The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced today the five finalists that will compete for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Among them are two Belgian offices.
The five finalists are:
- PC CARITAS in Melle by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (with BAVO and Karus vzw)
- Skanderbeg Square in Tirana by 51N4E, Anri Sala, Plant en Houtgoed and iRI
- Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre by selgascano
- Terracehouse Berlin by Brandlhuber+ Emde, Burlon and Muck Petzet
- Transformation of 530 dwellings - Grand Parc Bordeaux by
Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin
In April, the Jury will visit the 5 works in order to select the Prize Winner and the Emerging Architect Winner that will be announced at the end of April.
Conferred every two years, the EUMiesAward is widely considered to be the equivalent of an Oscar for architecture. The wealth of shortlisted projects by firms based in Flanders and Brussels highlights the ever-expanding international interest in the Belgian architecture scene. The Award Ceremony will take place on the 7th of May 2019 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.