Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven to award the 2018 Prix de Rome Architecture

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.

The nominees that are eligible for the 2018 Prix de Rome Architecture are the following: Alessandra Covini / Studio Ossidiana, Bram van Kaathoven, Katarzyna Nowak and the duo Rademacher de Vries.

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 (click here for the submitted plans of the nominees). 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 elsewhere in the building, containing the entries that were submitted in reaction to the open call.

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Exhibition Prix de Rome Architecture 2018
19 October 2018 – 10 March 2019
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25 Rotterdam

Publication shortlist architects
Date of publication: 18 October 2018
Nai010 publishers
ISBN 978-94-6208-457-5, €19,95