The new Roeterseiland Campus has been nominated for the 2018 RIBA International Prize. Architectural firms from all over the globe hope to win this award. In total, 62 firms from 29 countries have enrolled in this renowned competition this year.
In 2016, the inaugural RIBA International Prize was awarded to Grafton Architects for their outstanding university building, UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología) in Lima, Peru. The competition is organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Together with the architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the University of Amsterdam will welcome the British jury by means of a presentation and a tour of the campus on Thursday, 15 March next. The winner of the International Prize will be announced in May 2018.
Prof. André Nollkaemper, dean of the Amsterdam Law School:
'REC A is an amazing building on the Roeterseiland Campus. It is a combination of modern and classical elements, in keeping with a classical faculty. The mission of the Amsterdam Law School to link up with the city of Amsterdam is emphatically embodied in the building's transparency and the views of the locality that it offers. Its large atrium and stairwell work together to connect the different floors and create space as well as visibility for all disciplines of law, shaping the building into as much of a unity as law itself.'