Simon Holding and Fundació Mies van der Rohe announce the 10 Finalists of Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize

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Simon Holding and Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced today the 5 Finalist works for the Collective Places category and the 5 Finalist works for the Collective Places category of the Living Places Simon Architecture Prize.

Two projects, one per category, will be awarded the Prize that commemorates Simon’s centenary and which consists in 10.000€ for each winner.

The 5 Finalist works for Collective Places are:

Ceuta Public Library, Ceuta, by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Co-Housing – Wohnprojekt Wien, Viena, by Einszueins Architektur

Dressing up the square, Olot, by unparelld’arquitectes

Madrid Rio, Madrid, by Burgos & Garrido, Porras La Casta, Rubio & A-Sala and West 8

Sala Beckett. Theatre and International Drama Centre, Barcelona, by Flores & Prats

The 5 Finalist works for Personal Places are:

Crematorium Hofheide, Nieuwrod, by RCR Arquitectes and Coussé & Goris

Full Moon, Olot, by unparelld’arquitectes

Las Huertas Apartment. Housing Renovation in Madrid, Majadahonda, by José Manuel Fiori and Hanimal Creative

Provinciehuis of North-Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, by KAAN Architecten

Transformation of 530 dwellings, block G, H, I, Burdeos, by Lacaton&Vassal con Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin.


Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize received 104 built works from 16 European countries. The Jury analysed all the proposals and reviewed the videos, drawings, photographs, briefs and panels submitted by participants before they drew up a list of 10 finalists. The jury members were Ilka Ruby (architect, founder of Ruby Press, from Berlin), Camilla van Deurs (architect, partner director of Gehl/Making Cities for People, from Copenhagen), Carlos Ferrater (founding partner architect of OAB, from Barcelona), Albert Moya (filmmaker, from Barcelona – New York) and Salvi Plaja (Industrial Designer and Design Director for Simon, from Barcelona).

The two Winners and the Jury will participate next December 22 in the Granting Ceremony that will take place at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. This event will conclude the celebration of Simon’s centenary.


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