2016 EUROPEAN HERITAGE CONGRESS
This week, the European Heritage Congress is being held in Madrid. This important event brings together experts from 31 countries in a conference that includes the granting of the European Union Award for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, 2016.
At the conference this morning, the 2016 award candidates were presented. In two parallel sessions held at the headquarters of the College of Architects in Madrid, a total of 28 proposals were presented from the four recognized categories.
The category of conservation is notable for the diversity of the proposals. The twelve projects presented are from eight different European Union countries and each have different approaches and responses, scales and types of cultural heritage. The projects are notable for the values distinguished by this recognition, such as excellence, repercussion, sustainability or their implication on society.
This evening, at the Zarzuela Theatre, the awards will be given. Ramon Mayo, president of Kalam, will receive a special mention in the category of Dedication to Heritage.
Below, we share the 2016 list of winners and special mentions.
Conversion of De Hoorn brewery into a creative hub, Leuven, BELGIUM
Byzantine Church of St. Peter in Kastania, Mani, GREECE
Traditional Watermill in Agios Germanos, Prespes, GREECE
The French Hospital in Faskrudsfjordur, ICELAND
The Diocletian Baths: charterhouse and open-air pool, Rome, ITALY
Museum Oud Amelisweerd in Bunnik, Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS
Fort Kijkuit in Kortenhoef, Noord-Holland, THE NETHERLANDS
Cathedral and Diocesan Museum in Santarém, PORTUGAL
The King’s Little Pathway in El Chorro gorge, Malaga, SPAIN
Six Churches in Lorca, Murcia, SPAIN
Knockando Woolmill in Aberlour, Moray, UNITED KINGDOM
Wimpole Hall’s Gothic Tower in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Preservation of underwater archaeological sites, European project coordinated in Copenhagen, DENMARK
‘Granaries of Memory’, Bra, ITALY
Digitisation of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center’s collection in Leiden, THE NETHERLANDS
Conservation study of the village Gostuša in Pirot district, SERBIA
Prehistoric Picture Project. Pitoti: Digital Rock-Art, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
‘El patrimonio hidráulico en la provincia de Alicante’, Alicante, SPAIN. Mención especial del jurado
Category: Dedication to Heritage
Employees and activists of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA
Friends of the Storfjord, Sunnmøre, NORWAY
National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “Niasvizh”, Niasvizh, BELARUS
Mrs. Giulia Maria Crespi, Milan, ITALY
Mr. Ramón Mayo, Madrid, SPAIN. Mención especial del jurado
Campaners de la Catedral de Valencia, Valencia, SPAIN. Mención especial del jurado
Category: Education, Training and Awareness
‘The Great War through the eyes of a child’, Roeselare, BELGIUM
‘Star in School’, Karlovac, CROATIA
‘Adopt a Monument’, Tampere, FINLAND
Preserving and promoting dance heritage, Berlin, GERMANY
‘The Little Museum of Dublin’, Dublin, IRELAND
Cultural Heritage Education Programme: “Apprendisti Ciceroni”, Milan, ITALY
Sustainable Development of Mourela Plateau, Peneda-Gerês National Park, PORTUGAL
‘Heritage Schools’, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM