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Student Steel Award

This award supports the work of graduate students, who study the possibilities of steel in civil and architectural engineering. And/or push the use of steel as a building material to its limits.

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Award winners Student Steel Award 2014.Klik hier voor de Nederlandse tekst.

Students graduating between 31 July 2016 and 1 August 2017 are invited to participate in the studentenSTAALprijs 2017 (student STEEL award). Download your registration form by clicking here. Fill it in and send it, including your graduation project, before 16 August 2017 to Bouwen met Staal. Projects that may be eligible are: architectural or civil design, research, product development and/or a combination of these in which steel plays a key role. The professional jury has an eye for architectural and/or civil aspects as well as for the sustainability of the design or research.

The studentenSTAALprijs is organized by the association Bouwen met Staal and aims for students who graduate in architecture or civil engineering at bachelor or master level at a Dutch educational institute. This award supports the work of graduate students, who study the possibilities of steel in civil and architectural engineering. And/or push the use of steel as a building material to its limits. The studentenSTAALprijs is divided in the categories: Bachelor and Master. In order to encourage architecture students to participate, starting in 2017 an extra category is added: Master architecture. In each category a first and a second prize can be awarded. First prize winners will be rewarded with 500,- Euro, second prize winners will be rewarded with 250,- Euro. All nominees will be exhibited at the Nationale Staalbouwdag (National Steel Construction Day) and will be published in the journal of Bouwen met Staal (a steel construction related journal for professionals). The winners wil be announced and called on stage at the Nationale Staalbouwdag in October 2017. All entries of 2013 (part 1, part 2), 2014 and 2015 can be seen by clicking on the linked text. Some projects that have been send in for the student steel award in recent years can be seen here or the page with the winners of 2014. Click here for the winners of 2016.

Beside the regular prizes the jury can grant two additional prizes: the Van-Bentumprijs (special award for steel strip) and the ECCA-award (special award for prepainted metal). Read further about prepainted metal and its architectural and civil applications on the page ECCA-award. Winners of the additional prizes will be rewarded with 350,- Euro and a diploma. The victor of the ECCA-award will be invited to the congress in Brussels to present the winning project. Of course travel and subsistence expenses are compensated. The additional prizes are sponsored by the Van Bentum foundation and ECCA.

The award ceremony of the studentenSTAALprijs takes place at the Nationale Staalbouwdag 2017 at the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam. All nominated projects will be presented and exposed. There is room to exhibit a model or mockup.

Categories

Bacholor Student Steel Award:
• Research, product development, civil and/or architectural design executed at a dutch institute such as: University of Applied Sciences, Technical University (Architecture or Civil engineering) or Steel Engineer BSEng.

Master Student Steel Award:
• Research, product development and civil design executed at a dutch institute such as: University (Architecture or Civil Engineering) or Steel Engineer MsEng.

Master Student Architecture Steel Award:
• Architectural design executed at a dutch institute such as: University (Architecture) or Academie van Bouwkunst.

All submitted projects will be evaluated by the jury on:
• relevance of the design or research
• concept in goals, creativity and ingenuity
• context of design and research
• performance in sustainability, reduction of environmental load, reduction of maintenance
• how (smart) steel is applied in the project
• originality and aesthetics
• ambition
• thoroughness of the design or research

Jury

(subject to changes in composition)
ir. D.D. de Gunst, Hans van Heeswijk Architects bna, Amsterdam (chairman)
ir. M. Hermens, Royal Haskoning DHV, Rotterdam
I. Hulshof, Hulshof Architects, Delft
ir. F. Maatje, Bouwen met Staal, Zoetermeer
ir. P. Sieuwerts, Cepezed, Delft
W.M. Visser, Iv-Consult, Papendrecht.
ir. S. van Eerden, Ingenieursbureau Zonneveld, Rotterdam

What to submit

From each project the following should be submitted. Preferably through e-mail in digital form, but by normal mail is also possible.

Text
• A brief description of the complete project including an explanation why steel is used (approximately 300 words).

Report (entry is a research)
• At least one research report.

Drawings (entry is a design)
• At least one overall drawing including floor plans and sections, two detailed drawings which show the application of steel.  Drawings should be suitable for publication in the journal of Bouwen met Staal. Digital in JPEG- or TIFF-format with a minimal resolution of minimal 300 dpi.

Send the entry to: Bouwen met Staal, t.a.v. StudentenSTAALprijs, Louis Braillelaan 80, 2719 EK Zoetermeer, e-mail: studentenstaalprijs@bouwenmetstaal.nl

See the following link for more and detailed information: Regulations in Dutch.