© Neus Museum by Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz / David Chipperfield Architects. Photography by Jörg von Bruchhausen

On Tuesday October 25, the exhibition “European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011” opens at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago headquarters. This is the first time that the results of the Prize are exhibited in the US. An initiative of the European Commission organized by the Fundación Mies van der Rohe, this biennial Prize commends architectural excellence and draws attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new concepts and technologies, offering both individuals and public institutions an opportunity to reach a clearer understanding of the cultural role of architecture in the construction of our cities.

Accompanying the opening of the exhibition, Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdeferro, winners of the Emerging Architect Special Mention in 2011, will lecture about their recent work. A closing party and lecture by architect Helmut Jahn will take place on Friday November 11.

This event is part of the architecture series at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago directed by Iker Gil. MAS Studio is a collaborating organization for all the series.

The event is free and open to the public. You can find more details about the event at: http://chicago.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha74610_47_2.htm


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