Mies van der Rohe Award. The five finalists

Massimiliano Fuksas, Rafael Moneo, Snøhetta, Grafton Architects,

USA, San Sebastian,

Bar, Museums, Sport & Wellness,


The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture has announced the names of the five finalists for the 2009 Mies van der Rohe Award, chosen from among 340 entries nominated by the Architect's Council of Europe.

Mies van der Rohe Award. The five finalists The five projects selected as finalists from among 340 projects the Architect's Council of Europe nominated for the 2009 Mies van der Rohe Award are:
Library, Senior Citizens' Centre and City Block Core Zone, Barcelona, RCR
Aranda Pigem Vilalta, Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg, Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture and Multimodal Centre; Nice Tramway, Atelier Marc Barani;
Università Luigi Bocconi, Grafton Architects and the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Snøhetta.

The Mies van der Rohe Award is one of the most important and prestigious international architectural awards, supported by the European Union to promote architecture?s leading role in creativity and innovation by focusing attention on the important contribution made by European professionals to the development of new ideas and technologies.

The winner will be announced in May.

The jury, led by Francis Rambert, includes Ole Bouman, Irena Fialová, Fulvio Irace, Luis M. Mansilla, Carme Pinós and Vasa J. Perovic.

In past years the award has been won by:
MUSAC - Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain, Mansilla + Tunon; 2005 Netherlands Embassy Berlin, Germany Office for Metropolitan Architecture / Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon;
Car Park and Terminus Hoenheim North, Strasbourg, France, Zaha Hadid;
Kursaal Centre, San Sebastian, Spain, Rafael Moneo.

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