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Five Finalists for Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. In total, 335 works in 37 European countries were nominated for the award. An expert jury drew up the final shortlist.

House for Elderly People, Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
Aires Mateus Arquitectos

House for Elderly People, Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

Photograph: FG+SG

 

Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain
Jürgen Mayer H.

Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain

Photograph: David Franck

 

Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland
Batteríid Architects, Henning Larsen Architects, Studio Olafur Eliasson

Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland

Photograph: Nic Lehoux

 

Superkilen (inter-cultural city park), Copenhagen, Denmark
BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek1, Superflex

Superkilen (inter-cultural city park), Copenhagen, Denmark

Photograph: Superflex

 

City Hall, Ghent, Belgium
Robbrecht en Daem architecten, Marie-José Van Hee architecten

City Hall, Ghent, Belgium

Photograph: Petra Decouttere

The jury members

  • Wiel Arets, Chair of the jury/Wiel Arets Architects, Maastricht
  • Pedro Gadanho, Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
  • Antón García-Abril, Ensamble Studio, Madrid
  • Louisa Hutton, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Berlin
  • Kent Martinussen, CEO, The Danish Architecture Center (DAC), Copenhagen
  • Frédéric Migaryou, Director, Architecture & Design, Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Ewa Porebska Editor-in-Chief, Architektura-murator, Warsaw
  • Giovanna Carnevali, Secretary of the Jury/Director, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona

 

The overall winner of the Prize, as well as the 'special mention' award for best emerging architect, will be announced in May, with an award ceremony on 6 June 2013 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.

The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award highlights the contribution of European architects to the development of new ideas and technologies in contemporary urban development. Launched in 1987 and co-funded by the EU Culture Programme and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, the Euro 60,000 prize is the most prestigious in European architecture. It is awarded every other year for a work completed within the previous two years. This year’s ceremony is the 13th to take place since its launch.

Further information
ec.europa.eu/culture
www.miesarch.com

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