The winnner of €60,000 award for European architecture will be announced tomorrow at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Here are the five practices and projects in the running – including the Szezecin Philharmonic, which is featured on the cover of our current issue, Poland
Barozzi Veiga’s Philarmonic Hall Szczecin in Poland – which features on the cover of our current issue, Poland – is in the running for the Mies van der Rohe prize for European contemporary architecture, the winner of which will be announced tomorrow (8 May).
Bjarke Ingels’ Danish Maritime Museum in Denmark, which featured in Icon’s Museums issue, is another nominee. O’Donnell + Tuomey, who Icon interviewed at the press conference announcing the finalists, has been shortlisted for their Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics.
The Ravensburg Art Museum in Germany by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei and the Antinori Winery in Florence, Italy, by Archea Associati complete the shortlist. All five buildings are pictured above.
The winning building will be announced on 8 May at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona and its architect will receive a €60,000 prize. A runner-up will receive €20,000.
The nominated buildings were all completed within the past two years but were not limited by size, with entries ranging from private homes to large-scale infrastructure schemes. Nominations were made by independent bodies, such as the member associations of the Architects Council of Europe and other European national architects associations rather than by the practices themselves. Previous winners of the award include David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, OMA, Snohetta, Peter Zumthor and Norman Foster.
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