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Nine Irish Architecture Practices nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2019

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

On the 11th December the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the names of the works competing in the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe. The RIAI is an official nominator for this award. The impressive nominees list comprises 383 projects, in 238 cities from 38 countries. Of these, 8 projects are from the Republic of Ireland and one from Northern Ireland. The 2019 nominees highlight metropolitan areas as the location of most of the works,but themap also reveals the generation of axes such as the Dublin-Brussels-Ljubljana-Tiranaone, where 100 milion Europeans live and a third of the total number of nominated works have been built.

The Prize objectives aim at promoting and understanding the significance of quality and reflecting the complexity of Architecture's own significance in terms of technological, constructional, social, economic, cultural and aesthetic achievements. The jury formed by Dorte Mandrup (Chairwoman), Frank McDonald, María Langarita, Kamiel Klaasse, Ștefan Ghenciulescu, Angelika Fitz and George Arbid will shortlist 40 projects that will be announced on January 16 and the 5 finalists on February 13. The winners will be announced in mid-April and the EU Mies Award Open Days will take place in May to promote visits to the shortlisted and finalist works.

The process will culminate with the EU Mies Award Day on May 7 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona: opening of the exhibition, lectures and debates, presentation of the publication and Awards Ceremony. For more information see https://eumiesaward.com/

The Irish nominees are;

Rust-ic House, Lough Caragh by Urban Agency. Image © Paul Tierney

Art Room, Secondary School, Arran Islands by Paul Dillon Architects. Image © Ros Kavanagh

New School in Town, Westport by SJK Architects. Image © Kelvin Gilmor

Dublin Port Centre Precinct by Darmody Architecture. Image © Enda Cavanagh

St Mary's Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny by McCullough Mulvin Architects. Image © Christian Richters

Vaulted House, Dublin by GKMP Architects. Image © Alice Clancy

National Gallery of Art, Refurbishment by heneghen peng Architects. Image © Marie-Louise Halpenny

14 Henrietta Street, Dublin by Shaffrey Architects. Image © Paul Tierney


and in Northern Ireland

Fallahogey Studio, Kilrea, Co.Derry by McGarry-Moon Architects. Image © Adam Currie

Exterior Museum Tonofenfabrik. Image © Thomas Bruns

heneghan peng architects also have been nominated for Museum Tonofenfabrik in Lahr, Germany.

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