This Prize aims to recognise excellence in architecture. It distinguishes those works which strengthen the ability of adaptability of spaces to reach comfort and well-being to its residents. Architecture which turns into quality places for people’s every day lives: for working, learning, playing,… Architecture to be lived in. Simon Architecture Prize is an initiative of Simon and it is developed by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe.
Special mention to Alejandro Campos for his PhD on the Aldo van Eyck project. Le Musée Imaginaire, Loenen aan de Vecht (The Netherlands):
"Some of the issues debated around the category of Personal Places did not only revolve around what was built, but also about how architects develop their own architectural discipline: not only designing and building, but also through research and experimentation on existing buildings such as the Aldo van Eyck project. Le Musée Imaginaire, on how to analyze them and think them differently. The members of the jury wanted to recognize this project among all those presented with a mention, despite the fact that they did not comply with the bases due to their non-material nature."