De Ceuvel wins Frame Public Award

October 25 2014
photo: Martijn van Wijk
photo: Martijn van Wijk

This year the public has voted for De Ceuvel as the winner of the Frame Public Award. De Ceuvel is nominated in the Habitat category. With the majority of the votes this was announced on Saturday, October 25th. During the Dutch Design Awards (DDA) exhibition, which is part of Dutch Design Week, people used the Voting Point to express their opinion regarding the best finalist of 2014. Online voting was also possible.


Creative hub De Ceuvel brings a former shipyard in Amsterdam-North back to life. The contaminated soil is purified through the construction of a garden. Within the garden old houseboats are placed which the community refurbished to their own taste. At the moment several creative offices are installed and it has become a popular meeting place. The project won the Frame Public Award during a festive ceremony on Saturday, October 25th.


The selection committee described the project as follows: De Ceuvel gives the impression of a utopia that has actually been accomplished. Affordable accommodations and housing not only clean the site, but also lay a solid foundation in the form of a committed community. The project is strong because it originated from and is developed by a community. Only the framework conditions were outlined within which organizations and parties could develop their own plans.


Together with renowned design and interior magazine Frame Publishers Dutch Design Awards organises the Frame Public Award. The publisher of the design magazine does not only connect its name to DDA's annual public award, but also organised the programme Ninety Minutes of Frame. Through this cooperation, both parties aim to highlight the work of the finalists in a better and more substantive way.