• Friday , 19 July 2019

Five Irish Firms among 40 shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Among these are 5 projects by Irish architects – 2 in Ireland; 1 in Denmark; and 2 in the UK. In total, 420 works were nominated for the award. An expert Jury drew up the final shortlist. The five finalists will present their projects on May 7 before the Jury decides the overall winner of the Prize, as well as the Emerging Architect Prize, at a celebration that will take place at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona on May 8.

Antoni Vives, President of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Deputy Mayor of Barcelona said, “This edition of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe, confirms the high quality of European architecture, its creative and innovative potential and its ability to adapt to social, political and economic changes. Barcelona is committed to a sustainable urban development and as a promoter and organizer of the Prize together with the European Commission it supports the values of contemporary architecture and those professionals who are committed to building our cities.”

You can read the full press release at the following link: Mies van der Rohe 2015_PressRelease

The 5 projects by Irish architects are:

University of Limerick, Medical School, Student Housing, Piazza and Pergola by Grafton Architects


Waterford Museum by Waterford County Architects


Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, LSE by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects


Bishop Edward King Chapel, Niall McLaughlin Architects


Vartov Square, Copenhagen by Hall McKnight (Belfast)

www.miesarch.com

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