The Feniks Award was handed out to the municipality of Nijmegen and all of its partners involved in the regional transformation called “Embracing the Waal”. Two bridges by Ney & Partners – De Oversteek and De Lentloper – were part of this larger project. The jury praises Nijmegen for the enormous social benefits of the project, and for how the challenge of finding space for the river was turned into an opportunity. Of equal importance was the attention towards nature, and the good partnership between all stakeholders in a large-scale project such as this. The NRP Gulden Feniks Award nominates the best, most beautiful, and most innovative regional transformation and renovation projects of the Netherlands.