Linking Europe Competition

Linking Europe Architecture Competition, Architectural Contest

Linking Europe Competition : Design Contest

Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain

9 Apr 2013

Linking Europe Design Contest

Linking Europe Competition Jury News

The Jury will be composed of:

Presidents: Monique van Steenbergen & Mark de Leeuw, art directors and product managers (DLVS Creative Services)

Giovanna Carnevali, Architect (Director of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe)

Lluís Pons, Telecommunications Engineer (Chief Marketing Officer at Vueling Airlines)

Fernando Alonso, Aeronautical Engineer (President of Airbus’ flight test division)

Irma Boom, Graphic Designer (Irma Boom Office)

Ventura Durall, Scriptwriter, Director and Producer (Head Documentary Dep. ESCAC)

Oliver Elser, Architect and Curator (Deutsches Architektur Museum)

Jon Tugores, Architect (Jon Tugores + Architects) and Pilot (Vueling Airlines)

Secretary: Ivan Blasi, Architect and Curator (100to Arquitectura)

12 Apr, 2013 12:00 (GMT) extended deadline for Submissions – please note update

25 Mar 2013

Linking Europe Design Competition

Linking Europe Competition

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Vueling join efforts in their common aim to launch the professional career of European students through a competition to personalize an A320 Vueling airplane. The competition celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mies Award, Europe’s most important and prestigious architecture prize.

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe, created to rebuild the Barcelona Pavilion built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929, awards on a biennial basis, the highest recognition to a work of architecture in the European Union. The prize was first organized 25 years ago. Since then the Foundation has been an active platform to exchange ideas, organize discussions and ask questions-rather than attributing responses-that seek to define architecture’s contribution in the 21st century.

In an interdisciplinary manner, and based in a pavilion which was built as a temporary construction-yet it remains because it made architecture evolve-the Foundation continues generating values through activities that, from theory and pragmatism, trace a path to the debate on the intervention in cities and further urban transformation. The competition itself wants to generate a dialogue on the role of architecture and, among other responsibilities, establishes and builds bridges between international institutions with similar interests.

With the desire to connect with society and the aim of fostering this necessary approach, the award assesses the ability of architecture and its transformative possibilities. The Fundació Mies van der Rohe underlines architecture not only as cultural wealth, but also, and fundamentally, as a transforming element of society.

Vueling Airlines

Vueling was created in July 2004 with an initial fleet of two Airbus A320s, four routes and the objective of providing excellent customer service at a competitive price. Nine years later, Vueling is operating more than 200 routes in 100 cities all over Europe, Middle East and the north of Africa. Now Vueling has 14 operational bases and has transported over 55 million passengers. Vueling is the leading company at Barcelona-EI Prat Airport, where it will reach 100 direct destinations during the next summer season.

Linking Europe Competition Calendar

20 March: Competition Bases
28 March: Deadline for sending questions
29 March: Publication of FAQs
12 April: Deadline for proposals – 12:00 (GMT) extended deadline for Submissions
17 April: Jury decision
18 April: The 5 finalists will be contacted
19 April: The 5 finalists must send vectorial archives of their proposal
30 May: Airplane presentation

Linking Europe Competition Jury

A Committee of Experts of the professional fields of architecture, design and communication will make a first shortlist of the proposals. These will be discussed by the International Jury which will choose five finalists. One of these will be the winner of the competition and the proposal will be used to customize the exterior of a Vueling Airlines plane that will operate from 30th May to 31st December 2013.

The jury of the Linking Europe Competition will be composed of renowned personalities in the fields of aviation and creation: architecture, design, advertising and film.

The names of the Jury members will be announced in the next days.

Linking Europe Competition information from Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Mies van der Rohe Awards

Barcelona Pavilion building, Hill of Montjuic
Mies van der Rohe, Architect
Barcelona Pavilion
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