BNA Best Building of the year 2018
BNA Royal Institute of Dutch Architects
Approximately 1200 architectural firms are united in the BNA. The BNA is a network that promotes modern creative entrepreneurship . Its driving force is the power of architecture for the living environment. It is BNA’s mission to strengthen architectural firms that offer added value to the client and to society in promising markets.
Het Gelders Huis, Arnhem
Winner Best Building of the year 2018
The Gelders House is the new name for the renovated House of the Province, a Gesamtkunstwerk from the reconstruction period and a national monument, which is extended with a modern office wing. The provincial government resides in the – partly public – complex where also 1200 provincial officials work.
The jury, chaired by Louise Vet (director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology of the Royal Academy of Sciences, NIOO-KNAW), calls Het Gelders Huis ‘not only a stimulating environment, but also an iconic building that contributes to the quality of life in the city and – as the name already indicates – offers a home base and a meeting place for the population.’
Architectural firm: Team V Architectuur
Client: VolkerWessels Integraal B.V.
Photos: Jannes Linders