European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage - EUROPA NOSTRA Awards
About the Prize
Exemplary heritage achievements in Europe are awarded in the following four categories:
- conservation projects,
- dedicated service to heritage conservation by individuals and/or groups, and
- education, training and awareness raising within Europe's cultural heritage sector.
- Up to six entries will be awarded a Grand Prix, which includes a monetary award of € 10 000.
- Up to twenty-five entries will receive an Award.
The Foundation, Europa Nostra was selected in 2007 on the basis of an open call for proposals as part of the "Special action" of the Culture Programme. Europa Nostra is in charge of organising the selection and the award ceremony of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage.
27 projects won the 2011 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. The awards will be presented on 10 June during a ceremony at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in the presence of Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Plácido Domingo, the world-renowned tenor and president of Europa Nostra. Out of the 27 winning projects, six will be named as 'grand prix' laureates at the ceremony as 2011’s most outstanding heritage achievements.
2011 Award Winners (listed alphabetically by country)
Category 1: CONSERVATION
• Station Antwerpen Centraal (Antwerp Central Station), Antwerp, BELGIUM (Grand Prix)
• Villa Empain, Brussels, BELGIUM
• Ancient Messene, Messenia, GREECE
• BK City, Delft, THE NETHERLANDS
• Preindustrial buildings in Ademuz / Sesga, Ademuz, Valencia, SPAIN (Grand Prix)
• The Hackfall woodland garden, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM (Grand Prix)
In this category, a Europa Nostra Award is presented to a project from a European country not taking part in the EU Culture Programme:
Category 2: RESEARCH
• Study on wooden churches and bell towers of Europe, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
• Architectural heritage of the buffer zone in the walled city of Nicosia, CYPRUS (Grand Prix)
Category 3: DEDICATED SERVICE
• Professor Tomáš Durdík, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
• Bond Heemschut (heritage association), Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
• Szymon Modrzejewski, Uście Gorlickie, POLAND (Grand Prix)
• Dr. Hans-Christian Habermann, Sibiu, ROMANIA
Category 4: EDUCATION, TRAINING and AWARENESS-RAISING
• Monumental churches of Antwerp, BELGIUM
• ArtZuid Foundation – sculptures and architecture in Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
• Weald & Downland open air museum, Chichester, West Sussex, UNITED KINGDOM (Grand Prix)
• Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology, Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM