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Call for entries: SIMON architecture awards, Living Places

09:40 - 8 September, 2016
Call for entries: SIMON architecture awards, Living Places, Simon Architecture Prize: Living Places
Simon Architecture Prize: Living Places

Simon, leading manufacturer of interfaces and electrical equipment, and technology solutions creator for home and business environments, is celebrating its centenary this year with a series of events. Among them, it is now opening the call for its first architecture award: Living places.

Mies Towers for Sale....(Just Read the Fine Print first)

17:38 - 5 July, 2012
Lafayette Park (1946) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Photo via Flickr CC User MI SHPO. . Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Lafayette Park (1946) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Photo via Flickr CC User MI SHPO. . Used under Creative Commons

No architectural gem is safe from Detroit’s foreclosure crisis – not even two of Mies Van der Rohe’s very own creations. The Lafayette Towers, two 22-story towers of 584 units, originally part of a major urban redevelopment project in the late 50s early 60s, are up for auction July 18th.

But be warned, there is a catch…

Find out the fine print, after the break.