THE EUROPEAN PRIZE MIES VAN DER ROHE
The rehabilitation of the buildings guarantees the well-being and quality of life of its guests. In some cases, architectural rehabilitation also brings social value and preserves the historical memory of Europe. For these reasons, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Mies Van Der Rohe Prize, recognizes in this edition the role of rehabilitation.
The five projects that have resulted finalists had a common point: the repair of buildings. In some cases it has been a physical repair, in others a historical reform or in others has imposed the architectural rehabilitation to the demolitions. Of these five projects, only one will be the winner of the prestigious architectural award Mies van der Rohe.
The EU's Contemporary Architecture Award is presented every two years and its main objective is to recognize and reward the quality of architectural production in Europe. In addition, this award also seeks to stimulate circulation between professionals across the EU and support young architects.