Nominated projects for the Mies van der Rohe Award, also known
as the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, are
announced. 365 projects from 260 different locations in Europe
were selected for this year’s Award Ceromony. Turkey will compete
with 13 projects for the finals.
The European Commission and the Foundation of Mies van der
Rohe (Fundació Mies van der Rohe) announced 365 projects to
compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary
Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Medine Altıok, Ömer
Kanıpak and Gökhan Karakuş from Turkey took part among the
list of experts who contributed to the selection of the candidates.
Residences and cultural buildings continued to be the most significant
works of the award program this year. These were followed
by educational and mixed-use structures. In the 2017 award program,
where 260 different locations across Europe are nominated,
London and Barcelona stand out as the cities holding the highest
candidates with 8 projects.
Ivan Blasi, the award program coordinator, assessed the candidates of
this year’s program: “The selected works stand out as inspirational,
innovative examples that improve the conditions of the region they
are located in. They pushed the boundaries and set new standards
based on collaborative and participatory strategies.”
Nominated projects from Turkey are listed as below:
Launched operations in 1987 following the agreement concluded
between the European Parliament and Barcelona City Council,
“European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van
der Rohe Award” has been organized since 2001 with the cooperations
of Mies van der Rohe Foundation and European Commission.
Organized biennially in order to honor perfection in the field
of architecture, the award program also foresees the contribution
of developing new ideas and technologies of European professionals.
Members of the jury will come together in January and determine the 40
short-listed projects among 365 candidates. Following these steps, they
will select 5 finalists and visit these buildings in April. The award process
will come to an end with an award ceromony which will take place at the
Mies van der Rohe Pavillion in Barcelona, on May 26, 2017. Along with
the Mies van der Rohe Award that worths 60 thousand euros and the
mention award with a value of 20 thousand euros, “Emerging Architect
Award” will also be granted within the scope of the event.