This event showcases the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award which is granted every two years to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe.
The prestigious award went to the French Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Frédéric Druot Architecture, and Christophe Hutin Architecture for their Grand Parc Bordeaux transformation project of 530 apartments in France, and the Toulouse-based BAST – Bureau Architectures Sans Titre won the ‘Emerging Architecture Prize‘ for their School Refectory in Montbrun-Bocage, a small village in Haute-Garonne, France. During BAST’s residency in Atlanta, the team will lead a workshop with architecture studio students and give a public talk on October 23.
The Mies van der Rohe Foundation was set up by the Barcelona City Hall with the initial purpose of reconstructing the German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. Among its many activities, the Foundation has organized since 1988 the biennial Mies Award, in collaboration with the European Commission.
The EU Mies van der Rohe Award was launched in 1988 and for over 30 years has created a network that has scanned and interpreted the construction of the European territory, composed of an emulsion of natural and cultural, vernacular and canonical, traditional and artificial elements.
During the exhibition opening, Ivan Blasi, curator of Prizes and Programming at the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, will give a public lecture about the finalists and shortlisted projects of the 2019 EU Prize Mies Award. A second exhibition, at the Cohen Gallery, will situate the EU Prize Mies Award within the European cultural, political, and architectural contexts, from its beginnings in 1988 until now.
LECTURE BY IVAN BLASI: AUGUST 28, 4:00 P.M.
GEORGIA TECH, REINSCH-PIERCE FAMILY AUDITORIUM: 245 4th ST NW
All events are free and open to the public