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5 Projects Shortlisted for 2019 EU Mies Prize for Contemporary Architecture

Courtesy of the EU Mies Prize Courtesy of the EU Mies Prize

Five finalist projects have been shortlisted for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, an award given jointly by the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation. The biennial prize, for which ArchDaily is a media partner, recognizes the Europe-located projects that demonstrate excellence in "conceptual, social, cultural, technical, and constructive terms."

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Occidentului 40, Photographed Through the Lens of Laurian Ghinitoiu

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Occidentului Street is fairly typical for Bucharest - a combination of villas, wagon-houses, inter and post-war structures. ADN BA's Occidentului 40, recognized in the EU Mies Prize's 2019 shortlist, is a masterclass in architectural detail and subtlety. The volume is composed of blocks, each responding to the heights and rhythms of the surrounding context.

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Skälsö Arkitekter

Skälsö Arkitekter
Bunker 104 . Bungenäs Skälsö Arkitekter . photos: © Bruno Ehrs Bunker 104 as part of masterplan and holiday houses in Bungenäs among the 383 works nominated for EU Mies Award 2019. _ The masterplan is developed in order to preserve both the natural landscape as well as the areas marked by heavy military usage … Continue reading Skälsö Arkitekter

Print Your City: Custom Street Furniture Made of Plastic Household Waste

[ By SA Rogers in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

Citizens of Thessaloniki, Greece can bring their plastic household waste to a “zero waste lab,” use software to design their own custom recycled street furniture and watch it take form via 3D printer. The project is the latest from “Print Your City,” a creative initiative by Dutch research and design studio The New Raw that combines DIY urbanism interventions with smart use of freely available materials.

The team hopes to create circular waste streams within the city, engaging local residents in the process and enhancing public spaces at the same time. Print Your City takes municipal plastic waste, grinds it up into pellets or flakes and feeds it into 3D printers to produce street furniture that’s extremely tough and durable.

Groupwork + Amin Taha

Groupwork + Amin Taha
168 Upper Street . London Groupwork + Amin Taha . photos: © Timothy Soar 168 Upper Street among the 383 works nominated for EU Mies Award 2019. The parade of buildings between Waterloo Terrace and Barnsbury Street, of which the proposed site forms the north corner, act as a prominent and all but intact late … Continue reading Groupwork + Amin Taha

Shortlisted Projects Announced for the EU Mies Award 2019

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The Prize, for which ArchDaily is a media partner, has seen a jury distill 383 nominated works into a 40-project-strong, celebrating the trends and opportunities in adaptive reuse, housing, and culture across Europe.

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The Environmental Cost of Cement, and What to Do About It

Sesc Pompeia / Lina Bo Bardi. Image © Fernando Pires Sesc Pompeia / Lina Bo Bardi. Image © Fernando Pires

For thousands of years, concrete has been a foundation of the built environment: the most widely used man-made material on the planet. However, as architects, and the public alike, sharpen their focus on the causes and effects of climate change, the environmental damage caused by cement has become a subject of unease.

As exhibited in a recent in-depth article by Lucy Rodgers for BBC News, cement is the source of about 8% of global CO2 emissions. The piece was written off the back of the UN’s COP24 climate change conference in Poland and found that in order to meet the requirements of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, annual cement emissions must fall by 16% by 2030.

If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world – behind China and the US. It contributes more CO2 than aviation fuel (2.5%) and is not far behind the global agriculture business. (12%).
-Lucy Rodgers, BBC News

House of Province / Team V Architecture

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders
  • Architects: Team V Architecture
  • Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects: Jeroen van Schooten (partner/architect), Irène Horvers (senior architect)
  • Area: 30000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jannes Linders
  • Interior: OTH architecten
  • Renovation Advice: Architectenbureau Fritz
  • Roof Construction: SIDstudio
  • Landscape: Karres en Brands Landschapsarchitecten
  • Client: VolkerWessels Integraal B.V.

Kindergarten / Biuro Toprojekt

© Juliusz Sokołowski, Wojciech Bęczarski © Juliusz Sokołowski, Wojciech Bęczarski
© Juliusz Sokołowski, Wojciech Bęczarski © Juliusz Sokołowski, Wojciech Bęczarski

Text description provided by the architects. Pre-school education is one of the most important stages in human development, so we should carefully care for the quality of space in which this process takes place. Children cannot be underestimated and serve only colored interiors. A child is a serious, sensitive recipient who puts the highest demands on the designer.

Sauerbruch Hutton

Sauerbruch Hutton
M9 Museum District . Venice Sauerbruch Hutton M9 nominated for EU Mies Award 2019. _ M9 is a museum of the cultural inheritance of the 20th century, located in Mestre, the mainland gateway to Venice. An agent of urban renewal, M9 provides a point of local identification and helps to redress the disparity of cultural … Continue reading Sauerbruch Hutton