Award ceremony Rotterdam Architecture Prize (RAP)
The Rotterdam Architecture Prize (RAP) annually brings the best new buildings in the city of Rotterdam into the limelight. This independent prize is an initiative of the City of Rotterdam, organized by AIR, Architecture Institute Rotterdam. Every year the best buildings are awarded the RAP jury prize and the RAP public prize, intended for the winning teams of client, designer and builder.
Professional jury award
Each year the organization puts together a new professional jury. In this year’s jury: Chairman Lara Schrijver (professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Antwerp), Christopher de Vries (architect and co-founder of Rademacher de Vries Architects), Eline Strijkers (architect and interior architect and co-founder of DoepelStrijkers), Mark van de Velde (director-board member Woningstichting Samenwerking Vlaardingen) and Lorenzo Elstak (social entrepreneur and initiator of the foundation IK BEN WIJ). A full bio of the jury can be found on rotterdamarchitectuurprijs.nl.
Out of all entries, the jury will make a selection of ten projects. Based on a visit at the selected projects, the jury will arrive at its choice of honorable mentions and winner. During this process the jury reflects on the current developments in architecture in Rotterdam. These observations and findings are included in the jury report that highlights the selection of ten projects.
The public can vote in May for buildings from the jury’s selection. The project with the most votes will receive the public award of the Rotterdam Architecture Prize from the hands of the city council. The voter with the best motivation for their choice also receives recognition and the most appealing entrants are invited to attend the award ceremony. The jury report will give an impression of the considerations of the public in their choice of the best Rotterdam building.
Attend the ceremony
Would you like to attend the award ceremony? There are a few tickets left! Get your ticket here. The door opens at 15:30, the award ceremony is from 16:00 until 17:00 with drinks afterwards. If you cannot be there, the ceremony can be followed through the livestream.