Pilosio international "Building Peace" Award

The  construction industry at its most socially-aware, in step with the times, seeking a role in developing civil society and helping to improve living standards around the world.

The Pilosio Building Peace Award culminates in the presentation of an annual award to those individuals or companies behind those projects or ideas which have contributed to the improvement of living conditions and promoted interchange, tolerance and peace among people.

Why Venice?

14 July 2014

From a crossroad of goods to a crossroad of ideas

Why the Building Peace Award in Venice? In its long history the Republic of Venice played a strategic role in the trade routes that linked the Mediterranean States to the far east and Arabic peninsula. From the 8th until the 15th century,Venice held the monopoly of European trade with the Middle East: the silk and… Read more

The art of Franco Maschio

1 July 2014

The artist behind the creation of the Building Peace Award statuette

As per the previous editions, Franco Maschio is the artist who is going to design and create the statue of the award, melding the concepts of “peace” and “building” in a unique piece of art. It’s in the forge of Majano that, year after year, the statue of a child standing on the world, is… Read more

Kofi Annan guest of honour at the Pilosio Building Peace Award 2014

25 June 2014

Kofi Annan will be the keynote speaker as well as the guest of honor at the 4th edition of the Pilosio Building Peace Award which will be held in Venice - September 12, 2014 - in the prestigious Palazzo Ducale in San Marco Square.

The chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and former General Secretary of the United Nations will guide the audience through themes including world geopolitical situations, the African social and political scenario, the commitment and goals that “Kofi Annan Foundation” carries on in the world such as promote better global governance and strengthen the capacities of… Read more