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The European Prize for Urban Public Space


The CCCB is announcing the call for the European Prize for Urban Public Space, a prime observatory of European cities that recognizes the best works to create, recover, transform and improve public spaces in Europe.

Agricultural engineer, landscape designer and lecturer at the ETH Zurich, Teresa Galí-Izard, will be the President of the Prize’s international jury.

Organized by the CCCB, the Prize involves the cooperation of a network of 10 architecture and urban planning institutions and over 50 experts from across the continent.

The Prize, the only one of its kind in Europe, has been renewed to promote debate about the future of European cities in the post-pandemic context.

The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is now accepting applications for the eleventh edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space. This biennial honorary contest, since 2000 acknowledging the best interventions to create, transform and recover public spaces in European cities, will recognise works carried out between 2018 and 2021. The open registration period will run from 20 April to 17 May.

In a context like today’s, where climate emergency and the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic show that cities around the world are facing new climatic, technological and social challenges, the value of public space is greater than ever.

The Prize, which is the only one in Europe dedicated to public space and is awarded both to the authors of the project and its developers, aims to reflex the centrality of these issues and become an observatory of good practices that serves to come up with possible solutions to a future in which cities will have a primary role in defining society’s evolution.


Teresa Galí-Izard, Hans Ibelings, Eleni Myrivili, Andreas Ruby, Paloma Strelitz, Špela Videčnik, and Lluís Ortega


Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
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