Lar de Idosos em Alcácer do Sal, in Alcácer do Sal, Portugal, is a finalist for the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award. Photo: FG+SG
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Mies van der Rohe Award Shortlist
Five European projects are finalists for the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award, also known as the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.
These five outstanding projects are:
Stadshal Gent, in Ghent, Belgium, by Robbrecht en Daem architecten and Marie-José Van Hee architecten
Superkilen, in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Topotek1, and Superflex
Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall & Conference Centre, in Reykjavik, Iceland, by Batteríid architects, Henning Larsen Architects, and Studio Olafur Eliasson
Lar de Idosos em Alcácer do Sal, in Alcácer do Sal, Portugal, by Aires Mateus Arquitectos
Metropol Parasol, in Seville, Spain, by J. Mayer H.
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