IIT names winners of inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

Herzog & de Meuron's iconic 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage in Miami Beach, Fla., is one of two winners of the $50,000 architectural prize.

November 03, 2014 |
Iber Camargo Foundation. Photo: Ricardo Rmx via Wikimedia Commons

The College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has announced the inaugural winners of its Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). The award program recognizes the best built works in the Americas.

The jury selected two winners out of seven finalists: the Iberê Camargo Foundation building in Porto Alegre, Brazil, by Alvaro Siza Vieira, the winner of the MCHAP 2000-2008 award, and 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage in Miami Beach, Fla., by Herzog & de Meuron, the winner of the MCHAP 2009-2013 award.

Co-director of the MCHAP program and professor at the College of Architecture Dirk Denison told Interior Design: “There were 36 outstanding projects and seven finalists, all of whom had amazing qualities. The two selected were somehow the most complete in fulfilling their objects and profoundly effective in impacting their contexts.”

The winners each will be recognized by the MCHAP chair at the College of Architecture for the following academic year and will receive funding of $50,000 in support of research and a publication related to the theme of “Rethinking Metropolis.”

Dean of the College of Architecture, Wiel Arets, established MCHAP and launched the program in February with Denison and Phyllis Lambert of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.

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