ARC19 Development Award
This year, Do Janne is the chairman of the jury for the ARC19 Development Award, the prize for best-developed architecture project of 2018/2019. This concerns projects that are submitted jointly by the architect and the developer. The aim of the prize is to promote the use of excellent architecture in a commercial project development. The award also wants to promote the dialogue between project developer and architect, in order to strive for a high-quality built environment.
The three nominated projects for the ARC19 Development Award this year are: Werk and Studio building Imagewharf by Affaire d’Architecture, Spaardersbad by Mei architects and planners and the transformation of the office Schubertsingel by Houben / Van Mierlo Architecten
The jury of the ARC19 Development Award consists of Do Janne Vermeulen (chairman), Remi Versteeg (Space Encounters), Jan Hein Tiedema (Edge Technologies), Lieske van Pelt (CBRE Global Investors) and Harm Tilman (secretary, de Architect). The presentation of the ARC19 Awards will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Amsterdam.
BNA Next Step Award
Do Janne is also chairman of the Next Step Award. The program and the award offer young architects more space for development. As a young architect you really get the opportunity to take your own next step. The jury has selected four finalists: Atelier Van Berlo, Beta – office for architecture and the city, Overtreders W and Urban Echoes. They are competing for 10,000 euros and possibly a design assignment from project developer Synchroon. The winner will be announced on November 14 during the BNA Architectendag in Utrecht.
The jury led by Do Janne assessed the creative leadership, the strategic (entrepreneurial) vision of the agencies and the extent to which the young agencies were ready for a crucial “next step” in their professional development. The other jury members are Ingrid van der Heijden (CIVIC architects), Hedwig Heinsman (DUS Architects), Nanne de Ru (Powerhouse Company), Anne van der Zwaag (OBJECT Rotterdam), Tobias Verhoeven (SYNCHROON) and Fred Schoorl (BNA).
Rotterdam Architecture Prize
The Rotterdam Architecture Prize is an independent award for the city of Rotterdam. It is an initiative of the Municipality of Rotterdam, organized by AIR, the architecture center of Rotterdam. The award consists of a jury award and a public award and is intended for the client, builder and architect team.
This year’s jury is chaired by Esther Agricola (Director of Spatial Planning and Sustainability of the Municipality of Amsterdam), Marianne van der Sanden (Braaksma & Roos), Niraj Sewraj (Urban Developer at BPD) and Do Janne.
The selection of the jury will be announced at the beginning of November and the public award will be open for voting. The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday 18 December.