The 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award is already well underway, with today's announcement that revealed a shortlist of 40 projects. The award was created to recognize top-notch European design excellence and significant contributions, and to continue fostering design and technological innovation from European architectural professionals.
The award is as competitive as ever, and the number of participating emerging and young architects continues to increase. In this year's shortlist, the jury (Stephen Bates, Gonçalo Byrne, Peter Cachola Schmal, Pelin Derviş, Dominique Jakob, Juulia Kauste and Małgorzata Omilanowska) noted that a fourth of the projects were designed by teams who are either under 40 years of age or whose practices are no older than 10 years. They were also pleased to see a wide range of projects, several of which were focused on built heritage and contemporary housing issues.
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- Brussels, BE: NAVEZ - 5 social units as Northern entrance of Brussels
- Spa, BE: Polyvalent Infrastructure
- Lübeck, DE: European Hansemuseum
- Fergitz, DE: Barn
- Ribe, DK: Kannikegården
- Copenhagen, DK: Kvæsthus Pier
- Skjern, DK: Skjern River Pump Stations
- Madrid, ES: Museum of the Royal Collections
- Granollers, ES: House 1014
- Barcelona, ES: Collective housing for elderly people and civic and health centre
- Espoo, FI: Suvela Chapel
- Espoo, FI Opinmäki School
- Jyväskylä, FI: Puukuokka Housing Block (house 1)
- Poigny-la-Forêt, FR: Community Workshop
- Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, FR: 59 Dwellings, Neppert Gardens Social Housing
- Ribesaltes, FR: THE RIVESALTES MEMORIAL MUSEUM
- Nice, FR: Ariane futsal sports complex
- Dublin, IE: Model School Inchicore
- Dublin, IE: Merrion Cricket Pavilion
- Milan, IT: Fondazione Prada
- Vilnius, LT: Rasu Houses
- Nieuw-Bergen, NL: Landmark Nieuw-Bergen
- Rotterdam, NL: Timmerhuis
- Amsterdam, NL: deFlat Kleiburg
- Herøy, NO: Weekend House at Sildegarnsholmen
- Trondheim, NO: Moholt 50I50 - Timber Towers
- Averøy, NO: Eldhusøya Tourist Route Project
- Warsaw, PL: Katyn Museum
- Oeiras, PT: House in Oeiras
- Lisbon, PT: Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
- Lisbon, PT: EDP Headquarters
- Chaves, PT: Nadir Afonso Museum for Contemporary Art
- Fagaras Mountain, RO: Take a(l)titude
- Stockholm, SE: Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall
- Bademli, Dikili, Izmir, TR: Angelos Organic Olive Oil Mill
- Istanbul, TR: Beyazıt State Library Renovation
- London, UK: Holmes Road Studios
- London, UK: Shepherdess Walk Housing
- London, UK: Ely Court
- Liverpool, UK: Granby Four Streets
“I am looking forward to the results of the selections, hoping that some of those beautiful projects of today will become tomorrow's heritage,” said Michel Magnier, Director of Culture and Creativity at the European Commission, in a statement.
To Fundació Mies van der Rohe president Daniel Mòdol, the shortlist “reflects the importance of the new generations of architects who have come strongly to the fore in this edition to show how architecture addresses and provides solutions for a broad diversity of issues related to the city and society...in a convocation that echoes this diversity more than ever”.
Five finalists will be announced in mid-February. The Winner and Emerging Winner will be revealed during the award ceremony on May 26 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.
All images courtesy of 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award .
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