1st prize in international competition for the European Commission’s most important current real estate project in Brussels for the team: RAFAEL DE LA-HOZ ARQUITECTOS (Architect + Team leader), Perkins&Will UK Limited (Architect),
LATZ+PARTNER (Landscape Architecture Urban Planning), TECNICA Y PROYECTOS S.A. (Building service engineering), MC2 ESTUDIO DE INGENIERIA S.L.U.
Architect Monica von Schmalensee, who chaired the jury together with Commissioner Oettinger, said “Architecturally this complex and challenging competition fulfilled very high standards with three innovative winning designs. As a jury we especially valued the large and accessible public spaces the 1st prize winner will create and how the buildings integrate into the urban context. This will bring benefits not only to staff working there but also to residents and people passing by.” (Quote from the European Commission Press release)