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3 Winners of the 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award Announced

12:00 - 30 October, 2016
3 Winners of the 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award Announced, Courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe has announced the three winners of the inaugural Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) 2016. Established this year to “support the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future,”  9 finalists were selected from a shortlist of 30 projects, which was then narrowed down to 3 winners.

30 Projects Shortlisted for 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award

13:30 - 6 October, 2016
30 Projects Shortlisted for 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award, © YTAA - Young Talent Architecture Award
© YTAA - Young Talent Architecture Award

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe has announced a list of 30 projects that will compete for the inaugural Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) 2016. The award was established this year to “support the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future,”  and joins the Foundation's European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award “in promoting high quality work amongst emerging and established architects through the acknowledgement of the value of good buildings.”

Fabrizio Barozzi on Finding the Specific and Avoiding the Generic in Architecture

09:30 - 21 August, 2015
Fabrizio Barozzi on Finding the Specific and Avoiding the Generic in Architecture, Philharmonic Hall Szczecin. Image © Simon Menges
Philharmonic Hall Szczecin. Image © Simon Menges

Established in 2004, Spanish studio Barozzi/Veiga have become known for their intellectual approach to design and their precise solutions which draw on both local conditions and a sense of uniqueness - an approach which recently won them the Mies van der Rohe Award for their Philharmonic Hall SzczecinIn this interview, originally published in the August issue of Indian Architect & Builder under the title "Script of Simplicity," Fabrizio Barozzi speaks about the award-winning Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, the connection Barozzi/Veiga keeps between research and design, and how they avoid the generic in their architecture.

AD Interviews: Giovanna Carnevali / Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

06:00 - 22 June, 2015
AD Interviews: Giovanna Carnevali / Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

For the past 27 years, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award has not only recognized the most relevant buildings in the EU, but has also served as a timeline of the evolution of European Architecture.

Grønneviksøren Student Apartments / 3RW Arkitekter

13:00 - 30 May, 2015
Grønneviksøren Student Apartments / 3RW Arkitekter, © Cecilie Bannow
© Cecilie Bannow

The student houses at Grønneviksøren are an attempt to answer a big challenge in growing cities today. How do we create sustainable architecture for a great number of people – in this case the students – who need homes for a low budget in the city?

AD Interviews: Barozzi / Veiga

21:26 - 22 May, 2015

Earlier this month, during the award ceremony for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture-, we had the opportunity to speak with winners Barozzi / Veiga, who won for their Philharmonic Hall Szczecin. We asked Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga, founders of the eponymous, Barcelon-based firm, about their project and their office. 

The architects describe the process of incorporating and filtering many influences to arrive at the final design for the Philharmonic Hall, emphasizing that they strove to "create a quality" that transforms from day to night. Learn more about the project by watching the video above, and see what the jury had to say after the break. 

Estudio Barozzi Veiga's Philharmonic Hall Szczecin Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

12:15 - 8 May, 2015
Estudio Barozzi Veiga's Philharmonic Hall Szczecin Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Take a peek into Estudio Barozzi Veiga's Philharmonic Hall Szczecin—which was announced today as the winner of the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe Award—through the lens of Romanian photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu

Barozzi / Veiga’s Philharmonic Hall Szczecin Receives 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe Award

07:42 - 8 May, 2015
Barozzi / Veiga’s Philharmonic Hall Szczecin Receives 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe Award, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

Barozzi / Veiga’s Philharmonic Hall Szczecin in Szczecin, Poland has been selected as the winner of the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe Award. The design was influenced by the surrounding context and buildings, specifically by the “verticality of the city’s residential buildings, by the monumentality of the upright ornaments of its neo-Gothic churches and the heavy volumes of its Classicist buildings, by the towers that dot its entire skyline and the cranes of its port,” according to the architects. The Philharmonic Hall features large skylights and is clad with glass on the outside, providing a contrast to the surrounding buildings.

Slight Slope Long House / I/O Architects

05:00 - 8 March, 2015
Slight Slope Long House / I/O Architects, © Assen Emilov
© Assen Emilov

Single family house. Large living and dining space. Home office. One master bedroom. Two guest bedrooms. Large veranda space. Three cars garage.

Tubakuba Mountain Hub / OPA Form

04:00 - 26 February, 2015
Tubakuba Mountain Hub / OPA Form, © Espen Folgerø
© Espen Folgerø

Overview : Hovering above the city, hidden behind trees in the forest of Bergen's most famous mountain; through a tuba-tunnel, you can enter a wooden bubble. One night, just for you and your kids.  The project is the result of a design-build workshop at Bergen School of Architecture lead by Espen Folgerø at OPA Form architects.

5 Finalists Selected for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture- Mies van der Rohe Award

00:00 - 25 February, 2015
5 Finalists Selected for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture- Mies van der Rohe Award

Five projects have been selected as finalists of the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture- Mies van der Rohe Award. The finalists were selected from a shortlist of 40 projects, and over the next couple of months the jury members will visit each of the finalist projects to evaluate the buildings firsthand and gather information from the people who use them. On May 7, the architects will present their projects to the jury. The winner will be announced the following day at a ceremony at Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion.

40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award

01:00 - 23 February, 2015
40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award

Update: The five finalists for the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award will be announced on February 25 at 12 UTC. 40 projects from 17 European countries have been shortlisted for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Chosen from the 420 original nominees, five of the shortlisted projects will be chosen for the next round of selection, to be announced at the end of February in London. These selected architects will then present their projects before a committee on May 7, who will select one recipient of the highly esteemed international design award, as well as one recipient of the Emerging Architect Prize. The winners will be announced the following day at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.

Silesian Museum Katowice / Riegler Riewe Architekten

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
Silesian Museum Katowice / Riegler Riewe Architekten, © Wojciech Krynski
© Wojciech Krynski

The history of the city of Katowice is closely tied with the themes of heavy industry and mining. They have left behind distinctive artificial landscapes, industrial complexes, and buildings and are anchored in the collective consciousness as an unmistakable cultural heritage endowing a sense of identity.

Principia Archaeological Park / Nenad Fabijanić

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Principia Archaeological Park / Nenad Fabijanić, © Miro Martinić
© Miro Martinić

The opening of the Principia Archaeological Park in Rijeka, in February 2014, enriched the topography of ancient sites on the Adriatic’s eastern shore, adding a monumental locus, unique in the type and the shaping level of presentation. As for the type, the Principia was an architectural and town-planning element of castrum, a Roman military encampment or town, one of the many scattered along the boundaries of the Roman Empire (limites).

Hotel Privo / DE3 Group

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Hotel Privo / DE3 Group, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

A Hungarian photographer from Targu-Mures starts building his family house in 1904. The secession building has an unexpected position on the large plot along the Gheorghe Doja street. Apart from any construction in the vicinity it is pulled back from the street to the high ground.

Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre / João Mendes Ribeiro + Menos é Mais Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 February, 2015
Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre / João Mendes Ribeiro + Menos é Mais Arquitectos, © José Campos
© José Campos

The Arquipélago - Contemporary Arts Centre seeks to unite the different scales and times of its parts.

R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH, © Andrew Alberts
© Andrew Alberts

R50 – cohousing is a joint building venture project in Berlin-Kreuzberg. It was initiated by the architects during the course of a concept-based award procedure for building plots and implemented in close cooperation with the clients. The building proposal is founded on a clear urban design position, robust and precisely detailed architectural design, and both a collective and individual process of occupancy.

National Museum Complex - Phase I / Yanko Apostolov Architects

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
National Museum Complex - Phase I / Yanko Apostolov Architects, © Assen Emilov
© Assen Emilov

Following Bulgaria’s recent accession to the European Union, Phase I of the National Museum Complex in Sofia, comes at a time when Bulgarian society is undergoing a reevaluation of cultural values and is in great need of a new self-assured and positive identity.