Brandevoort wins the 2015 INTBAU Excellence Award in the category „Urban Design“

For a distinguished example of „Urban Design“ the new town of Brandevoort is one of the first INTBAU Excellence Award-winning projects. Prof. Robert Adam (ADAM Architecture and INTBAU UK) conferred the award on Christoph Kohl at a ceremony held at the inaugural INTBAU World Congress: Local Solutions to Global Challenges which took place in London on 18th and 19th February 2015.

The first INTBAU World Congress: Local Solutions to Global Challenges took place in London on 18th and 19th February 2015. Designed to build on INTBAU’s track record of international conference activity, the World Congress’ programme of special events attracted media and public attention to the individuals, businesses and communities around the world who work to create sustainable solutions to the modern challenges of urban life.

2015-0219_INTBAU-World-Congress_HRH-The-Prince-of-WalesINTBAU’s Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, hosted a report-back session to conclude the World Congress, which strengthened delegates’ and the INTBAU network’s commitment to further action.

The picture was taken during a reception hosted by INTBAU’s Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, at which winners of the 2015 Excellence Awards were recognised (© INTBAU).



The first INTBAU Excellence Awards were presented on Thursday 19th February to very deserving winners and highly commended entrants in four categories:


Shriram Junior High School, Uttar Pradesh, India (Deependra Prashad Architects and Planners)

Frist Residence, Alys Beach, Florida (Khoury & Vogt Architects)
198-202 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom (ADAM Architecture)


Brandevoort, The Netherlands (Rob Krier · Christoph Kohl)

Proposed development of Corviale, Rome (Ettore Mazzola)
Whitfield urban extension, Dover, United Kingdom (ADAM Architecture)


Earth building and architecture workshops in southern Morocco (Terrachidia)

Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion (Aimee Buccellato)

Emerging Talent

Joachim Tantau

Thomas Greenaway
Robert Cox

A special Visionary Supporter award was also presented to INTBAU’s long-standing benefactor, Richard H. Driehaus.

for more information: Inaugural INTBAU World Congress a Success Brandevoort wint internationale award.

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Brandevoort, a new town for some 17,000 residents, is being built on a 365-hectare site on the outskirts of the town of Helmond in the Dutch province of Brabant since 1996 according to the masterplan designed by Rob Krier · Christoph Kohl.

Co-authors masterplan 1:
Paul van Beek landschappen BNT
Co-authors masterplan 2:
Paul van Beek landschappen BNT
Grontmij Noord-Brabant

Brandevoort – List of contributors

City of Helmond
– Sjef Jonkers and Ruud van Heugten, former City Councillors for Building and Construction
– Frans Stienen, City Councillor for Building and Construction
– Elly Machielse and Jacqueline Klomp, project managers
– Herman Mens and Gert Jan Vlot, supervisors architecture
– Marijke Gosling, urban planner
– Nico van Rooij, plan economist
– Jan Blok and Erik de Ruiter, former head project office
– Harry Morskate, head project office

Designers and supervisors
Rob Krier · Christoph Kohl
– Paul van Beek, landscape designer (Paul van Beek landschappen BNT)
– Maarten Ouwens, former urban planner at Wissing stedenbouw
– Jan Nijhof (managing director) and Martijn Drosten (processmanager) at Grontmij Noord-Brabant
– Marielle Kok, former landscape architect at Grontmij Noord-Brabant

Developing companies
– Developing Company BPD Bouwfonds Netherlands
– Developing Company Kalliste
– Developing Company Adriaans (De Compagnie)
– Developing Company Stam en De Koning (De Compagnie)
– Housing Company Compaen (De Compagnie)
– Developing Company Hurks
– Housing Company woCom

Special credit to
– Prof. Samir Younés, former director of the University of Notre Dame,
Academic Director Rome Studies
– Prof. Ettore Maria Mazzola, architectural teacher at The Rome Studies and his students
of the summer-course 2007