Winners of the East Centric Arhitext Awards 2016


The East Centric Arhitext Awards - ceremony celebrating the best practices in architecture and design from East and Central Europe chose its winners this weekend. Architects from Austria, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Turkey took the trophy of the second edition of ECA Awards. The gala took place Sunday, September 25th 2016 at the National Theatre in Bucharest, Romania in the company of numerous architects and ambassadors.

After a thorough analysis of the projects created recently in the region, 26 were selected and exhibited at ARCUB Gabroveni, their authors participated this weekend at the last judging stage. They presented their work in front of the 5 designated juries of the competition.

It was a cruel judging process. The theme of the Triennale - Drifting, very inspired, brought a lot of relevant selection criteria for ECA Awards. All nominees are winners, their projects were exceptional. - architect Dietmar Feichtinger - president of the juries.


The winners of East Centric Arhitext Awards 2016 are:


Interior Design //// AB Forum (Croatia) for the Permanent exhibition of the Museum of Archeology in Zadar (authors: Iva Letilović, Igor Pedišić)


Iva Letilović from AB Forum (Croatia) receiving the ECA Award - Interior Design for the Permanent exhibition of the Museum of Archeology in Zadar. The category was presented by Constantin Gorcea - president of the Romanian Chamber of Architects North-East branch. The winner was announced by Mihaela Dedeoglu - producer at RFI România.



Exterior Design //// Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects (Greece) for the New Waterfront in Thessaloniki (authors: Prodromos Nikiforidis, Bernard Cuomo)


Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects (Greece) won the ECA Award for „Exterior Design” for the redevelopment of the New Waterfront in Thessaloniki. Rector of “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism - Marian Moiceanu presented the section and the award was given by architect Ionuţ Butu - coordinator of the competition.



Residential Buildings //// ADNBA (Romania) for project “Housing Project in Bucharest” (authors: Andrei Șerbescu, Adrian Untaru, Claudiu Forgaci, Valentina Țigâră, Bogdan Brădățeanu, Simina Ignat)


ADNBA‘s project “Housing Project in Bucharest” (authors: Andrei Șerbescu, Adrian Untaru, Claudiu Forgaci, Valentina Țigâră, Bogdan Brădățeanu, Simina Ignat) won the “Residential” section, an award that adds to the already good award record of the project. The nominees of the category were presented by Boris Koružnjak – dean of Architecture Faculty in Zagreb (Croatia), the trophy was awarded by Șerban Țigănaș - president of the Romanian Chamber of Architects - strategic main partner of the Triennale.



Public Buildings //// Radionica Arhitekture (Croatia) and Vanja Ilic for Vučedol Culture Museum (Iva Pejić, Goran Rako, Josip Sabolić, Mario Škarijot, Vanja Ilic)


For the “Public buildings” section, Ministry of Culture (2015 to 2016) Vlad Alexandrescu awarded the trophy to Radionica Arhitekture and Vanja Ilic (Croatia). The team (Iva Pejić, Goran Rako, Josip Sabolić, Mario Škarijot, Vanja Ilic) was nominated for the Vučedol Culture Museum from Vukovar, Croatia. The nominees were presented by Slovenian architect Mihael Dešman.



Regeneration //// Hertl.Architekten (Austria) for Garden House


Gernot Hertl from Hert.Architekten (Austria) receiving the award for “Regeneration” announced by His Excellency Mr. Mihael ZUPANČIČ - Ambasador of Republic of Slovenia in Romania. The section was presented by Aleksandar Jankovic (Serbia/France).



Special Award of Arhitext review //// EAA–Emre Arolat Architecture (Turkey) for Sancaklar Mosque (Chief architect: Emre Arolat / Project team: Uygar Yüksel, Leyla Kori, Nil Aynalı, Fatih Tezman, Nurdan Gürlesin)