EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE – MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2013

The „European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award“ – organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona – is granted every two years to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe. Launched in 1987, it is the most prestigious award in European architecture. The Deutsches Architekturmuseum is member of the Steering Commitee as well as member of the Advisory Committee.

For each edition, the Jury selects from among nominations submitted by the member associations of the Architects’ Council of Europe and the other European architects’ associations, a group of experts and the Advisory Committee a single work to be granted the Prize and a single work to be granted the Special Mention, both for their excellence in conceptual, technical and constructive terms. The Jury also makes a selection of shorlisted works to be presented in the catalogue and travelling exhibition.

The nominated works are not limited by scale or programme. The selection of the Jury for each edition has included private homes and public housing; museums and cultural installations; educational, health and sports facilities; as well large-scale infrastructure projects and transport systems. Finalists 2013 are a Market Hall, an intercultural city park, a Home for Elderly People, a sculptural object and a concert hall and conference centre. The common denominator is that these works all contribute to the construction of the European city. In this sense, the Prize aspires to be a platform for investigation, development and implementation of sustainable architectural practice that promotes the social, cultural and economic benefits of sustainable growth.

The Prize consists of 60.000 € and the Special Mention consists of 20.000 € with both receiving a sculpture that evokes the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion of Barcelona – the symbol for this Prize: excellence and innovation in conceptual and constructive terms.


WINNER

Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall & Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland
Batteríid architects; Henning Larsen Architects; Studio Olafur Eliasson

THE EMERGING ARCHITECT SPECIAL MENTION

Red Bull Music Academy / Nave De Música Matadero Madrid, Spain
Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos

FINALISTS

Market Hall, Ghent, Belgium
Robbrecht en Daem architecten; Marie-José Van Hee architecten

Superkilen, Copenhagen, Denmark
BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Topotek1; Superflex

Home for Elderly People, Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
Aires Mateus Arquitectos

Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain
J. Mayer H.


STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW), Vienna
  • Dansk Arkitektur Center (DAC), Copenhagen
  • Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt
  • Institut français d’architecture (ifa), Paris
  • Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi), Rotterdam
  • RIBA Trust, London
  • Triennale di Milano, Milan

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • arc en rêve centre d’architecture, Bordeaux
  • Architecture Foundation, London
  • Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW), Vienna
  • Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm
  • Berlage Institute, Rótterdam
  • CIVA, Brussels
  • Dansk Arkitektur Center (DAC), Copenhagen
  • DESSA, Ljubljana
  • Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt
  • Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum, Tallinn
  • Institut français d’architecture (ifa), Paris
  • Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo
  • Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi), Rotterdam
  • RIBA Trust, London
  • Museum for Finnish Architecture (MFA), Helsinki
  • Triennale di Milano, Milan
Herausgeber: © Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt a.M., Schaumainkai 43, 14.11.2018