In 2001 Helena Casanova and Jesús Hernández won Europan 6 in Groningen. The first phase of construction was completed in 2012. A mortar depot first needed to be relocated and subsequently the economic crisis and the slump in market demand severely hampered further progress.
Jan-Peter Wenink and Ferdy Holtkamp, runners-up for the Europan 11 site in Deventer, received a study assignment for the redevelopment of the "Zwart Silo" (black silo) into to a café and restaurant area. Last week the plan was presented.
In May 2012 the Netherlands Architecture Fund (Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur) (SfA) rejected Europan Nederland’s subsidy request.
Behind the scenes the Europan organisations already work hard on Europan 12. The theme for Europan 12 is called: Adaptable City - inserting the urban rhytms (pdf thematekst). Suggestions for potential Europan 12 sites are very welcome and can be brought forward at the project office of Europan Nederland.
Helena Casanova: "We dream and we become what we dream". Watch the movie that was made about the meaning of Europan.
Since receiving the news several weeks ago that the subsidy application submitted to The Netherlands Architecture Fund had been rejected, the national secretariat and the Board of Europan have received many expressions of support.
In 2011 it was announced that Europan Nederland had been removed from the Dutch government’s “Basic Infrastructure” policy and could therefore no longer apply for a four-yearly subsidy, as in the past. Fortunately, however, Europan – which is 45 % dependent on government support – could apply for a subsidy for the years 2013 and 2014 from the Netherlands Architecture Fund.
Tot en met 31 maart 2012 is een kleine Europan 11-tentoonstelling te zien in Zaal 1 van het Nederlands Architectuurinstituut in Rotterdam. De zes eersteprijswinnaars maakten speciaal voor deze tentoonstelling een maquette van hun ontwerp.
As an addendum with the Europan 11 publication Europan Nederland developed a website on which all the entries for the Dutch sites can be viewed. All panels can be viewed and zoomed in on.