The rotation of the storey decks projects a part of each deck into the high central hall. This part is the so called X-zone; a spatial expression of the colleges’ ambition to promote interdisciplinary expertise between study zones with physical and visual links.
The Copenhagen project completed in December 2007 and went on to win the “Best building in Scandinavia 2007” Award.
The Mies van der Rohe Award is the biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, given to the projects which exhibit exemplary architectural merit. Previous winners have included the Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y Leon in Spain, the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin and Basket Bar in the Netherlands. A prize of €60,000 will be awarded upon the winners announcement with a special mention prize of €20,000 to a runner-up. A full list of shortlisted projects will be released mid-December.
Niki May Young