December 2011 ...but fails to win. At the presentation of the Rotterdam Architecture Award it became clear that EHA's Melanchthon College made it to the top five nominations. Unfortunately the jury awarded the prize to the new Blijdorp subway station. Nevertheless the jury's report shows great appreciation for our design. It speaks highly of the positive contribution that the building makes to its urban context, and specifically praises the meticulousness of the design: "Decisive for this building's quality are its spatial composition, functionality and detailing. The design for Melanchthon College clearly shows the great skills of its architect." The public elected the new BP office in the Rotterdam harbour as their number one.