The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
The five finalists are:
Name of work in English: Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg, DE
Original name: Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg, DE
Office: Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei
Authors: Arno Lederer (IC), Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir and Marc Oei (DE)
Name of work in English: Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, DK
Original name: Museet for Søfart, Helsingør, DK
Office: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Authors: Bjarke Ingels and David Zahle (DK)
Name of work in English: Antinori Winery, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence, IT
Original name: Cantina Antinori, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Firenze, IT
Office: Archea Associati
Authors: Giovanni Polazzi, Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti and Silvia Fabi (IT)
Name of work in English: Philarmonic Hall Szczecin, Szczecin, PL
Original name: Filharmonia Szczecinska, Szczecin, PL
Office: Barozzi / Veiga
Authors: Alberto Veiga (ES) and Fabrizio Barozzi (IT)
Original name: Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics, London, UK
Office: O’Donnell + Tuomey (IE)
Authors: Sheila O’Donnell, John Tuomey and Willie Carey (IE)
In the following weeks, jury members will visit the five finalists’ works and will collect first-hand information from the users. On May 7, the authors of each work will present their project at an open event open in Barcelona.
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 at a special event.