Winers of the Richard H. Driehaus Architecture Competition 2016-2017
The Driehaus Competition is a generous and unprecedented initiative from US financier Richard H. Driehaus to help the recovery of the Spanish architectural heritage. The three Spanish locations selected in the first phase of the Competition were Vejer de la Frontera, in Cádiz, Grajal de Campos in León, and Jaca in Huesca.
In its second phase, 78 national and international rchitecture studios submitted their architectural and urban design proposals to respond to the needs of these towns. Architecture Studio Juan Moya from Granada and Basque architects Imanol Iparraguirre and Aritz Díez were the winners of the First Prize, endowed with 12,000 Euros.
Apart from the winning projects, six projects have received an honorary mention and 2,000€, and they will be exhibited together with the winning projects at the Arquerías de Nuevos Ministerios.
The jury, composed by representatives from the Ministry of Public Works, the Ministry of Culture, the Higher Council of Architects of Spain, INTBAU, the city councils of the three towns and the Rafael Manzano Prize, assessed the quality and feasibility of the projects.
The Awards ceremony will be held on June 14 at the Ministry of Public Works.