On 11 May 2023, in the framework of the USE HERSUS Event series, the Award Ceremony for HERSUS Prize on Modern Heritage is realized. The Award Ceremony was opened by Dr. D. Ramón Pico Valimaña director of the University of Seville, School of Architecture (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla – ETSA) who provided welcome note for Ceremony attendees and express great appreciation both for the HERSUS initiative and HERSUS Prize. The welcome note was followed by Coordinator note performed by Dr. Aleksandra Milovanović on behalf of the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture (as HERSUS Manager for Dissemination and Communication) who briefly introduced HERSUS project and put HERSUS Prize in project context. Finally, Dr. Mar Loren-Méndez, Chair of HERSUS Prize on Modern Heritage (USE Project Manager and Scientific Coordinator, Chairholder UNESCO Chair CREhAR) introduced the scope and categories of HERSUS Prize and explained Jury approach for each category.
After the introductory part, Award-winning parade and Award ceremony supported by Secretariat of the UNESCO Chair CREhAR was realized. All finalists, shortlisted and winning proposals were presented with the awarding of HERSUS trophies for the winners and certificates for all recognized proposals.
Multiple-step Jury evaluation resulted in recognition of 32 proposals in total as follows: education-students (12 recognized proposals), education-instructors (4 recognized proposals), practice (7 proposals), and research honorary award (9 recognized proposals).
The final selection includes proposals from 11 European Countries including 5 HERSUS Countries (Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Serbia) as well as representatives affiliated with the institutions/organizations from Belgium, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Turkey, and Albania.
The awarded proposals are available at the following links: