The international ARCH 2016 prize for architecture goes to the reconstruction project on the interior of the Roman-Catholic Church of St. Lawrence in Brutovce, by architect Tomáš Bujna, a press release reported.
The winning design showed the proper way to capture and present individual historical layers so that it is possible to gradually subtract the rich historical background of the church from the 14th century onwards, said editor-in-chief of ARCH magazine Andrea Bacová.
“He reclaimed its natural state and demonstrated to everyone that such an approach is so good,” said Bacová, as quoted in press release.
Another juror, Bettina Götz from Austria, considered the reconstruction of the church as the main topic of architecture for future generations as people do not always build, however they must always deal with existing situations. The architect worked very carefully, she said.
“It is not really about money but about discovering hidden treasures,” Götz said.
The other projects nominated by the editorial board of the ARCH magazine also included the Máj community centre in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, the headquarters of the Gumex Slovakia company in Nitra, the Guliver kindergarten in Banská Štiavnica, LJM house in Miloslavov-Alžbetin Dvor, the completion of the area of the Foreign Ministry in Bratislava, the multifunctional building on Miletičova Street in Bratislava, the Avana apartment blocks in Stupava, the multifunctional Vavrišan house in Vavrišovo and the pedestrian and cycle bridge between Slovak Sulín and Polish Muszyna-Żegiestów, the press release wrote.
The international jury consisted of Bacová, Götz, Igor Kovačević from the Czech Republic and Slovaks, Martin Jančok and Peter Lényi. The judging took place between September 12 and 14 and the jury solemnly disclosed the results of their deliberations at the Moyzes Hall in Bratislava on November 10.
The ARCH prize is a prestigious prize for architecture that ARCH magazine has sponsored since 1998. Its aim is to highlight remarkable work in the domestic architectural scene and thus contribute to its further cultivation and promotion with the general public, the press release reported.
Caption: The interior of the Roman-Catholic Church of St. Lawrence in Brutovce by architect Tomáš Bujna.
Photo: Courtesy of the ARCH magazine.
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