A Belgian project receives Mies van der Rohe award


The Belgian NAVEZ project has won an award at the prestigious EU Mies Award 17 for contemporary architecture, from the Fundació Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona.

The 2017 Emerging Architecture Prize was awarded to the Brussels-based studios MSA/V+, for the NAVEZ project. Implemented in Schaerbeek, this ambitious project is made up of 5 social housing units developed as part of the Navez-Portaels neighbourhood contract. The housing project fulfils the dual ambition of the local authorities: represent the urban extension model with a geographic reference point at the northern entrance of Brussels, and create low-rental apartments for large families.

It is the first time since the inaugural award in 1988 that a Belgian architecture studio has won one of the two awards.

To find out more: http://miesbcn.com and https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/actions/architecture-prize_en.