"Giancarlo Ius" Gold Medal - english

Magen Arquitectos winner of the "Giancarlo Ius" Gold Medal


progetto/project: Environmental Department of Zaragoza City
architetto/architect: Jame Magen
collaboratori/collaborator: Beatriz Olona, Jose Luis Sanchez, Jose Sainz, Rafael Gonzales
tipologia/tipology: pubblica/public
luogo/place: Zaragoza, Spagna/Zaragoza, Spain
impresa/company: Ferrovial Agroman SA
cliente/client: Comune di Zaragoza/Municipality of Zaragoza


The Jury broadly agreed upon the choice of the Environmental Department of Zaragoza that perfectly combines the function of defending and protecting the environment with the environmental sustainability of the building. The architecture is the embodiment of the evolved content that lies therein, and together, these elements become a public space inhabited by the city, while the roof and outside areas may be used as community meeting places that forms part of a new landscape.