First nominations to EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture 2022 announced

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The European Commission and Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the first 449 works competing in the 2022 edition of the EU Mies Award. The nominations illustrate the contribution of quality architecture to sustainable development.

The first list of nominations for the 2022 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award include 449 works completed between October 2018 and October 2020. They come from 279 cities in 41 countries. For the first time, the list includes works from Armenia, Moldova and Tunisia.

The second list of nominations will cover works completed between November 2020 and April 2021 and will be disclosed in  September 2021. As a result, the EU Mies Award 2022 will encompass works finished between October 2018 and April 2021.

Types of works

For the first time since 2003, single houses (18,10%) has become the largest group of works, followed by collective housing (14,87%) and education facilities (14,01%). Cultural facilities such as museums, theatres, galleries and congress centres represent 11,64% of all works.

It is also interesting to note that a quarter of all nominated works are regeneration or transformation projects of existing buildings, whether heritage or not.


The principal objectives of the Prize are to recognise and commend excellence and innovation in the field of architecture. The Prize also wants to highlight the important contribution of European architects to the sustainable development and transformation of Europe’s built environment.

Find out more about the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture  on the Mies van der Rohe Award website.

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