Fifth edition of the European Prize for Sacred Architecture - Thesis, Master and Doctorate Communication winners
The Board of Directors of the Foundation Frate Sole of Pavia, which met on 26 June 2013, noted the high level reached by the projects submitted and, after hearing the opinion of the members of the jury has decided to award the prize according to the following classification:
1. Student: Peter Torricini - Prof. Fabrizio F. V. Arrigoni
Bells at night. A Benedictine Cistercian monastery in the countryside of Siena.
University of Florence
2. Student: José María Fernández Cobián - Prof. Carlos Eiras Quintans
Cathedral of A Coruña.
Universidade Da Coruña - Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura
3. Student: Vanni Sacconi - Speakers: Prof. Fabrizio F. V. Arrigoni, Arch Milena Blagojevic
Fadensonnen. Evangelical center and archaeological area, Petriplatz, Berlin Mitte.
University of Florence
Student: Ard Hoksbergen - Speakers: Profs. Chris Scheen, Herman Zeistra, Nanne de Ru
The Carthusians of Tubbergen.
Amsterdam Academy of Architecture - Academie van Bouwkunst
The Frate Sole Foundation has also decided to assign to each of the first three awards the sum of € 2,000.00, which will be withdrawn during the day award Friday, October 4, 2013 at the headquarters of the Foundation, in the Palazzo del Broletto of Pavia, in via Paratici 21.
In September, it will provide additional communications on the day of ceremony.
A certificate will be sent to the participants (students and lecturers).
June 25th, 2013 - in memory of Fr. Costantino
Organized trip with a visit to Santa Maria Regina on Serravalle Scrivia (AL)
last church designed by Fr. Costantino Ruggeri
and Cistercian abbey of Rivalta Scrivia (AL)
Tuesday, June 25 last year, they were seven years now, P. Constantino was no longer among us. In his memory, I live among all those who knew him, the Frate Sole Foundation organized a visit to the last church he designed in Novi Ligure and built by Luigi Leoni, our President.
The initiative has received broad-based participation of those who, for various reasons, have had the chance to meet, attend and appreciate his Franciscan spirit of cordiality, the various manifestations of his intense artistic experience. During the bus trip, the architect Leoni, his first and faithful collaborator, spoke again to him and come to Serravalle, the valley of the sun, we found ourselves in front of the church, all white in the style of his father Constantino, and all beautiful and sun-drenched splendor of the surrounding nature. The large square has invited us to enter the classroom and the Church, pure and flooded by the reflections of windows, we felt that the spirit of Father Constantino was always present in our midst, in that truly mystical.
The Holy Mass, celebrated by the parish priest, has allowed us to pray from the heart for our artist and also to ask him to protect the Frate Sole Foundation, which he strongly desired.
In the afternoon we were still waiting moments of great spiritual enjoyment in the visit to the abbey of Rivalta Scrivia. Father Constantine there had spoken several times with admiration and we realized that really deserved to be seen.
Was ready to greet one of the volunteers who devote themselves diligently to their abbey, which were recently completed the restoration noticed. We told the story of the first monastic settlement from 1151, the glorious history dellla environmental processes carried out by Cistercian monks in the period of greatest prosperity of the monastery.
The great historical and artistic value of the abbey is given by the rich array of paintings that adorn the interior walls, pillars and some altars. We really enjoyed and we returned to Pavia with the intention to continue to visit the places where P. Constantine has left his artistic testimony.
The Fondazione Frate Sole Foundation, with the desire to promote and valorize the contributions of young graduates, instituted the European Prize for Sacred Architecture in 2013, addressing a project for a church of Christian worship, the subject of a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD thesis.
The purpose of the competition is to promote, during university education, an interest and research in the field of architecture for sites of worship, so as to implement the artistic and mystic qualities that aim at making a sacred place a site for spiritual exaltation, responding to the acquired communitarian conception of liturgical action.
Online the rules of the competition for the fifth edition of the European Prize for Sacred Architecture - bachelor’s, master’s, and phd thesis.
You can download the rules and application form in the following languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese.
Tra cielo e terra is the name of a festival organized by the Fondazione Frate Sole, in which children, teens and adults are called to deal with the art. But between heaven and earth is also the place where is located the space of art itself, as an eternal human tension toward the divine perfection.
And from that space, as represented in the beautiful stained glass window of the Father Costantino Ruggeri, we wanted to start to create the image of the festival, by design so poetic that we "stole" some small details to create our routes. Meet them in the city, on the ground, to walk and follow, and in heaven, between banners and posters, as an imaginary map with which to find the places and themes of the planned activities.
Among the Broletto Palace, the Church of the Sacred Heart and the University, there will be workshops and exhibitions, all with free admission, in a game of approach to art, sacred architecture and processing techniques of stained glass, the shape expression that Father Constantine preferred to speak with simplicity, at all.
A week that looks at the very sanctity and universality of the artistic gesture, and culminating in the ceremony of the V International Prize for Sacred Architecture, the most important award in the world of industry, born and became established Pavia, the city that Father Constantine chose for his work.
The full program can be downloaded in the download section.
Now in its fifth edition, is the most important award in the world of industry, was established by Father Costantino Ruggeri.
The official award ceremony Oct. 4 at the University of Pavia.
If the Pritzker Prize, after forty years, is considered the most important award in the world for civil architecture, the award four established by Frate Sole Foundation, now 16 years ago, it is for the sacred art.
The International Prize for Sacred Architecture, organized by the Fondazione Frate Sole has in fact been strongly desired by the master Costantino Ruggeri, the great Franciscan friar, who died in 2007, universally recognized as the father of contemporary sacred, and it is addressed to the achievements of the new buildings religious worldwide.
Go to Álvaro Siza Vieira the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement - International Architecture Exhibition 2012
It was the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition - Common Ground (Venice, Giardini and Arsenale).
The decision was taken by the Board of the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon the proposal of the Director David Chipperfield, for the following reasons:
“Why do I have the size of what I see and not the size of my height.”
(Fernando Pessoa, Il libro dell’inquietudine)