From 19 October onwards Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the work of the four nominees for the Prix de Rome Architecture 2018.
This edition of the Prix de Rome Architecture focuses on two extremes in architecture: urban planning and landscape architecture. These extremes are featured in two rounds, based in two very different locations in the Netherlands.
The international jury of the Prix de Rome has selected four architects for the shortlist of the Prix de Rome 2018. The nominees are: Alessandra Covini / Studio Ossidiana, Bram van Kaathoven, Katarzyna Nowak and the duo Rademacher de Vries. For the final round the four candidates are challenged to make a fictional design for the Sixhaven area in Amsterdam.
Award ceremony and exhibition
On 18 October Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Culture and Science, OCW) is to award the 2018 Prix de Rome Architecture, at 16.00 in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The opening of the exhibition presenting the work of the four nominees will take place at the same time. The winner of this important prize receives an amount of 40,000 euros and a work period of three months at the American Academy in Rome.
Over the past few months, the finalists tackled a fictive assignment, focused on the Sixhaven area in Amsterdam. Whereas the open call for the first round focused on a Low Pressure area in Eastern Groningen, the final round focuses on High Pressure: an assignment in a popular urban environment. They developed an architectural proposal for the area near the Sixhaven in Amsterdam North, opposite Central Station; a plan with a critical perspective on Amsterdam in the 21st century. The solutions for this location will be presented in the exhibition – set up by Collective Works agency.
On the basis of the proposals for the Sixhaven area, the international jury selects the winner. The jury for the 2018 Prix de Rome Architecture consists of acting chairman Mels Crouwel (architect, partner at Benthem Crouwel Architects), Frank Havermans (visual artist, designer at Studio Frank Havermans), Afaina de Jong (architect, owner of AFARAI), Oana Rades (architect, owner of Shift architecture urbanism), Ronald Rietveld (architect, partner at RAAAF, winner of the 2006 Prix de Rome) and Peter Cachola Schmal (director of Deutsches Architekturmuseum).
The four nominees were selected from a list of 66 architects, urban developers and landscape architects, who all submitted a plan in reaction to the first assignment, which focused on a country location in Eastern Groningen. Under the title of Low Pressure, participants were challenged to develop an intervention for the area around the villages of Hongerige Wolf and Ganzedijk and the dyke in between. In addition to the Prix de Rome exhibition, Het Nieuwe Instituut organizes a temporary pop-up presentation in Gallery 2, containing the entries that were submitted in reaction to the open call.
About the Prix de Rome Architecture
The Prix de Rome Architecture is the oldest and biggest Dutch prize for artists and architects under the age of 40. The Prix de Rome has been organized and financed since 2012 by the Mondriaan Fund. More information about the Prix de Rome 2014 exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut can be found here. The exhibition showcases the importance of design and innovation, key principles of all activities at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Assignment Final Round
The four nominated architects were asked to develop a proposal for the area around Sixhaven, opposite Amsterdam Central Station.
The international jury of the Prix de Rome selected four architects for the shortlist of the Prix de Rome 2018.
The first round - Low Pressure - was an open competition focusing on a specific rural area in the Dutch province of Groningen.
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