Arcosur Preschool, one of the last built works of Magén Arquitectos, has been selected as one of the 40 Best International Works of the the Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Prize 2019. The Prize is organized by the Barbara Cappochin Foundation and the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscapers, and Conservationists of the Province of Padova (Italy).
The purpose of the Prize is to bring out the centrality and responsability of architecture in the process of landscape modification, through the tools of the project, holding together the different staircases, architecture, city, territory, with particular respect to the urban outskirts. The Prize selects and promotes the works of architecture, urban retraining/regeneration that distinguish themselves by:
- the finality of the beauty, of the artistic and cultural value of the places.
- the improvement of the social cohesion, by spaces of civil sharing to favour the recognition of the different identity values and the relationship with artistic and cultural dimension.
- the pursuit of the quality as sphere including environmental quality, (both sensorial and emotional) attention to the human scale, innovative design and construction, appropriate use of materials and structures, study of constructive details, combination of aesthetic and quality, functionality and sustainability.
The international jury of this edition of the Prize was composed by the architects: Ilaria Becco (Italy)), Carme Pinós (Spain), Olivier Bastin (Belgium), Nicola di Battista (Italy) and Georg Pendl (Austria).