Fenix I has been nominated for the prestigious award: BNA Best Building of the Year!
Out of all 103 submissions the jury made a selection of ten projects, which they believe not only stand out in terms of aesthetics and quality, but also make the added value of architecture for people and society visible.
Fenix I shares its place in the Liveability & social cohesion category with Forum Groningen and Domusdela in Eindhoven. In the Private living experience category you will find the Tiny Holiday Home on the Vinkeveense Plassen and the House with tail in Soesterberg. Stimulating environments are the expansion of the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and the Werkspoorfabriek in Utrecht, which has been converted into a multi-company building. The Park Pavilion Hoge Veluwe, the Naturalis museum in Leiden and the Tij bird observatory near Stellendam represent the category Identity & Icon Value.
De Volkskrant rightly noted that, surprisingly, Fenix I is the only serial housing project that has been nominated, while the growing housing shortage is a major problem in the Netherlands. Fenix I tackles this social problem with both hands, with respect for the history of the place and space for culture and recreation. By building the 212 lofts on top of the old warehouse, the different time layers remain clearly visible, so that the history of the building remains alive. The addition of a public passage and active plinth fulfills a strong social function, in stimulating encounters between (neighborhood) residents and visitors.
We are flattered with the nomination and looking forward to the outcome. The winner of the jury prize will be announced on 22 October. In addition, a favorite of the public will be awarded. Do you also think that Fenix I offers the most added value for people and society? Cast your vote via this link.