University of Amsterdam wins RIBA Award for International Excellence

09/05/2018

University of Amsterdam wins RIBA Award for International Excellence

AHMM’s redevelopment of the University of Amsterdam’s Roeterseiland Campus has been given an RIBA Award for International Excellence, one of just 20 new buildings in 16 countries around the world to have been recognised with the award this year.

With the recent completion of its second phase, the Roeterseiland Campus is now home to the Amsterdam Law School and the University’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, its original 1960s buildings having been completely transformed and set within a new and revitalised public realm focused on its canalside location. The award judges praised the scheme’s ‘purpose and conviction... both bold and at times restrained’ and noted that the reinvention of the campus into ‘a fully functional university for the 21st century, over 11 years, two construction phases, over three connected buildings, with five generations of client representation – is a huge achievement.’

Winners of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence have been chosen from the RIBA International List of the world’s best new buildings. Find out more about the RIBA’s international awards here