The winner of the 2021 Award, Francesco Menegato, will receive, in addition to the cash prize of 1,000 euro, a scholarship used for an internship at Axel Frühauf's Munich-based Meck Architekten.
Meck Architekten won the International Prize for Sacred Architecture for churches with the building dedicated to Blessed Rupert Mayer in the town of Poing (Munich, Germany).
In addition to the winner, the participants in the European Prize for Sacred Architecture are: Lorenzo Del Mastio, Maria Giada Di Baldassarre, Federica Frino .
The winning project of the IX edition of the European Prize for Sacred Architecture promotes an enriching action by proposing itself as the basis of a competition of ideas involving two classes of the "A. Volta" Art School in Pavia.
Education and dialogue between university and high school students are the themes of the next award day of the IX edition of the European Prize for Sacred Architecture 2021.
This competition of ideas, entitled Design in dialogue with the sacred is developed in agreement with theIstituto di Istruzione Superiore Volta di Pavia - with Headmistress Paola Bellati and Prof. Silvana Colombi, and involves the Foundation Frate Sole - with President arch. Luigi Leoni and the Awards Coordinator arch. Andrea Vaccari,ANCE Pavia - with President ing. arch. Alberto Righini, the Director Viviana Montagna, and the Presidents of the Group of Young Building Contractors of the Province of Pavia, Eng. Alessandro Ottone and Geom. Michele Boselli, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pavia - with Prof. Roberto De Lotto.
Theaim of this competition is to unite two different realities, allowing the students of the Volta High School to collaborate, study and approach a type of art and working method that complements the high school curriculum, projecting them towards the university world. In this regard, the meeting with the award-winning architects is fundamental, creating an important cultural, formative and personal moment for the students.
This exchange will not end with the prize-giving day: the young winners of the design competition will have the opportunity to meet and visit the Meck Architekten studio in Munich during the internship of the winner of the European Prize for Sacred Architecture, Francesco Menegato.
An exhibition of the projects participating in the IX edition of the European Prize for Sacred Architecture and the competition 'Design in dialogue with the sacred' is set up on the ground floor of the Broletto in Pavia and will also remain open on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October from 4 pm to 7 pm.