On Wednesday 19 February, Chief government architect Floris Alkemade and Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (Branchevereniging Nederlandse Architectenbureaus, BNA) chairman Francesco Veenstra presented the first Jaarrapportage over de ruimtelijke ontwerpsector (Annual report about the spatial design sector)to the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. This annual report contains six recommendations about how the government and market can work together on the major rebuilding of the Netherlands. The P5 Energizedesign studio was mentioned as an example project.
The assignment of the P5 Energize: how can 2 petajoules of energy be generated in the form of a large-scale and iconic landscape? Eights students from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture set to work with this design question. After a few months researching and designing, the students presented their designs to the general public. The competition connected with this was won by Academy student Lieke de Jong. Professor Sven Stremke and doctoral candidate Dirk Oudes, both affiliated with the High-Density Energy Landscapes research group of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, gave a lecture on their research into this subject.
Click here for more information and the full annual report about the spatial design sector (in Dutch).