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2024 EU Mies awards winners

Last week, at an event held in CIVA, Brussels, Mr.Georg Häusler, director for Culture, Creativity and Sport of the European Commission, together with Mr. Fréderic Druot, president of the 2024 jury, announced the Winners of the 2024 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Awards.

Study Pavilion on the campus of the Technical University of Braunschweig
Gustav Düsing and Büro Hacke, Berlin

© Iwan Baan

Gabriel García Márquez Library, Barcelona
SUMA Arquitectura, Madrid

© Jesús Granada

Iliana Ivanova, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “Architecture is a fundamental part not just of our European culture, but also of sustainable development and people’s well-being. The winners of the 2024 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award demonstrate this very clearly. Their works reflect the principles of the New European Bauhaus, bringing the green transition into people’s everyday lives and living spaces. My heartfelt congratulations to the architects and collaborators behind these endeavours!

The Study Pavilion in Braunschweig is rewarded for its ability to challenge the constraints and imagery of sustainability, creating a welcoming and playful environment for study, collaboration and community gathering through an uncompromising and carefully detailed structure. It has taken a clear architectural idea, scrutinized it and pushed it to the limit; more than being a building, it could be understood as a versatile system, merging technological inventions with a flexible and reusable principle. The authors, Gustav Düsing and Max Hacke, founded their studios in 2015 and won the competition to build the study centre in 2015. They are the youngest winners of the EUmies Awards Architecture Prize.

The Library in Barcelona acts at the scale of the city, contributing to the transformation of the neighbourhoodby opening up as a new exterior and interior public space. This wooden structure unfolds as a rich sequence of monumental and domestic spaces that welcome neighbours and citizens, providing them with comfortable atmospheres for learning, teamwork, and community engagement. With meticulous attention to detail, the authors have thoroughly examined and pushed the library programme to its fullest potential. The authors, Elena Orte and Guillermo Sevillano founded their studio SUMA Arquitectura in 2005 and won the competition to build the library in 2015.


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