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Δημοσιεύτηκε:  16 Feb 2022

Seven finalists announced for 2022 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe revealed the 5 finalists in the Architecture category and 2 in the Emerging Architecture category competing for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

The members of the international jury selected the seven finalists from a shortlist of 40 works announced in January 2022 .

The 5 Architecture Finalist works are

  • 85 Social Housing Units, Cornellà de Llobregat, by peris+toral.arquitectes
  • Frizz23, Berlin, by Deadline (Britta Jürgens + Matthew Griffin)
  • the Railway Farm, Paris, by Grand Huit and Melanie Drevet Paysagiste
  • Town House - Kingston University, London, by Grafton Architects
  • Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Hasselt, by Francesca Torzo

The 2 Emerging Architecture Finalist works are

  • Enrico Fermi School, Turin, by BDR bureau
  • La Borda - Cooperative Housing, Barcelona, by Lacol

Selected works are models for local policies

The Jury considered that the seven finalist works encourage and become models and references for local policies. They tackle with new management models based on the community and circular sustainability processes.

The works also focus on the productive and self-sufficient city, which is developed in a pedagogical way, dignifying the space that we inhabit and use. They are also a result of well-developed construction processes, and the care in the use of materials and details: a dignification of the day-to-day architecture, a dialogue between monumentality, education and heritage.

Selection process choosing the winner

In March, the Jury will visit the five works in order to select the Prize Winner. The Prize Winner and the Emerging Architect Winner will be announced at the end of April. The award ceremony will take place on 12 May 2022 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Save the date for the lectures, debates, exhibition opening and celebration with the Jury members, Winners, Finalists, Clients (those who commission the works) and other guests.

The Prize Winner will receive €60 000 and a sculpture representing the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion of Barcelona. The Emerging Architect Winner receives €20 000 together with the sculpture.

The Awards Ceremony is taking place on 12 May 2022 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Save the date for the lectures, debates, exhibition opening and celebration with the Jury members, Winners, Finalists, Clients and other guests and representatives.

About the prize

The EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture/Mies van der Rohe Award is presented biennially to works completed by architects from and in Creative Europe participating countries within the previous two years.

The principal objectives of the Prize are to recognize and commend excellence and innovation in the field of architecture; it will also highlight the important contribution of European professionals to the sustainable development and transformation of Europe’s built environment.

More information on the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture, including past winners, can be found by following the link below to the EU Mies Award website.

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Δημοσιεύτηκε:  16 Feb 2022