harpa concert hall wins 2013 mies van der rohe award
harpa concert hall wins 2013 mies van der rohe award 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, icelandimage © nic lehouxall 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 hereas well as their final construction stages here.



in contextimage © nic lehoux



image courtesy of henning larson architects



reflections off the characteristic glass facadesleft image © nic lehouxright image courtesy of henning larson architects



interior circulationimage © nic lehoux



image © nic lehoux



image © nic lehoux



stageimage courtesy of henning larson architects



auditoriumimage © nic lehoux



jury members:


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

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

antón garcía-abrilprincipal, ensamble studio

louisa huttonprincipal, sauerbruch hutton architects, berlin

kent martinussenceo, danske arkitekter center (dac), copenhagen

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

ewa porebskaeditor-in-chief, architektura-murator, warsaw

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

diane gray, coordinator

  • So sorry to hear of the passing away of Henning Larson. My husband and I visited this wonderful piece of architecture in June 2013. We were amazed with the structure, just had to research the architect upon returning home.

    So sad, such talent!

    Margaret Astin says:

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