The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is an international university of applied sciences for Fine Arts and Design in Amsterdam (NL). It is home to a close-knit, international community of students from across the world. Students and teachers jointly create a learning environment that brings together thinking and doing and where unexpected, innovative ideas are born.  

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All full-time students follow a general first year called Basicyear and choose a specialisation for in-depth study during the following three years: Architectural Design, designLAB, Fashion, Graphic Design, Jewellery - linking bodies, TXT (Textile), Ceramics, Fine Arts, The Large Glass, Beeld en Taal, Photography or VAV - moving image.

The Rietveld Academie also offers a part-time Bachelor's programme called DOGtime with two specialisations: IDUM (Interaction Design Unstable Media) and Fine Arts. Besides this, we offer two preparatory courses: the Preparatory Course and the Orientation CourseMaster’s degree programmes are offered at the Sandberg Instituut.

The academy has twenty workshops at its disposal. Some of these are for general use and others are specific to particular departments. The workshops enable students to experiment with different techniques and materials and provide the opportunity to learn to use professional equipment. They form the very heart of the academy.

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The Fedlev building is nominated for the Amsterdam Architecture Prize

The Fedlev building is one of the best ten new buildings in Amsterdam according to ARCAM (Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam). Our third academy building is nominated for the Amsterdamse Architectuurprijs 2019 together with Hotel Jakarta, Metro Oostlijn, Karspelhof, Rivierstaete, Pondok aan de Westlandgracht, Drie Generatiehuis, Hyperion Lyceum, Noord/Zuidlijn Amsterdam and QO Amsterdam. 

Het Parool wrote an article about all the nominees: "Densification is the main starting point for the architecture prize of Amsterdam this year."

The winner of the expert and public prize will be announced on 17 April in the Posthoornkerk. Ticket are available here.

The new academy building is shared with Sandberg Instituut and designed by Fedlev led by Paulien Bremmer in collaboration with Hootsmans Architectuurbureau.

See all the in dept information about the Fedlev building here.

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