Learn all about BigMat’17 shortlisted projects for this year’s Architecture Award

Out of a total of almost nine hundred projects presented across the seven European countries taking part in the Award, 87 were shortlisted to participate in the online voting for the Public Prize. Learn more about the selected projects below!

 

BigMat International Architecture Award 2017 meeting room © photo: Pablo Tribello

BigMat International Architecture Award 2017 meeting room © photo: Pablo Tribello

 

Out of a total of almost nine hundred projects presented across the seven European countries taking part in the Award (Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Portugal), the panel of judges chaired by Jesús Aparicio and comprising Xaveer de Geyter (Belgium), Henrieta Moravčíková (Czech Republic + Slovakia), Marc Barani (France), Francesco Isidori (Italy), Paulo David (Portugal + Spain), and awards secretary Jesús Donaire, singled out 87  projects to be shortlisted.  (more…)

“Atlas of the Ruins of Europe” showing at CentroCentro Madrid

The exhibition, open until the end of January, elaborates a new account of the history and memory of Europe, searching for new narratives and a personal reflection of the visitor.

 

C.A.S.I.T.A. [Loreto Alonso, Eduardo Galvagni y Diego del Pozo) Vallas de la frontera entre Ceuta y Melilla 1985-2014 2014. Serie de 12 grabados intervenidos  Cortesía de los artistas

C.A.S.I.T.A. (Loreto Alonso, Eduardo Galvagni y Diego del Pozo) Vallas de la frontera entre Ceuta y Melilla 1985-2014. Serie de 12 grabados intervenidos. Cortesía de los artistas

 

CentroCentro, Madrid’s Town Hall cultural centre has recently inaugurated the exhibition “Atlas of the ruins of Europe“, a new project which is part of the centre’s seasonal program reflecting on Europe since last May. Organized and produced by CentroCentro, the exhibition explores the ruins of modern European infrastructures, taking more than  140 examples -prints, books, paintings, photographs, video and other documents- from over a hundred artists, ranging from the century XVI to the present.

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“Europe’s Best Buildings. Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2015” at Architekturzentrum Wien

Every two years the exhibition “Europe’s Best Buildings. The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award” places a focus on exceptional visionary architecture, and has become a crowd-puller over recent years. For the 4th time the exhibition of this prestigious architecture prize is on show at the Architekturzentrum Wien.

 

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

 

Since its inception in 1988 the prize-money of € 60,000 has been awarded to such famous names as David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor or Rem Koolhaas. To promote young talent and architects at the outset of their careers the Emerging Architect Special Mention prize was called into life, promoting ambitious, up-and-coming architecture.

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“Made in Europe” by Mies van der Rohe Foundation now in Wroclaw

The exhibition traces the evolution of architecture through the European Union’s Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award- since its inception in 1988, featuring 150 models, the chronology of events that took place together in the cultural, political and technological fields, alongside interviews with the winners of the Prize.

 

All the models packed, ready for the tour around Europe © Mies van der Rohe Foundation

All the models packed, ready for the tour around Europe © Mies van der Rohe Foundation

 

On January 16 Wroclaw will become the European Capital of Culture and it will start it off with the exhibition “Made in Europe” curated by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and organized jointly with the Creative Europe program of the European Commission and the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw. (more…)

Mies van der Rohe Award, 420 Projects Nominated for the 2015 edition of the prize

The aim of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture is to highlight recent, excellent examples of architectural creativity of works which are less than two years old and to underline that modern architecture is socially and culturally rooted in European cities and is important to people’s everyday lives.

 

Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Last Mies van der Rohe prize award: Harpa Concert Hall. Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

 

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced today the list of 420 projects competing for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. 27% of the proposals deal with Housing while 24% are Cultural facilities. 11% are connected to Education, 5% to Offices and the other 33% include mostly Sport, Commercial, Governmental, Transport and Urban typologies. Initiated in 1987 after an agreement between the European Commission and the Barcelona City Hall, the 60.000€ prize is the highest award in European architecture and is awarded biennially to works completed within the previous two years. The principal objectives are to recognise and commend excellence in the field of architecture and to draw attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new ideas and technologies and of the clients who support them.

See all the 2015 projects by country.

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