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a+u 2020:05 Architecture of Hope: 30 years of European Architecture – EU Mies Award

a+u 2020:05

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The a+u May 2020 issue features the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award (EU Mies Award). Its organizer, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, was founded in 1983 during the reconstruction of the Barcelona Pavilion (1929). The EU Mies Award has been held biennially since 1988 and marked its 16th edition in 2019. The issue covers all the shortlisted works and the Jury proceedings of each edition that were curated together with Ivan Blasi, an architect and a coordinator of the award at the Mies Foundation, along with an essay by Angelica Fitz, one of the jury members in 2019. Additionally, the issue features another initiative of Mies Foundation, the Art Intervention at the Barcelona Pavilion. 8 works are highlighted here and supported with an essay by architectural historian, Dietrich Neumann. Finally, through the collection of more than 500 works recorded since the construction of the Pavilion in 1929, we are able to trace the trends and discussions of the “European architecture” that have continued since more than 90 years ago till today.

1,500 Tons of Continuous Learning
Ivan Blasi

EU Mies Award Prize Winners and Shortlisted Works

1988: 24 Works
Borges & Irmão Bank

1990: 20 Works
Stansted Airport

1992: 29 Works
Municipal Sports Stadium of Badalona

1994: 26 Works
Waterloo International Station

1996: 35 Works
French National Library

1998: 31 Works
Art Museum of Bregenz

2001: 38 Works
Kursaal Centre

2003: 41 Works
Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North

2005: 33 Works
Netherlands Embassy Berlin

2007: 40 Works
MUSAC – Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León

2009: 49 Works
Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

2011: 45 Works
Neues Museum

2013: 40 Works
Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

2015: 40 Works
Philharmonic Hall

2017: 40 Works
DeFlat Kleiburg

2019: 40 Works
Transformation of 530 dwellings – Grand Parc Bordeaux

Does Architecture Care?
The EU Mies Award in the Era of Capitalocene

Angelika Fitz

The Art of Interpretation
Dietrich Neumann

Selected Art Interventions

Japanese Architecture (1986–2018)