UPDATE [5/22/14] Pezo Von Ellrichshausen has won the inaugural MCHAP for Emerging Architecture, for Casa Poli on Chile's Coliumo peninsula.A benefit dinner this Tuesday, May 20th, will see the announcement of the inaugural winner of the new Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture “awarded to an outstanding built work in the Americas by an emerging practice completed within the preceding two years.” The prize comes with $25,000 cash and an IIT professorship for the coming year.
The 47 submissions, which included Jeanne Gang's Aqua, have been whittled down to four finalists. This Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., each of those finalists will be in Crown Hall presenting their projects, followed by Vedram Mimica leading a round-table debate with the architects plus Phyllis Lambert, Sarah Whiting, Wiel Arets, Dirk Denison, MCHAP Nominators Robert McCarter, Franco Micucci, Susan Conger-Austin, Marshall Brown, Sean Keller, and the audience.
The four finalists include . . .
|photograph: Cristobal Palma - click images for larger view
|photgraph: Oliver Hess
|photograph: James Brittain
|photograph: Cristobal Palma
The Emerging Architecture award is the warm-up for the main event, the MCHAP Award, for which there is 225 nominees (pictured here) of “built works, completed between January 2000 and December 2013 . . . within the North and South American continents.”
|Rush University Medical Tower
The Americas Prize comes with a $50,000 cash award, a year as MCHAP Chair at the IIT School of Architecture, and a perpetually re-stocked bowl of blue-only M&M's. The winner is scheduled to be announced this fall.