“La Ascensión del Señor” Church, nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
- The Mies van der Rohe Award is the official architecture prize of the European Union.
- The nominations for each two-year period are submitted for the Jury’s consideration by an independent group of experts.
“La Ascensión del Señor” Church, in Seville, designed by Spanish design firm AGi architects, has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.
The principal objectives of this biennial prize are to recognize and commend excellence in the field of architecture and to draw attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new concepts and technologies.
The architectural proposal designed by AGi architects for this Catholic Church, that is integrated into a newly established residential area in Seville, has been led by Spanish architects Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea and Salvador Cejudo. The work was completed and blessed in September 2013, being part of the planned facilities for the area.
The project was recently recognized with the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award 2014 in the Completed Buildings Religion category, announced in early October in Singapore.
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award
Launched in 1987, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award is cofunded by the EU Culture Programme and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe (FMvdR) of Barcelona, which is in charge of the organization.
The Prize commends excellence and draws attention to the contribution of European professionals in the development of new ideas and technologies, as well as the cultural importance of architecture in the construction of our cities.
Candidates for the Prize are put forward by a broad group of independent experts from all over Europe; the associations that are members of the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE), as well as other national architects associations; and the institutions that form part of the Advisory Committee for the Prize.
At each biennial edition, the jury selects two works: one that receives the Prize and the other the Emerging Architect Special Mention, both in recognition of their conceptual, technical and constructional qualities. The jury also selects a set of shortlisted works to be included in the catalogue publication and travelling exhibition.
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