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5 finalists unveiled for the 2013 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced today the five finalists who will compete for the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

In total, 335 works from the 37 European countries which participate in the EU Culture programme were nominated for the award. An expert jury drew up the final shortlist (details below). The Prize winner, as well as the 'special mention' award for best emerging architect, will be announced in May, and the award ceremony is scheduled on 6 June at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.

The five finalists are:

City Hall Ghent, Belgium
Robbrecht en Daem architecten; Marie-José Van Hee architecten

Superkilen (intercultural urban park), Copenhagen, Denmark
BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Topotek1; Superflex

City Hall Ghent, Belgium

Superkilen Copenhagen Denmark

Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall & Conference Centre Reykjavik, Iceland
Batteríid architects; Henning Larsen Architects; Studio Olafur Eliasson

Metropol Parasol (cultural and commercial space), Seville, Spain
J. Mayer H.

Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall & Conference Centre Reykjavik, Iceland

Metropol Parasol Seville, Spain

House for Elderly People Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
Aires Mateus Arquitectos

House for Elderly People Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

TheEU Prize for contemporary architecture/ Mies van der Rohe award is one of the four prizes for culture supported by the European Commission, together with the European Border Breakers Awards for popular music, the EU prize for literature and for cultural heritage.

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