Sikkens Prize 2015
Invitation and programme for the Sikkens Prize 2015
The Sikkens Prize was awarded to the British architect David Chipperfield.
Client: Sikkens foundation (part of Akzo Nobel)
The Sikkens Prize 2015 was awarded to British architect David Chipperfield. Chipperfield’s architecture is informed by understanding and interpretation of the specific context of each case. The dialogue with all parties involved is an determining factor in the quality of Chipperfield’s work.
For this design I linked the use of colour to Chipperfield’s design approach. By connecting a certain shape to an attributed colour and consequently to a surrounding shape (context), various colour contrasts emerge, referring to the colour theory of Johannes Ittens. Another important aspect of Chipperfield’s work is the connection of the site location with its history. This is emphasised by mentioning all previous winners (e.g. Le Corbusier, Bridget Riley, Gerrit Rietveld) whose names form a timeline circling around the cut out square.
• European Design Award 2016 (Bronze)