Nominees for the first edition of the KERN Annual Award have been announced.

BoLo Amsterdam, Het Stroink shopping centre in Enschede, Grote Markt Oostzijde in Groningen. De Korf shopping centre in Krimpen aan den IJssel, FORUM Rotterdam and House Modernes in Utrecht have been nominated for the Kern Annual Prize 2021. On 9 December one of these projects will receive the Kern Annual Prize.


The nominated projects were submitted by:

BoLo Amsterdam: SUM Architecten and Propertize
Winkelcentrum Het Stroink: WP Retail Invest and Vocus Architecten
Grote Markt Oostzijde: Gemeente Groningen, VolkerWessels Vastgoed en MWPO
Winkelcentrum De Korf: Van der Vorm Vastgoed and Nieuw Holland Vastgoed
FORUM Rotterdam: Multi Netherlands, Syntrus Achmea Real Estate and Finance, a.s.r Property Fund, Multi Corporation
House Modernes: Syntrus Achmea and NEOO

Jury chairman René Vierkant: 'After another year characterised by all kinds of challenges around covid, we are delighted to receive so many good entries for the Kern Annual Prize. As a jury, we have found that the entries are a good reflection of the challenges our sector faces and the developments it is undergoing. Kern stands for lively cores with a mix of functions, which together are more than the sum of their parts. These entries are great examples of how you can make The Good Core together. I am delighted to visit the projects with our expert and enthusiastic jury in the coming weeks to ultimately decide on a winner together.

Hans van Scheerdijk, Kern's programme manager: 'We warmly congratulate the nominees and wish them lots of fun and success on the project visits they are about to make!

The winner of the Kern Annual Prize 2021 will be announced at the Kern Annual Conference on 9 December.

The expert jury consists of René Vierkant | Vierders (chairman), Erna Traanberg | Traanberg Partners, Frank Quix | Q&A, Gertjan Slob | Locatus, Inge Niks | IXIN, Marcel Reinartz | RMA, Marianne Wesselo | CBRE Investment Management, Marrit Laning | Redevco, Meike Wouters | Klepierre, Micha Candel | Zeeman, Michel Baars | New Horizon, Rick Zijderveld | Municipality of The Hague, Wouter Kromkamp | SuperVastgoed.

The prize is a trophy and a certificate with a jury report.

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