Tracy Metz, director of the John Adams Institute, has won the Grote Rotterdam-Maaskantprijs. The Grote Rotterdam-Maaskantprijs is a biannual life time achievement award that is granted to those who have contributed to the cultural experience of architecture, urban planning and landscaping in the Netherlands. For over thirty years, Tracy has worked as a journalist, author and presenter, tirelessly bridging the gap between the work field and a more general audience. Common in the variety of her work is what the jury describes as ‘persistent wonderment’. With the prize, Tracy has set up a new multimedia platform, tracyinnederland.nl, which takes the visitor on tour over the Netherlands. Here, you can also read the essay that Tracy wrote for the occasion, Vlucht naar voren (Leap Forward).