The Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal is the only Portuguese project still in competition in the 2019 Mies van der Rohe prize. The building, inaugurated in November 2017, is the work of architect Carrilho da Graça. It is on the list of 40 selected projects by the jury of contemporary architecture prize, which includes projects from 17 European countries.
The initial list included 20 projects by Portuguese architects, 17 of which were built in Portugal and three abroad. The jury's decision comes after a three-day meeting in Barcelona, where the headquarters of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation is located, where the seven judges discussed "the most important challenges of contemporary society and the architecture facing Europe". The € 60,000 prize, established in 1987 by the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, based in Barcelona, is considered one of the most prestigious architectural awards. In addition to the winner, he also distinguishes emerging architects.
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