Szczecin Philharmonic Hall wins Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall in Poland by Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga has won the European Union's architecture prize, the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.
The winner was selected by a jury including Italian architect Cino Zucchi, Bolles+Wilson co-founder Peter L Wilson and the RIBA's Tony Chapman, who visited all five shortlisted buildings.
They praised the Szczecin Philharmonic Hall for taking on "a new symbolic role" in its replacement of an auditorium that was destroyed during the second world war, and recognised the building's potential to offer "new chances for cultural and leisure events".
The announcement was made in a ceremony held at Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion in Spain.