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356 nominees for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture announced

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356 works from across Europe have been longlisted for the prize run by the European Commission and the Fundació Mies Van der Rohe.

The full list of nominees is available on the Fundació Mies Van der Rohe website.

France and Spain have the largest numbers of nominees with 28 each, followed by 19 nominees from the United Kingdom and 17 from Germany. In total, the nominated works come from 36 countries. Georgia, a member of the Creative Europe programme since early 2015, boasts an exceptional 7 nominees.

Housing and cultural venues and centres are best represented among nominees, followed by educational facilities.

What happens now?

From the longlist, the jury will shortlist 40 works and in turn 5 finalists which will be visited in April.

The eventual winners will be recognised at an awards ceremony at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona on 26 May.

The prize winner receives €60,000 and a sculpture inspired by the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.

The jury is made up of 86 independent experts, the national architecture associations from the 39 participating countries and the Advisory Committee of the prize. The rules of the prize are available in full on the Fundació Mies Van der Rohe website.

2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award

The previous winner of the biennial award was the Philharmonic Hall in the Polish city of Szczecin. A creation of architects Fabrizio Barozzi (Italy) and Alberto Veiga (Spain) in cooperation with the Polish Studio A4, the Philharmonic Hall beat 419 other works to the coveted prize.