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40 finalist works for the 2017 Mies van Der Rohe Award announced

By RICCARDO BIANCHINI - February 15, 2017

MAAT Museum of Art Architecture and Technology Lisbon AL_A Amanda Levete

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona has announced the 40 finalists of the renowned European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

The forty designs, selected by a jury composed by Stephen Bates, Gonçalo Byrne, Peter Cachola Schmal, Pelin Derviş, Dominique Jakob, Juulia Kauste and Małgorzata Omilanowska, include projects, all completed in 2016, in France, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Spain, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Turkey, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Sweden.

Cover image: MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon by AL_A Amanda Levete Architects; photo © Francisco Nogueira

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Weekend House at Sildegarnsholmen,  Herøy, Norway – Knut Hjeltnes; photo © Knut Hjeltnes

Take a(l)titude Romania Archaeus

Take a(l)titude, Fagaras Mountain, Romania –  Archaeus ltd.; photo © Dan Purice

Suvela Chapel Espoo Finland OOPEAA

Suvela Chapel, Espoo, Finland – OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture; photo © Mika Huisman

Kvæsthus Pier Copenhagen Lundgaard & Tranberg

Kvæsthus Pier, Copenhagen, Denmark  – Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects; photo: © Jens Lindhe

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Eldhusøya Tourist Route Project, Averøy, Norway – Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter; photo © Roland Halbe

Among them, there are 8 collective housing developments, 6 museums, 2 schools, 1 temporary mall, 3 multi-functional leisure structures, 1 industrial building, 1 landscape design, 6 mixed use buildings, 1 infrastructural design, 1 office building, 6 single houses, 1 social housing building, 2 sports facilities, and 1 urban planning.

The 6 museums are:

Museum of the Royal Collections, Madrid, Spain – Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos
MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal – AL_A Amanda Levete Architects (click for full article)
Nadir Afonso Museum for Contemporary Art, Chaves, Portugal – Álvaro Siza Vieira
Katyn Museum, Warszawa, Poland – BBGK Architekci
The Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes, France – Rudy Ricciotti + Mario Bellini
European Hansemuseum, Lübeck, Germany – Studio Andreas Heller GmbH Architects & Designers

Furthermore, among the finalist designs for mixed-use cultural complexes there are:

Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy – O.M.A. (click for full article)
Kannikegården, Ribe, Denmark – Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

The five finalist works will be revealed in mid-February 2017

Museum of the Royal Collection Madrid Mansilla Tuñón Arquitectos

Museum of the Royal Collections, Madrid, Spain – Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos; photo © Suravia

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MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal – AL_A Amanda Levete Architects; Photo © Francisco Nogueira

Nadir Afonso Museum for Contemporary Art Alvaro Siza

Nadir Afonso Museum for Contemporary Art, Chaves, Portugal – Álvaro Siza Vieira; photo © Fernando Guerra

Katyn Museum WarszawaBBGK Architekci

Katyn Museum, Warszawa, Poland – BBGK Architekci

Rivesaltes Memorial Museum Rudy Ricciotti

The Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes, France – Rudy Ricciotti + Mario Bellini; photo © Kevin Dolmaire

European Hansemuseum Lübeck Andreas Heller

European Hansemuseum, Lübeck, Germany – Studio Andreas Heller GmbH Architects & Designers; photo © Werner Hutchmacher

 Fondazione Prada Milan Rem Koolhaas Inexhibit 01

Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy – O.M.A.; photo © Inexhibit

Kannikegården Ribe Denmark Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

Kannikegården, Ribe, Denmark – Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects; photo © Anders Sune Berg


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