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