The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 exhibition travels across Europe and thus acknowledges and disseminates quality architecture. After Barcelona, Brussels and Leuven it will now be presented at the AZW in Vienna, Austria in a special edition that wishes to pay tribute to Dietmar Steiner (1958-2020) founder and director of the AZW for his commitment and dedication to the Award almost from the beginning.
The exhibition features videos, images and models of the winning project, the transformation of 530 dwellings – Grand Parc Bordeaux by Lacaton & Vassal architectes; Frédéric Druot Architecture; Christophe Hutin Architecture and the Emerging Architecture Winner, BAST studio’s proposal for the school refectory in Montbrun Bocage as well as the finalists‘ (Terrassenhaus Berlin/Lobe Block, Plascencia Auditorium and Congress Centre, PC Caritas in Melle and Skanderberg square in Tirana) and of the 40 shortlisted projects featuring three projects from Austria: the state school in Seestadt aspern by Fasch&Fuchs and a housing development by Vlay Streeruwitz in Vienna-Floridsdorf as well as the Haus der Musik by Erich Strolz and Dietrich Untertrifaller in Innsbruck, that were selected for the exhibition by the jury of which the Az W Director Angelika Fitz was a member.
It will open in an online event (zoom and facebook) on 29 July at 18:00 with the participation of Angelika Fitz (director of the AZW), Hatto Käfer (policy officer Single Market- European Union) and Anna Ramos (director of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe).
You can join the guided visits to the exhibition on 11 and 19 August. And if you can’t go and see the exhibition you can still enjoy and learn about the works that are part of the Award with the videos of the EUMiesAward finalists, the EUmiesaward App that allows you to locate all the nominated works and know which of them are closer to you (Available for Android and iOS) or with the catalogue that presents all the works nominated for the 2019 edition, providing a panorama of architecture of the past two years in Europe, available at the exhibition and also at the best architecture libraries or at shopmies.com.