To give our audience eyes and ears into the live judging sessions that took place at Frame Awards 2020, we're sharing coverage of the insightful jury conversations that decided the winning projects. Below, we celebrate the recipient of the award for Large Apartment of the Year: Freebooter by GG-loop. Find the full collection of reports in our newly released May/June 2020 issue, Frame 134.
Amsterdam – What is innovation? That was the principal question that arose during deliberations for Large Apartment of the Year. Freebooter by GG-loop fulfilled every criterion the jury members had in mind: it’s innovative, sustainable, and uses new materials and energy-efficient technologies.
Located at the centre of Amsterdam’s Zeeburgereiland with a sightline to the IJ River, Freebooter is designed with naval architecture at its core. It celebrates fluid curves and apertures, wood craftsmanship and an intricate relationship between interior and exterior. Comprising two separate two-bedroom apartments, each measuring 120 m2, the project was calculated for comfort through parametric design – with a solid eco story to back it up.