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Europe’s best Buildings

The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award 2019

Thu 16.07.2020 – Mon 12.10.2020, daily 10:00-19:00
dwelling with glass façade

Transformation of 530 dwellings - Grand Parc Bordeaux, Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture
© Philippe Ruault

Every two years, the exhibition "Europe's Best Buildings" focuses on outstanding architectural projects from Europe and has thus become a magnet for the public. It honours projects whose visionary character serves as an orientation, if not a manifesto for the development of contemporary architecture.

This year’s prize also went to a pioneering housing project: a transformation of three apartment blocks with 530 units from the 1960s in Bordeaux by Lacaton & Vassal together with Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin. The other finalists range from a public space in Tirana to new combinations of living and working in Berlin. BAST received the Emerging Prize for the extension ‘E26’ to a school in Montbrun-Bocage, France. From the nearly 400 nominated projects from 36 European countries, a total of 40 projects were selected for the exhibition by the top-class jury with the participation of Az W Director Angelika Fitz, including a school building and a residential building from Vienna and a cultural building from Innsbruck.

An exhibition by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona