Ludwig Mies van der Rohe made a great landmark in the history of Architecture and
Interior Design, with master works that changed the landscape of Chicago and were praised all over the world. In memory of that legacy, the Mies van der Rohe Awards were created in 1987, to recognize outstanding contributions in the world of architecture.
This prestigious prize is awarded biannually and is organized by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation and the European Union. Only this year, the competition received 449 works, completed between October 2018 and October 2020. After a series of knockout rounds, a 5 finalist list will be announced in February, and the winner in April 2022.
One of the pioneers of the Modernism and the Mid Century Modern, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe has in its pocket creations like the Barcelona Chair, and the Barcelona Daybed, all part of the Barcelona Collection.
Architect of definitive works of the modern urban landscape of Chicago, like the Seagram Building and the IBM Plaza, van der Rohe coined several quotes that had a profound impact in the Architecture and reached even the popular mainstream, like “Less is more” or “God is in the details”. Born in what was prior known as Aquisgran, Prusiam in 1886, he died in Chicago Illinois as an American Citizen with a brand new name.
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