The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 exhibition travels across Europe and thus acknowledges and disseminates quality architecture.
The jury of the EU Mies Award 2019 — chaired by Danish architect Dorte Mandrup — sent a clear message to the international architectural community when choosing the renovation of the three social housing projects by architects Lacaton-Vassal, Frederic Druot and Christophe Hutin. The award winners questioned the almost recursive decision of demolishing a building that no longer officially met today’s requirements for comfort or aesthetic. Transforming the existing (building or public space) and focusing on a sustainable circular economy is also one of the major aspects presented by other selected projects.
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 a selection of projects from the 383 participant projects.
The exhibition has been displayed at:
Barcelona Palau Victòria Eugènia, 7-5-2019 < 10-6-2019
Brussels BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts, 13-9-2019 < 17-11-2019
Nicosia State Gallery of Contemporary Art SPEL, 5-10-2019 < 25-10-2019
Leuven University Library – Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21, 24-1-2020 < 22-3-2020
Vienna Architekturzentrum Wien, 30-07-2020<12-10-2020
Köln Landeshaus, Kennedy-Ufer 2, 22-10-2020 < 20-11-2020