Mies van der Rohe Award 2007



The Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León, also known as MUSAC, by the architectsLuis Moreno Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón, won the seventh edition of the Mies van der Rohe Award. Among the 272 proposals from 32 countries, the jury of international experts presided by Ricky Burdett selected seven finalists: the Sines Arts Center, Portugal, by Aires Mateus; the Mercedes- Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, by UNStudio; the Veles e Vents Building in Valencia, by David Chipperfield and b720; the Phaeno Center in Wolfsburg, Germany, by Zaha Hadid; the School of Management in Bordeaux, France, by Lacaton & Vassal; and the National Choreographic Center in Aix-en-Provence, France, by Rudy Ricciotti. The award finally went to the playful volume of colorful and geometric tapestries of the MUSAC. The jury appraised the intelligent materialization of the program and the flexibility of the interior spaces, able to solve the challenges that displaying contemporary art involves. The Slovenian studio of Matija Bevk and Vasa J. Perovic earned the special mention for emerging architecture for their Faculty of Mathematics in Ljubljana.

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