Living Places 2018 edition
Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize 2018 received 145 built works from 12 European countries and Mexican territories. The Jury analysed all the proposals and drew up a list of 8 finalists and 2 winners, one per category. The jury meeting took place on the 26th of October 2018 at Espacio Fluvia in Barcelona. A conversation between Frida Escobedo (president of jury) and Martha Thorne was held at Espacio 100 de Simon in Barcelona on the 25th of October 2018. The winners were announced at the Granting Ceremony that took place on 28th November 2018 at Espacio 100 de Simon in Barcelona.
2018 Winning projects
2018 Finalists projects
2018 All other projects
Personal Places category:
Collective Places category:
Architect, Mexico City
Frida Escobedo is an architect and designer based in Mexico City. Her work focuses largely on the reactivation of urban spaces that are considered to be residual or forgotten, through projects that range from housing and community centers, to hotels, galleries, and public art installations. In addition to her practice, Frida Escobedo has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the recipient of the 2016 Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award, the 2017 Architectural League Emerging Voices Award, and in 2018 was selected to design the 18th Serpentine Summer Pavilion in London.
Architect and video artist, Milan
Davide Rapp, 1980, architect and video artist. Ph.D. in Interior Design at Politecnico di Milano. He participated as a contributor in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – Fundamentals (Biennale Venezia, 2014) with ‘Elements’, a movie montage of short architecture-related clips, conceived specifically for the introduction room of the exhibition ‘Elements of Architecture’, curated by Rem Koolhaas, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has been published in national and international architecture magazines such as Abitare, Icon Design, San Rocco and Architectural Review.
Biologist turned designer turned entrepreneur,
Biologist turned designer turned entrepreneur. Harvard graduate. Mentor for Google Launchpad. Speaker at TEDx Barcelona. Parsons New School
Born in Hong Kong, she has been living in Barcelona for more than 14 years. She has lived in Macao, Atlanta, New York and Boston and has two daughters. She is the founder of Makers of Barcelona, one of the largest platforms for coworking in the city. She has also created FabCafe, MEAT Creative and Assemble.rs, initiatives that promote collaborative innovation between companies and individuals.
Flores&Prats Architects, Barcelona
Ricardo Flores is architect by the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of Buenos Aires, Master in Urban Design and Doctor Architect by the School of Architecture of Barcelona. After a long collaboration at Enric Miralles’ office, in 1998 establishes Flores & Prats Architects together with Eva Prats in Barcelona, an office dedicated to the confrontation of theory and academic practice with design and construction activity. Ricardo is Professor at the School of Architecture of Barcelona, and has been Visiting Professor and Lecturer in universities around the world.
Salvi Plaja Miró
Design Director for Simon group, Barcelona
Salvi Plaja Miró, design director for SIMON Holding and Fluvia, he has an extense experience in the industrial design field. Under his leadership, SIMON has been widely awarded both in national and international contests including the Premios Nacionales de Diseño 2016 awarded by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, the IF Gold Design Award, the Red Dot Awards, the Premios Delta, and the Premi Catalunya d’Ecodisseny 2015.