Ascó Nuclear Power Plant’s information centre receives international award for architecture
The information centre at Ascó Nuclear Power Plant in Catalonia has won one of the prestigious International Architecture Awards, organised by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Arquitecture and Design. Ascó’s building, located in Southern Catalonia and designed by the Catalan architects Olga Felip and Josep Camps, was one of 81 projects from 21 countries to receive the prize. The jury highlighted the incorporation of the centre with the nuclear power plant, and its harmony with the surrounding landscape. The materials selected by the architects are designed to emulate day and night.
Barcelona (ACN).- The information centre at Ascó Nuclear Power Plant has won one of the International Architecture Awards, jointly organised by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The building is the work of Catalan architects Olga Felip and Josep Camps. The project, located near the Ebro Delta in Southern Catalonia, was commissioned by Ascó Vandellòs Nuclear Association (ANAV). The facility is one of 81 projects from 21 countries that were awarded the prize this year, one of the most important and prestigious at a world level in the field of architecture and design. The jury highlighted the integration with the nuclear power plant and the surrounding landscape, as well as the layout and use of materials which represent day and night.
The award will be presented in October during the annual symposium arranged by the organising institutions in Istanbul (Turkey). As part of this biennial event, the information centre project will be presented, along with the other distinguished works in an exhibition called \u2018The City and the World\u2019.