Every two years the premier European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, is presented to outstanding achievements in the European architecture sector. Prizes are awarded to projects whose innovative character provides orientation or even serves as a manifesto for the development of contemporary architecture.
This year, for the first time, the main prize has been won by an educational building: the Town House — Kingston University in London, by Grafton Architects from Dublin. The outstanding architecture creates a distinctive atmosphere for studying, dancing, meeting up and sharing experiences. The winner of the prize for Emerging Architecture 2022 is the La Borda cooperative residential development in Barcelona, currently the tallest wooden building in Spain, by the Lacol collective. The distinguished jury has selected 40 projects for the exhibition from over 500 nominated developments. Among these are five projects in Austria: the Neustift school campus in the Stubaital valley, by fasch&fuchs; Neue Galerie and Kasematten by Bevk Perović́ Arhitekti; the conversion and extension of the Stadthaus in Linz, by mia2 Architektur; the Gleis 21 joint development by einszueins architektur; the Atelierhaus C21 studio building by Werner Neuwirth.
Angelika Fitz, Director Az W
Ivan Blasi, Curator, Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Georg Pendl, Architect and Member of the Jury
Jozef Vasak, EU Commission Representation in Austria