Shaping European Cities

15 September - 1 November

The exibition, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, will showcase the winners of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The event will consist of a series of talks and debates on architecture and urban renewal.

The EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe award is considered by the architects themselves as the second most prestigious in the world, after the Pritzker Prize. The Prize was created in 1988 through collaboration between the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona and is currently supported by the EU Creative Europe programme.

The Directorate General Education and Culture of the European Commission is organising an exhibition on the 2015 Prize, which bringing together models, photos and video material about the 40 most remarkable architecture projects built in Europe in the last 2 years.  “Shaping European Cities” is the opening event of the exhibition, aimed at strengthening the dialogue between policymakers, architects and a wider audience about the role of quality architecture as a key element for regenerating European cities, and opening up potential new paths for collaboration. The format will be a series of short and high-impact talks followed by debates.