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Selected 40 works for the 2024 European Union Contemporary Architecture Prize Mies Van Der Rohe Awards

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The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the40 short listed works that will compete in the 2024 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe Awards.

The announcement takes place with the opening of the EUmies Awards 2022 exhibition in Printworks Event and Exhibition Centre, Dublin Castle, Dublin. The EUmies Awards for Architecture and Emerging are granted biennially to works completed within the previous two years. The principal objective is to highlight and disseminate todays shared culture of architecture in Europe through works that create high-quality living environments for everyone. The 2024 edition counts with 362 nominees which were thoroughly analysed and discussed by the president of the jury Frédéric Druot, together with jury members Martin Braathen, Pippo Ciorra, Tinatin Gurgenidze, Adriana Krnáčová, Sala Makumbundu, and Hrvoje Njiric before drawing up a shortlist of 40 for the next phase of the prize.

The jury met over three days in Barcelona to discuss the current state of architecture considering Europe’s aim to leadon the one hand on high-quality architecture for everyone and on the other hand, to lead the way on climate action and shape the green transition for the benefit of citizens and industries: the European Green Deal. There are different paths to reach this end and the 40 works are examples of how architects continue to under take the need to design to live responsibly, ethically, andenvironmentally and that Architecture, Urban Planning and Governance need to work together in aneven stronger way to achieve long term city projects. Ambition has been a frequently used word following the responsibility of architecture being an activity of public interest–because it is at the coreof society–and the need to promote the architectural quality of buildings, of public spaces and of planning.“We thought it was important to show the diversity of themes, scales and approaches to architecturethrough this selection of projects; the attitude and positioning of architects towards the treatment ofthe complexity of the world and thecorrespondence of their thoughts and identities with theproposals.”Frédéric Druot

The 40 Selected Works

The shortlisted works are spread out in 20 different European countries. Spain has 6 shortlisted works, 4 are in Belgium, 4 are in Germany, 3 in Croatia, 3 in France, 3 in Portugal, 2 in Austria, 2 in Slovenia, 2 in Sweden and 1 in Czechia, 1 in Estonia, 1 in Georgia, 1 in Greece, 1 in Ireland, 1 in Italy, 1 in The Netherlands,1 in Norway, 1 in Poland, 1 in Romania and 1 in Slovakia. The Italian project selected is Bivacco Fanton, designed by the DEMOGO architecture studio in Auronzo di Cadore.

There are 14 different programmes in the 40 selected works; of these, collective housing and housing for cultural and educational use account for half of the projects, while the other areas are food and shelter, administration and citizen participation, health, industry, infrastructure, landscape, mixed use, single-family homes, sport and leisure, ephemeral and urban design.

The EUmies Awards Out&About program starting in May 2024 will bring all these works closer to everybody by organising visits, lectures, or other events with their authors, contributing to a better knowledge of them.

Bivacco Fanton. Demogo. Ph Iwan Baan

Calendario ed eventi

The finalists will be announced at the beginning of February 2024. The Architecture and Emerging Winners will be announced in mid-April. The EUmies AwardsDay including the Awards Ceremony, will take place on May13/14, 2024, at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilionin Barcelona, in a day-long-event that will include lectures by the authors ofthe winning and finalist works, discussions with the architects, clients, policymakers and jury members; the exhibition with the 362 works participating in the EUmies Awards 2024; and events of the Barcelona Architecture Weeks.

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