Museum De Lakenhal nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2022

Museum De Lakenhal is one of the nominees for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2022. This is a biennial prize for high quality architecture in Europe.

Museum De Lakenhal reopened on 19 June 2019 after more than two years of restoration and expansion. Architectural firm Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven from Rotterdam has realised the new extension and Julian Harrap Architects from London is responsible for the restoration of the existing buildings.

Since then, the museum building has received several awards and nominations. Such as the Abe Bonnema Prize in 2019 and Architectenweb Awards for 'Interior of the Year' and 'Public Building of the Year'. Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven was also elected Architect of the Year 2019. In 2020, Museum De Lakenhalle won the NRP Gulden Feniks in the renovation category, a national prize for renovation and transformation.

Museum De Lakenhal is proud to be able to add this European nomination to the list. The winners of the Mies van der Rohe Award will be announced in April 2022.

Read more about the restoration and building process

About Museum De Lakenhal

Museum De Lakenhal is the visual arts, history and crafts museum of the city of Leiden. The internationally renowned collection contains numerous highlights such as Lucas van Leyden’s ‘Last Judgment’ (1526-27), beautifully stained glass, and paintings by Rembrandt and contemporaries. With its inspiring programme, Museum De Lakenhal enables as many people as possible to view Leiden’s past with fresh eyes.