The EU Mies van der Rohe Award is an architecture prize with a European vocation that celebrates urban excellence.

This itinerant exhibition reflects the discussions held by the 2017 jury. The selected works emphasize the importance of Europe’s urban character. The 40 shortlisted works are organised according to the urban fabric where they are found: Exo-urban, Periphery, Consolidated and Historic Centre. Together they construct an imaginary city, the City of 40.
The different projects of  the 2017 winners and finalists, and how these are experienced, illustrate the nature of Contemporary European Architecture. The issues that emerge from them will continue to be discussed on social media and at different events connected to the 2017 prize over the next two years. This exhibition, together with the EU Mies Award Catalogue 2017, will kick off this fascinating discussion.