The cepezed-designed new building for KWR Watercycle Research Institute in Nieuwegein has been nominated BNA Best Building of the Year 2016 (The BNA being the Dutch Association of Architects). The office and laboratory edifice is one of the two nominees in the ‘Stimulating Environment’ category. Over all four categories, eight projects compete for the distinction.
KWR Watercycle Research Institute develops and discloses knowledge about water(cycli) for a wide range of organizations. The new accommodation has been designed as a transparent pavilion in a green setting, with a strong relationship between the inside and outside. Internally, the research building is fully directed towards flexible user possibilities, a light and pleasant work environment, interaction and the sharing of knowledge.
This edition, the professional jury of Best Building of the Year is chaired by Hanneke Groenteman and further consists of the architects Mels Crouwel, (Benthem Crouwel), Maaike Westinga (TenBrasWestinga) and Reimar von Meding (KAW), as well as AM-director Ronald Huikeshoven and dike warden Roelof Bleker. Until May 9th, everyone can also vote for the public award throughh the website of the prize.
The winners will be announced on May 19th
during a festive gathering in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam.