2020 – Rubens’ Garden

Rubens’ Garden Screen and Garden Pavilion, Antwerp, België 

The Jury commended the “minimal conservation, involving both young and experienced conservators, to protect this iconic and vulnerable stonework of the garden screen, based on scientific research carried out to define the most appropriate conservation measures and which identified the original colour scheme of the garden pavilion. The glass canopy is designed with sensitivity to the garden screen, itself comprising physical objects which are also present in the paintings of Rubens, an artist of European and world significance”.