News: a concert hall with a spiky roof in Poland and a terracotta winery buried beneath an Italian vineyard are between the five finalists in the operating for the European Union’s 2015 architecture prize – the Mies van der Rohe Award .

Szczecin-concert-hall-photographed-by-Hufton-Crow-_dezeen_SQ01Philarmonic Hall Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland, by Barozzi Veiga – photograph by Hufton + Crow

These two tasks – by Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga and Italian firm Archea Associati respectively – have been named alongside O’Donnell + Tuomey’s red brick pupil centre for the London College of Economics, BIG’s Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør and the Ravensburg Artwork Museum in Germany by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei.

Related story: Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 shortlist announced

Ravensburg-Art-Museum-by-Lederer-Ragnarsdottir-Oei-Mies-van-der-Rohe-shortlist-2015_dezeen_468_01Ravensburg Artwork Museum, Germany, by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei – photograph by Roland Halbe

Named following German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the biennial award is the most prestigious accolade in European architecture and is awarded to a building finished in the last two many years by a European architect.

dezeen_Danish-National-Maritime-Museum-by-BIG_11sqDanish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark, by Big – photograph by Rasmus Hjortshøj

The five buildings in contention for the 14th edition of the €60,000 (£45,000) prize have been picked from a shortlist of forty by a jury led by Italian architect Cino Zucchi, and also including Danish architect Lene Tranberg, Bolles+Wilson co-founder Peter L Wilson and the RIBA’s Tony Chapman.

Dezeen_Antinori-Winery-by-ARCHEA-ASSOCIATI_7sqaAntinori Winery, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Italy, by Archea Associati – photograph by Leonardo Finotti

The jury will now pay a visit to all 5 buildings ahead of selecting an overall winner, which will be announced in a ceremony on eight Could at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona – a single of the architect’s most popular performs.

Saw-Swee-Hock-Student-Centre-at-London-School-of-Economics-_dezeen_100Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics, United kingdom, by O’Donnell + Tuomey – photograph by Dennis Gilbert

The 2013 winner was the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, even though in 2011 it went to David Chipperfield’s Neues Museum renovation in Berlin. Other past winners incorporate Snøhetta’s Oslo Opera House and Peter Zumthor’s Kunsthaus Bregenz.



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