The winners of the Prix Européen d’Architecture Philippe Rotthier

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The jury in the tenth Prix Européen d’Architecture Philippe Rotthier has announced the three prize winners and awarded a special prize and 5 honourable mentions.

The winners of the Prix Européen d’Architecture Philippe Rotthier

The theme of the tenth edition of the triennial Philippe Rotthier award is the relationship of architecture to natural and urban landscapes, with a focus on works that blend into their surroundings and those that stand out in contrast with them.

The jury awarded the Grand Prix Philippe Rotthier for the best intervention in a built landscape to a cooking school designed by María Gonzalez and Juanjo López de la Cruz, founders of studio SOL89.
The winner of the Philippe Rotthier prize for the best intervention in a social landscape is Bruno Rollet Architecte's plan for a residential building in Le Candide a Vitry sur Seine, while the prize for best intervention in a natural landscape goes to a home and studio designed by architect Pascal Flammer in Balsthal, Switzerland.
The Special Prize from the Jury has been awarded to a project by FAREstudio of architect Riccardo Vannucci: the "Centre pour le Bien-être des Femmes" (women's welfare centre) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The judges also awarded 5 special mentions:
- the Danish Maritime Museum by BIG in Helsingør, Denmark,
- the Open-air Theatre by Atelier Kempe Thill in Rotterdam, the Netherlands,
- the Sea Library designed by Etat Arkitekter in Awashima, Japan,
- the cover over the archaeological ruins of the abbey of St Maurice (Switzerland) by architectural studio Savioz Fabrizzi architects,
- the drying hall (Office 117) designed by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen.

(Agnese Bifulco)