harpa concert hall wins 2013 mies van der rohe award
apr 30, 2013
harpa concert hall wins 2013 mies van der rohe award


‘harpa concert hall’ by henning larson architects, reykjavik, iceland
image © nic lehoux
all images courtesy of henning larson architects

 

 

 

the ‘harpa concert hall and conference center’ by danish practice henning larsen architects, in collaboration with studio olafur eliasson and batterid,
has just been announced the winner of the 2013 mies van der rohe award, one of the european union’s most prestigious honors in contemporary architecture.
the project was selected from a pool of 355 structures from 37 european countries, and from a panel of 5 finalist which included the ‘market hall in ghent’
by robbrecht en daem architecten + marie-josé van hee,the ‘superkilen urban park‘ by BIG architects, topotek1 + superflex,
the ‘house for elderly people’ by aires mateus arquitectos, and the ‘metropol parasol‘ by j. mayer h. architects. congratulations go out to the teams
and people involved in the realization of the project!

 

see our previous article of the harpa concert hall and conference centre’s earlier stages of construction here
as well as their final construction stages here.

 

 


in context
image © nic lehoux

 

 


image courtesy of henning larson architects

 

 


reflections off the characteristic glass facades
left image © nic lehoux
right image courtesy of henning larson architects

 

 


interior circulation
image © nic lehoux

 

 


image © nic lehoux

 

 


image © nic lehoux

 

 


stage
image courtesy of henning larson architects

 

 


auditorium
image © nic lehoux

 

 

jury members:

 

wiel arets, chair of the jury
principal, wiel arets architects, amsterdam, berlin, maastricht, zürich / dean, college of architecture, illinois institute of technology (iit), chicago

pedro gadanho
curator, contemporary architecture, museum of modern art (moma), new york

antón garcía-abril
principal, ensamble studio

louisa hutton
principal, sauerbruch hutton architects, berlin

kent martinussen
ceo, danske arkitekter center (dac), copenhagen

frédéric migaryou
director, architecture & design, centre pompidou, paris / barlett professor of architecture, london

ewa porebska
editor-in-chief, architektura-murator, warsaw

giovanna carnevali, secretary of the jury
director, fundació mies van der rohe, barcelona

diane gray, coordinator

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