: Best modern architecture in Europe prize - for Szczecin
The biannual Mies Van Der Rohe prize has gone to Poland. In effect, it's for the best modern building in Europe over the last two years - the building in question is the new Szczecin Philharmonic. It's certainly a very good building and very radical architecture.
This link is to a Polish article, saying more or less as above and with a good picture.
The Szczecin Philharmonic received the Mies van der Rohe architectural European Award, and thus the title of best European building, which was created in the last two years. The award was collected in Barcelona by the Szczecin president Piotr Krzystek.
The enthusiasts of Szczecin Philharmonic, which was opened on September 5 last year, call it the iceberg. And the opponents name it a barrack. But there is no doubt that gold concert hall is impressive and acoustics conducive. The entire building has nearly 13 thousand of square meters.
The emergence of new Szczecin Philharmonic building in the final Mies van der Rohe prize some compared to the nominations for the Oscars. To the world of architecture it's, however, more because this most prestigious award, signed by the European Commission, shall be granted to only one contender and once of every two years.