The future of European cities in the exhibition “Shaping European Cities”
Again, the Mies van der Rohe Award was awarded in May of this year. Innovations were again the focus. You, as well as their ability to adapt to the future vision of Europe were the main criteria for the selection of the winner.
Mies van der Rohe Award
And the winner is…
Philharmonic in Stettin (Szczecin)
This year, the winner of the award was the Philharmonic in Szczecin. The project dealt with the redesign of the urban area in the historical centre of the city.
The Philharmonic in Szczecin
The capacity of the building is for 1000 spectators. Moreover, there is a Hall for chamber music. There, 200 spectators can be accommodated.
Integrated was a multifunctional room for exhibitions and conferences.
At the same time, the building shows a synthetic and complex character. The synthesis between the two was made possible by the integration of a long promenade. A simple corridor represents you, linking all functional areas.
The continuity was evident especially in the outdoor furnishings to the history of the building. There are still old geometry and vertical alignment dominate.
When looking at the floor plan, we recognize that the building will be embraced by an outer ring. Within this component are above all service facilities. On the one hand the main elements – the Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber halls, are thus very much. Furthermore, the connection is defined by this parameter ring better from the building to the outside atmosphere.
Modern Philharmonie and Chamber halls
The materials of the building is characterized by lightness. The character is dominated by the dramatic glass facade. She is great lit from the inside and changed their effect depending on the viewer’s perspective.
A dramatic glass facade
Along the road…
The vision of the Europe cities
The selection of the winner is also a kind of statement about how the EU institutions present the future of cities. Just Foundation Mies van der Rohe cooperates with the EU Commission for the exhibition of “Shaping European Cities”. This exhibition was held this year on September 15. There were exhibited various projects which clearly demonstrate how European architects combine the traditional values and the Futurism.
Project: sustainable architecture in Europe
Look at the Philharmonie
Hall for chamber music
The capacity of the building is for 1000 spectators