Made in Europe. Housing in Liveable Cities European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and the European Commission through the Creative Europe programme present the exhibition ‘Made in Europe. Housing in Liveable Cities’ during the regional conference of UN Habitat III in Prague, between 16-18 March. More than 1000 policy makers from 56 countries will take part in the conference, which is the biggest European meeting dedicated to discussing urban policies. European Habitat prepares the ground for the UN Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.
The exhibition ‘Made in Europe. Housing in Liveable Cities’ shows how cities like Paris, Berlin and the Randstad megalopolis, but also smaller urban conurbations, have brought together different ways of creating housing: in the periphery and also in city centres; new constructions and by reusing and adapting existing structures; from other uses to housing. All these examples that have been nominated for the Prize in its 27 years history show architectural solutions that have become exemplary cases, where architecture makes a difference in the conditions in which we live in our cities, learning from our recent past, being critical, constructive and always aware of the context.