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RIAI presents the EUmies Award Exhibition in Dublin
The RIAI is delighted to present the EUmies Award – an exhibition of Europe’s Best Architecture – at the Printworks, Dublin Castle from 16 January until 14 February 2024. The exhibition features models, texts, videos, sketches and drawings of the 40 shortlisted works and a summary of all 532 nominees.
The EU Mies Award is the European Union prize for Architecture. Since 1988, the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe of Barcelona have been jointly responsible for this prestigious biennial award, which recognises and commends excellence in the field of architecture and draws attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new ideas and technologies. The Prize objectives aim at promoting quality and reflecting the complexity of architecture’s significance in society.
In 2022 the EU Mies Award was awarded for the first time to an Irish practice, Grafton Architects, for Town House Kingston. This edition of the EU Mies Award also includes 15 Irish projects amongst the nominees and it will showcase the 13 Irish projects nominated for the 2024 award.
Presenting the EU Mies Award Exhibition in Ireland is a great opportunity to discuss shared European values and objectives around our built environment. The exhibition also aligns with the National Policy on Architecture, Places for People, and the objectives and values of the New European Bauhaus – a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences. The RIAI will work to maximise public engagement with the Exhibition and to promote a discourse around quality architecture and the benefit it brings to communities.
Free public events will include the official opening talk by EUmies award-winners Grafton Architects on Wednesday 17 January at 6pm and a lecture by finalists Deadline Architekten on their innovative cultural and housing project Frizz23 in Berlin on Wednesday 31 January, 6pm.