Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 finalists announced

News: a concert hall with a spiky roof in Poland and a terracotta winery buried beneath an Italian vineyard are among the five finalists in the running for the European Union's 2015 architecture prize – the Mies van der Rohe Award (+ slideshow).

Philarmonic Hall Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland, by Barozzi Veiga – photograph by Hufton + Crow

These two projects – by Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga and Italian firm Archea Associati respectively – have been named alongside O'Donnell + Tuomey's red brick student centre for the London School of Economics, BIG's Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør and the Ravensburg Art Museum in Germany by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei.

Ravensburg Art Museum, Germany, by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei – photograph by Roland Halbe

Named after German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the biennial award is the most prestigious accolade in European architecture and is awarded to a building completed in the last two years by a European architect.

Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark, by BIG – photograph by Rasmus Hjortshøj

The five buildings in contention for the 14th edition of the €60,000 (£45,000) prize were selected from a shortlist of 40 by a jury led by Italian architect Cino Zucchi, and also including Danish architect Lene Tranberg, Bolles+Wilson co-founder Peter L Wilson and the RIBA's Tony Chapman.

Antinori Winery, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Italy, by Archea Associati – photograph by Leonardo Finotti

The jury will now visit all five buildings before selecting an overall winner, which will be announced in a ceremony on 8 May at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona – one of the architect's most famous works.

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics, UK, by O'Donnell + Tuomey – photograph by Dennis Gilbert

The 2013 winner was the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, while in 2011 it went to David Chipperfield's Neues Museum renovation in Berlin. Other past winners include Snøhetta's Oslo Opera House and Peter Zumthor's Kunsthaus Bregenz.