Out of 40 shortlisted projects, the competition for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award has narrowed down to five finalists, which the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced today. Starting in April, the jury will visit each finalist project.
“Our instincts could be summed up by the words of Peter Smithson: ‘things need to be ordinary and heroic at the same time’,” said architect and jury chairman Stephen Bates on the finalist selections. “We were looking for an ordinariness whose understated lyricism is full of potential.”
The 2017 EU Prize Winner and Emerging Architect Winner will be announced May 16 in Brussels. The award ceremony will then take place at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona on May 26.
Check out the five finalist projects below.
Name of work: Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes/Ribesaltes, FR
Office: Rudy Ricciotti, Bandol
Author: Rudy Ricciotti (FR)
Name of work: de FlatKleiburg, Amsterdam, NL
Offices: NL Architects and XVW architectuur, Amsterdam
Authors: Walter van Dijk (NL) and Xander Vermeulen Windsant (NL)
Name of work: Katyn Museum, Warsaw, PL
Office: BBGK Architekci, Warsaw
Authors: Jan Belina Brzozowski and Konrad Grabowiecki (architects) with BBGK Architekci Sp. z o. o. (formerly Brzozowski Grabowiecki Sp. z o. o.); Jerzy Kalina (installations, sites-specific) with Plasma Project s.c. Justyna Derwisz, Adam Kozak; Krzysztof Lang with Maksa Sp. z o.o. (2010-2011)
Name of work: Ely Court, London, UK
Office: Alison Brooks Architects, London
Authors: Alison Brooks (UK)
Name of work: Kannikegården, Ribe, DK
Office: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, Copenhagen
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