Europas Beste Bauten: Mies van der Rohe Award 2011 Exhibition
19.07.2012 - 18.10.2012, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria
An initiative of the European Commission organized by the Fundación Mies van der Rohe, this biennial Prize commends architectural excellence and draws attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new concepts and technologies, offering both individuals and public institutions an opportunity to reach a clearer understanding of the cultural role of architecture in the construction of our cities. Furthermore, the Prize sets out to support young professionals as they set off on their careers.
In recognition of their conceptual, technical and constructional qualities, for each edition the jury selects two works: one that receives the Prize and the other, the Emerging Architect Special Mention, as well as a set of shortlisted works to be included in the Prize catalogue and exhibition.
In the 2011 edition, the jury made a selection of 45 shortlisted works and from among these, six were chosen as finalists for the Prize.