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The European Prize for Architecture 2014 to Italian Architect Alessandro Mendini
Promoted and organized by:
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies (Dublin, Athens)
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design (USA)
Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner with the patronage of Ordine degli Architetti PPC della Provincia di Milano in collaboration with:
Hyundai Motor Company e UniCredit
On February 9, 2015, the architect Alessandro Mendini received the 2014 European Prize for Architecture in the prestigious and futuristic setting of the UniCredit skyscraper complex at Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milan. For the first time, the Prize conceived and promoted by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design (USA), and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies (Dublin and Athens) has been given to an Italian architect. The conferral of the Prize was accompanied by a ceremony and gala dinner, bothunder the patronage of the Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori of the province of Milan, and in collaboration with the Hyundai Motor Company and UniCredit. The attendance was extraordinary. The most famous Italian architects and designers, journalists, artists, collectors, gallery owners, entrepreneurs and exponents from the world of culture and institutions were present.
Claudia Donà, Italian design critic and journalist, presents
The speech by USA Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, Consul
The speech by Architect Franco Raggi, Vice President of Ordine degli Architetti PPC della Provincia di Milano.
The prizegiving of Alessandro Mendiniwith The European Prize
Ceremonial speeches were held by the president of The Chicago Athenaeum, Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, the director of the European Centre, Kieran Conlon, the president and vice-president of the Ordine degli Architetti of the province of Milan, Valeria Bottelli and Franco Raggi, and the journalist and design critic Claudia Donà. The deputy mayor of Milan, Ada Lucia De Cesaris, and the US Consul General in Milan, Ambassador Philip Thomas Reeker, were also present. Ambassador Reeker expressed his recognition of Italian culture as an expression of beauty, taste and the quality of life. The ceremony was concluded with a reading by Alessandro Mendini.
Clara Buoncristiani: MendiniPrize@clarabuoncristiani.it
Energy Athens 2014-2015
For the fifth year, the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies in collaboration with the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and design, proudly presents the Energy Athens, the rising tide in art. Artists from all forms of art come to present their work at our new Contemporary Space Athens in a fascinating assemblage of contemporary art in Greece today.
The exhibition will present a wide variety of creative, artistic diversity, with different styles and will highlight new trends in the contemporary art scene. One of the important objectives of the European Center and Chicago Athenaeum is to show off the new artistic trends and concerns also to indicate that art is not limited to architecture and painting, but is present in graphic design in fashion design, video, sculpture, pottery, to jewelery, to graffiti, in street art and all forms of artistic expression.
• The exhibition will be at "Contemporary Space Athens" (Metropolis 74, Plaka) from January 10, 2015 to February 22, 2015.
• You can download the images from the opening of the exhibition here.
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The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
Contemporary Space Athens
Mitropoleos 74, GR 10563, Athens, Greece
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