ARC20 Architecture Award - Nomination

Hoofddorp Fort Island

Jury: “The old fort has been transformed into a unique meeting place with space for a café as well as cultural and educational activities. This redevelopment adds a new layer of time to a striking and exceptional fort structure. The design establishes a new link between past and present.”

Interior of the Year 2020 - Nomination

Hoofddorp Fort Island

Jury: “A difficult assignment, in the eyes of the jury, in which it won’t always have been easy to bring old and new together. (...) The architect has succeeded in preserving the legibility of different layers of time. The process from sketch design to completion took ten years and unfolded smoothly; the jury has great respect for the perseverance shown by the architect.”

Interior view of Hoofddorp House by Serge Schoemaker Architects

Interior of the Year 2018 - Nomination

Hoofddorp House

Jury: “The introduction of floor-high storage walls in loft-like spaces is not new, but the jury views the spaciousness that this solution produces as truly remarkable. A seemingly simple intervention smartly organizes the floor plan. Moreover, the alternating open and closed areas of wall lend the interior exactly the right sense of dynamism.”