The proposal “The Modern Castle” by Danish practice DEVE Architects has won the EUROPAN 10 contest for Augustenborg, Denmark in the category Urban Plan and Buildings.
The jury praised DEVE’s proposal for finding a way to continue developing the town with an updated, yet recognizably local typology without reaching out too far from the established nature of Augustenborg. From the jury’s report: “One of the first things that caught our attention in this project was its presentation. The informative text, diagrams, drawings and renderings were given a clear and precise representation. Not only was the scale and size of the development believable, it also understood the waterfront as something that could also be appreciated in portions; Denmark having no shortage of waterfront locations in general, we found no need for architects to continually fetishize its presence.”