture News.

In 2007 the KWK Promes office was listed among 44 best young architects of the world published by 'Scalae'. Same year the 'Wallpaper' magazine issued Konieczny's practice as one of the 101 most exciting architecture studios in the world. Year 2008 brought him another prize of The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum 'European 40 under 40'.


Marta  Serra  Permanyer (1981)  is a  Phd  architect, founding member of the Cíclica [space, community & ecology], and expert in participation,  public space and ecological urbanism. She  coordinates action-research processes and collaborative practices to promote new perception frameworks for  sustainability,  and  the  active role  and  self-management  capacities  of  public space users. Serra is also assistant professor at the Department of Architectural Composition of the Technical Architecture School of Vallès, in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (ETSAV– UPC).


Elena Albareda Fernández (1981), is an  architect, founding  member  of  the  Cíclica  [space,  community  &  ecology]  studio, and  expert  in  ecologic al  urbanism,  ecologic  landscape  and  territorial sustainable management. She coordinates  projects integrating the transformation of  social  metabolism  into  urban  planning,  especially  in public  spaces,  green  spaces  and  in  the  countryside.   Elena is also a researcher and teach ing associate at the Superior Technical School of  Architecture  of  Barcelona,  in  the  Polytechnic  University  of  Catalonia  (ETSAB-UPC).


Jordi  Calbetó  Aldomà  (1976) is  an  architect, founder,  in 2009, of the CAVAA architecture studio together with Oriol Vañó. He has collaborated with diverse architecture studios and related institutions such as  Toni  Fiol  Architect  and  the Department of Planning and  Urban Development of  the  Glories  Area in Barcelona. Apart from the design of both public and private residential buildings, his work has been pa rticularly focused on territorial planning and  the design of public spaces.



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