The Board of Spanish Architects (CSCAE) has selected the Land-use Plan of Ciutat Vella as the best urban planning in Spain during 2020.
The jury has distinguished the “innovative nature” of the master plan “both in its analysis and proposal phase”. Moreover, the plan “takes advantage of the digital tools available to generate a new way of analyzing, representing and regulating uses in the consolidated city.” It “operates on the complexity” of a district “with high residential vulnerability through a flexible and dynamic instrument over time” and “manages to integrate global challenges, such as health and the impact of the derived public activities, among others, tourism and new business models, from the perspective of citizens ”.
The jury for the Spanish Urban Planning Prize has been chaired by the president of the Union of Urban Planning Architect Groups (UAAU), Javier Martínez Callejo. Teresa Verdú Martínez (advisory member of the General Directorate of Architecture, Housing and Land of the Ministry of Development), Matxalen Acasuso (the dean of the Basque-Navarre College of Architects and treasurer of the CSCAE) and the urban architects José María Ezquiaga, Miriam García and Carlos de Riaño (awarded in the previous edition) completed the panel of experts.