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Exhibitions

Transformative Strategies – Architecture as Caregiver

The EU organised the opening of the exhibition “Transformative Strategies: Architecture as Caregiver” at the Ireland and Lithuania Pavilion.

The EU organised the opening of the exhibition “Transformative Strategies: Architecture as Caregiver” at the Lithuania Pavilion on 17th January with the participation of Simonas Gentvilas, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania. The exhibition showcases some of the winners and finalists of the “EU prize for Contemporary Architecture, Mies van der Rohe Award”.

The prize supported by Creative Europe has been awarded biennially since 1988 and contributes to the debate on quality architecture and its positive impact for people. Ultimately, it raises awareness of the need to achieve equity and democracy through inclusion and acceptance of diversity and highlights the role of architecture in fostering social inclusion, sustainability while pursing aesthetic research (most of the works were object of urban regeneration interventions and focus on circularity).

The opening of the exhibition was the occasion for the Pietro De Matteis, Deputy Commissioner General for the European Union at EXPO2020 to announce the 40 shortlisted works by the 2022 jury: the works are spread out in 18 different European countries and 32 cities and towns.
 

On the occasion of the announcement, Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, stated: 

“Rethinking the way we are building is a must. High-quality architecture is a cornerstone of the European Commission’s approach to sustainability. In redefining European architects’ role as caregivers, architecture contributes to the European Green deal and its cultural component: the “New European Bauhaus”.

The EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - the Mies van der Rohe Award, highlights the contribution of architecture to sustainable development. We need young people, architects, artists, education and cultural professionals, innovators, entrepreneurs and regional authorities from all over Europe to actively engage and benefit from this initiative.”

The importance of high-quality of architecture for an inclusive and sustainable living environment is discussed a recent report published by the European Commission in cooperation with Member States experts and is at the heart of the “Council conclusions on culture, high-quality architecture and built environment as key elements of the New European Bauhaus initiativeSearch for available translations of the preceding linkEN•••” adopted on 30th November 2021.

The exposition was previously hosted by the Ireland Pavilion. The announcement of the prize was reported in international press around the world: El País (link is external) (Spain), Arquitectura y Diseño (link is external)Search for available translations of the preceding linkES••• (Spain), 324 (link is external) (Catalonia), Archdaily (link is external) (World), W-A (link is external)Search for available translations of the preceding linkEN••• (World), Projektiuutiset (link is external)Search for available translations of the preceding linkFI••• (Finland), Arquine (link is external) (Mexico), Jyllands Posten (link is external) (Denmark), Architects Journal (link is external) (UK), Arkitera (link is external) (Turkey), Telegraf Design (link is external) (Ukraine), Publico (link is external)Search for available translations of the preceding linkPT••• (Portugal) , Octogon (link is external)Search for available translations of the preceding linkHU••• (Hungary), Culture.pl (link is external)Search for available translations of the preceding linkPL••• (Poland), Radio Nacional: El Ojo Crítico (link is external)Search for available translations of the preceding linkES••• + Informativo 24 Horas  (link is external)Search for available translations of the preceding linkES••• (Spain)

Catalunya Ràdio: Perspectiva (link is external) (Catalonia),

A key focus on the exhibition in Dubai: “Transformation Strategies: European Architecture as Caregiver”: Pilotas (link is external) (Lithuania), LRT (link is external) (Lithuania), Architektusajunga (link is external) (Lithuania)

  • sustainable development
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When
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Where
Ireland Pavilion and Lithuania Pavilion at EXPO2020
Languages
English
Website
https://miesbcn.com/calendar/transformation-strategies-european-architecture-as…