Berlín, 22 jún 2018 – Na slávnostnom ceremoniáli pri príležitosti konania European Cultural Heritage Summit vyhlásili čestný prezident Placido Domingo a komisár Tibor Navracsics 7 laureátov vybraných spomedzi 29 nominácií. Zostrih slávnostného večera a zoznam projektov v angličtine s ďalšími odkazmi:


European Heritage Awards Ceremony 2018 (short version) from Europa Nostra on Vimeo.

7 Grand Prix laureates

(listed alphabetically by country)

Category Conservation

Dr. Barner’s Sanatorium, Braunlage/Harz, GERMANY
Dr. Barner’s Sanatorium is a unique example of the German reform movement of the early 20th century. The project to restore the Sanatorium was carried out by David Chipperfield Architects in partnership with the Monument Authority of Lower Saxony and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim. The Awards’ Jury appreciated that “the Sanatorium is still in use as an institution and that the new additions are suitable for contemporary use and compatible with the original fabric”. The project received state funding as well as a grant from the European Regional Development Fund.

Byzantine Church of Hagia Kyriaki, Naxos, GREECE
Hagia Kyriaki is a Byzantine church with a unique series of wall paintings dating to the 8th or 9th century, during one of the two periods of Iconoclasm. The church is located in a secluded rural area and was neglected for years. “This is a sensitive and respectful conservation of a structure and its wall paintings which are linked to an important period in European thought,” stated the Jury. The source of funding was private donations either through the Swiss initiative, the Association Hagia Kyriaki, or through the Greek organisation Elliniki Etairia.

The Bač Fortress, Bač, SERBIA 
The Bač Fortress began construction in the 14th-century with additions made in the 15th- and 16th-centuries. This listed national monument has been restored, its archaeological remains preserved and its interior transformed into a visitor centre and exhibition space. “This project is an exceptional example of heritage preservation based on interdisciplinary collaboration,” noted the Jury. The project was carried out by the Provincial Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments – Petrovaradin, and received financial support from regional, national and international sources including EU funding.

Category Research

EPICO: European Protocol in Preventive Conservation, coordinated in Versailles, FRANCE
Five institutions based in France, Italy and Poland came together to share their resources and establish a simple and flexible method to effectively conserve the heritage of Europe’s historic houses. These institutions are the Château de Versailles and its Research Centre, the Network of European Royal Residences (ARRE), the Foundation Centre of Conservation-Restoration “La Venaria Reale” in Turin and the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanow in Warsaw. The Jury commended this project for its “holistic approach to conservation across three relevant areas: the monument, the décor and the collection”.

Category Dedicated Service

Mrs. Tone Sinding Steinsvik, NORWAY 
The Norwegian Museum Director and Co-Founder Tone Sinding Steinsvik – together with her late husband Kjell Rasmus Steinsvik – has saved, restored, rebuilt and successfully promoted the well-known and much visited Blaafarveværket industrial complex in Buskerud. “Mrs Steinsvik, together with her late husband, has saved, developed and opened to the public a large area containing cobalt mines, worker’s quarters, the manor house and other facilities of the cobalt mine industry. She has dedicated 50 years of her life to the work, which enjoys popular support”, said the Jury.

Private Water Owners of Argual and Tazacorte, Canary Islands, SPAIN
The Heredamiento de las Haciendas of Argual and Tazacorte is a group of private water owners in the Canary Islands. Following over 500 years of inheritance, the water and landscape are now managed by 1,540 shareholders who work on a non-profit basis. The water, mountains, land and irrigation channels of the Caldera de Taburiente belong to this community. The Jury commended the Heredamiento de las Haciendas of Argual and Tazacorte for its “historical management of water for more than five centuries and for the present preservation and use of water for agriculture through a private organisation”.

Category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising

Culture Leap: Educational Programme, FINLAND
The Culture Leap project has significantly increased the amount of Cultural Education Plans in Finland, a public programme for schools which ensures that all children and young people get the chance to experience their cultural heritage. The elaborate project produced an online tool that enables municipalities to independently prepare a Plan based on their local and regional heritage. The tool is freely available to all, and it exists in Finnish, Swedish and English. “This project offers a relatively low-cost but high impact framework that is applicable across Europe for educational planning which has cultural values at its heart”, affirmed the Jury.