5 Architecture and 2 Emerging Architecture Finalists for the EU MIES AWARD 2024

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Robert Konieczny. KWK Promes

Robert Konieczny. An architect, graduate of Architecture at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. In 1996 he received the certificate of New Jersey Institute of Technology. A leader and a founder of KWK Promes architecture studio established in 1999. In 2012 he became an independent expert for the Mies van der Rohe Foundation. Konieczny was a nominate of the European Award of Mies van der Rohe Foundation eight times. Moreover he is a holder of the prestigious award for the House of the Year 2006, winning with the Aatrial House as the best housing project in a competition organized by World Architecture News.

In 2007 the KWK Promes office was listed among 44 best young architects of the world published by 'Scalae'. Same year the 'Wallpaper' magazine issued Konieczny's practice as one of the 101 most exciting architecture studios in the world. Year 2008 brought him another prize of The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum 'European 40 under 40'.

Gustav Düsing

Gustav Düsing studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and the Architectural Association in London and is a registered architect in Berlin.

His studio is based on constantly exploring, experimenting, and tweaking space, material, and structure to find new ways for architecture to respond to current environmental and socio-political challenges.

He has participated in numerous art and architecture exhibitions including the first ever Antarctic Biennale (2017). His work has been award with the 2023 German Architecture Prize (state prize), the 2020 Rome Prize for Architecture and in 2020/21 Gustav Düsing was an Artist in Residence at the German Academy in Rome, Villa Massimo.

Since 2015 he has taught at different Universities including, the TU Braunschweig, UDK Berlin and in 2021 he was appointed visiting Professor at the University Roma Tre. In 2022 Gustav Düsing was co-teaching a design studio at Cornell University AAP.

Max Hacke. Büro Hacke

Büro Hacke is a collaborative architecture studio based in Berlin and founded in 2016 by Max Hacke. His work covers a wide range of sectors from educational buildings for public clients to residential projects and housing for private clients. Additionally, they engage in cultural projects, research and exhibition, and furniture design, understanding architecture as a collaborative effort between project partners, clients, and consultants in an attempt to formulate an artistic, sustainable, and realistic ambition for each project.

Max Hacke (1986) is an architect based in Berlin. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and as a fellow at the Architectural Association in London. After graduating in 2013, he worked in various London offices. Not only in practice but also in teaching and research, he focuses on the role of architecture in shaping new social and collective dynamics. His conceptual focus is on the variability and flexibility of architecture, as well as a tendency to understand architecture as a process rather than as an object.
Max Hacke has been awarded the German Architecture Prize 2023 and is nominated for the DAM Preis 2024 and the EU Mies van der Rohe Prize 2024.


Andrés Jaque, holds a Ph.D. in architecture. He is the founder of the Office for Political Innovation and the Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York.

In 2014 he received the Silver Lion at the 14th Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Biennale di Venezia.

He is the author of award-winning projects such as Plasencia Clergy House (Dionisio Hernández Gil Prize), House in Never Never Land (Mies Van der Rohe European Union Award's finalist), TUPPER HOME (X Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo), or ESCARAVOX (COAM Award 2013). He has also developed architectural performances as well as installations that question political frameworks through architectural practice; including IKEA Disobedients (MoMA Collection, 2011); PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society (Mies Barcelona Pavilion, 2012) or Superpowers of Ten (Lisbon Triennale, 2014).

Andrés Jaque is a Professor of Advanced Design at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and Visiting Professor at Princeton University's School of Architecture.

Amelia Tavella Gives

Amelia Tavella Gives. Born on the island of Corsica and opened her eponymous studio in 2007 in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France and was named “a rising star of French architecture” by the Choiseul Institute in 2018. She studied at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris from 1995 to 2001, received her DESA diploma of architecture in 2005, and holds an Environmental Approach to Urban Planning certification from the Marseille School of Architecture.

Amelia has received numerous awards ranging from the 2016 Young Woman Architect Award from the Prix Femme Architecte to the 2017 Pierre Cardin Prize from the Académie des Beaux-Arts to the 2021 Chevalier in the National Order of Merit from the Grande Chancellerie de la Légion d’Honneur.

Awards - Honors.-
2022 - Médaille d'Architecture - Prix Dejean - Acamédie d'Architecture, Paris.
2022 - First Prize - TECU European Architecture Awards.
2022 - Best Architecture porject 2022 - IQD Magazine.
2022 - Trophée Béton - Nominated.
2021 - Chevalier in the National Order of Merit- Grande Chancellerie de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris.
2021 - European Prize of Architecture Philippe Rotthier «Genius Loci» - Nominated.
2021 - Best Young Architect - Ideat Design Awards.
2020 - Landscape Sensitivity Award- Séquence Bois Awards.
2019 - Medium Award - Corsican architectrual Awards.
2019 - Born Awards - Impact Social.
2018 - Choiseul City of Tomorrow Award.
2017 - Pierre Cardin Prize - Académie des Beaux-Arts Awards.
2016 - Young Woman Architect Award - Prix Femme architecte Awards.

Geir Brendeland, Olav Kristoffersen. Brendeland and Kristoffersen

Brendeland & Kristoffersen. Norwegian architects Geir Brendeland and Olav Kristoffersen have developed a wide-ranging practice over the past fifteen years, designing exquisite buildings, teaching students, and thinking through the implications of building in the 21st century. Known for their ambitious approach to housing, urban development and social provision, they have also worked on temporary, sometimes peripatetic, projects including exhibitions, installations and public interventions. Both Brendeland and Kristoffersen teach in the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, which situates their practice within a critical discourse.

Their interest in Råängen stems from a broad commitment to a common good as well as long-term engagement in issues relating to land ownership, communal ways of living, vernacular architecture, craft and local materials. Many of their projects involve communal activities that involve a broad range of people, including teenagers, children and adults. Their public space for Råängen will help set the tone for future development on the Church’s land in Brunnshög and will involve collaboration with Lund Municipality and the University.

Elena Orte, Guillermo Sevillano. SUMA Arquitectura

SUMA arquitectura is an international studio based in Madrid, founded and led by Elena Orte and Guillermo Sevillano in 2005. It is formed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals who participate in the design process: architects, engineers, agronomists, landscape architects, experts in sustainability, architectural communication, sociologists, etc. They produces singular architectures that challenge the limits of traditional architecture.

Elena Orte and Guillermo Sevillano are rchitects graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM), Master in Advanced Architectural Design from the same school and from Columbia University in New York, respectively. They are currently professors at the Escuela Politécnica ETSA in Madrid and at the IAAC in Barcelona. They has participated in different exhibitions (IFEMA Madrid Fair, Matadero, EMVS, Fresh Madrid) and conferences in New York, Beijing, Austria, Turkey, Australia, Luxembourg, Latvia.

They has won several national and international competitions including the Gabriel García Márquez Library in Barcelona, the Library and Multipurpose Center of Fuerteventura (both called by municipalities), 91 public housing units in San Francisco Javier and 73 public housing units in San Sebastián de los Reyes (both for the municipal housing and land company of Madrid). They have also been selected and awarded prizes in competitions such as the Helsinki Central Library and the Verín Arts Center in Galicia. Also they has exhibitions (IFEMA Madrid Fair, Matadero, EMVS, Fresh Madrid) and conferences in New York, Beijing, Austria, Turkey, Australia, Luxembourg, Latvia. Recently, the Gabriel García Márquez Library received the NAN award for best equipment/large infrastructure.

Paula del Rio, João Branco. Branco Del-Rio

Branco Del-Rio is an architecture studio based in Coimbra founded by Paula del Rio and João Branco.

Paula del Rio (Soria, 1985). Studied architecture at the Technical School of Architecture of Madrid between 2003 and 2010, where she studied the Master en Proyectos Arquitectónicos Avanzados in 2011, when she also started her teaching career as an assistant professor in the chair of Juan Carlos Sancho teaching design of fourth and fifth course. She is currently developing her PhD thesis entitled "La identidad como concepto clave en la ciudad de finales del Siglo XX". Her professional career has developed as a collaborator in the offices of Francisco Mangado in Pamplona and ​​Sancho-Madridejos in Madrid. She ir currently invited Assistant in Design I Studio (1st year) at Darq UC, Coimbra.

João Branco (Coimbra, 1983). Studied architecture at the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra and ETSA in Barcelona between 2001 and 2008. He studied the Máster en Proyectos Arquitectónicos Avanzados in the departamento de proyectos at the UMP ETSAM in Madrid in 2011 where he teached as a professor assistant in the chair of Juan Carlos Sancho. In 2014 he finished the Energy for Sustainability (EfS) postgraduate studies, an initiative of the University of Coimbra in partnership with MIT Portugal Program. Between 2008 and 2010 he worked in the offices of Jorge Teixeira Dias, BAAS, Jordi Badia and João Mendes Ribeiro. He began working independently in 2011.

He currently develops a PhD Thesis in Darq UC, Coimbra, he is a junior reseracher in CES (Centro de Estudos Sociais). In 2018-2019 course he was a Guest Assistant in Design Studio II A (5th year) with Paulo Providência.



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