Architectures on the Waterfront

Port spaces constitute one of the territories where the transformation of the contemporary European city has shown with more intensity. As a result of the collaboration with Arquitectes per l’Arquitectura, a selection of 68 works from the EU Mies Award Archive tells us with images, audiovisuals and models the particular stories of these architectures that build new spaces for the city’s relationship with water.

The panorama that define the successive editions of the Prize proposes the game of multiple readings and, just as it was done with publications such as ATLAS or exhibitions such as Spanish Architectures, Chronicle from Europe, each filter that is applied generates a new look, a piece of new information. This is now the architecture of European waterfronts.

The exhibition will open with a presentation and round table with the participation of Francesc Muñoz, director of the Urbanization Observatory (UAB), Francis Rambert, director of the Institut français d’architecture and Elías Torres, architect co-author of Esplanade Forum 2004 and Photovoltaic Plant, finalist of the EU Mies Award 2005.

Curated by: Ivan Blasi and Anna Sala – Fundació Mies van der Rohe with Francesc Muñoz

Expositive project and graphic design: Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Organised with: Arquitectes x l’Arquitectura
With the support of: Museu Marítim de Barcelona, Diputació de Barcelona, Ministerio de Fomento

With the collaboration of: Viabizzuno, USM, Cooperativa d’Arquitectes Jordi Capell

Sponsored by: Calaf Constructora, Vbospagna

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Date:30-10-2019 < 12-1-2020 - Vernissage 30-10-2019, 19.30h
Place: Museu Marítim. Av Drassanes s.n, Barcelona

Wednesday, October 30:
at 6:30 p.m. – Presentation and round table
at 7:30 p.m. – Opening of the exhibition