The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, have revealed the seven finalists that will compete for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, 5 in the Architecture category and 2 in the Emerging Architecture category.
The announcement has just been made by M. Witold Naturski, acting Head of the European Commission Representation in Poland, on the occasion of the EU Mies Award exhibition at the Zodiak Pavilion in Warsaw, and has been attended by M.Magda Maciąg, curator of the echibition in Zodiak. M. Marlena Happach, architect of the City of Warsaw, Head of department of architecture and special planning, M. Marta Sękulska-Wrońska, President of the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects and Ivan Blasi, coordinator of the EU Mies Award.
The Jury considered that the 7 finalist works encourage and become models and references for local city policies. They tackle with new management models based on the community and circular sustainability processes. The works also focus on the productive and self sufficient city which is developed in a pedagogical way, dignifying the space that we inhabit and use. They are also a result of well-developed construction processes, and the care in the use of materials and details: a dignification of the day to day architecture, a dialogue between monumentality, education and heritage.
The five Architecture finalists are:
85 Social Housing Units
City: Cornellà de Llobregat
Architects: peris+toral.arquitectes, Barcelona Client: AMB / IMPSOL
Programme: Collective housing
© José Hevia
Architects: Deadline (Britta Jürgens + Matthew Griffin), Berlin
Client: Forum Berufsbildung e.V., FrizzZwanzig GbR, Miniloft Kreuzberg GbR
Programme: Mixed use - Cultural & Social
© Matthew Griffin
The Railway Farm
Architects: Grand Huit and Melanie Drevet Paysagiste, Paris Client: Réhabail
Programme: Social welfare
© Myr Muratet
Town House - Kingston University City: London
Architects: Grafton Architects, Dublin Client: Kingston University
© Ed Reeve
Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture City: Hasselt
Architects: Francesca Torzo
Client: Z33 and Provincie Limburg
The two Emerging Architecture finalists are:
Fermi Secondary School
Architects: BDR bureau, Turin
Client: Fondazione Agnelli, Compagnia di San Paolo
© Simone Bossi
La Borda - Cooperative Housing City: Barcelona
Architects: Lacol, Barcelona
Client: Habitatges La Borda SCCL
Programme: Collective housing
At the end of April the 2022 Award Winners will be announced.
In May, the shortlisted works, including the winners and finalists, 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 organisation of the Prize: OUT & ABOUT EU Mies Awards.
The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Barcelona Pavilion on 12 May, in the context of a series of debates and conferences, directed at all audiences. A presentation of the catalogue with all 532 nominated projects for the 2022 Prize, the exhibition and an evening celebration open to everybody will also take place.