EU Mies Award Day + Award Ceremony

#Workshops, Talks
7 May 2019
Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, ES
Barcelona, ES

Amongst the many activities of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award stands out for its long history and prestige, acting as a springboard for architectural debate since 1988. This event, organised with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission, celebrates the best of European architecture and takes place every two years, bringing together all those people involved in the transformation of our cities and landscapes.

On May 7th, before the Awards Ceremony, the exhibition will be opened, presenting the 383 nominated works and focusing on the 40 shortlisted buildings with models, videos, drawings and other architectural tools to make these works understandable to all.

At 15.00, two panel discussions called “Transforming people’s lives” and Transforming community life” moderated by journalists and participants of the Future Architecture Platform and with the participation of the architects and clients of the finalist and winner works will take place.


On May 7, the EU Mies Award Day kicks off with a free day of debates and lectures on “GOOD NEWS! Transforming people’s lives and Transforming Community Life”, that will be held in the Palau Victòria Eugènia.

Fundació Mies van der Rohe participates with the Creative Europe-supported Future Architecture Platform, a pan European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers embracing a wide range of emerging talents. This year two of its participants, Viktoria Khokhlova and Sonia Dragovic, will moderate the two panel discussions. F.A.T., Kontextur and Traumnovelle have also been invited to follow and participate in all the events taking place on May 7 and communicate them using different tools.


15.00 Presentation EU MIES AWARD TALKS
 Keynote Lectures:
15.15 Skanderbeg Square, Tirana by 51N4E; Anri Sala; Plant en Houtgoed; iRI
15.25 Congress Centre, Plasencia by selgascano
15.35 School Refectory, Montbrun-Bocage by BAST
15.50 Debate: “Good News! Transforming Community Live” with clients and users of the presented works. Moderated by Núria Moliner and Viktoria Khokhlova.

16.30 Break, visit of the exhibition

Keynote Lectures:
16.45 PC Caritas, Melle by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
16.55 Terrassenhaus/Lobe Block, Berlin by Brandlhuber+ Emde, Burlon; Muck Petzet Architekten
17.05 Transformation of 530 Dwellings, Grand Parc Bordeaux. by Lacaton & Vassal architectes; Frédéric Druot Architecture; Christophe Hutin Architecture
17.20 Debate: “Good News! Transforming People’s Lives” With clients and users of the presented works. Moderated by Núria Moliner and Sonja Dragović

18.00 Wrap-Up


18.30 The EU Mies Award Day continues in the evening with the delivery of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.