Seven See a ‘Mies’ In Their Futures, Only Time Will Tell

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By Steve Delahoyde Comment

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The finalists for one of the biggest awards in the architecture world were announced yesterday, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award. If you’ve heard of it, you’ll remember that they do this once ever two years, naming the top dogs in the business. Here’s the list:

Pole Universitaire de Sciences de Gestion (School for Management), Bordeaux, France. Architect : Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal/Lacaton & Vassal Architectes
Centre Choregraphique National (National Choreographic Centre), Aix-en-Provence, France. (Rudy Ricciotti)
Phaeno Science Centre, Wolfsburg, Germany. Architects : Zaha Hadid/Zaha Hadid Architects
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany. Architects : Ben van Berkel/UN Studio
Centro de Artes de Sines (Sines Art Centre), Sines, Portugal. Architects : Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus/Aires Mateus e Associados
Edificio Veles e Vents (America’s Cup Building), Valencia, Spain. Architects. David Chipperfield, Fermin Vasquez/David Chipperfield
MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y Leon), Leon, Spain. Architects : Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tunon/Mansilla + Tunon.

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