10.01.17 EU MIES AWARD: CINNAMON TOWER NOMINATED
The Cinnamon Tower designed by BOLLES+WILSON is one of this years nominees of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
The tower was conceived as freestanding campanile – a pin on a piazza. This unexpected idea won the 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour Masters Building and surroundings.
Cinnamon has also been awarded a first prize at the 2016 BDA Hamburg Architecture Award. This spectacular tower – jury report – integrates perfectly in the surroundings and creates a stage for the historic Harbour Masters Building. The whole ensemble – consisting of the Cinnamon Tower (residential, 2015), Harbour Masters Building (converted to hotel, 2016) and the Info Pavilion for the Überseequartier (2009) – has recently been completed and brings a vivid urban plaza to the mega blocks of the HarbourCity.
Initiated in 1987 after an agreement between the European Parliament and the Barcelona City Council, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture –Mies van der Rohe Award has been coorganised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and the European Commission since 2001. Peter Wilson was a jury member in 2016.