Community Houses in Walsern won the Zeeland Architecture Prize | Zeeland News

MIDELBERG – Nye-Uus houses in Walserne have won the Zeeland Architecture Prize. The houses were selected as the winners by a panel of experts for the prize for the most beautiful new building in Zeeland. The PZC Audience Award is presented to Doon Villa in New-Hamstead.

The results were announced at CBK Zeeland in Middleburg on Friday afternoon, ahead of Architecture Day. The Zeeland Center for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture annually organizes the Architecture Prize in association with the Zeeuws Architectenplatform.

This year 21 people competed for the prize. These are construction projects undertaken in the province last year. The professional arbitration panel has already selected five nominations from among them, looking at innovation and consistency among others. In addition to Nye-Uus, these include the Tref Shopping Center in Middleburg (designed by Vocus Architecten), the Bethlehemplein in Scharendijke (KuiperCompagnons), the Villa V (BNLA Architecten) in Domberg, and the phase of the newly built district Aria (RoosRosRos) in Goese.

Sustainable, living rental homes

The professional panel of judges decided on Friday to award the Nye-Uus houses designed by WTS Architect Architect Karen Nij. For the Zeeuwland Housing Association, he designed sustainable, anti-life rental homes built in various villages in Walser. These should be completed in a short period of time on the foundations of the houses that previously stood on the site.

It is also important that homes fit in well with the environment. Nije, although born in Amersford, has lived and worked in Zeeland for many years, taking the long Geeland barn as a basic form. “Such a repository is an archeological site in the Ceylonese landscape. That shape fits well in different places, “he said.

The jury was interested in his design. This year’s panel consisted of Steven Delva (Architect of 2021), Roe Coaster (winner of 2020 in Zeeland) and Tessa Peters (Art Director and Designer), Christian Weiler.

Jaap Provoost lives in Nye-Uus in Grijpskerke
Jaap Provoost lives in Nye-Uus in Grijpskerke © Ruben O’Reilly

Visitor Award for Doon Villa

All 21 projects submitted competed for the PZC Audience Award. The design of the Duinville New-Homestead, Court Gaitenbeek architect, received the most votes. The villa was built on behalf of a private individual. The architect calls it the ‘Special Doon Villa for a Special Place’. The house is as integrated as possible with nature, and it is embraced by the landscape.

Doon Villa received a total of 531 votes, leaving the contest far behind. Area District K Phase came in second with 294 votes. Villa V in Domburg came in third with 286 votes. A total of 1,855 votes were cast via the PZC website.

Court Gaitenbeek Architects
© Court Gaitenbeek Architects

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