The Acropolis Museum in Athens, designed by architect Bernard Tschumi, is one of six finalists for the 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – the Mies van der Rohe Award.

In addition to the honour of being awarded the most prestigious award in European architecture, the winner will also receive 60,000 euros. The award, granted every two years, has been established to acknowledge quality architectural production in Europe, and to foster architectural achievement throughout the European Union.

The finalists have been selected from 343 works in 33 European countries, and include entries from Germany, Brussels, Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands. The candidates are nominated by a panel of independent experts from across Europe, architects’ associations that form part of the European Council of Architects and other European national architects’ associations. The award ceremony takes place on June 20 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.

Source: ANA