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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Presentation of the results of the “Re-think Athens” European Architectural Competition

Presentation of the results of the “Re-think Athens” European Architectural Competition for the creation of a new city center

On February 27th 2013, the Onassis Foundation announced the winner of the “Re-think Athens” European Architectural Competition for the creation of a new city centre, during an event that took place at the Onassis Cultural Centre. The Competition was funded by the Onassis Foundation and was organized under the auspices and in collaboration with the Ministries of Environment, Energy & Climate Change and of Development, Infrastructure, Transport & Networks, the Attiko Metro S.A., the Region of Attica and the Municipality of Athens.
A total of seventy one (71) entries were evaluated out of which nine (9) wereshort-listed.
The Jury of the second stage of the Competition (Preliminary Drawings Competition) awarded two (2) Prizes, two (2) Special Mentions and one (1) Commendation.
The FIRST PRIZE was awarded to the entry by:
· OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV
· MIXST URBANISME (Thoral Ingeborg)
· WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY, Department of Environmental Sciences, Landscape Architecture Group (Klemm Wiebke, Steenbruggen Arian, Heusinkveld Bert)
· STUDIO 75 (Pantos-Kikkos Stefanos)
· WSGReenTechnologies GmbH (Peretti Guilia, Bruse Michael, Winterstetter Thomas)
The other proposals that were awarded a distinction at the “Rethink Athens” Competition are:
SECOND PRIZE:ILOUSI KYRIAKI, KEREXETA ITURRITXA OIHANA, GOURDOUKIS DIMITRIOS,
TRYFONIDOU AIKATERINI, VASSILAKIS FOTIOS, CHRISTOFORIDOU THEODORA.
SPECIAL MENTION (EX AEQUO)NIKIFORIDIS PRODROMOS, CUOMO BERNARD
SPECIAL MENTION (EX AEQUO)ANAGNOSTAKIS GEORGIOS, KOUMANTOU CHRYSSOULA, SOCCI GIANMARIA,
THOMIDOU ALKISTIS-ATHANASSIA.
COMMENDATION:
ANTONAS ARISTIDE, KOUTSOGIANNI KATERINA, ISSAIAS PLATON
The second stage Jury classified the rest of the entries as following:
FIRST RUNNER-UP:VOLKERT SILKE / SIMA ARCHITECTURE + URBANISM, WEIGHTMAN MAGNUS,
GAROFALO FRANCESCO / OPENFABRIC, CONSTANTINO BARBARA
SECOND RUNNER-UP:HARRY K. BOUGADELLIS AND ASSOCIATE ARCHITECTS, AETEP ARCHITECTS,
BATZIOS GEORGIOS, MARTHA SCHWARTZ PARTNERS LTD.
THIRD RUNNER-UP:ZOMAS ALEXANDROS, MOYSSIADIS DIMOS, PAPAVASILEIOU MARIA
FOURTH RUNNER-UP:
ABM ARQUITECTOS, ALVAREZ BLANCO – MORUGAN ARCHITECTOS SLP
Also, the first stage Jury awarded the following proposals during the evaluation of the first stage proposals submitted to the Competition:
UTOPIAN PROPOSAL AWARD
TSIAMBAOS KONSTANTINOS, KIOURTI MYRTO
REDEMPTION (EX AEQUO)
MATRAKIDOU ANNA, FOUKAS GEORGIOS, FOUKA AGGELIKI ELENI, VASSILAKI
MARIANTHI, SFYRA MARIA, AGGELETOU MARGARITA, SIOGOUTHEODORAKOPOULOU
MYRSINI, MANTOUSSI SPYRIDOULA
REDEMPTION (EX AEQUO)
AGENCE TER ARCHITECTURES, MXARCHITECTURE, AGENCETER.DE
REDEMPTION (EX AEQUO)OFFICE OF URBAN TERRAINS, SUH YEHR, SHIN YEUNG, BABEL JEREMY, KASABALIS
KYRIAKI
All 71 proposals submitted at the “Rethink Athens” Competition were on display at the Onassis Foundation Cultural Center from Thursday, February 28th to Wednesday, March 6th 2013, in an exhibition curated by the architect Panos Dragonas.

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