Euroopan kulttuuriperintöpalkintojen Grand Prix -voittajat julkistettu


Euroopan unionin ja Europa Nostran kulttuuriperintöpalkintojen kuusi Grand Prix -voittajaa ovat konservointisarjassa perinnerakennusten korjaushanke Italian Alagnassa Valsesiassa (Walser Houses), 1600-luvulta peräisin olevien Dragominan kirkon freskojen konservointihanke Romanian Suceavassa sekä viinisäiliöiden konservoinnin yhteistyöhanke Espanjan Kataloniassa.

Tutkimussarjan voitti Kreikan Peloponnesossa tehty roomalaisia holvirakennelmia koskeva tutkimus.

Kulttuuriperinnölle omistautuneen toiminnan sarjan voitti Belgian Puttessa toimiva  maisemansuojeluyhdistys (Kempens Landscape).

Koulutus ja tietoisuuden herättämisen sarjan voitti unkarilainen hanke rappeutuneen Miskolcin kaupungin elävöittämiseksi.
Kukin Grand Prix -voittajahanke voitti 10 000 euron rahapalkinnon.
Yleisöäänestyksen voitti Grand Prixin voittanut Dragominan kirkon freskojen konservointihanke, jossa oli mukana satoja opiskelijoita, ammattilaisia ja vapaaehtoisia. Yleisön suosikin äänestämiseen osallistui internetissä Europa Nostran nettisivulla yli 10 000 henkilöä.

Palkinnot jakoivat koulutuksen, kulttuurin, monikielisyyden ja nuorisoasioiden komissaari Androulla Vassiliou ja Europa Nostran puheenjohtaja oopperalaulaja Placido Domingo Wienin Burgtheaterissa. Paikalla oli myös mm. Itävallan presidentti Heinz Fischer.

Lisätietoa voittajahankkeista englanniksi

Jury's comments on the Grand Prix projects

Category 1 – Conservation

Dragomirna Church's 17th-Century Frescoes, Suceava, ROMANIA (also Public Choice Award)

The jury was struck by the high-level of professionalism in the sophisticated restoration and conservation of this enormous artwork, covering some 900 square metres of wall surface. The work was carried out in situ in a remarkably short period of time. The conservation team comprised 50 professionals and students from various countries, under the leadership of a Romanian expert. The restorers respected and followed techniques using natural, traditional and reversible materials, while the patina and original early 17th-century ‘mood’ of these unique frescoes was preserved.
Walser Houses: Preservation of Vernacular Architecture in Alagna Valsesia, ITALY

Four houses, dating from the late 16th- to mid-19th centuries, were restored to their original appearance and functionality, reclaiming their place in the local community. The jury was very impressed by the quality of the detailed documentation of these rare and eye-catching farm buildings. Constructed of logs and dry stone, the houses were excellently renovated, using traditional craftsmanship. Thanks to the introduction of visitor facilities, this most unusual ensemble of buildings can now be used for educational purposes and thus help to continue the ethnic building tradition.
Cooperative Wineries Programme, Catalonia, SPAIN
These structures were built when small wine-growers formed cooperatives in the early 20th century. The eight wineries, originally dubbed ‘wine cathedrals’, are notable examples of the Catalan form of Modernism. The jury admired this important project as an example of the conservation of ‘working heritage’. These remarkable buildings are still being used for their original purpose. The project is also an impressive example of best practice in public-private partnership, with the cooperation between the Catalan authorities and the Caixa Foundation.

Category 2 – Research

Roman Vaulted Construction in the Peloponnese, GREECE
Over a period of ten years, the Italian conservation architect Paolo Vitti studied the building and construction methods used in the Peloponnese from 100 BC to 300 AD with remarkable insight and results. Research hitherto had been dominated by the notion of the transfer of Roman building techniques into areas of the Empire such as the Peloponnese. This study, however, shows that local construction practices not only operated independently of Roman custom, but in themselves were influential in the spread of brick vaulting to other regions.

Category 3 - Dedicated Service

Kempens Landscape Association, Putte, BELGIUM
The Kempens Landscape Association, established in 1997, manages some 800 hectares of historically valuable land in Antwerp province. The association has devised a unique approach to conserving and managing a variety of built and natural heritage sites, located across most of the 70 municipalities of Antwerp. It is a demanding programme, managed with inspiration by a young team, extensively supported and a model of growing influence. The jury could hardly conceive of a more powerful example of the implementation of the European Landscape Convention, at the end of its first decade.

Category 4 - Education, Training and Awareness-Raising

Passage: From a Rusty City to a New Miskolc, HUNGARY
Miskolc is a substantial city in northern Hungary, with a proud history from medieval times. It experienced a period of notable prosperity, based on heavy industry, from the 1930s to the 1980s. Since then, however, the city has fallen into sharp decline. The Passage project focuses on the preservation and awareness-raising of Miskolc’s cultural and industrial heritage. The jury was wholly convinced of the high social value of this project. The devastating effects of recent economic and social transition, signified by depopulation, recession and loss of vitality, are being counter-acted by the vigour and enterprise of the project’s strong team.

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