Within the new station hall an undulating ‘vault’, which has been designed to evoke an “unforgettable arrival experience”, features a scaled 1877 map of the Dutch city rendered in blue and white. Columns wrapped in a mosaic of Delft-blue titles, also reminiscent of the colours of Delftware, one of the city’s most famous global exports. This project is having a massive press coverage around Holland and is turning into a tourist attraction as well.
Mobility, experience, connecting, inspiring, meeting and moving. Ex Interiors has used these themes to create a new, exceptional interior for the ALD Automotive head office including the Mobility Experience Centre in Hoofddorp. By way of an AV carousel of 19 screens, visitors can undergo a 360 degree visual experience. Staff are given activity-related work stations, the bulk of which are not person-related with plenty of in-between space to meet each other.
Commissioned by Amsterdam developer and investor Millten, Ninetynine designed the new head office of VICE Media Benelux. VICE Media is one of the fastest growing young media brands worldwide. The new offices are located in a former bank building on the Reguliersdwarsstraat in Amsterdam and will accommodate over 50 employees.
The basement and ground floor of the four-storey building have been developed as general spaces including the reception, boardroom, chill-out, play-room and a studio which can be closed off from the rest of the space with a glass garage door. These areas have been opened up completely to create optimal transparency.
The first European store of the design brand Zens Lifestyle is situated on one of Amsterdam’s oldest canals and opened its doors November 2014. In this showroom of 32 square meters Zens presents its minimalist dishes and glassware, such as bowls, carafes, mugs as well as coffee and tea sets. SchilderScholte architects have created this delicate shrine-like interior to reflect the quality and design within the collection of this Asian brand. The interior is a synergy of local design methodology with oriental accents. From the outset of the project the architects looked at the differences in culture and used them as a design premise.
The assignment was the realization of a new building for the VMBO- school as part of the existing Beatrix College in Tilburg. With the population prognosis of the municipality in mind, the new building possibly had to be removed after 15 years, but the life span had to be as large as 40 years. Therefore the budget was based on temporary housing. The combined design- and building time was limited to one year and the existing buildings had to be able to function during construction. Key elements of the Beatrix College for this construction were: exploitation and maintenance with a sustainable and above all healthy school.
Large budgets and enormous amounts of energy are spent on the upgrading of major Dutch railway stations in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam. The efforts at creating quality environments related to public transport should not be limited to the station building itself. By paying close attention to all public space surrounding the railway hubs, the promise of true Transport Oriented Development can be kept alive. Maxwan’s plans for Rotterdam Central District emphasize the quality of that public space.
In the heart of Sas van Gent, on the border of ancient fortifications where only a few hedges still remind of days of old, De Statie is situated, a Multifunctional Community School and a senior housing complex. Besides a library, several community facilities and a sports centre, the complex accommodates two primary schools, a childcare centre, playgroup and municipal health service (GGD), and a residential complex of 23 apartments.
PUBLIQUE – bistro 2.0 is designer Robert Kolenik’s contemporary vision of a tried and tested concept.
In October, the Publique Restaurant opened its doors on one of the most exciting squares in The Hague’s vibrant city centre.
The brothers Casper and Sjoerd Smits and their cousin Maurits Jonkman, all experienced restaurateurs, asked Robert Kolenik to design a stylish but accessible version of that much-loved French classic, the bistro.
The warm copper colour in the stained glass windows was chosen as the guiding principle for the design.
The ‘Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool’ is an elementary school in Rotterdam’s quarter Kralingen-Crooswijk with children from various ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. The school has been spread over two locations within the district. With the extension of one of the locations all school facilities could be united again and help the school function as one institution.
Client: Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam (former OBR) commissioned by JOS (Jeugd, Onderwijs en Samenleving)
Program: 3.200 m2 for 21 classrooms of which a new building with 2.000 m2 for 14 classrooms and renovation existing building with 1.200 m2 for 7 classrooms, common and multifunctional spaces, staff rooms
The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path will be opened in Eindhoven on 12 November. The opening of this unique cycle path marks the start of the Van Gogh 2015 international theme year. The cycle path is unique. Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s work, it combines innovation and design with cultural heritage and tourism. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path is being constructed by Heijmans from a design by Daan Roosegaarde and forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route in Brabant.