Snøhetta is the winner of the Mies van der Rohe Award 2009

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced today, 29 April 2009, that the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway by Snøhetta is the winner of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2009. The Jury also awarded the Emerging Architect Special Mention to STUDIO UP/ Lea Pelivan and Toma Plejić for Gymnasium 46° 09’ N / 16° 50’ E, Koprivnica, Croatia. The 60,000 € Prize funded with support by the European Union, one of the most important and prestigious prizes for international architecture, is awarded biennially to built works completed within the previous two years. There will be a special granting ceremony at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona on 28 May 2009. THE WINNER: - Norwegian National Opera & Ballet Oslo, Norway - SNØHETTA/ Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Tarald Lundevall, Craig Dykers | THE FINALISTS: The winner of the Prize was selected from a shortlist of five finalists: - Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg (France) by Studio Fuksas/ Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas | - Luigi Bocconi University, Milan (Italy) by Grafton Architects/ Shelley McNamara, Yvonne Farrell | - Multimodal Centre – Nice Tramway, Nice (France) by Atelier Marc Barani | - Library, Senior Citizens’ Centre and Interior Courtyard, Barcelona (Spain) by RCR Arquitectes | EMERGING ARCHITECT SPECIAL MENTION: - Gymnasium 46º09’N/16º50E Koprivnica, Croatia STUDIO UP/ Lea Pelivan, Toma Plejić | Info: tel +34 93 2151011 fax +34 93 4883685 e-mail: - - - CS.pdf