News - 5 August 2020

‘Looking Glass’ Facade Remodel Wins Architizer A+Award


Our renovation of the facade of P.C. Hoofstraat 138 in Amsterdam is among the recipients of the 2020 Architizer A+Awards.

In the 8th annual edition of the awards, P.C. Hoofstraat 138 was named on Tuesday as the Jury Winner in the category of Architecture + Glass.

UNStudio's design for the facade of P.C. Hooftstraat 138, situated on one of the most high-end shopping streets in the Dutch capital, is a celebration of textiles - both in form and function. It’s most striking feature is the three curved glass panels that flow down from the upper floors, mimicking the billowing of transparent cloth.

A jury of architects, designers, cultural thought leaders, developers and other creatives chose P.C. Hoofstraat as the winner from a pool of entries from over 100 countries.

The Architizer A+Awards, celebrate the year’s best architecture and products, championing the potential of design to have a positive impact on everyday life.

This year the awards were held under the theme of ‘The Future of Architecture’ and put special emphasis on honouring projects that respond to global challenges, including climate change, health crises, rising inequity, urbanisation and migration.

Photo: © Eva Bloem