The European Cultural Centre will host the ECC Awards on 26 November
The European Cultural Centre is delighted to host its prestigious ECC Awards during the closing day of its architecture exhibition Time Space Existence, on 26 November from 10:30am at Palazzo Mora in Venice.
The ECC Awards are distinguished recognitions that are given every year to projects showcased in the ECC’s art and architecture exhibitions that truly stand out. Since 2010 artists, architects, designers, and academics have been awarded by the European Cultural Centre, receiving great acknowledgment and a unique limited edition artwork by Dutch artist René Rietmeyer, founder of the European Cultural Centre itself.
For the first time this year, a group of esteemed industry experts are carefully selecting the winners of the ECC Awards for the categories of Architecture, Design, University Project, and Art Installation. The four winning projects are being chosen among an array of works that have been previously shortlisted by the ECC Team. The jury is 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.
Rachele De Stefano, Head of Architecture at ECC Italy, affirms: Selecting the winners is no easy task, as this year’s biennial showcased an array of remarkable projects. The jury members are not only focused on identifying the best concept but also pay close attention to how these projects are effectively communicated to the public and presented by the participants’ exhibits. We firmly believe that the ECC Awards offer an additional avenue for promoting the projects and firms internationally. They serve as a platform through which the participants’ work can be examined by experts. This, in turn, activates numerous opportunities, including new collaborations, networking, increased exposure, the dissemination of research, and the sharing of knowledge.
More than 217 projects are exhibited in Time Space Existence at Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo and Marinaressa Gardens, in the heart of Venice. The exhibition is a living hub where practitioners working across disciplines present their own visions on the status of architecture and the built environment nowadays. By bringing together ideas from all over the world, the exhibition is a platform for exchange and experimentation, stimulating an engaging dialogue that is inclusive of all voices.
An international and eclectic group of architects, designers, artists, academics, and photographers coming from 52 different countries, drew attention to the emerging expressions of sustainability in its numerous forms, ranging from a focus on the environment and urban landscape to the unfolding conversations on innovation, reuse, community and inclusion. In response to climate change, exhibited projects investigated new technologies and construction methods that reduce energy consumption through circular design and develop innovative, organic and recycled building materials. Participants also addressed social justice by presenting living solutions envisioned for displaced communities and minorities, while others examined the tensions between the built urban environment and the nature surrounding it, identifying opportunities for coexistence.