On February 10th the list with four hundred and twenty nominees were shortened down to forty projects from seventeen European countries, including four Danish projects. The remaining forty projects range from Hotels and Landscape to Education and Cultural buildings.
Five of the shortlisted projects will be chosen for the next round of selection on February 19. The finalist firms will then present their projects before a jury on May 7th. The winners will be announced the following day at the iconic Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.
In 2013, the biannual prize was awarded to Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik – a building designed by Henning Larsen Architects. This was the first time the prize was given to Scandinavian architects.