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Leon Museum of Contemporary Art (MUSAC) wins European Union award

27/04/2007

Leon Museum of Contemporary Art (MUSAC) wins European Union award

The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award has been given to the León Museum of Contemporary Art (MUSAC), designed by architects Emilio Tuñón and Luis Moreno Mansilla and built by FCC. This is the most prestigious contemporary architecture award in the European Union.

MUSAC, which received the award for its conceptual, technical and construction quality, was inaugurated in April 2005 and has established itself as a benchmark artistic institution in Spain.

Other notable works by Tuñón and Mansilla that have been built by FCC include the Castellón Fine Art Museum, the Zamora Archaeological Museum, the León City Auditorium (which received the Spanish Architecture award in 2003), and the Royal Collections Museum (FCC is building the first phase).

The EU and the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Foundation award the prize every two years in order to recognise and reward quality in architecture.