The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
The five finalists have been named as:
LedererRagnarsdóttirOei for the Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg, Germany
BIG – BjarkeIngels Group for the Danish Maritime Museum, Helgingør, Denmark
ArcheaAssociati for the Antinori Winery, Florence, Italy
Barozzi/Viega for the Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, Poland
O’Donnell + Tuomey for the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics, London, UK
The five top works were whittled down from a shortlist of 40, chosen from a total of 420 entrants.
Over the next few weeks, the judges will visit the five finalist works and get feedback from the people using them in order to build a picture of the benefits and influence that each work has had.
On 7 May each finalist will present their project at a public event to be held in Barcelona. On 8 May the judges will announce the winner at a special event at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The prize exhibition and a celebration to acknowledge the work of all the architects and people who have been involved with the Prize process will also take place on that day.