European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture

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The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award is a Prize given biennially by the European Union and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona,[1] 'to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe'.

The Prize was created in 1987 as equal partnerships between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. The award is open to all the works completed in Europe within the two-year period before the granting of the Prize. These works are submitted by independent experts, the national architecture associations and the advisory committee of the Prize and then evaluated by a Jury which is defined for each edition. The five finalist works are visited by the Jury who chooses a Prize Winner and an Emerging Architect Winner.

As of 2016, a new category, the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), highlights the final degree projects of recently graduated architects, landscape architects and urban designers.

List of award winners[edit]

Year Architect(s) Building Location
1988 Alvaro Siza Banco Borges e Irmão Portugal Vila do Conde
1990 Sir Norman Foster New Stansted Airport Terminal United Kingdom London
1992 Esteve Bonell and Francesc Rius Municipal Sports Stadium Spain Badalona, Barcelona
1994 Nicholas Grimshaw Waterloo International railway station United Kingdom London
1996 Dominique Perrault Bibliothèque Nationale de France France Paris
1998 Peter Zumthor Kunsthaus Bregenz Austria Bregenz
2001 Rafael Moneo Kursaal Centre Spain San Sebastián
2003 Zaha Hadid Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North France Hoenheim, Strasbourg
2005 Rem Koolhaas Netherlands Embassy Berlin Germany Berlin
2007 Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León Spain León
2009 Snøhetta Norwegian National Opera and Ballet Norway Oslo
2011 David Chipperfield Neues Museum[2] Germany Berlin
2013 Henning Larsen Architects and Studio Olafur Eliasson Harpa concert hall[3] Iceland Reykjavík
2015 Barozzi Veiga Szczecin Philharmonic Hall[4] Poland Szczecin

List of Emerging Architect Special Mention[edit]

Year Architect(s) Building Location
2001 Florian Nagler Kaufmann Holz AG Center of distribution Germany Bobingen
2003 Jürgen Mayer H. Stadthaus Scharnhauser Park Germany Ostfildern
2005 NL Architects BasketBar Netherlands Utrecht
2007 Bevk Perovic arhitekti Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics Slovenia Liubliana
2009 Studio UP Gymnasium 46° 09' N / 16° 50' E Croatia Koprivnica
2011 Bosch.Capdeferro Arquitectures Collage House Spain Girona
2013 Langarita-Navarro Architects Red Bull Music Academy Spain Madrid
2015 ARQUITECTURA-G Casa Luz Spain Cilleros


  1. ^ Mies Arch, retrieved 25 March 2010
  2. ^ European Commission, 18 April 2011
  3. ^ European Commission, 30 April 2013
  4. ^ [1], 9 May 2015

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