Winnaar Prix de Rome Architectuur 2018 Alessandra Covini met minister Van Engelshoven. Foto: Bas Czerwinsky
Winnaar Prix de Rome Architectuur 2018 Alessandra Covini met minister Van Engelshoven. Foto: Bas Czerwinsky

Alessandra Covini wins Prix de Rome Architecture 2018

Architect Alessandra Covini (1988, Milan) received the Prix de Rome Architecture 2018 from the Dutch minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven. Covini is awarded for Amsterdam Allegories, her proposal for the Sixhaven area in the North of Amsterdam. The award comes with a 40,000 Euros cash prize and a work period at the American Academy in Rome. read more

Prix de Rome Architectuur tentoonstelling in Het Nieuwe Instituut. Foto: Johannes Schwartz

Exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut

Until March 10th 2019 Het Nieuwe Instituut presents an exhibition with the proposals of the four nominees and an introduction to the Sixhaven area.

The four nominees of the Prix de Rome Architecture 2018 were asked to come up with a proposal for the Sixhaven area in Amsterdam. Whereas the open call of the first round addressed issues for a Low Pressure area, this final round focuses on High Pressure; an assignment in a popular urban area, a place where many want to live. read more

Films four Sixhaven propositions

Commissioned by Prix de Rome filmcompany Koekepeer realized four short films in which the nominees explain their plans for the Sixhaven area. The films are produced for the exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut to introduce the plans like they are presented in the exhibition.

Alessandra Covini (Studio Ossidiana), winner Prix de Rome 2018, about her plan Amsterdam Allegories. read more

Publication

The 2018 Prix de Rome is accompanied by a publication that focuses on the nominees’ work. Except the jury report and documentation about the four proposals, the publication contains a.o. an essay written by Louise O. Fresco, interviews by Sander Heijne and photos by Sem Langendijk. The publication is published by nai010 in cooperation with the Mondriaan Fund. read more

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. read more

Kick-off final round at Het Nieuwe Instituut

At the start of the final round for the Prix de Rome 2018 Het Nieuwe Instituut welcomed the nominated candidates at the archive of the institute by showing them Prix de Rome submissions of a.o. Arthur Staal (winner 1935) and Carel Weeber (winner 1966). In line with the location for the assignment of the second round – the Sixhaven-area in Amsterdam – historical designs for the IJ-oevers area were displayed. read more

Shortlist Prix de Rome Architecture 2018 announced with assignment final round

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 en het duo Rademacher de Vries. For the final round the four candidates are challenged to make a fictional design for the Sixhaven area in Amsterdam. read more

Sixhaven locatie tweede ronde

Fictional assignment Final round Prix de Rome Architecture 2018

This 2018 edition of the Prix de Rome focuses on two extremes in architecture. Whereas the open call of the first round addressed issues for a Low Pressure area, this final round focuses on High Pressure; an assignment in a popular urban area, a place where many want to live. We ask the four shortlisted architects to come up with a proposal for the Sixhaven area opposite Central Station in Amsterdam North.*

High Pressure
Throughout history, the water city of Amsterdam expanded during high-pressure periods. read more

Scouts

A broad-based group of professionals from various disciplines has been approached to function as so-called scouts and to nominate up to two architects, landscape architects or city planners. Architects, landscape architects or city planners that meet the criteria may also apply themselves, or be proposed to the jury by third parties.

Out of the 23 approached scouts from all disciplines, the organisation received recommendations from the following scouts: Yvonne Franquinet (director of Arcam), Job Floris (architect/co-founder of Monadnock, head of master’s programme at Rotterdam Academy of Architecture), Machiel Spaan (architect/founder of M3h), Jeroen Bergsma (architect/co-founder of Superuse), Ernst van der Hoeven (owner of EVDH studio for urban landscape, co-founder of Mac Guffin), Donna van Milligen Bielke (architect, winner of the 2014 Prix de Rome), Martine Vledder (area developer at SITE urban development, partner of Polylester), Kirsten Hannema (architecture critic and journalist), Tim Prins (owner of Studio Stad, teacher at Maastricht Academy of Architecture) and Nanne de Ru (founding partner of Powerhouse Company). read more

Jury Prix de Rome 2018

The jury of the Prix de Rome 2018 consists of:
Mels Crouwel (architect/founding partner Benthem Crouwel Architects)
Frank Havermans (founder/artist/designer Studio Frank Havermans)
Afaina de Jong (architect/founder AFARAI)
Oana Rades (owner/architect Shift architecture urbanism)
Ronald Rietveld (architect/founder RAAAF/ winner Prix de Rome 2006)
Peter Cachola Schmal (director Deutsches Architekturmuseum)
Chair Birgit Donker (director Mondriaan Fund) read more

Assignment first round: Low pressure – High pressure

The new round of the Prix de Rome Architecture just started! The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most prestigious award in the Netherlands for architects under the age of 35. The purpose of the award is to identify talented architects and to encourage them to develop further and increase their visibility.

The Prix de Rome architecture is open to architects, landscape architects and urban planners. read more

Announcement new round and jury Prix de Rome Architecture

The new round of the Prix de Rome Architecture will start at the beginning of next year. The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most prestigious award in the Netherlands for architects under the age of 35. The purpose of the award is to identify talented architects and to encourage them to develop further and increase their visibility. read more