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Exhibition of EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture/ Mies van der Rohe Award opens in Paris

A touring exhibition featuring models of the 45 buildings shortlisted for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture/ Mies van der Rohe Award opened last week in Paris

The exhibition at the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine is open to the public and runs to 4 March. The opening ceremony was attended by David Chipperfield, the British architect who shared the 2011 EU Prize with Julian Harrap for their reconstruction of the Neues Museum in Berlin.

The aim of the exhibition is to make the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture/ Mies van der Rohe Award more widely known to the public. Launched in 1987 and co-funded by the EU Culture Programme and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, the €60 000 prize is the most prestigious award in European architecture.

The exhibition can also be seen in the next 12 months in different countries across Europe.

For more information: www.miesarch.com