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Architecture fan? Don't miss the exhibitions on the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award

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Brussels and Shangai are hosting simultaneous exhibitions on the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award. One of the most prestigious in the world, the Prize is granted every two years by the EU's Creative Europe Programme and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation to acknowledge and reward the best of European architecture.

The exhibitions provide insights into the contemporary architectural trends shaping European cities, aiming to improve the spaces where people live, work and socialise.

The exhibition in BOZAR is a visual and audible tour of the best 420 works built in the last two years, nominated for the 2015 Prize in 36 European countries. 40 works out of 420 were shortlisted as the most representative. Among them, the jury selected five finalists: Ravensburg Art Museum, Germany, by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei; Danish Maritime Museum in HelsingØr, Denmark by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group; Antinori Winery in Bargino-San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence, Italy, by Archea Associati; Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, Poland by Barozzi/Veiga and the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre - London School of Economics, in London, United Kingdom, by O'Donnell + Tuomey. 

The exhibition gives to the visitors the opportunity to hear opinions from architects, clients and users, listen to local sounds and experience the spaces and feelings that others enjoy in their daily lives. They can admire the models, photos, videos and drawings of the 40 shortlisted works and even pieces of the buildings belonging to the 5 finalists and the emerging architect winner.

The special focus of the exhibition is on the Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, the Winner of the 2015 edition of the Prize and on the Emerging Architect Prize, which was awarded to the Catalan studio ARQUITECTURA-G for their work Luz House.

In parallel with the exhibition in Bozar, the "Made in Europe" Exhibition of the 25th anniversary of EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award presents the most outstanding architectural works of Europe in the past decades at the Shanghai architecture biennale. The exhibition revisits outstanding European contemporary architectures since 1987 and presents the configuration of European contemporary architectural history.