The integration of spaces, the recovery of small corners and will of its neighbors to maintain the natural values and preserve the traditional buildings have been some of the arguments that have led to Udalla to become this year’s award ‘People of Cantabria ‘.

The jury’s decision was announced yesterday by Minister of Public Works, Jose Maria Mazon, at a press conference since he phoned in directly to village headman of the village, Pedro Cano. Follows from their expressions of joy by the attainment of this award: “I imagine to what you call. How is the milk.

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The award, € 150,000, will be delivered in spring. Until then, Cano agreed to accelerate the projects still under way so that Udalla is ready to review and the official photo.

The jury has not been easy to pick a winner, said the adviser. Eleven candidates were submitted, which, in his opinion, this award reinforces that now celebrates its fifth year and almost multiplied by three the first participants (4 in its first edition). Among the arguments for giving Udalla the prize, the jury highlighted the recovery of private and public architectural heritage, the revitalization of the natural environment and, above all, the willingness of its neighbors to maintain these values over time and defending local goods.

As examples, the jury cited the rehabilitation of the chapel, bowling alley and laundry, the ornamentation of small squares with sculptures such as that on the pasiegos and salmon fishing. Adds other details such as the rehabilitation and construction of rides, taste in furniture, the undergrounding of electrical power and adequate signage.

The award ‘People of Cantabria’ aims to promote and support recovery, improvement and maintenance of the peoples of the region, as part of the defense of traditional values, natural and ecological environment, heritage, culture and art and quality of life of citizens.

Eleven candidates

This year there were eleven candidates: Liérganes, Naveda, fawn, Ruente, Udall, The Shipyard, Comillas, Esles, Sopena, Tresviso and Barcena. In each and every one of them the jury has made some considerations reflected in the minutes, after visiting several times each locality and analyze projects.

From Liérganes notes that upper hand by being a recognized historic but highlights the actions undertaken with the collaboration of different administrations. Of the states that is cozy, comfortable and enjoyable.

The environment of great value and architectural heritage of the XVII and XVIII, are some of the highlights of Naveda. The effort to preserve them and the renovation of the plaza.

The jury also appreciated the effort and dedication of Cervatos neighbors to improve their public spaces and restore the architectural heritage of Ruente while extolling the economic effort made to rehabilitate its architectural heritage and value the natural and cultural heritage.

The Shipyard and surprised last year for his work to recover the people in their areas architectural, industrial and social environment. In this issue the jury emphasized the Digital Park. Full of interesting and describe the proposed actions to recover Quotes with unknown environments and harmonizes flawlessly relevant areas.

For Esles, the jury found the high value of the proceedings and the potential of the core with buildings of varied types. Affirms that the proposed Sopeña marks the beginning of the recovery of a people declared Historic. Emphasizes the recovery of schools and the management of green spaces. Dual advantage, given its remoteness, attributed to Tresviso, from which the jury says that the actions carried out have completely transformed this village and common sense.

For Barcena appreciates the nomination but the jury understood to be forfeited in its entirety to highlight the value of all property aspects, cultural and natural.