House Riihi by Oopeaa / Anssi Lassila. Photo: Jussi Tiainen.
House Riihi by Oopeaa / Anssi Lassila. Photo: Jussi Tiainen.

Nominees for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 announced

Finnish architecture is in a fine company among the nominees for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the list of 420 projects five of which are located in Finland and one of which is designed by Finnish architects to Warsaw, Poland.

Nominees in/from Finland

Initiated in 1987 after an agreement between the European Commission and the Barcelona City Hall, the 60.000 € prize is the highest award in European architecture. It is awarded biennially to works completed within the previous two years.

The aim of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture is to highlight recent, excellent examples of architectural creativity of works which are less than two years old and to underline that modern architecture is socially and culturally rooted in European cities and is important to people’s everyday lives.

More information about the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award and the nominees for year 2015: miesarch.com.