From a list of 70 projects, the professional jury nominated 10 projects, after which the complexity of the Scheepmaker's assignment was decisive. We are very happy with that: it is a wonderful recognition of the special process that we have gone through with a wonderful team of clients and designers.
[from the jury report] The jury's choice ultimately turned to focusing on the multiple spatial issues: "We should not run away from the dilemmas of the city, but rather focus on the places where there is friction. The city needs projects that do more than one thing well, where housing, densification, and mobility come together. This needs clients and architects who dare to explore new directions and act as mediators. The jury sees these qualities reflected in De Scheepmaker. An extremely complex task was solved with an adventurous attitude and ingenuity, in which the architect saw - and seized - opportunities to improve the project on all sides. From the leap in scale over the railway and the beacon function to the enormous variety of homes."