The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe has announced the list of works competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. ABA is proud to announce that Ely Court has been nominated for this prestigious prize. Ely Court is a 43-dwelling mixed-tenure scheme for London’s South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan for Brent Council.
The Prize is awarded biennially to works completed within the previous two years. The principal objectives are to achieve a thorough understanding of the transformation of Europe’s built environment; to recognize and commend excellence and innovation in the field of architecture (in conceptual and construction terms) and to draw attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new ideas, the clients who support them and the citizens that enjoy them.The Jury members will shortlist 40 projects and select the 5 finalist works which they will visit in April. The process will culminate with the Award Ceremony on May 26 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, marking several days of Open Doors throughout Europe during which sites of the shortlisted works will be open for visit to the general public.