Two buildings in Ireland have been selected for the 40 building shortlist for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award announced by the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. The Model School Inchicore by Donaghy + Dimond Architects, and Merrion Cricket Pavilion by TAKA Architects were selected by the jury.
The Jury, composed of Stephen Bates (President), Gonçalo Byrne, Peter Cachola Schmal, Pelin Derviş, Dominique Jakob, Juulia Kauste and Małgorzata Omilanowska, has chosen 40 works which highlight the opportunities and the trends of today’s European territory: cities, housing, heritage and memory. The RIAI are a National Architecture Association nominator and individual nominators in Ireland are Shane O’Toole and Dr Sandra O’Connell.
The five finalists will be announced in mid-February and the Winner and the Emerging Architect in mid-May. The Award Ceremony will take place on 26 May 2017 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Find more about the Jury members here: http://miesarch.com/edition/