Three Academy of Architecture alumni on Prix de Rome Architecture shortlist

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Three alumni of the Academy of Architecture have been selected for the shortlist of the Prix de Rome Architecture 2014. In total nine designers are competing for the prestigious prize. The award consists of a cash prize of €40,000 and a work period at the American Academy in Rome.

The former students selected are Steven Delva, Anne Holtrop and Donna van Milligen Bielke. The jury selected the nine nominees from a longlist of 57 architects who were nominated by scouts invited by the Mondriaan Fund and by other experts. In addition, architects were also able to nominate themselves.

The nine nominees will receive a work budget and will be given the opportunity to elaborate on an assignment drawn up by the jury during a work period. The jury will select a winner on the basis of the result. The nine assignments will be exhibited in Het Nieuwe Instituut later this year and will be presented in a publication.

The Prix de Rome is the oldest and largest prize in the Netherlands for architects and visual artists under 40. The aim of the prize is to trace talented architects and stimulate them to further develop themselves and to increase their visibility. The prize has been organised and financed by the Mondriaan Fund since 2012.

The jury consists of Adriaan Geuze (winner Prix de Rome 1990, landscape architect and partner West 8), William Lim (director CL3 Architects Ltd in Hongkong, architect and artist), Ellen van Loon (architect and partner OMA), Saskia van Stein (artistic director and curator Bureau Europa), Cathelijne Nuijsink (critic,  architecture and design writer). The chairperson is Birgit Donker (director Mondriaan Fund).

Donna van Milligen Bielke, 'Reversed Boogie Woogie'

Steven Delva, landschapspark te Dessel

Anne Holtrop, Temporary Museum (Lake)