40 shortlisted works announced for the 2015 Mies Van Der Rohe Award

The 5 Finalists will be announced in London by the end of February

by Cecilia Di Marzo
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The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

In total, 420 works were nominated for the award.

An expert Jury drew up the final shortlist (details below). The five finalists will present their projects on May 7 before the Jury decides the overall winner of the Prize, as well as the Emerging Architect Prize, on May 8 at a celebration that will take place at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.

Antoni Vives, President of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Deputy Mayor of Barcelona said "This edition of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe, confirms the high quality of European architecture, its creative and innovative potential and its ability to adapt to social, political and economic changes. Barcelona is committed to a sustainable urban development and as a promoter and organizer of the Prize together with the European Commission it supports the values of contemporary architecture and those professionals who are committed to building our cities.”

The 40 shortlisted works have been:

AT - 2226, Lustenau AT - Baumschlager Eberle Lustenau

BE - Hostel Wadi in Hoge Rielen, Kasterlee IT - Studio Associato Bernardo Secchi-Paola Viganò

DE - Immanuel Church, Cologne DE - Sauerbruch Hutton
DE - Gleisdreieck Park, Berlin DE - Atelier Loidl
DE - R50 – Cohousing, Berlin DE - Heide & Von Beckerath;
DE - Ifau und Jesko Fezer
DE - Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg DE - Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei

DK - Vartov Square, Copenhagen UK - Hall McKnight
DK - Moesgård Museum, Højbjerg DK - Henning Larsen Architects
DK - Danish National Maritime Museum, Helsingør DK - BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
DK - Fremtidens Børnehjem, Childrens Home of the Future, Kerteminde DK - CEBRA architecture
DK - Forfatterhuset Kindergarten Copenhagen DK - COBE

ES - Atrio Relais-Châteaux, Cáceres ES - Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos
ES - Public Equipment: Urban Park and Transportation Hub, Logroño ES - Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos; Arquitectura Agronomia
ES - Public library in Ceuta, ES - Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos
ES - Casa Luz, Cilleros, Cáceres ES - Arquitectura-g
ES - Espacio Andaluz de Creación Contemporánea, Córdoba, ES - Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

FR - Soulages Museum, Rodez ES - RCR Arquitectes
FR - FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque FR - Lacaton & Vassal Architectes
FR - Marseille Vieux Port, Marseille UK - Foster + Partners

GR - Redevelopment of the New Waterfront, Thessaloniki GR - Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects

IE - University of Limerick Medical School, Student Housing, Piazza and Pergola, Limerick, Grafton Architects
IE - Waterford Medieval Museum, Waterford IE - Waterford City Council Architects

IS - H71a, Reykjavík IS - Studio Granda

IT - Expo Gate at Expo Milano 2015, Milan IT - Scandurra Studio Architettura
IT - Antinori Winery, San Casciano Vsl di Pesa, Firenze IT - Archea Associati

NL - The New Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam ES - Cruz Y Ortiz Arquitectos
NL - Education Center Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL - Kaan Architecten
NL - De Rotterdam, Rotterdam NL - O.M.A.
NL - Rozet, Culture House, Arnhem NL - Neutelings Riedijk Architects

PL - Silesian Museum Katowice, Katowice AT - Riegler Riewe Architekten
PL - The Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, Szczecin ES - BarozziVeiga, PL - Studio A4
PL - Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, Warszawa FI - Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

PT - The Arquipélago - Contemporary Arts Centre, Ribeira Grande, Azores PT - João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto; Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados
PT - Rowing High Performance Centre in Pocinho, Vila Nova de Roz Côa PT - SpacialAR-TE

RO - Urban Spaces / Dogarilor Apartment Building, Bucharest RO - ADN Birou de Arhitectura

SE - The New Crematorium of the Woodland Cemetery, Enskede, Stockholm, Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor

TR - Sancaklar Mosque, Istanbul TR - EAA - Emre Arolat Architects

UK - Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School Of Economics student centre, London, O’Donnell + Tuomey
UK - Everyman Theatre, Liverpool UK - Haworth Tompkins
UK - Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxford UK - Niall McLaughlin Architects

There have been 16 Cultural, 4 Education, 3 Mixed Use, 3 Religious, 3 Urban, 2 Commercial, 2 Hotels, 2 Residential, 1 Funerary, 1 Landscape, 1 Single-family House, 1 Social Welfare and 1 Sport shortlisted works. This represents 40% of Cultural buildings, 10% Education spaces and 7,5% Mixed Use, Religious and Urban and works.

On May 8 the name of the 2015 laureates will be announced at a special event at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The 2015 Prize exhibition and a celebration to acknowledge the work of all the architects and people who have been involved in the Prize process will take place that same day. The touring exhibition, discussions and lectures will be presented in different European and International cities between 2015 and 2016 and will connect with the next edition of the Prize that will take place in 2017.

Find more about the works here: www.miesarch.com

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    Lustenau / Austria / 2013

    77

    Hostel Wadi in Hoge Rielen

    Hoge Rielen / Belgium / 2013

    29

    Moesgård Museum

    Aarhus / Denmark / 2013

    168

    Danish National Maritime Museum

    Elsinore / Denmark / 2013

    103

    Fremtidens Børnehjem

    Kerteminde / Denmark / 2014

    74

    Forfatterhuset Kindergarten

    Copenhagen / Denmark / 2014

    35

    Atrio Relais-Châteaux

    Cáceres / Spain / 2010

    42

    Public library in Ceuta

    Ceuta / Spain / 2013

    10

    Casa Luz

    Extremadura / Spain / 2013

    151

    C3A - Centro de Creación Artística Contemporanéa

    Cordova / Spain / 2013

    31

    FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais

    Dunkirk / France / 2013

    108

    Marseille Vieux Port

    Marseille’s old port / France / 2013

    12

    University of Limerick Medical School

    Limerick / Ireland / 2012

    36

    Waterford Medieval Museum

    Waterford / Ireland / 2013

    3

    H71a

    Reykjavik / Iceland / 2001

    30

    Expo Gate at Expo Milano 2015

    Milan / Italy / 2014

    176

    Cantina Antinori

    Bargino San Casciano in Val di pesa / Italy / 2012

    37

    The New Rijksmuseum

    Amsterdam / Netherlands / 2013

    5

    Education Center Erasmus MC

    Rotterdam / Netherlands / 2013

    59

    De Rotterdam

    Rotterdam / Netherlands / 2013

    20

    Rozet

    Arnhem / Netherlands / 2013

    2

    Silesian Museum Katowice

    Katowice / Poland / 2013

    67

    The Philharmonic Hall Szczecin

    Szczecin / Poland / 2014

    37

    Museum of the History of the Polish Jews

    Warsaw / Poland / 2013

    67

    The Arquipélago - Contemporary Arts Centre

    Ribeira Grande / Portugal / 2014

    48

    Rowing High Performance Centre in Pocinho

    Vila Nova de Foz Côa / Portugal / 2014

    72

    Urban Spaces / Dogarilor Apartment Building

    Bucharest / Romania / 2014

    102

    Sancaklar Mosque

    Büyükçekmece / Turkey / 2012

    55

    London School Of Economics student centre

    London / United Kingdom / 2013

    49

    Everyman Theatre

    Liverpool / United Kingdom / 2013

    28

    Bishop Edward King Chapel

    Oxford / United Kingdom / 2012