Fundació Mies van der Rohe curates the 3rd edition of the project Living Places – Simon Architecture Award, organised in 2016 as one of the main events of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Simon and with a 2nd edition in 2018.
This biennial contest is characterized by an approach defined on the basis of the perspective of the inhabitant, by adopting the video format as the essential means by which to explain the work and by an inclusive participation process that allows any citizen to propose those works they regard as interesting. The award distinguishes those architectures of excellence by focusing on the experience of their inhabitants.
On its third edition edition, the prize has continued to increase participation and has received 140 candidatures from projects built in more than 20 countries between Europe and Mexico.
The jury of this edition, formed by Anupama Kundoo, Louise Lemoine, Victor Jaime, Ana Luisa Soares, Dean Skira and Salvi Plaja met in two online sessions last October to choose the finalists and winners of the two categories in which the award is structured: Collective Places and Living Places.
The announcement of the winners was held online on Thursday, 10 December, at 6pm, with the live presence of Anupama Kundoo, president of the jury, in conversation with each of the winners, who presented their awarded projects.