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
GR - Redevelopment of the New Waterfront, Thessaloniki GR - Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects
IS - H71a, Reykjavík IS - Studio Granda
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