Seven finalists have been announced for the 2007 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe Award. Every two years, the European Union and the Barcelona-based Mies van der Rohe Foundation bestow the award, which recognizes the best architectural work built in Europe during that period. The finalists are:

  • America's Cup Building, Valencia, Spain—David Chipperfield Architects/b720 Arquitectos
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany—UNStudio
  • MUSAC–Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla and Leon, Leon, Spain—Mansilla + Tuñón
  • National Choreographic Center, Aix-en-Provence, France—Rudy Ricciotti
  • Phaeno Science Center, Wolfsburg, Germany—Zaha Hadid Architects
  • School for Management, Bordeaux, France—Lacaton & Vassal Architects
  • Sines Arts Center, Sines, Portugal, by Aires Mateus and Associates

The winner will be announced in mid-April, and the award ceremony will be held on May 14 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The winner will receive a 50,000 euro cash prize, and 10,000 euros will go to the Emerging Architect Special Mention. The Office for Metropolitan Architecture received the 2005 award for its Netherlands Embassy in Berlin. That year's emerging architect prize was won by NL Architects for its BasketBar in Utrecht, Netherlands.