Europe: On Borders, Value and Quality
The exhibition offers a selection of projects from the archive of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe related to the “Urban Border” theme. The projects are examples of urban developing with a historic critical perspective as well as a European social and economic timeline evolution.
More specifically there is a selection of those projects from 1988 till 2013 related either with the edges of the cities and their infrastructures (ports, coasts, intermodal stations) either with industrial areas close to the cities and transformed in parks or cultural programs. The archive offers a variety of examples from east to west Europe, and all of them reflect urban regenerations that had positive effects on cities developments and their economies.
The debate will be based on those topics with the evidence of specific projects as good and bad examples of “urban borders, value and quality”. The aims and future programs of the European Union, the city of Barcelona and the Foundation within a worldwide scope will be presentated and debated by: -Antoni Vives, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona -Yuxing Zhang -Weiwen Huang -Xiaodu Liu -Francine Hadjisotiriou, General Manager of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China – Pearl River Delta Chapter -Willy Muller, General Director, Barcelona Regional -Giovanna Carnevali, Director Fundació Mies van der Rohe -Ole Bouman, Creative Director UABB Shenzhen 2013