The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture is a biennial award amounting to 60,000 Euros whose aim is to recognize and award exceptional examples of architectonic work, whereas the conceptual and technical excellence of the construction are taken into consideration. The Prize is supplemented by the Emerging Architect Special Mention amounting to 20,000 Euros. A sculpture representing Mies van der Rohe pavilion in Barcelona is also given together with the prize.
The appropriation of the prize is managed by the European Commission in collaboration with the Mies van der Rohe Fund from Barcelona, and support is given by a network of fifteen architectonic organizations, and also a committee of experts coming from thirty one countries.
More information about the prize and laureates can be found here.