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)
First prize in Cristian Undurraga for the church built in Chile, Capilla del Retiro in Auco. Second and third prize respectively in João Luís Carrilho da Graça and study architecture x2. Reported also the following churches: Parish Church in Ponferrada (Spain), Vicens + Ramos Arquitectos; Church within the Dominikuszentrum, in Monaco (Germany) Andreas Meck Architekten, Church of St. George in Pamplona (Spain), of Tabueca & Leache Architects.