Tag Archives: Mies Memorial Library. Architecture Competition for Students

Submission: January 28, 2022
Registration: January 16, 2022
Language: English
Location: IIT Campus, Chicago, USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Ideas Competition for Students


Mies’s drawings, letters and articles are all well preserved. All these pieces are safe and sound. However, there’s a difference between preservation and celebration, and we believe Mies’s work deserve to be celebrated. For the sake of this challenge, we are going to consider that the IIT is planning to make a move to bring many of those pieces back to its campus to establish the new “Mies Memorial Library”. A building not only meant to preserve, but also to celebrate the life, works and contributions of one of the founding fathers of modern architecture. A building that will look into the future without forgetting the past. A building capable of encouraging young architects to be ambitious and remind the established ones to never settle. A building which this brief, if you choose to do so, invites you to envision and design.

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