The Canada Council for the Arts has awarded 5468796 Architecture the $50,000 Professional Prix de Rome prize for their project Table for 12, which will allow hosts from eight cities to set the table for informal conversations about architecture. 

The objective of 5468796’s winning project is to research cities around the world with a prominent design culture and to gain a deeper understanding of the catalysts that have built a strong commitment to architecture. At the end of the research period, 5468796 will disseminate the information with the hope that they and others will use it to expand architectural design culture in Canada and beyond.


Dinner Plans

Venue: POST--OFFICE Rotterdam, October 13, 2013
Caterer: Greensparrow Catering
Travel Team:  Johanna, Ken & Sean
Collateral Event: 
Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival, October 10-13, 2013


Meet our Dinner Guests + Contributors:

Anneke Abhelakh | Head of Public Program at The Berlage

Sharon Ackerman | Member of the Board of Directors for StorefrontMB

Marina van den Bergen | Editor of Archined 

Jurgen Bey | Co-founder of Studio Makkink & Bey

Tim de Boer | Coordinator for Architecture at Stimuleringsfonds 

Matthijs Bouw | Principal of One Architecture 

Brendan Cormier | Managing Editor, Volume Magazine 

Reinier de Graaf | Partner at OMA, Director at AMO 

Sjarel Ex | Director at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 

Roger Jacobs | Director Industry Relations, Objekt Magazine 

Hans Larsson | Co-founder of Post--Office

Kristian Koreman | Co-founder of ZUS

Nanne de Ru | Principal of Powerhouse Company and Director of The Berlage 

Saskia van Stein | Artistic Director of Bureau Europa

Ekim Tan | Founder of Play the City 

Nathalie de Vries | Founding Partner of MVRDV


Meet our Host, Tanner Merkley:

Tanner Merkley | Architect, OMA

Tanner Merkley | Architect, OMA

Tanner Merkeley received a Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture) at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg. He continued his studies in the Netherlands at the Technische Universiteit Delft where he earned a MSc in Architecture in 2007. Since then, he has been working as an architect at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).

Tanner + 546:

Originally from Winnipeg, Tanner has since moved to Rotterdam to work for OMA. 5468796 reconnected with him at the Venice Biennale, where he was a member of the curatorial team for Public Works, an OMA-produced exhibition that was part of the Central Pavilion in the Giardini.  

About the Collateral Event, Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival:

TIME MACHINE - that's the theme of the 2013 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) which takes place from October 10-13. In the cinemas of LantarenVenster it will all be about evaluating the past and dreaming about the future...


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