Online Awards Ceremony

The members of the international voting Jury evaluated the submitted proposals and awarded 6 Prizes and 4 Honorable Mentions. During the online Awards Ceremony of “ArXellence 2”, ALUMIL, the organiser of the competition, has officially awarded the winning proposals. The teams that stood out had the chance to present their idea and approach for the evolution of the western coast of Thessaloniki, through an innovative and sustainable Central Business District. Moreover, representatives of important public bodies of Greece talked about the significance of the renewal of the western waterfront of Thessaloniki.

The event took place on the 23rd of February, at 18.00 - 20.00 (GMT +2, Athens - Greece).





Awarded Proposals



“ArXellence 2”, ALUMIL’s international architectural competition endorsed by UIA, was successfully completed on Saturday, November 21st, with the announcement of the 6 prizes and 4 honorable mentions by the international Jury.

The competition reopened the discussion about the redesign of Thessaloniki’s urban space and created a platform full of inspirational architectural ideas regarding the redevelopment of the city’s western waterfront through an innovative Central Business District.

The participation of the global architectural community exceeded our expectations: 1.464 registrations from 90 countries leading to 173 submitted proposals.


1st Prize



Project title: The Lodge
Competitor ID: d15bd86f-2938
Name of participant: Alejandro Piqueras (ALE Architects)
Country: Spain


2nd Prize



Project title: The Green hub – A resilient vision for Thessaloniki
Competitor ID: 20d6099c-5616
Names of participants: Angeliki Tzifa, Sofia Nikolaidou
Country: USA


3rd Prize



Project title: Thessaloniki Green Pier
Competitor ID: c24d129b-ca90
Names of participants: Mircea Mogan, Alexandra Virlan (Mogan Architecture)
Country: Netherlands


4th Prize



Project title: Bioclimatic Urban Lighthouse
Competitor ID: 7fcb61a5-e4bc
Names of participants: Alberto Mizrahi, Guillermo Lesch, Osvaldo Alvarez Rojas, Valeria Franck, Federico Menichetti, Leticia Alfaro, Philippa Jane Page
Country: France


5th Prize



Project title: De–fragmenting the Productive City_the case of Thessaloniki’s CBD
Competitor ID: 6a1e10a2-7174
Names of participants: Maria Chrysoula Akrivou, Antonis Athanasiou
Country: Netherlands


6th Prize



Project title: A view of the bay. A glance at the future
Competitor ID: 5fc57b05-4a53
Names of participants: Marco Broekman, Floris Van der Zee, Martha Seitanidou, Jordy Stamps, Yunshih Chen, Timothy Simons, Marina Lysenkova
Country: Netherlands


Honorable Mentions




Next steps:

  • The Organizer is preparing a book containing the submissions of the Competition
  • A public exhibition will be held during 2021, if the COVID-19 pandemic has ended
  • The Jury report is available upon request. Contact arxellence@alumil.com