Architects’ Journal: Ely Court only UK finalist for EU Mies Award 2017
“Alison Brooks Architects’ RIBA Award-winning Ely Court in north west London is the only UK finalist chosen for the 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award.
The 43-home scheme in South Kilburn made the five-strong shorlist alongside a museum in Poland by BBGK Architekci; a house in Denmark by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects; a museum in France by Rudy Ricciotti and a block of flats in the Netherlands by NL Architects and XVW architectuur.
In December it was revealed that 19 schemes from the UK had made it on to a 356-strong longlist for the prestigious pan-European award. These included FAT’s A House for Essex; MUMA’s Whitworth Gallery in Manchester; Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery in London; DRDH’s Stormen concert hall and library in Bodø in Norway, and AL_A’s MAAT cultural centre in Lisbon.
The Mies van der Rohe Award, the biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, is widely recognised as the highest accolade in European architecture and features a €60,000 (£51,000) top prize”.
Read more in The Architects’ Journal article here.