Caruso St John’s Nottingham Contemporary is among scores of projects nominated for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.
Other nominees for the €60,000 Mies van der Rohe prize and €20,000 runner-up special mention include David Lea and Pat Borer’s Wise Building, Wiel Arets’ V Tower and Zaha Hadid’s Stirling Prize-winning Maxxi museum.
The prize, organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, is awarded for a building in the EU that displays excellence in conceptual, technical and constructive terms.
Winners receive a sculpture inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition which, despite, being dismantled shortly after, is considered one of the most important works of the 20th century.
Other nominees include Office Kersten Geers David van Severen for the Villa Voka and EXPO, both in Kortrijk, Belgium; 51n4E for C-Mine in Genk, Belgium; Biq Architecten for Lakerlopen housing, in Eindhoven; Snelder Architecten for Panta Rhei College, Amstelveen, Netherlands; Philippe Schmit Architects for the Museum Villa Vauban in Luxembourg; Archistudio Studniarek & Pilinkiewicz for the Regional Court in Katowice, Poland; Mecanoo for its theatre and congress centre La Llotja de Lleida in Spain; and NORD for its Natural Science Centre in Bjerringbro, Denmark.