On May 14th the Amsterdam Architecture Prize was rewarded to the architects and commissioners of the Scheepvaartmuseum. During an exciting event the golden medals were rewarded to Liesbeth van der Pok (Dok architecten), Laurent Ney (Ney & Partners), Kees Doornenbal (Rappange & Partners Architecten BV) en Ric van Wijk (vice-director of the Scheepvaartmuseum, on behalf of the Rijksgebouwendienst) to a project that according to the jury stands out above all others.
This year the jury consisted of architectural historian Fredie Floré, architecture critic Indira van ‘t Klooster and architect Peter Defesche. Former winners were Dok architecten (2008), Claus en Kaan Architecten (2009), Wiel Arets Architects (2010) and SeARCH (2011).
Not only the winners were announced; on the occasion of the award ceremony ARCAM also presented the new book Amsterdam Architecture 2011-2012. Moreover, an exhibition will be held from April 21 untill June 9, in which all of the nominated projects will be on display at the ARCAM gallery.