The walkway in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento has been selected as a finalist work of the FAD 2016 award in its international section.
FAD Award was established in 1958 by Oriol Bohigas and on 2016 it celebrates its 58th edition. Since the international section of the award was established, in 2014 this is its third edition.The award is open to the works in all over the world, that were created from 2013 to 2015 inclusive. There was evaluated 416 works and only 26 finalists were selected, in five sections: architecture, interior, landscape, ephemeral interventions and international section.
Here below the selected works of the international section of the award:
1. Urban redevelopment in Cordoba, Mexico City (Mexico) by Narezo of Cadaval and Solà-Morales;
2. The walkway in the Valley of the Temples, Agrigento (Italy) by Cottone+Indelicato and Joan Puigcorbé;
3. Soulages museum, Rodez (France) by Rcr Arquitectes:
4. Reopening of the city center of Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) by J. I. Riera Mas, J. P. Backheuser:
5. Maison BBAN, 22 Avenue Landois, Nantes (France) by G. Silva-Nicoletti.
The jury consisting of Daniel Kurz (Chairman), Xavier Bustos and Belén Moneo gave the following assessment: "It is a little intervention within the prestigious archaeological site of Agrigento, in Sicily, that put into evidence a sensitive choice with best-suited elements: the pedestrian walkway and adjacent areas. The corten walkway has a slim structure and the rusty steel frame generates an evocative response both to the ruins of the temples and the adjacent vegetation."
The awards ceremony took place on June 8 at the FAD establishments: the Disseny Hub in Barcelona. It was set up an exhibition of all finalists, from 8 June to 30 October, where there was a video and a model of the walkway.