The 7 members of the jury – Tatiana Bilbao, chairwoman, Francesca Ferguson, Mia Hägg, Triin Ojari, Georg Pendl, Spiros Pengas and Marcel Smets – have chosen 40 works which highlight the opportunities and the trends of today’s architecture in the European territory which focus on Social Inclusion, Sustainability and Circularity, and Aesthetic Research.
The shortlisted works are spread out in 18 different European countries. 5 of them are in Austria, France, and Spain. 3 works have been built in Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Denmark, Finland, Poland and Portugal have 2 shortlisted works and the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, and Slovenia have 1 work each.
In the selection of 40, Collective Housing is the most represented program with 9 works (2 of the mixed-use works also include housing). There are 7 Cultural buildings (museums, galleries, art and cultural centres, and heritage recovery), 6 Mixed Use and 6 Educational environments (schools and universities); 4 Urban planning works (squares and public spaces); 2 Sport and Leisure constructions; and 1 Commerce, 1 Food & Accommodation, 1 Industrial, 1 Landscape, 1 Office, and 1 Social welfare works.
Brussels, Barcelona, Expo 2020 Dubai, January 17, 2022
The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe are proud to announce the 40 shortlisted works that will compete in the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
The EU Mies Award is awarded biennially to works completed within the previous two years and exceptionally, this time, 2,5 years. The principal objectives are to achieve a thorough understanding of the transformation of the built environment; to recognize and commend excellence and innovation in the field of architecture; and to draw attention to the important contribution of architects in the development of new ideas with the undeniable support of clients and the involvement of those who will become the inhabitants and users of these places.
This is the edition with the most nominated works: 532 works were nominated for the 2022 award and the expert Jury drew up a shortlist of 40 for the next phase of the prize.
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