more informationOn Friday, June 26, 2020, the jury announced the winners and honorable mentions of the 40th edition of Archiprix Netherlands. The Archiprix is open to the best graduation projects of the Dutch master's programs for architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and recently also interior architecture.
Due to the measures taken in the light of COVID-19, the announcement took place during a live stream from the exhibition space of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, where the graduation plans are now exhibited. Only nominees and jury members could attend.
Thirty graduation projects were submitted for this edition of Archiprix Nederland: 21 architectural projects, three urban development plans, three landscape architectural plans and three projects in interior architecture.
The jury, consisting of Frans Bevers (interior architecture), Ira Koers (architecture), Mascha Onderwater (landscape architecture), Merel Pit (theory) and Jeroen Zuidgeest (urban design), selected three first prizes and two honorable mentions from the submitted plans. She judged the winning graduation projects: “The prizes go to the three plans, which combine special qualities with a consistent approach and a high-quality spatial plan. The qualities of each of the three award-winning plans are always different. There is no one plan that stands out clearly above the other. ”
Charlotte van der Woude, AvB Amsterdam (landscape architecture) (working at MTD landscape architects), was jointly awarded first prize with Sarina Bleumink, AvB Arnhem (architecture) and Felipe Chaves Gonzalez, TU-Delft (urban design) for her project 'Nature is under your feet '. Charlotte graduated in landscape architecture in the summer of 2019 on the project "Nature is under your feet"; a design study of London's underground water system. It focuses on the former tributaries of the Thames and is a search for the possibilities of using this hidden structure as "new nature" in the city. A nature that cannot survive the harsh urban life above ground, but that can make an entirely new kind of habitat possible; a fragile nature to discover under your feet.
The Archiprix 2020 exhibition, with the work of all thirty graduation projects including models and research reports, can be seen in Het Nieuwe Instituut until 4 October.