‘The Corner’ by Alfonso Femia selected for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2022.
‘The Corner’, by Alfonso Femia, selected for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2022
On February 22, 2021, the official list of the work nominated for the EU Mies Award 2022 has been published. The list, presented by the European Commission with the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, features some of the best architectural projects in Europe and includes 449 works from 41 countries. Among the 18 Italian works selected, ‘The Corner’ by Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia appears in the ‘Office Building’ category. The project concerned the redevelopment of the Generali Real Estate building in Milan, located on the corner of Viale della Liberazione and Viale Melchiorre Gioia. The different facades of the building act as a distinctive element that strongly characterizes the entire structure and the urban area in which it is located, an object of profound and radical change in recent years
The MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD
The EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture is a biennial prize highlighting outstanding architectural works built across Europe demonstrating excellence in conceptual, social, cultural, and technical terms. Since 2001, the prize has been co-organized by the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and the award ceremony is held in May in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain. The award raises awareness of quality architecture and its contribution to the well-being of citizens and the sustainable development of European cities, towns, and villages.
ALFONSO FEMIA is the co-founder of the 5+1 agency in 1995, which became 5+1AA in 2005, and then founder of Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia in 2017.
Among his most recent projects: the Milanese Ice Factory (2009), the IULM University in Milan (2015), the Marseilles Docks (2015), the new BNL-BNP Paribas headquarters in Rome (2016), the Dallara Academy in Parme (2018), the building ‘The Corner’ in Milan (2019). He has recently won the international competitions for the redevelopment of the First Italian State Mint in Rome, the construction of a hotel in Europacity, Paris, and the new Sports City in Cosenza. He currently develops projects in La Ciotat, Montpellier, Lyon, Toulouse, Avignon, Marseilles, Tashkent, Milan, Vicenza, Algiers, La Spezia, and Rome.
THE CORNER – images
THE CORNER project by Alfonso Femia / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia AF517
with FOR engineering, for Generali Real Estate.
Photos by S. Anzini ; axonometric view by Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia.
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