Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal in The Netherlands by Koen van Velsen Architect
April 9th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Dutch architect Koen van Velsen has been selected for his Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal in the Netherlands as one of the six finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011.
The Mies van der Rohe Award is the highest European distinction in architecture. The award is granted every two years by the European Union and was first awarded in 1987. The main objectives of the award are to distinguish and reward excellence in architecture and to draw attention to the major contribution by European professionals to the development of new ideas and technologies. The award was previously awarded to a.o. Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Alvaro Siza and Norman Foster.
Koen van Velsen’s Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal was selected from 340 European nominations. The jury includes Mohsen Mostafav (chair), Ole Bouman, Anne Lacaton, Annette Gigon, Yvonne Farrell, Zhu Pei, Tarald Lundevall and Lluis Hortet. The winner of the award will be announced on 20 June 2011.
Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal was awarded Building of the Year 2010 by the Dutch Association of Architects, winner of the first Hedy d’Ancona Award 2010 for excellent healthcare architecture, winner of the Arnhem Heuvelink Award 2010 and winner of the Dutch Design Award 2010 public award and category commercial interior.
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