Urban Intervention Award 2010

[deadline: 14/09/2010]
The Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development advertises the first Europe-wide Urban Intervention Award 2010 and calls for participation. The goal of the Urban Intervention Award is to contribute significantly to the improvement of life quality in urban settings and to challenge processes of urban cooperation. The award honours projects in urban spaces, which significantly contribute to the redefinition, revival and revaluation of inner city quarters. This applies to the transformation and conversion of old building structures as well as new constructions, which serve as shining examples through their vital presence in their environment. It is not about architectonic effects or a particular use of forms, but rather about architecture serving as a stimulator of urban development processes. The award acknowledges creative urban projects of high architectonic quality. The requirement for projects is that they emerged from innovative and interdisciplinary interactions of cooperation-partners from different areas and disciplines, such as culture, architecture, initiatives, economy, etc. The background of the Urban Intervention Award is the fact that by the middle of this century, more than 65 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. This poses a great challenge to the public hand worldwide: Politics and administrations are called upon to be initiators, stimulators and promoters of future-oriented and increasingly complex inner-city processes. The award also establishes the themes of the 3rd International Building Exhibition Berlin, which is scheduled for 2020 and which commits itself to processual, cooperative and climate-friendly pilot-projects of urban development. Thus, this award is also a clear statement for the IBA 2020. We wish to call experts’ and the public’s attention to the IBA Berlin 2020 and its thematic alignment. The Urban Intervention Award 2010 honours outstanding realized projects, which are examples of excellent architecture combined with new innovative utilization and / or conversion concepts, and which emerged from co-operation of partners from different areas and disciplines. Projects must have been realized during the past five years. The prize is planned to be awarded every two years. With respect to the above-named criteria, the Urban Intervention Award is divided into two categories: - a realized building project | - a realized temporary project | Info: www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de