Szczecin’s concert hall, designed by Spanish architecture practice Estudio Barozzi Veiga, is a glowing white castle that many see as a beacon for a prosperous future. But its relationship with the city’s various pasts is more problematic, says John Jervis

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Featured on the cover of Icon's current issue, the Spanish architect's concert hall in Poland has won the Mies van der Rohe award for European contemporary architecture. John Jervis visited the building last month

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Thursday, 07 May 2015 01:00

Mies van der Rohe prize shortlist

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

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Thursday, 07 May 2015 01:00

#iconphoto contest – pattern

For the chance to win a bag of Present & Correct stationery and a copy of our latest issue, Poland, use Instagram or Twitter to send us photos of patterns in everyday life

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Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:00

Icon 144: Poland

Our latest issue presents some of the most exciting design and architecture coming out of Poland. We visit the acclaimed Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, we interview Gdansk-born design duo Chmara.Rosinke, and Warsaw-based curator Klara Czerniewska reveals a passion for pattern in the Polish design scene

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