Robbrecht & Daem / van Hee – Stadshal in Ghent
The Mies van der Rohe Award is the official architectural prize of the EU, awarded biennially. Previous winners are a who’s who of European design, including David Chipperfield, Norman Foster, OMA, Peter Zumthor, Álvaro Siza and Zaha Hadid. The 2013 shortlist includes an old people’s home in Portugal by Aires Mateus (Icon 094), Henning Larsen’s Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik (Icon 101), an urban landscape project by BIG and two market halls – J. Meyer-H’s Metropol Parasol in Seville (Icon 096) and the new Stadshal in Ghent, recently completed by Robbrecht & Daem and Marie-José van Hee.
Full article at Icon magazine