335 projects have been entered for the biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture 2009. This prize is one of four European Union prizes highlighting excellence in the field of European culture under the EU Culture Programme (the others are the European Union Border Breakers Awards (for debuting pop musicians), the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage and the European Union Literary Prize).
The 2009 Award is currently being organised by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation which also was responsible for the selection of the award winners and the preparation of the award ceremony in 2007. The Foundation is based in Barcelona and is supported by a network of 15 architecture institutes and a committee of experts from 31 countries.
From the 335 entered projects, the jury will select 5 finalist works in February 2009. These finalists will present their work during lectures in April 2009. This will be followed by the announcement of the prize winner in May 2009.
The bi-annual awards (the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture and the Special Mention for an Emerging Architect) are given for contemporary works (which must be less than two years old) developed in countries participating in the Culture Programme.
Their objective is to highlight architects' recent, excellent creativity. The prizes also underline that modern architecture is socially and culturally rooted in European cities and is important in everyday life.
More information on the selection will be posted on this website in February 2009.
List of winners of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture/Mies van der Rohe Award
Edition 2007 - Press releases
MUSAC - Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León
MUSAC - Museo de arte contemporáneo de Castilla y León
Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón
Mansilla + Tuñón
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics
Oddelek za matematico, Fakulteta za fiziko in matematiko
Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perovic
Bevk Perovic arhitekti
Edition 2005- Press releases Proposed works - Selected works - Finalists- Awarded work - Emerging Architect Special Mention
Netherlands Embassy Berlin
Office for Metropolitan Architecture / Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon
|Basket BarUtrecht, The Netherlands
NL Architects / Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse, Mark Linnemann
|2003 year - Press releasesSelected works - Finalists works - Awarded work- Emerging Architect Special Mention
|Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North
Zaha Hadid ||Scharnhauser Park Town Hall
Jürgen Mayer H.
|2001 year- Press releases Selected works - Awarded work - Emerging Architect Special Mention
|Kursaal CentreSan Sebastián, Spain.
Rafael Moneo ||Kaufmann Holz AG Distribution Centre