The Dutch architect Nanne de Ru has been awarded the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize for Young Architects 2011.
The Young Maaskant Prize is awarded biennially since 1985 on the recommendation of an independent, specially assembled jury.
"The jury is very impressed with his rich and balanced design production, which is based on a broad sense of architectural understanding.
He proves to be able to combine this broad professional view with an explicit, compelling and expressive design power in the different areas where he operates.
De Ru has found a for his age incredible balance between both having a wide perspective and a precise focus. This makes him an example and inspiration for his contemporaries."
Nanne de Ru is, together with Charles Bessard, founder and partner of Powerhouse Company, which operates in the fields of architecture, urbanism and research.