Harpa Concert Hall wins the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

Winner / Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre / Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Harpa, the Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre in , is the winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation announced today. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, Batteríið Architects and Studio Olafur Eliasson the building has helped to transform and revitalise Reykjavik harbour and brought the city and harbour district closer together.  The ‘Emerging Architect Special Mention’ award goes to María Langarita and Víctor Navarro for the Nave de Música Matadero (Red Bull Music Academy) in Madrid, Spain. The award ceremony will take place on 7 June at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, coinciding with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the prize. More information after the break.

Finalists for Mies van der Rohe Award Selected

Superkilen / Topotek 1 + + Superflex. Image © Iwan Baan.

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, also known as the . Out of 355 works submitted from 37 countries, five have been short-listed, including BIG‘s Superkilen (also up for an ArchDaily Building of the Year Award for best public facility).

The overall winner of the Prize, as well as the ‘special mention’ award for best emerging architect, will be announced in May, with an award ceremony on June 6th at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.

See all 5 finalists, after the break… 

David Chipperfield’s Neues Museum Receives 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award

© Ute Zscharnt

Announced today, the Berlin Neues Museum designed by David Chipperfield is the recipient of this years prestigious EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.  The Neues Museum is the result of blending old and new; the original Museum was designed by Friedrich August Stüler in the mid-19th century. Substantially damaged in the Second World War reconstruction of the Museum began in 2003.

Jury Chair Mohsen Mostafavi, shared the following about the building, “The rebuilding of the Neues Museum is an extraordinary achievement. Rarely have an architect and client succeeded in undertaking a work of such historic importance and complexity; especially one that involves both preservation and new building. The project raises and addresses many aesthetic, ethical, and technical issues. It is an exemplary demonstration of what collaboration can achieve in the context of contemporary European architectural practice.”

Also announced today was the recipient of ‘The Emerging Architect Special Mention’ award, given to Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdeferro for the Collage House in Girona, Spain.

The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona on June 20th.

More details about this announcement following the break.

Mies van der Rohe Award 2011 finalists announced

© Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation recently announced the six finalists competing for the 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – the . They have been shortlisted from 343 works in 33 European countries. The award ceremony will take place on June 20 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.

See the complete list with photos from the finalists after the break.

Oslo Opera House wins Mies van der Rohe Award

Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta has won the Mies van der Rohe architecture award for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in (previously featured on AD), the Mies van der Rohe Foundation announced Wednesday in Barcelona.

The price worth 60,000 euros (78,000 dollars) is awarded every two years by the European Union and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona for works completed over the previous two years.

Seen at TopNews. You can see the other finalists here.

Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 finalists announced

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation has just announced the final five projects that will compete for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award 2009. The winning building will be announced in  May.

The five finalists are:

Multimodal Centre-Nice Tramway / Nice, France / by Marc Barani – Atelier Marc Barani

Zenith Music Hall / Strasbourg, France / by Massimiliano Fuksas, Doriana FuksasMassimiliano Fuksas Architecture

University Luigi Bocconi / Milan, Italy / by Shelley McNamara, Yvonne Farrell – Grafton Architects

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet / , Norway / by Kjetil Træaedal Thorsen, tarald Lundevall, Craig DykersSnøhetta

Library, Senior Citizen’ Centre and City Block Core Zone, Sant Antoni District / Barcelona, Spain / by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon VilaltaRCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes