In 2022, Portugal takes 22 projects to compete for the European Union Contemporary Architecture Prize, the Mies van der Rohe Prize. These are part of the 532 nominated works representing 41 countries and 73 cities. Winners will be announced in April of next year.
In the first selection phase – announced in February – Portugal already had 19 projects in the competition, built between October 2018 and April 2020. And, on September 9th, 2021, the organization said that these are added more three: the Casa de Saúde Rainha Santa Isabel (Condeixa, Coimbra), the new municipal library and archive in Grândola and the new accessible route to the Basilica da Estrela, in Lisbon.
These latest Portuguese works announced are part of a group of 85, which were developed between November 2020 and April 2021, and which now enter the race for the Mies van der Rohe Prize, according to the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in a statement.
Portugal is the sixth country that takes the most projects to competition, in a list led by neighboring Spain, which has a total of 31 works. This edition also marks the debut of three countries: Armenia, Tunisia (both with 3 works) and Moldova (with just one).
These are 10 works that will represent Portugal at the EUMiesAward 2022 of the 22 nominated: