School of Architecture Lecture | Ivan Blasi

The EU Mies van der Rohe Award was launched in 1988 and for over 30 years has created a network that has scanned and interpreted the construction of the European territory. This space is composed of an emulsion of natural and cultural, vernacular and canonical, traditional, and artificial elements. Contemporary architecture must assume this ambiguity, project it towards the future, and offset the natural wear to which forms are subject by means of a symmetrical process of innovation.

The nearly 4,000 works of the archive, created since the inception of the EU Mies Award, contribute a new inflection or added value to the European territory, and the results of the 2019 cycle highlight this attitude. The lecture presents this network of people, institutions, and companies and the works chosen by a prestigious jury formed by architects, curators, journalists, and clients.