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The first Audi Urban Future Award has been conferred: an international jury of renowned experts selected J. MAYER H. as the winner of the competition initiated by Audi. Rupert Stadler, CEO of AUDI AG, presented the award endowed with 100,000 Euro, the most highly remunerated German architectural prize. During the course of one month, the public can take in the visions of the five international architectural firms that participated in the competition in an impressive exhibition.
“The architects have developed fascinating concepts, models and designs along the theme of urban planning for the future,” said Rupert Stadler at the presentation of the Audi Urban Future Award in Venice. The diversity that characterizes the visions shows how differently life in the megacities of the future could be structured. Big cities will become mobile entities with progressively less distinct boundaries. “That is of great relevance not only to urban planners but, in the context of the future of individual mobility, also to an internationally active automobile manufacturer such as Audi.”
The prize ceremony and opening of the exhibition for the Audi Urban Future Award 2010 took place on the evening of August 25 at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice. An international and interdisciplinary jury selected J. MAYER H. as the winner of the award endowed with 100,000 Euro, the most highly remunerated German architectural prize. “Jürgen Mayer H. and his firm have made a radical break with our habitual view of cities and developed points of departure for a completely new urban aesthetics. By crossing and overlapping the real with the virtual, our perception of urban spaces is not only guided towards previously unimagined new forms, but the city itself is also fundamentally transformed”, says Christian Gärtner, member of the Stylepark AG Management Board and Curator of the exhibition. Around 200 guests were able to admire the results of the five participating architectural firms in a historical setting. Visitors to the exhibition are carried off into the various urban future scenarios thanks to the exceptional exhibition architecture designed by Raumlaborberlin along with numerous pictures, films and models.
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