The International jury of the Prix de Rome has selected four entries for the shortlist of Prix de Rome 2022 Architecture: Healing Sites from 53 anonymous entries. The shortlist candidates are: Arna Mackic, Dividual (Andrea Bit and MAciej Wieczorkowski), Lesia Topolnyk, and Studio KIWI (Kim Kool and Willemijn van Manen).
Each candidate will develop their design in a period of four months after which the designs will be exhibited at Het Nieuwe Instituut from November. Based on the new proposals the jury will announce the winner at the start of December, the companion publication that will be published by Jap Sam Books will launch at this moment as well.
Where the Open Call of the first round asked candidates to frame their spatial practices, the second round will ask the shortlist to further develop their proposals and position their practices. The jury asks them to specifically seek answers to how their proposals can become spatially performative in addressing the contemporary issues their statements pointed to. Going beyond revealing past trauma and merely reflecting on the past, addressing the healing that needs to happen through the architectural devices connected to their sites. Additionally, the jury is curious to understand how the candidates address the role of architects, urbanists, and landscape architects in these processes.
The submissions for the open call: Healing Sites
This year the Prix de Rome Architecture is organized by the Mondriaan Fund in collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL and Het Nieuwe Instituut, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.