Richard H. Driehaus Initiatives
Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition
It is an International Competition created to promote the practice of an architecture and urbanism which help with preserving and upholding local the cultural heritage and the architectural traditions of each region.
It is organized annually by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and INTBAU, thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, through a contribution to the Chicago Community Foundation for the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Fund, and the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture and the Council of Architecture Institutes of Spain.
The competition is conducted in two stages. In the Phase One, municipalities throughout Spain are invited to submit possible topics and sites for the project locations and an international jury chose the three submissions that best met the proposed objectives and criteria. In the second stage, architects and urbanists from anywhere in the world are encouraged to submit architectural and urban design proposals for any of the three sites that had been selected. The winning proposals for each location receive €12,000 and up to three honourable mentions are also awarded, 2,000€-worth each.
Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards
The Richard H. Driehaus Building Arts Awards are awarded in Spain to the main masters in the diverse traditional building crafts, those who have stood out in preserving and keeping them alive.
They are annually organized by INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, through a contribution to the Chicago Community Trust for the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Fund, and to the Fundación EKABA, and with the collaboration of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Rafael Manzano Prize and the Council of Architecture Institutes of Spain.
Traditional building works have been grouped for these awards into four categories, each one of them awarded an annual prize of €10,000 and a commemorative plaque. In order to increase the number of proficient building arts practitioners the jury will select one of the four awardees to train an apprentice for one year, granting this master support of up to an additional €14,000 if the agreed results are achieved. The trainee also receives economic support of up to € 12,000.