Discover the winners of the ECC Awards 2023

On the occasion of the Closing Event, the shortlisted projects and the winners of this year’s ECC Awards were announced.

For the first time this year, a group of esteemed industry experts have carefully selected the winners for the categories of Architecture, Design, University Project, and Art Installation. The four winning projects were chosen among an array of works that were previously shortlisted by the ECC Team. The jury was composed of Christele Harrouk, Editor at ArchDaily, Renato Turri, CEO and Partner at World-Architects, and Ursula Schwitalla, Art Historian, Curator and co-founder of the DIVIA Awards. The winners received a unique limited edition artwork by the Dutch artist René Rietmeyer, founder of the European Cultural Centre.

 

Architecture category

The ECC Award goes to Snøhetta with the project Counterbalance, exhibited at Marinaressa Gardens.

Renato Turri, CEO and Partner at World-Architects, motivated the choice by explaining: The simplicity at first glance is overwhelming. Someone with an understanding of wood screws a few boards together nicely so people can sit on them. If you take a closer look, one sees the depth. The connection to the place and that structures are not always what they seem to be is just ingenious. Especially in the current uncertain times. Counterbalance shows in an impressive way the inseparable liaison of function and design and the fascinating interaction between simplicity and complexity.

Counterbalance by Snøhettaat Marinaressa Gardens

 

Shortlisted projects:

Norman Foster Foundation (NFF) with Holcim with the project Essential Home Research Project, exhibited at the Giardini Marinaressa and Palazzo Mora.

architects—Alliance with the project The Weight, exhibited at Palazzo Mora.

Gal Nauer Architects with the project FLOW, the 3rd challenge, exhibited at Palazzo Mora.

Essential Home Research Project by Norman Foster Foundation (NFF) and Holcim at Marinaressa Gardens

The Weight by architects—Allianceat Palazzo Mora

FLOW, the 3rd challenge by Gal Nauer Architects at Palazzo Mora

 

Design Category 

The ECC Award goes to Light Cognitive with the project Infinity, exhibited at Palazzo Bembo.

Christele Harrouk, Editor at ArchDaily, highlighted: an installation that truly transforms space and recreates a natural landscape using light.

Infinity by Light Cognitive at Palazzo Bembo

 

Shortlisted projects:

Ian Callender with the project Uptown Underground, exhibited at Palazzo Mora.

Soledad Lowe Studio with the project Aftermath, exhibited at Palazzo Mora.

BioMat with the project Materials as a Design Tool, exhibited at Palazzo Mora.

Uptown Underground by Ian Callenderat Palazzo Mora

Aftermath by Soledad Lowe Studio at Palazzo Mora

Materials as a Design Tool by BioMat at Palazzo Mora

 

University Project category

The ECC Award goes to the project Angelus Novus, by Princeton University and SOM with the support of Taramelli, the University of Bergamo, University of Salerno and IE University, exhibited at Palazzo Mora.

Ursula Schwitalla, Art Historian, Curator and co-founder of the DIVIA Awards motivates the choice remarking: Learning from architectural history, heritage combined with future technology and AR. Efficient material use and reduction of waste. Art becomes architectural and engineering becomes art.

Angelus Novus by Princeton University and SOM with the support of Taramelli, the University of Bergamo, University of Salerno and IE University at Palazzo Mora

 

Shortlisted projects:

MIT Civic Data Design Lab with the project Distance Unknown, exhibited at Palazzo Bembo.

The College of Design at the University of Oregon (DSGN), with the project Transpecies Design, curated by Adrian Parr and exhibited at Palazzo Bembo.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics with the project Our take on Africa, exhibited at Palazzo Mora.

Distance Unknown by MIT Civic Data Design Lab at Palazzo Bembo

Transpecies Design by The College of Design at the University of Oregon (DSGN), curated by Adrian Parr at Palazzo Bembo.

Our take on Africa by Budapest University of Technology and Economics at Palazzo Mora

 

Art Installation category

The ECC Award goes to Adam Rouse with the project On Atmospheric Density, exhibited at Palazzo Mora.

The ECC team explains: For his characteristic perception of the interaction between architecture, nature and atmosphere. He uses the photographic media to capture our environment and the architecture surrounding us, perceiving their temporal and emotional level. His capacity for creating architectural portraits reaches a high aesthetic level which makes the photos real artworks.

On Atmospheric Density by Adam Rouse at Palazzo Mora

 

Shortlisted projects:

Pedro Friedeberg with the project Hipnerotópolis. The city of love dreams, exhibited at Palazzo Bembo.

Kara Lyons with the project Ginnel, performed and exhibited at Palazzo Bembo.

Duyi Han with the project Toward a New Aesthetics, exhibited at Palazzo Mora.

Hipnerotópolis. The city of love dreams by Pedro Friedeberg at Palazzo Bembo

Ginnel by Kara Lyons at Palazzo Bembo

Toward a New Aesthetics by Duyi Han at Palazzo Mora

Discover the winners of the ECC Awards 2023

On the occasion of the Closing Event, the shortlisted projects and the winners of this year’s ECC Awards were announced.

  • Published: 05.12.2023
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  • Subject: ECC
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