Italian architecture at the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

Andrea Oliva, Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners,

Florence, Milan, Sicily,

Sport & Wellness, Pavilions, Expo, Housing, Cellars,


Sono 9 le architetture italiane nominate tra le 420 concorrenti al Mies van der Rohe Award 2015, il premio dell'Unione Europea per l'architettura contemporanea.

Italian architecture at the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

While awaiting the announcement of the finalists in the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award, the European Union's award for contemporary architecture, we take a look at the Italian projects nominated for the prestigious European award.
In the year of Expo 2015 “Feed the Planet: Energy for Life” there seems to be a distinct preference for buildings linked with one of Italy's top products: wine!
And in fact three winery buildings have been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award: Cantina Podernuovo in Palazzone, owned by Giovanni and Paolo Bulgari and designed by Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners, Cantina Antinori in Florence, designed by Archea Associati, and Cantina alle Pendici dell’Etna in Castiglione di Sicilia, designed by Gulino, Albanese Architects.
Another competing project linked with Expo Milano 2015 is Scandurra Studio Architettura's Expo Gate pavilion.
The list of Italian nominees continues with the Tecnopolo centre for industrial research: Building 19 on the former “Officine Reggiane” industrial site, by Andrea Oliva Architetto, MAST Manifattura di Arti, Sperimentazione e Tecnologia in Bologna, by Studio Labics, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre in Bolzano by Modus Architects | Sandy Attia Matteo Scagnol, the Social Housing project in Via Cenni, Milan by RPA - Rossiprodi Associati and the New Scandicci Civic Centre – in Florence by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

(Agnese Bifulco)


Images courtesy of European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award.