B NIEUWS 04 25 NOVEMBER 2013
THE ARCHIPRIX SELECTION AMONG THOSE WHO GRADUATED FROM THE FACULTY LAST YEAR, NINE ALUMNI WILL BE HAPPY TO RECEIVE SOME CREDITS FOR WHAT THEY HAVE ACHIEVED AT THE TU DELFT. THEIR PROJECTS STAND OUT AS THE BEST GRADUATION PROJECTS THIS YEAR. NOW THEY WILL REPRESENT THEMSELVES AS DESIGNERS AND THE TU DELFT IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIPRIX COMPETITION. Photography by Lun Liu
BY DAPHNE BAKKER
On the first of November 2013, a jury consisting of Dean Karen Laglas, Eric Luiten, Dick van Gameren, Inge Bobbink, Marcel Bilow, John Heintz and external critic Janneke Bierman, examined the 47 submitted graduation projects from the previous acadamic year. Based on their analysis, design concept, spatial quality, presentation, and the coherence between their ideas and executions, nine excellent projects were selected. The projects will have to compete with other projects from eight different architectural institutions in the upcoming National Archiprix competition. For more info: archiprix.nl
STUDY CENTERS FOR AMSTERDAM Tjerk de Boer
This project introduces five study centers spread across Amsterdam, each acting as permanent building blocks to provide tranquility in a turbulent city. The shape of each center is determined by its location, resulting in a diverse yet generic and recognizable design.
MOERWIJK HOFJES This design suggests a subtle but very Oriana Kraemer effective architectonic transformation of typical Dudokian housing blocks in Moerwijk, Den Haag. JURY: The many interventions, such as the thoughtful reorganisation of the plans, the design of the prefabricated extensions and a new ownership strategy, help to make it a complete project - simultaneously ambitious and realistic. The sympathetic and well thought out design is not only applicable to Moerwijk, but throughout the Netherlands. Photography by Lun Liu
JURY: The urban plan of this project is innovatory and the application of typology and function is astute. With limited means, an exciting solution was discovered, in which beauty is revealed through its simplicity.
Photography by Lun Liu
Rohan Varma Instead of portraying informal settlements as isolated islands of poverty, Integrating Informality considers them as valid parts within a city in which slumdwellers can integrate within the city of Mumbai. JURY: This project showcases a high level of social involvement with the ambition to change existing slums. It is a thoroughly researched, well-thought out and refined solution expressed on the urban scale.
RESPONSIVE SUBURBIA RESPONSIVE SUBURBIA Dominika Linowska The project combines living and working in suburbs such as IJburg. Responsive Suburbia suggests an approach to the design of collective spaces, through the diffusion of the barriers between the public and the private. In times of crisis, the solution lies not in a row of houses, but in DIY. JURY: This is a subtle and thoroughly thought through project with outstanding compositional qualities. It responds to the changing use of dwellings in a aesthetically strong manner.