The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der
Rohe Award 2017 is a catalogue of all the works nominated for the
present edition, which provides a panorama of architecture of the past
two years in Europe. DeFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam by NL architects and
XVW architectuur is the 2017 Winner of Prize. The 2017 Emerging
Architect Prize has been awarded to the Brussels studios MSA/V+ for the
work NAVEZ - 5 social units at the northern entrance of Brussels.
The Compilation contains the complete set of works nominated for this
edition of 2017, without having a single one stand out: the material
before being judged. A first volume where drawings, photographs and
information is organised into three parts: Uses, Places and People.
Three collections that work as a sort of easily readable index. Plan
drawings are oriented north, and are ordered according to programme,
comparing works in the same programme families. Photographs are ordered
according to city and country where they are built. And the index at the
end is ordered according to authors. This gives three different ways of
finding a work.
The Jury Selection contains the 40 works selected by the jury, who
decided to emphasise the importance of the urban character of Europe.
This volume aspires to reflect the discussions held by the jury, that is
why the works are organised according to urban fabric. Exo-urban,
Periphery, Consolidated and Historic Centre are the parts that construct
the imaginary city, the City of 40, the city we represent in the