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These are the winners of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture in 2019

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The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the Winners of the 2019 edition after the jury visited the five finalist works. The award ceremony will be held on 7 May in Barcelona.

The two Winners of the EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 have been announced in the presence of the president of the jury, Dorte Mandrup, in a press conference held on Wednesday, April 10 in the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR, in Brussels.

After visiting the five finalist works the jury has decided to award the Prize to the transformation of 530 dwellings in Grand Parc Bordeaux (FR) by Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture. The client is AQUITANIS, home public office of Bordeaux Métropole. The project is rewarded for its innovative renovation of three huge apartment buildings, which by extending the facade gives to all dwellings extra space, light and comfort.

The Emerging Architect Prize goes to Toulouse studio BAST for the School Refectory in Montbrun-Bocage, near the French Pyrénées. The canteen, which is an extension of the existing school is a sensitive and remarkably integrated piece of architecture.

EU Mies Award: recognizing excellence and innovation

The award ceremony will take place on 7 May 2019 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The Prize Winner will receive 60.000 Euros and the Emerging Architect Winner receives 20.000 Euros. The event will include debates and the opening of the exhibition.

The EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture/Mies van der Rohe Award is presented biennially to works completed by architects from and in Creative Europe participating countries within the previous two years. The principal objectives of the Prize is to recognize and commend excellence and innovation in the field of architecture; it also wants to highlight the important contribution of European professionals to the sustainable development and transformation of Europe’s built environment.