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PRESS Release

28 September 2011

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CICA AWARDS 2011: WINNERS

The International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) presents the winners of the 2011 Book, Exhibition Catalogue and Journalism Awards, as they were announced at the CICA Symposium held within the UIA World Congress Tokyo 2011 on September 28th in the Tokyo International Forum.

The international jury consisted of:

Joseph Rykwert (USA/UK)
Manuel Cuadra (Germany)
Sengül Gür (Turkey)
Louise Noelle (Mexico)
Jennifer Taylor (Australia)

The jury unanimously agreed to give the CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award 2011 to the following title:

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani:
Die Stadt im 20. Jahrhundert. Visionen, Entwürfe, Gebautes, Wagenbach, Berlin 2010.

The following titles were commended:

Victor Manuel Durán Núñez, Emilio José Brea García:
Arquitectura Popular Dominicana,
Banco Popular Dominicano, Santo Domingo 2009.

Jean-François Lejeune, Michelangelo Sabatino (eds.):
Modern architecture and the Mediterranean. Vernacular dialogues and contested identities,
Routledge, Abingdon 2010.

The CICA Julius Posener Exhibition Catalogue Award 2011 has been assigned jointly to:

Aydan Balamir (ed.):
Clemens Holzmeister. Çağin Dönümünde Bir Mimar. Architect at the Turn of an Era,
exhib. cat. Ankara (Hall of Honour of the Turkish Parliament), Ankara (Çankaya Contemporary Arts Gallery), Istanbul (Dolmabahçe Cultural Centre), Istanbul (ITU Faculty of Architecture), Vienna (Technical University Vienna), São Paulo (6th International Biennial of Architecture and Design), Boyut Yay?nevi, Istanbul 2010.

Rob Dettingmeijer, Marie-Thérèse van Thoor, Ida van Zijl (ed.):
Rietveld's Universe,
exhib. cat. Utrecht (Centraal Museum Utrecht), NAi Publishers, Rotterdam 2010.

The following titles were commended:

Abílio Guerra:
Arquitetura brasileira. Viver na floresta,
exhib. cat. São Paulo (Instituto Tomie Ohtake), São Paulo 2010.

Paul Larmour; Shane O’Toole:
North by Northwest. The life and work of Liam McDormick,
exhib. cat. Dublin (Irish Architectural Archive), Gandon Editions, Kinsale 2008.


The CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Award 2011 has been assigned to the magazine:

Tom Avermaete, David de Bruijn, Joachim Declerck, Job Floris, Christoph Grafe, Klaske Havik, Anne Holtrop, Johan Lagae, Ruben Molendijk, Véronique Patteeuw, Hans Teerds, Gus Tielens, Tom Vandeputte (eds.): Oase # 81, Constructing Criticism, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam 2010.

The following essays were commended:

Trevor Boddy:
Mega and Micro. Canada, Invention at the Extremes,
in: Fernández-Galiano, Luis (ed.): Atlas. Architectures of the 21st Century America, Fundación BBVA, Bilbao 2010.

Roberto Segre:
Brasil, las ideas en el laberinto,
in: AV Monografías # 138, Latin America, Madrid 2010.

The next series of CICA Awards are set for the UIA Congress in 2014.


On CICA

The International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA has, since it was established in Mexico City in 1978, been closely associated with the World Congresses of the International Union of Architects.

The inaugural meeting of CICA was held in the Joan Miró Foundation in July 1979 when Prof. Bruno Zevi (Rome) was elected the first CICA President with Jorge Glusberg (Argentina), Julius Posener (Germany), Dennis Sharp (UK) and Pierre Vago (France) as Directors.

The current President is Prof. Joseph Rykwert and CICA Board Members are François Chaslin (F), Prof. Manuel Cuadra (Germany), Jorge Glusberg (Argentina), Louise Noelle Gras (Mexico), Süha Özkan (Turkey) and Jennifer Taylor (Australia).

CICA has held critical sessions since, in Warsaw, Cairo, Brighton, Rome, Vienna, Sydney, Barcelona, Istanbul, Paris, New York, London, Gelsenkirchen, Beijing, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Kuwait, Vancouver, Torino and Tokyo.



Tokyo, September 2011

 

cica
Comité International des Critiques d'Architecture
International Committee of Architectural Critics
Joseph Rykwert
President
Louise Noelle Gras
Chair
Manuel Cuadra
Secretary General
François Chaslin
Manuel Cuadra
Jorge Glusberg
Louise Noelle Gras
Süha Özkan
Jennifer Taylor

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