Fundació Mies van der Rohe and the European Commission has narrowed down the competition pool by choosing five finalists from 383 projects. Presented biennially, Mies van der Rohe Award or the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture is awarded to projects that were finished by architects from and in Creative Europe participating countries. The prime aim of this award is to recognize and acclaim innovation and excellence in the field of architecture. The prize also highlights the significant contribution of European architects and designers to sustainable development.
The jury of 7 international members includes Dorte Mandrup (Chairwoman), Kamiel Klaasse, Stefan Ghenciulescu, María Langarita, George Arbid, Angelika Fitz, and Frank McDonald.
The five finalists that have been selected by the juries are:
- Skanderbeg Square in Tirana by 51N4E, Anri Sala, Plant en Houtgoed and iRI (Albania);
- Terracehouse Berlin by Brandlhuber+ Emde, Burlon and Muck Petzet Architekten (Germany);
- PC CARITAS in Melle by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (Belgium);
- Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre by selgascano (Spain);
- Transformation of 530 dwellings - Grand Parc Bordeaux by Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture (France)
The jury will visit the five finalists and announce the name of the winner in the mid-April. The award ceremony will take place at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona on May 7.
An amount of 60.000€ and a sculpture representing the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion of Barcelona will be offered to the winner. Apart from this, the emerging architect will be awarded 20.000€ together with the sculpture.