FINALISTS FOR THE 2019 MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD ANNOUNCED
The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five finalists that will compete for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award:
Project: PC CARITAS Location: Melle, BE Studio: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
Project: Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre Location: Plasencia, ES Studio: selgascano
Project: Skanderbeg Square Location: Tirana, AL Studios: 51N4E; Anri Sala; Plant en Houtgoed and iRI
Project: Terrassenhaus Berlin / Lobe Block Location: Berlin, DE Studio: Brandlhuber+ Emde, Burlon and Muck Petzet Architekten
Project: Transformation of 530 dwellings - Grand Parc Bordeaux Location: Bordeaux, FR Studio: Lacaton & Vassal architectes; Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe
The Jury considered that these 5 works tackle undetermined programs which allow people to find different ways of using spaces and transform them into different places: PC CARITAS becomes a new kind of public space in an existing construction; the congress center in Plasencia is not only a place to organize conferences; the square in Tirana becomes a hall, a space to walk through, a place to sit and play and organize many other activities; the building in Berlin sets different volumes that can be occupied in different ways and the galleries in Bordeaux, increasing the volume, light and air conditions of the apartments, can be used in many different ways by the inhabitants.
In April, the Jury will visit the 5 works in order to select the Prize Winner and the Emerging Architect Winner that will be announced at the end of April. The Award Ceremony will take place on May 7th, 2019, 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. During the EU Mies Architecture Days (May 9-19) the 4 Finalist works, the Winner and the Emerging Architect buildings will open their doors to all publics to be visited and have an in situ experience, together with the architects and those involved in the organization of the Prize.