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Four Stirling Prize finalists make Mies van der Rohe shortlist

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Last year’s RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre, and a trio of other finalists, have made it onto the shortlist for the biggest award in European architecture

Earlier today (10 February) the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe named the 40 projects in the running for the biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

Just three of the UK’s 20 nominated projects made it onto the shortlist - O’Donnell + Tuomey’s LSE student centre, Niall McLaughlin Architects’ Bishop Edward King Chapel and the 2014 Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins.

The University of Limerick by Grafton Architects, which competed for the Stirling Prize in 2013, also made it onto the stellar European list.

The four projects saw off a longlist of 420 schemes to bag a place on the high-profile shortlist.

The UK projects which missed out included Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ Manchester School of Art, the Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo, and Denizen Works’ Manser Medal-shortlisted House No. 7 on the Isle of Tiree.

Also known as the Mies van der Rohe Award, the prize is widely recognized as the highest accolade in European architecture and features a £48,000 top prize.

Previous winners have included Stansted Airport by Norman Foster (1990), Waterloo International railway station by Nicholas Grimshaw (1994) and David Chipperfield’s Neues Museum in Berlin (2011).

The prize’s five finalists will be announced at the end of the month and a winner will be revealed on 8 May, 2015.

The 40 shortlisted schemes

2226 Lustenau Baumschlager Eberle Lustenau

Hostel Wadi in Hoge Rielen, Kasterlee Studio Associato Bernardo Secchi-PaolaViganò

Immanuel Church, Cologne Sauerbruch Hutton

Gleisdreieck Park, Berlin Atelier Loidl

R50 - Cohousing, Berlin Heide & Von Beckerath; Ifau und Jesko Fezer

Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei

Vartov Square, Copenhagen Hall McKnight

Moesgaard Museum, Højbjerg Henning Larsen Architects

Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Childrens Home of the Future, Kerteminde CEBRA architecture

Forfatterhuset Kindergarten, Copenhagen COBE

Atrio - Relais Châteaux, Cáceres Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos

Public Equipment: Urban Park and Transportation Hub, Logroño Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos; Arquitectura Agronomia

Public Library, Ceuta Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Luz House, Cilleros, Cáceres Arquitectura-g

Contemporary Art Centre, Córdoba Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Soulages Museum, Rodez RCRArquitectes

FRAC - Regional Contemporary Artwork Collection, Dunkerque Lacaton & Vassal Architectes

Marseille Vieux Port, Marseille Foster + Partners

Redevelopment of the New Waterfront, Thessaloniki Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects

University of Limerick, Medical School, Student Housing, Piazza and Pergola, Limerick Grafton Architects

Waterford Medieval Museum, Waterford Waterford City Council Architects

H71a, Reykjavík Studio Granda

Expo Gate, Milan Scandurra Studio Architettura

Antinori Winery, San Casciano Vsl di Pesa, Firenze Archea Associati

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Cruz Y Ortiz Arquitectos

Education Centre Erasmus Mc, Rotterdam Kaan Architecten

De Rotterdam, Rotterdam OMA

Rozet, Culture House, Arnhem Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Silesian Museum, Katowice Riegler Riewe Architekten

Philarmonic Hall Szczecin, Szczecin BarozziVeiga; Studio A4

Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warszawa Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

Arquipélago - Contemporary Arts Centre, Ribeira Grande, Azores João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto; Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados

High Performance Rowing Centre, Vila Nova de Roz Côa SpacialAR-TE

‘Urban Spaces’ Dogarilor Apartment Building, Bucharest ADN Birou de Arhitectura

The New Crematorium of the Woodland Cemetery, Enskede, Stockholm Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor

Sancaklar Mosque, Istanbul EAA - Emre Arolat Architects

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics, London O’Donnell + Tuomey

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool Haworth Tompkins

Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxford Niall McLaughlin Architects

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