Mies van der Rohe Awards 2011

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11 Apr 2011

Mies van der Rohe Awards 2011 Winner

Mies van der Rohe Award 2011 for the Neues Museum Berlin

David Chipperfield Architects has been awarded the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011 for the Neues Museum on Museum Island in Berlin. The Mies van der Rohe Award is granted every two years by the European Union and organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe.

Neues Museum Berlin, Germany
David Chipperfield Architects
Neues Museum
photograph : Ute Zscharnt

Neues Museum

Berlin Neues Museum wins 2011 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award

BRUSSELS, 11 April – The Neues Museum in Berlin is the winner of the 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation announced today. The building is a reconstruction, blending old and new, by UK architect Sir David Chipperfield. The ‘Emerging Architect Special Mention’ award goes to Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdeferro for the Collage House in Girona, Spain. The award ceremony will take place on 20 June at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, said: “My congratulations to our winners who have created two exceptional buildings. The Neues Museum brings the past and present together in an stunning mix of contemporary architecture, restoration and art. The Collage House in Girona is another remarkable renovation which fuses old and new materials in a harmonious whole.”

The original Neues Museum, designed by Friedrich August Stüler, was built in the mid-19th century. The building was severely damaged in the Second World War and reconstruction began in 2003, with the aim of restoring the site to its former glory. David Chipperfield, who worked on the project in collaboration with fellow British architect Julian Harrap, adopted a dynamicapproach in his restoration. Rather than attempting to conceal the difference between the old and new elements, the past and present are beautifully combined to create an unforgettable building with multiple layers.

David Chipperfield, Principal of David Chipperfield Architects, said: “The reconstruction of the Neues Museum is a testament to the collaborative process undertaken in a demanding climate of public opinion. The result is evidence not only of the efforts of the professional team but of the commitment of the client and the city authorities to engage in this rigorous and articulated process.”

Mohsen Mostafavi, Chair of the jury, said: “The rebuilding of the Neues Museum is an extraordinary achievement. Rarely have an architect and client succeeded in undertaking a work of such historic importance and complexity; especially one that involves both preservation and new building. The project raises and addresses many aesthetic, ethical, and technical issues. It is an exemplary demonstration of what collaboration can achieve in the context of contemporary European architectural practice.”

Lluís Hortet, Director of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, said: “The decision of the jury was an extraordinary challenge due to the high quality of all the finalist projects. The Neues Museum by David Chipperfield is a very important statement of how a contemporary architectural intervention contributes to the re-use of our heritage by improving its functional qualities and introducing outstandingly designed new architectorial elements for its museological purpose.”

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22 Mar 2011

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6 Finalists Announced – European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011

SIX FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE EU PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE – MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2011

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation today announced the six finalists competing for the 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – the Mies van der Rohe Award. They have been shortlisted from 343 works in 33 European countries. The award ceremony will take place on June 20 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.

“Our finalists have two things in common – they are European and they are among the world’s most visionary architects. The EU Prize celebrates their talent and showcases the economic, social and cultural importance of our creative industries”, said Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

Mies van der Rohe Awards 2011 Finalists

Acropolis Museum Athens, Greece
Bernard Tschumi Architects / Bernard Tschumi
Acropolis Museum
photo : Christian Richters

Acropolis Museum Athens

Bronks Youth Theatre, Brussels, Belgium
MDMA – Martine De Maeseneer Architecten / Martine De Maeseneer, Dirk Van den Brande
Bronks Youth Theatre
photograph : Filip Dujardin

Concert House Danish Radio Copenhagen, Denmark
Ateliers Jean Nouvel / Jean Nouvel
DR Byen
photo : dragoer luftfoto

DR Byen Copenhagen

MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts Rome, Italy
Zaha Hadid Architects / Zaha Hadid, Patrick Schumacher, Gianluca Racana
MAXXI Rome
photo : Roland Halbe

MAXXI Rome winner of Stirling Prize + WAF Awards

Neues Museum Berlin, Germany
David Chipperfield Architects / David Chipperfield
Neues Museum
photograph : Ute Zscharnt

Neues Museum

Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Architectenbureau Koen van Velsen / Koen van Velsen
Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal
photograph : Rob ‘t Hart Fotografie

Mies van der Rohe Awards

As well as highlighting excellence in contemporary buildings, the Prize highlights the contribution of European architects to the development of new ideas and technologies in urban development. Launched in 1987 and co-funded by the EU Culture Programme and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, the €60.000 prize is the most prestigious award in European architecture and is awarded every other year to works completed within the previous two years. This year’s ceremony is the 12th to take place since its launch.

Works nominated for the Prize are put forward by independent experts from all over Europe; as well as the member associations of the Architects’ Council of Europe, national architects’ associations, and the Advisory Committee for the Prize.

Mies van der Rohe Awards 2011

European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture

Mies van der Rohe Award 2011 Jury

Mohsen Mostafavi, Chair
Dean, GSD, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Ole Bouman
Director, NAi, Rotterdam
Anne Lacaton
Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, Paris
Annette Gigon
Annette Gigon / Mike Guyer Architekten, Zürich
Yvonne Farrell
Grafton Architects, Dublin
Zhu Pei
Pei-Zhu Studio, Beijing
Tarald Lundevall
SNØHETTA, Oslo
Lluis Hortet, Secretary
Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona


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The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway by Snøhetta
Norwegian Opera
picture : Jens Passoth
Norwegian Operahouse

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced that the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway by Snøhetta is the winner of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2009.

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