“420 Shortlisted and Nominated entries, 2015 Prize”,

May 2015

ISBN: 978-84-941836-0-7

In 2013, the European Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award-  turned 25.
In this long period there have been 13 editions of the Prize which reviewed 2.478 works of architecture, 1.073 cities and 1.505 architecture studios.

The aim of the Prize is to acknowledge architecture quality in reference to universal values of generic designs, independently of their programs. The term “generic” refers to the essence of things, not their formal values, while “quality” standards include the ideas, values and development of the projects, embracing research, experimentations, social environment impact.

One of the features of this new stage of the Prize is the conviction that in order to understand the situation in European contemporary architecture every two years, it is essential to be familiar with all the mentioned works.

This conviction has led us to publish, for the first time, all the nominated works (420) for this year’s Prize.