cepezed awarded with bna cube 2008

The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA) has awarded cepezed architects with the BNA Cube 2008 for its complete body of work. The BNA Cube is the highest decoration of the institute and is presented for exceptional merits within Dutch architecture. The jury is unanimously convinced that cepezed is entitled to the prize and speaks highly of cepezed's excellent professional skills and the consistent quality of it's works. With that, the panel of adjudicators emphasizes that cepezed never deploys the technical and innovative approach for which it is known solely for the sake of technique and innovation itself, but always for the benefit of a high architectural quality. According to the jury, cepezed's modern interpretation of the notion of the master builder compels admiration in particular. Within this interpretation, the architects do not distinguish architecture from construction. Furthermore, cepezed has always regarded recyling and sustainability as evident issues of construction assignments. This has resulted in inspiring examples. The BNA presents the Cube on a yearly basis since 1965; amongst others to the architects Herman Hertzberger, Wim Quist, Jo Coenen, Benthem & Crouwel, Koen van Velsen, Aldo en Hannie van Eyck, Hubert-Jan Henket en Wessel de Jonge, Wiel Arets en Frits van Dongen. Last year, Rem Koolhaas of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture received the prize. The presentation of this year's Cube will take place near the end of 2008. For the website of the BNA, click here.