Festive Award Ceremony of Mondriaan Fund was held on 02 Feb at Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam
Thursday 2 February, during a festive program at Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, the Mondriaan Fund has presented its five major art prizes to Daan van Golden (visual arts), Paul Mijksenaar (design), Rudi Fuchs (art critics), Wim van Krimpen (Benno Premselaprijs), and Adriaan Geuze of West 8 for his Achievement in Architecture.
Jury comments on Adriaan Geuze: “His analytical skills, investigative spirit and driving force has led to an interesting broadening of works with great impact on the profession. Together with West 8, Adriaan Geuze has become a significant and influential figure who leaves contemporary traces globally and keep optimistically working on a long list of impressive projects.”
The Mondrian Fund (previously BKVB, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture) and the Stadsschouwburg (Municipal Theatre of Amsterdam) have organized an evening to draw attention to the prize winners.
After 20 years the Ministry of Education has recently decided that awarding these prizes will no longer be the function of the new Mondriaan fund, so this evening has drawn extra attention of the public.
Here is the link of the official news report of the Mondriaan Fonds about the ceremony: Fonds BKVB.
The entire jury report (in Dutch) regarding the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Adriaan Geuze can be downloaded here.
West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987. Over the last 20 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8 developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Toronto and Amsterdam. The office gained international recognition with projects such as Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (NL), Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL), Chiswick Park in London (UK) and Expo ’02 in Yverdon-les-Bains (CH). Many of the projects are the result of groundbreaking entries in important international competitions. Recently won competitions include Toronto Waterfront in Toronto (CA), Governors Island in New York (USA) and Playa de Palma in Mallorca (ES).
Amongst the numerous awards received by West 8 are the Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the Prix de Rome, the Dutch Maaskant Award, the Bijhouwer Award, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape Prize, the Green Pin and the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design.