As Brexshit bores on and the European elections are upon us, The Face celebrates all things Euro with 28 of our favourite Europeans (one for every state, still including Britain!).

Designers, DJs, photographers, promoters, singers and artists share what Europe means to them, from freedom of movement to trashy pop and human rights to tasty recipes. Volume 3, starring Gerrit Jacob, Missy Flynn, De School, Emma aka Solid Blake, Buffalo Zine, Johnny Coca and Ana Cuba. (see Vol. 1 here and Vol. 2 here)

Listen to Missy Flynn’s thoughts on what Brexit is going to do to British food here.

The Barbican, London

“A city within the city. I love the peacefulness; the community feel of this place removed from the chaos of the city. It can feel melancholic on a grey day, or buoyant on a warm one. It’s diverse and homogenic at the same time with different types of housing structures. Getting lost and discovering new paths through the Barbican leads you to unveil fascinating and surprising perspectives.”

Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona

“This was my first encounter with the work of Mies van der Rohe as a teenager. The harmony, the balance of proportions and materials, the way the building plays with light, reflections and transparencies still fascinates me. One of the most elegant architectural and design achievements.”

La Maison de Verre, Paris

“Where engineering, design, architecture blend in the most harmonious way. I love the innovation and poetry, the circulation from private to public spaces. One of the most photogenic buildings ever, thanks to an unprecedented attention to detail. Inspiring in every aspect.”

Torres Blancas, Madrid

“I love the silhouette of the towers. A controversial and underrated example of modern architecture, both organic and Brutalist. The apartments inside follow the curves of the external volumes, blending function and design with sensuality and also breathtaking views of Madrid. Iconic.”

Galleria Continua, Les Moulins

“Outside of Paris, this antenna of the pioneering Italian gallery stretches for kilometres and includes several abandoned industrial buildings patiently rehabilitated and very discreetly restored. Time feels like it is suspended. The dialogue between the ‘derelict’ buildings and the artworks is unique and immersive. The ‘garden’ is a landscape that celebrates wilderness and rare species. A beautiful and peaceful conversation between culture and nature through landscape.”

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

“I admire this architectural project for its longevity (it was started in 1882 and still remains unfinished), complexity, audacity and for Gaudi’s enduring vision through centuries and wars. It’s also a human and collective achievement and a conversation between periods, engineering and construction techniques, styles, symbolism. It’s grandiose and it’s a unique celebration of spirituality and human intelligence, that stretches beyond religion.”

Isola di San Michele, Venice

“A monumental cemetery standing in the middle of a lagoon, a perfect place to wander and lose track of time and space or to find inspiration. It’s beautiful, unique and only accessible by boat – which makes it even more intriguing.”

Queen’s House, London

“This Palladian building by Inigo Jones always blows me away by the perfection of its proportions, the details and the craftsmanship of every single element, the elegance of the patterns from floor to ceiling, the beauty of the views. Visiting the Queen’s House in Greenwich is like time and space travel.”  

Maison Prouvé, Nancy

“In 1954, Jean Prouvé built a house in two months to shelter his family, on a cheap site, deemed inappropriate for construction. The outcome is a pioneering, partly prefabricated structure that is striking for its modernity and the longevity of the materials and techniques he then perfected throughout his career. The house is the source of an experimental, universal, altruistic vision that is still relevant today.”

St Pancras Station, London

“Arriving in St Pancras by Eurostar is always a thrilling experience: the volume, the light, the blend of modernity and history. The iconic pieces by Paul Day and Tracey Emin create a cinematic feel, a special moment. It’s quite a memorable and moving arrival in London for me, every time I come from Paris.”

Casa Malaparte, Capri

“The iconic house of Godard’s movie, Le Mépris is a place that I fantasise about. Almost impossible to access, only by foot or boat, it is the ultimate retreat – perched high on a cliff’s edge with perfectly framed views of the crystal waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Like a boat ready to sail, like a dream within a dream.”