Adriaan Geuze wins ARC18 Oeuvre Award

Adriaan Geuze will receive the ARC18 Oeuvre Award this year. The prize is awarded to him for his large oeuvre in the field of architecture, urban design and landscape and the significance of his work for the coming years. 

The Oeuvre Award is presented by the Dutch professional architecture magazine "De Architect". By winning the award, Geuze joins a selection of Dutch architects which includes Kees Christiaanse, Office Winhov, Riek Bakker and Thomas Rau.

According to the jury, led by Robert Winkel (Mei Architecten), Geuze combines "the artist's gaze with the engineer's vigor".

"West 8's designs transcend every signature and have acquired their own right to exist, by answering the needs of each place."

The jury specifically praised Geuze's approach to urban inclusivity, his analytical observations and his craftmanship.

"Geuze has taught the Netherlands to look at its landscapes and to understand their importance for the quality of the urban and rural living environment".

"He positions his profession as a cultural discipline in the broadest sense of the word."

The jury also expressed their appreciation for Geuze's educational activities. "Adriaan Geuze is one of those teachers whose lessons you remember even when you have long forgotten your project."

The official award ceremony takes place on November 22.

The entire jury report is available here (in Dutch).