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European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012

The Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), the Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris), the Architecture Foundation (London), the Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (Rotterdam), the Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna), the Museum of Finnish Architecture (Helsinki) and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (Frankfurt) have announced the seventh European Prize for Urban Public Space, which will be awarded on 29 June 2012 in Barcelona.

The European Prize for Urban Public Space, created in 2000, is a biennial event organized to acknowledge and encourage the creation, recovery and improvement of public space in our cities. With the emphasis on European integration, the Prize highlights the social and political dimension of architecture. In its last six iterations, the Prize has become internationally recognized. In 2010, 303 works in 32 European countries were presented, charting the principal concerns of public space in European cities. To make this information available to the public, the Prize created the European Archive of Urban Public Space (www.publicspace.org/ca/arxiu), which contains the 451 best works in 295 European cities that have been submitted over the years.

The deadline for the submission of entries is 19 January 2012. The conditions of entry of the Prize are available at www.publicspace.org

For more information, please contact Monica Munoz-Castanyer, Press Officer, CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona; Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona, Spain; tel.: +34933064123; e-mail: premsa@cccb.org; www.cccb.org