“Europe’s Best Buildings. Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2015” at Architekturzentrum Wien

Every two years the exhibition “Europe’s Best Buildings. The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award” places a focus on exceptional visionary architecture, and has become a crowd-puller over recent years. For the 4th time the exhibition of this prestigious architecture prize is on show at the Architekturzentrum Wien.

 

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

 

Since its inception in 1988 the prize-money of € 60,000 has been awarded to such famous names as David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor or Rem Koolhaas. To promote young talent and architects at the outset of their careers the Emerging Architect Special Mention prize was called into life, promoting ambitious, up-and-coming architecture.


 

Practical information

“Europe’s Best Buildings. The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award”
June 09, 2016 – August 29, 2016
Architekturzentrum Wien,
Museumsplatz 1,
1070 Wien,
Austria

 


Five finalists were selected from the 420 projects nominated at 279 locations in Europe in 2015 — the eminent international jury, chaired by Cino Zucchi, was ultimately most convinced by the Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, Poland, by the architects Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga. The coveted Emerging Architect Special Mention was awarded to ARQUITECTURA-G for the Casa Luz project in Cilleros, Spain.

 

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

 

PRIZE WINNER
Philharmonic Hall Szczecin Szczecin, Poland
Architects: Barozzi / Veiga, Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) and Alberto Veiga (ES)

The new building for the philharmonic orchestra houses an auditorium for symphonic music designed for 1000 visitors, a chamber music room for 200 visitors and a multifunctional space for exhibitions and conferences, as well as having an expansive foyer. The illuminated glass façade permits a range of impressions, allowing the building to radiate as a lighting element. The stringence of the exterior and the simple elegance inside contrast with the expxressivity of the large hall and the concert hall decorated with gold leaf. The floor plan is dominated by an outer circle for services. While everything is orientated around the large hall and the chamber music room inside, the ring serves as a link between the building and its surroundings.

 

Finalist: Saw Swee Hock Student Centre - London School of Economics, London, UK / Arch.: O’Donnell + Tuomey, Sheila O’Donnell, John Tuomey und Willie Carey (IE) © Dennis Gilbert

Finalist: Saw Swee Hock Student Centre – London School of Economics, London, UK / Arch.: O’Donnell + Tuomey, Sheila O’Donnell, John Tuomey und Willie Carey (IE) © Dennis Gilbert

Finalist: Antinori Winery, Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florenz, Italien Arch.: Archea Associati, Giovanni Polazzi, Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti und Silvia Fabi (IT) © Pietro Savorelli

Finalist: Antinori Winery, Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florenz, Italien Arch.: Archea Associati, Giovanni Polazzi, Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti und Silvia Fabi (IT) © Pietro Savorelli

 

FINALISTS
Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg DE, arch.: Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei
Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør DK, arch.: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Antinori Winery, Bargino IT, arch.: Archea Associati
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London UK, arch.: O’Donnell + Tuomey

 

Finalist: Danish National Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark / Arch.: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Bjarke Ingels and David Zahle (DK) © Rasmus Hjortshoj

Finalist: Danish National Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark / Arch.: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Bjarke Ingels and David Zahle (DK) © Rasmus Hjortshoj

Finalist: Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Deutschland / Arch.: Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei, Arno Lederer (DE), Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir (IS), Marc Oei (DE) und Katja Pütter (DE) © Roland Halbe

Finalist: Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Deutschland / Arch.: Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei, Arno Lederer (DE), Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir (IS), Marc Oei (DE) und Katja Pütter (DE) © Roland Halbe

 

EMERGING ARCHITECT SPECIAL MENTION
Casa Luz Cilleros, Spanien
Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G, Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta (ES)

The client of Casa Luz wanted a house with plenty of natural light and a strong relationship to outdoors and the courtyard. The solution is based on local skills and know-how and the use of natural materials, which were adapted to fit the budget and to suit the geographical context. Each of the floors arranged at different levels around the courtyard has a specific function.

 

Emerging Architect Special Mention: Haus Luz, Cilleros, Spanien / Arch.: ARQUITECTURA-G, Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta (ES) © José Hevia

Emerging Architect Special Mention: Haus Luz, Cilleros, Spanien / Arch.: ARQUITECTURA-G, Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta (ES) © José Hevia

Emerging Architect Special Mention: Haus Luz, Cilleros, Spanien / Arch.: ARQUITECTURA-G, Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta (ES) © José Hevia

Emerging Architect Special Mention: Haus Luz, Cilleros, Spanien / Arch.: ARQUITECTURA-G, Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta (ES) © José Hevia

 

The courtyard is dominated by a birch tree so the living room and kitchen lie between the green within and the garden. Thanks to stairs in the living room and kitchen the bedrooms situated between the courtyard and the main façade do not have to be walked through. The intense red ceramic and the strong green of the birch dominate the place, and the light lends the material different shades of colour throughout the day.

 

Emerging Architect Special Mention: Haus Luz, Cilleros, Spanien / Arch.: ARQUITECTURA-G, Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta (ES) © José Hevia

Emerging Architect Special Mention: Haus Luz, Cilleros, Spanien / Arch.: ARQUITECTURA-G, Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta (ES) © José Hevia

Emerging Architect Special Mention: Haus Luz, Cilleros, Spanien / Arch.: ARQUITECTURA-G, Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta (ES) © José Hevia

Emerging Architect Special Mention: Haus Luz, Cilleros, Spanien / Arch.: ARQUITECTURA-G, Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta (ES) © José Hevia

 

SHORTLISTED WORKS
The shortlist, from which the finalists were chosen, represents an impressive cross-section of the development of contemporary European architecture.

AT 2226, Lustenau – Baumschlager Eberle Lustenau
BE Hostel Wadi in Hoge Rielen, Kasterlee – Studio Associato Bernardo Secchi-Paola Viganò DE Immanuel Church, Cologne – Sauerbruch Hutton
DE Gleisdreieck Park, Berlin – Atelier Loidl
DE R50 – Cohousing, Berlin – Heide & Von Beckerath / Ifau und Jesko Fezer DE Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg – Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei
DK Vartov Square, Copenhagen – Hall McKnight
DK Moesgaard Museum, Højbjerg – Henning Larsen Architects
DK Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør – BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group DK Childrens Home of the Future, Kerteminde – CEBRA architecture DK Forfatterhuset Kindergarten, Copenhagen – COBE
ES Atrio – Relais Châteaux, Cáceres – Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos
ES Public Equipment: Urban Park and Transportation Hub, Logroño – Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos / Arquitectura Agronomia
ES Public Library, Ceuta – Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos ES Luz House, Cilleros, Cáceres – ARQUITECTURA-G
ES Contemporary Art Centre, Córdoba – Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos FR Soulages Museum, Rodez – RCR Arquitectes
FR FRAC – Regional Contemporary Artwork Collection, Dunkerque – Lacaton & Vassal Architectes FR Marseille Vieux Port, Marseille – Foster + Partners

 

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

 

GR Redevelopment of the New Waterfront, Thessaloniki – Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects
IE University of Limerick, Medical School, Student Housing, Piazza and Pergola, Limerick – Grafton Architects
IE Waterford Medieval Museum, Waterford – Waterford City Council Architects IS H71a, Reykjavík – Studio Granda
IT Expo Gate, Milan – Scandurra Studio Architettura
IT Antinori Winery, Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Firenze – Archea Associati NL Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
NL Education Centre Erasmus Mc, Rotterdam – Kaan Architecten NL De Rotterdam, Rotterdam – O.M.A.
NL Rozet, Culture House, Arnhem – Neutelings Riedijk Architects PL Silesian Museum, Katowice – Riegler Riewe Architekten
PL Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, Szczecin – Barozzi / Veiga
PL Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warszawa – Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki / Kurylowicz & Associates (collaborators)
PT Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre, Ribeira Grande, Azores – João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto / Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados
PT High Performance Rowing Centre, Vila Nova de Roz Côa – SpacialAR-TE
RO ‘Urban Spaces’ Dogarilor Apartment Building, Bucharest – ADN Birou de Arhitectura
SE The New Crematorium of the Woodland Cemetery, Enskede, Stockholm – Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor TR Sancaklar Mosque, Istanbul – EAA – Emre Arolat Architects
UK Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics, London – O’Donnell + Tuomey UK Everyman Theatre, Liverpool – Haworth Tompkins
UK Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxford – Niall McLaughlin Architects

 

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

Gewinner: Philharmonie Stettin, Polen / Arch.: Barozzi / Veiga, Alberto Veiga (SP) und Fabrizio Barozzi (IT) © Simon Menges

 

The design of the exhibition has changed for the first time since the instigation of the Mies van der Rohe Award to include many new features, such as models, videos and original material. The 40 shortlisted projects and the 23 nominations with Austrian participants await. A catalogue covering all 420 nominated projects is available at the Az W for the duration of the exhibition.

 

Europe's Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe’s Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe's Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe’s Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe's Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe’s Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe's Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe’s Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe's Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe’s Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe's Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk

Europe’s Best Buildings Exhibition © Pez Hejduk


 

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