The New Acropolis Museum in Athens, designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, is among the top finalists for the European Union Prize in Modern Architecture Mies van der Rohe, the most important distinction for the European architecture, according to the European Committee.
The finalists have been selected among 343 works of 33 European countries. The award ceremony will take place on June 20 in Barcelona, in the exhibition center that was designed by the German architect Mies van der Rohe. The other five finalists are the New Museum of Berlin (David Chiperfield), Bronks Youth Theatre (Martine de Meseneer and Dreak Fan de Brande) the Museum of the 21st Century Art in Rome (Zaxa Xadide, Patrick Soumaher, Gianlouka Rakana), the Concert Hall in Copenhagen (Zan Nouvel) and the Rehabilitation Centre in Arnhem Holland (Koen Fan Felzen).
The Mies van der Rohe Prize is being awarded since 1987 every two years and it was founded by the Culture program of European Union and the Mies van der Rohe Institution.