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Venice Biennale hosts 'Made in Europe' architecture expo

AKIPRESS.COM - architecture An exhibition featuring the finalists of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Award over the past 25 years will be on display for the first time during the Venice Biennale, according to New Europe.

The 'Made in Europe' exhibition, which includes 150 models of the prize-winning projects and audiovisual content, will open with a seminar on 6 June in the presence of world-renowned architects Dominique Perrault, Vittorio Gregotti, Iñaki Ábalos and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen. The exhibition, which takes place at the Palazzo Michiel, runs until 4 August.

The exhibition, which covers the 2,500 projects nominated for the Prize since its launch in 1987, is arranged thematically (collective housing, education, cultural centres, etc.) and a timeline of European history highlights links between architecture and developments in politics, science and culture. The exhibition was created by students from the Barcelona School of Architecture.

In mid-July, a second symposium at the Biennale will bring together past winners of the emerging architects category of the Prize and other young and talented architects will discuss the contemporary European architectural scene.

The EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Award highlights excellence, creativity and innovation in European architecture. It also emphasizes the contribution of European architects to technological, societal and cultural debates in contemporary urban development. Co-funded by the European Union's Creative Europe program and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, the €60 000 prize is the most prestigious in European architecture. Following an open call for proposals, the Foundation will continue to organize the Prize for the next four years.

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