Alumnus Gert-Jan Wisse selected for Archiprix International 2017

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Archiprix International is a biennial global competition in which 1600 design schools were invited to nominate their best graduation projects. The 2017 edition took place from 1 till 10 February in Ahmedabad, India. Here the submitted plans were submitted to an international jury.

Landscape architect Gert-Jan Wisse graduated in 2014 from the Master of Landscape Architecture of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture with a design strategy for the mental and physical scars of Belfast. Based on the suggestion of the Northern Ireland government that the ‘Peace Lines’ should be gone by the year 2020, this project explores the possible meaning and value of these vacant spaces, within the context of a city that would slowly move towards an integrated society. See the project here.

A total of 385 projects were selected to participate in Archiprix International. Of these, 23 graduation projects - including that of Gert-Jan Wisse - were selected to participate in the Hunter Douglas Award, comprising a trophy and a cash prize.