Award ceremony of the 2014 AFEX Grand Prix and Special Jury Prize

On 4 June 2014, UNESCO hosted the fourth edition of the AFEX Grand Prix at its premises in Palazzo Zorzi in Venice, to coincide with the opening of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - Architecture Biennale 2014. The award ceremony was followed by the inauguration of the exhibition ‘Ailleurs/Outwards’, displaying the projects selected in the ‘Palmarès’ for the AFEX Grand Prix 2014.

At 7.30pm., Aurélie Filippetti, French Minister of Culture and Communication, awarded the AFEX Grand Prix to Christian de Portzamparc for the City of Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a special Jury Prize to Paul Andreu for his work in China, which includes important projects such as the Beijing Opera and the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, and awards to the 10 architects who will attend the ceremony.

The laureates opened the proceedings at 5.30 pm. by introducing and discussing their respective projects. Yolanda Valle-Neff, Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), François Roux, President of AFEX, and Guy Amsellem, President of the ‘Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine’, attended the event.

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Photo credit :© UNESCO/L. De Stefani