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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.

Essay: 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 Essay: Does Architecture Care? The EU Mies Award in the Era of Capitalocene Angelika Fitz Essay: The Art of Interpretation Dietrich Neumann Selected Art Interventions Japanese Architecture (1986–2018)