The forty projects selected in last year’s edition of ‘European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award’ are now presented in a travelling exhibition which can be found in M – Museum Leuven, its only stop in the Benelux.
The exhibition is a showcase of striking contemporary architecture from all over Europe, summed up in images, models and succinct texts. The laureate receives a place of honour: a panel of international judges, chaired by Wiel Arets, having assessed a total of 335 nominated projects from 37 European countries, has elected as its winner the Harpa concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík by the Danish architecture office Henning Larsen Architects, the Icelandic architects’ practice Batteríið, and the artist Olafur Elíasson.
The “Emerging Architect Special Mention”, awarded to up-coming young architects, was granted to María Langarita and Víctor Navarro for the Nave de Música Matadero (Red Bull Music Academy) in Madrid.
This year’s exhibition will include a special feature: to celebrate the award’s 25-year anniversary the exhibition will present all twelve winners from previous editions. Accompanying the exhibition are a catalog and an additional jubilee publication, both of which are available at M – Museum Leuven.
EXHIBITION / WHEN: from Friday 10 October until Sunday 7 December 2014
WHERE: M – Museum Leuven | Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28 | 3000 Leuven
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OPENING HOURS: mon-sun 11:00–18:00 / thursday 11:00-22:00 | closed on wednesday
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