• “Winner Archiprix 2012”
  • “The designer of Hometown Glory hopes that his project will make people look at the conflict between Palestine and Israel in another way. He succeeds convincingly in that objective. [...] The basic urban intervention is original, endows to the border zone with meaning and captures the imagination. [...] The project gets to the very heart of the matter and emerges as a highly effective political statement. It is one of the few entries to map out an attractive and positive perspective for a future that is still some way off and hard to fathom. Time, always a difficult aspect, has been adressed with great intelligence in this project.” [Jury Report - Archiprix 2012]
  • “A new direction for an area with limited perspectives is most evident in the poetic proposal by Herman Zonderland for the wall in Jerusalem. [...] Zonderland presentes a project full of desirable beauty and poetry at the epic centre of a religious and geopolitical conflict. The design does not come with an implementation timetable, even though you might long to witness its construction. Instead, it is a utopia. It encourages us to dream, and at the same time confronts us with the harsh reality of war, struggle and lack of understanding. It's a project that sticks in de mind forever once you've seen it. That's the power of a design scheme. And that's the power of the designer.” [Rogier van den Berg - Grand Perspectives]