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During 22 April - 29 April Public Rietveld edited the front page.

Last week, the winner of the Amsterdamse Architectuur Prijs 2019 has been announced; our Fedlev building was nominated. We were kept on the edge of our seats until the very last moment, as we learned we have been very close.

Both the expert jury and the public jury expressed their great enthusiasm and appreciation for the Fedlev building. In fact, the expert jury mentioned the final choice was discussed at length, and had to be made between two favorites: the Fedlev building and… the Noord/Zuidlijn (Benthem Crouwel Architects in collaboration with Metro and Tram – City of Amsterdam). The latter won.

We are very proud to know that the Fedlev building has made such an outstanding impression and has been in a tight race with a building project as impressive and extensive as the Noord/Zuidlijn.

Highlights of the jury reports:
'The jury was highly surprised by the creativity of this project: not only with regard to its unique design process, but also in its execution.'

'This 'Do-It-Yourself school' meets the needs of its users perfectly.'

'The jury is impressed by the innovative commissionning. It is remarkable how much freedom the commissioner has given the designers, with such excellent results.’

From the expert jury report (only available in Dutch)

‘The students seem to make enthusiast use of the new facilities. The jury was amazed by the many possibilities the building offers, en the good use of contemporary materials, such as aluminium for the facade. The whole made a userfriendly, exciting and agreeable impression.’

From the public jury report (only available in Dutch)

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