The special mention for the conceptual, technical and construction qualities of emerging architects or architectural studios goes to the Red Bull Music Academy / Nave De Música Matadero Madrid project in Madrid by Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos.
The Mies van der Rohe Award is presented every other year, for works built in the previous two years. Works of architecture are nominated for the prize by independent experts from all over Europe and by the associations participating in the Council of Architects of Europe (CAE); in 2013 they nominated 335 projects from 37 different countries in Europe. The projects shortlisted for the prize included not only the Harpa project but Ghent Town Hall (Belgium) by Robbrecht en Daem architecten + Marie-José Van Hee architecten, Superkilen city park (Copenhagen, Denmark) by BIG Bjarke Ingels Group + Topotek1 + Superflex, the seniors? home(Alcácer do Sal, Portugal) by Aires Mateus Arquitectos and the Metropol Parasol centre(Seville, Spain) by J. Mayer H.
Images: courtesy of Fundació Mies van der Rohe; (HARPA) ©Nic Lehoux; (Red Bull Music Academy) ©Luis Díaz Díaz; (Market Hall – Gent) ©Petra Decouttere; (Metropol Parasol) ©David Franck; (Nursing home) ©FG+SG; (Superkilen) ©Superflex.