The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the winning works of the Prize for Contemporary Architecture of the European Union – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 today at the press conference held in Brussels.
Transformation of 530 homes – Grand Parc Bordeaux by Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture is the winning work of 2019: An innovative renovation of three large blocks of social housing in Bordeaux that radically improves the space and the quality of life of its occupants and optimizes the economic and environmental costs.
The Emerging Architecture 2019 has been awarded to the Toulouse-based studio BAST for their school cafeteria in Montbrun-Bocage, Haute-Garonne, near the French Pyrenees, an extension of a small village school which closes the playground physically but not visually.
The two award-winning projects have been chosen from a list of 383 works from 38 European countries. After a first selection of 40 projects, five finalists were visited by the jury accompanied by the authors of the works, clients or promoters and users.
We are waiting for you at the EU Mies Award Day on May 7 in Barcelona:
15:30 at the Victoria Eugenia Palace
– EU Mies Talks: conferences of winners and finalists + debate between members of the jury, promoters, users, experts and communicators.
– Inauguration of the traveling exhibition EU Mies Award 2019 + presentation of the catalog.
18:30 in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
– Awards Ceremony: a celebration that will start the Architecture Week of Barcelona and the EU Mies Award Architecture Days in which the finalist and winning works will organize open-door activities.