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The Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Biennial returns

The 11th edition is now underway. Registrations for the prize are open through January 31, 2024

The 11th Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Biennial
By Redazione The Plan -

Now up to its 11th edition, the Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Biennial has the mission of highlighting the central role and responsibility of architecture in the process of transforming cities and landscapes, and the contribution it can – and must – make to improving quality of life.

With registrations now open for the International Architecture Prize, the Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Biennial 2023–24 has begun. Over the last 20 years, this competition has attracted more than 3000 projects from 80 countries and from every continent.

Named in memory of the IUAV student who passed away at just 22 years of age, the event is organized by the Barbara Cappochin Foundation in collaboration with the PPC Chamber of Architects of the Province of Padua and the Commune of Padua. It was presented at the World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen last July.


>>> For more information, visit the Barbara Cappochin Foundation website


The International Architecture Prize

Projects completed between January 1, 2020, and January 31, 2024, the day on which registrations will close, can participate in the International Architecture Award. The competition categories are public and private residential architecture; commercial, office, and mixed architecture; public architecture; landscape architecture; and urban planning.

The international jury will meet in Padua on February 22–23, 2024, to decide the winners, who will be announced on March 4. The awards ceremonies will then be held in May and June at Cava Arcari in Vicenza. The international winner will receive a prize of 20,000 euros, while the regional winner will collect 3000 euros.

The top 40 international and top 10 regional projects will be exhibited in Piazza Cavour, Padua, from June 7 through July 24 on the “Architecture Tables,” designed by Renzo Piano and created by Laboratorio Morseletto per l’Architettura. All participating projects will be published in the prize catalog.


Other events

On May 13, the Padua Conference Center will host “Architecture at School,” an opportunity for discussion between high school students from Padua and Rovigo, and a leading international architect.

On June 7, conferences featuring the winners and honorable mentions will be held at the San Gaetano Cultural Center. The Architecture Tables in Piazza Cavour will also be inaugurated. International Conferences focusing on small cities, following the French Petites Villes de Demain model, are scheduled for June 8 at the University of Padua.

Again in May and June 2024, the exhibition Daniele Calabi in Padua – City and Architecture after World War II will take place in Palazzo Monte di Pietà in Padua, headquarters of the Cariparo Foundation. The event is dedicated to the memory of the Veronese-born engineer and architect. Before the introduction of Italy’s racial laws, the Jewish Calabi received many commissions for the design of public buildings in Padua and Veneto, including the Asiago astrophysical observatory. Beginning with Calabi’s pivotal role, the exhibition will examine the architectural and urban context of Padua after World War II, with a display of original pieces, including technical drawings, working drawings, sketches, and photographs.


>>> The catalog of the sixth Barbara Cappochin International Architecture Biennial Award is available in THE PLAN store

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