Stubbins Gallery of the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, GeorgiaTech displays the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 exhibition for Universities that presents the 383 works nominated for the Prize 2019. This layout disseminates the work of European architects around the world and creates important discussions and synergies on ways of designing, building and using places, cities and territories.
At the opening, Ivan Blasi, curator of programs and awards at Fundació Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona, will present the lecture “European Stories. The EU Mies Award” within the framework of the exhibition.
The EU Mies van der Rohe Award was launched in 1988 and for over 30 years has created a network that has scanned and interpreted the construction of the European territory. This space is composed of an emulsion of natural and cultural, vernacular and canonical, traditional and artificial elements. Contemporary architecture must assume this ambiguity, project it towards the future and offset the natural wear to which forms are subject by means of a symmetrical process of innovation.
The nearly 4.000 works of the archive, created since the inception of the EU Mies Award, contribute a new inflection or added value to the European territory and the results of the 2019 cycle highlight this attitude. The lecture will present the organization of this network of people, institutions and companies and the works chosen by a prestigious jury formed by architects, curators, journalists and clients and how the most relevant topics are faced.
28-8-2019 < 11-10-2019, Opening 29-08-2019
Stubbins Gallery of the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Atlanta, USA