Collaboration wit BIST for the international promotion of the contest for their new headquarters

In its mission of promoting quality architecture, Fundació Mies van der Rohe highlights the importance of open competitions as a key to achieving quality in architecture and urban planning and thus joins the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) to announce and encourage the  international projection of the architecture contest launched to design and direct the construction of the new BIST building, contributing to disseminate it among the architecture studios that  the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award has acknowledged in its lastest editions.

The Jury for this two-round open contest will be headed by Dr. Jordi Camí, director of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, and integrated by per Oriol Clos Costa (architect), Beth Galí (architect, appointed by Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya), Xavier Matilla (head architect of the Barcelona City Council), Sito Alarcón Puerto (biologist), Ramon Sagarra Rius (industrial engineer) and Margarita Corominas (PhD in economics and manager of IRB Barcelona) and seeks for a proposal that goes beyond the sustainable building and allows for regenerative constructions, as a model that has to be aspided by a city that respects and integrates into the environment that can become a reference in architecture.

The call for entries closes on 7 August, ypu can read the rules to participate in the contest here.