The RIBA have put TR2 Plymouth Theatre Royal Production Centre and The Spire forward for consideration for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture: Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2005. The primary objective of this official prize of the European Union is to recognise and commend works of contemporary architecture that are characterised by their conceptual, aesthetical and technical solutions. The works are nominated by a group of independent experts as well as the European national architects associations. For each biennial edition, the jury chooses from these nominations a single work to be granted the prize and a single work by emerging architects that will be given the special mention. In addition, the jury makes a selection of works to be published in the award catalogue and presented in a touring exhibition.