StedenbouwNU is the prize for the best up-and-coming talent in urban design and landscape architecture.
Alumnus Jan Maas was declared the winner of the first StedenbouwNU prize in 2010 with his design ‘Urban Wrinkle’, a sloped city park above a station in the heart of the Amsterdam Zuidas business district. According to the jury, the design offers ‘a strategic alternative for numerous drawn-out problems of the Zuidas: the identity of the area, the quality of the public space and the orientation of the future HSL station. With his ‘complete intervention’, Maas is not only creating a city, but also architecture and landscape.’
In the 2012 edition, former student Martijn Eekhof (in Dutch) won the first prize with ‘Tempelhof, de plantage van Berlijn’ (Tempelhof, the plantation of Berlin) and ‘De (on)voorwaardelijke tuin’ (The (un)conditional garden) of alumnus Thijs de Zeeuw and ‘De verborgen stad’ (The hidden city) of alumnus Marijke Bruinsma were awarded the third and fourth prizes.