The Creative Industries Fund has failed to award Europan Nederland a subsidy for 2015 and 2016. This means that the organisation will have to survive with fewer resources at its disposal. The Europan 13 competition round (for participants commencing February 2015) will be organised with a smaller staff and with accommodation elsewhere.
Unfortunately the Europan Nederland Board and secretariat had to say goodbye to Herman Meijer as Chairman of the Board. On 1 July 2014 his term in the Board expired.
Europan is looking for Friends. Friends who can offer support. Support in the form of advice and assistance. Because, in addition to financial support, we also need a substantive contribution of our Friends. Friends with a passion for architecture, urban development and landscape architecture. Friends who warmly welcome young talent. Will you become a Friend of Europan and support Europan Nederland?
On 12 April 2013 in The New Institute in Rotterdam a meeting was held aimed at providing new ideas and tools and inspiration for Europan Nederland for the future. A future that, due to all sorts of factors, appears to have become uncertain. The input of architects, clients, experts and others not directly involved in the profession might well find an answer to issues that have been troubling the organisation for some time now.
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.