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Cuyperspassage in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Benthem Crouwel Architects

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: Benthem Crouwel Architects 

Cuyperspassage is the name of the new tunnel at Amsterdam Central Station that connects the city and the waters of the IJ-river. Since the end of 2015 it has been used by large numbers of cyclists, some 15,000 daily, and pedestrians 24 hours a day. This ‘slow traffic corridor’ was exactly what many users of the city felt was lacking. What once was by necessity a left or right turn is now, at long last, straight ahead. The tunnel is clad on one side by nearly 80,000 Delft Blue tiles: a true Dutch spectacle at a central spot in Amsterdam.

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Project: Cuyperspassage
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jannes Linders
  • Software used: AutoCad, Adobe Suit

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DocMorris in Heerlen, Netherlands by TBI Architecture & Engineering, Architectenbureau Olieslagers

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Article source: TBI Architecture & Engineering, Architectenbureau Olieslagers   

The construction of a new headquarters always allows a company to express its corporate values through design. The young and innovative company DocMorris has carried out this transformation together with the architects in charge of the project, resulting in a new headquarters that highlights transparency, modernity, and sustainability in a flexible environment that is warm and comfortable for employees.

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky

Image Courtesy © Andreas Horsky

RECREATION AND EDUCATION IN NATURE – NEWLY REALIZED STAYOKAY HOSTEL in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands by Personal Architecture BNA

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Article source: Personal Architecture BNA

On December 3rd, the Dutch hostel chain ‘Stayokay’ opened the doors of their newest hostel development – a combination renovation and new construction set in the woodlands of Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands. The centre piece of the project is a new multifunctional ‘Main Building’ where the hostel’s café and meeting spaces are located. These spaces are shared with two other recreational facilities that are housed under the same roof. On the first floor, the building facilitates the ‘Natuurpodium’, an education centre focused on the sustainable development of the Brabantse Wal. The building is also home to the ‘Klimbos’, an adventurous climbing route through the impressive trees of the surrounding forest.

Image Courtesy © Ossip

Image Courtesy © Ossip

  •  Architects: Personal Architecture BNA
  • Project: RECREATION AND EDUCATION IN NATURE – NEWLY REALIZED STAYOKAY HOSTEL
  • Location: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip

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Summer house Midlaren in Drenthe, Netherlands by Kwint architects

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Article source: Kwint architects

We were asked to design a simple summer home. The result is a straight forward house, of rich and spatial design in map and cross section. Internally, it seems entirely to consist of two separate houses, similar to a bronze sculpture of Giacometti entitled: Figure in a Box between Two Boxes which are Houses.

Image Courtesy © Kwint architecten

Image Courtesy © Kwint architecten

Experience Juliana Children’s Hospital in The Hague, Netherlands by Tinker imagineers

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: Tinker imagineers

Visiting a hospital is quite an experience. To comfort and distract the young patients visiting the new Juliana Children’s hospital in The Hague (NL), five little buddies pop up all around the hospital to distract the children (and their parents), to make them laugh or provide information.

Image Courtesy © Fred Ernst

Image Courtesy © Fred Ernst

  • Architects: Tinker imagineers
  • Project: Experience Juliana Children’s Hospital
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Photography: Fred Ernst, Wim Verbeek, Michael van Oosten, Michael Kieviets

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Museumplein Limburg in Kerkrade, Netherlands by Shift Architecture

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Article source: Shift Architecture

Museumplein Limburg, designed by Shift architecture urbanism, has been completed in Kerkrade, a town at the Dutch-German border. Two new public facilities, Cube and Columbus, have been added to the existing Discovery Centre Continium. With these additions, Kerkrade hosts the first design museum in the Netherlands, the first inverse planetarium in Europe, as well as a wide range of new public amenities. Shift architecture urbanism’s design is an urban ensemble defined by clearly recognizable volumes, all connected by an elaborate underground public space. Museumplein Limburg formalizes the entrance into Kerkrade for both train passengers and visitors arriving by car from the main access road.

Connector, Image Courtesy © René de Wit

Connector, Image Courtesy © René de Wit

  • Architects: Shift Architecture
  • Project: Museumplein Limburg 
  • Location: Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • Team: Pieter Heymans, Rene Sangers, Davide Prioli, Thomas Grievink, Dalia Zakaite, Irgen Salianji, Mariya Gyaurova
  • Structural engineer design phase: ABT, Delft
  • Advisor building code and fire safety: Bureau Bouwkunde, Rotterdam, NL
  • Advisor Installations: Bremen Bouwadvies, Heerlen, NL
  • Construction management: Bremen Bouwadvies, Heerlen, NL
  • Contractor: Mertens Bouwbedrijf, Weert, NL
  • Contractor installations: Spie, Elsloo, NL
  • Execution construction: Van de Laar, Eindhoven, NL
  • Software used: Autocad

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Timmerhuis in Rotterdam, Netherlands by OMA

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Article source: OMA 

For Rotterdam’s Timmerhuis, a new building for the city hall that accommodates municipal services, offices, and residential units, OMA conceived a modular building with repeated units gradually set back from the street as they rise into two irregular peaks. The building’s composition of smaller cells creates an impressive, complex form when viewed from Coolsingel, one of Rotterdam’s main arteries, and allows for subtlety and adaptability as the new building meets the Stadstimmerhuis (a municipal building, from 1953), which surrounds it on two sides.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Timmerhuis
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Sebastian van Damme, Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Partner in charge: Reinier de Graaf
  • DESIGN DEVELOPMENT (Core & shell and interiors offices)
    • Partner in charge: Reinier de Graaf Associate in charge: Alex de Jong
    • Project architect: Cock Peterse
    • Team: Philippe Braun, Jorge Campos, Elle Gerdeman, Sebastian Janusz, Debora Mateo, Elida Mosquera, Sarah Moylan, Vitor Oliveira, Ryan Peeters, Mafalda Rangel, Peter Rieff, Carolien Schippers, Saskia Simon
  • CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS (Core & shell and interiors offices)
    • Partner in charge: Reinier de Graaf
    • Associate in charge: Alex de Jong, Katrien van Dijk
    • Project architect: Cock Peterse
    • Team: Philippe Braun, Vitor Oliveira, Mafalda Rangel, Peter Rieff, Elida Mosquera, Magdalena Stanescu
  • INTERIORS
    • Project Architect: Saskia Simon, Katrien van Dijk
    • Team: Maaike Hawinkels, Sebastian Janusz, Sarah Moylan, Ross O’Connell, Vitor Oliveira, Ryan Peeters, Mafalda Rangel, Deborah Richmond, Magdalena Stanescu, Lucia Zamponi
  • COLLABORATORS
    • Engineering, structural and installations: ABT
    • Sustainability consultants: Werner Sobek Green Technologies
    • Cost consultants: PRC
    • Model photography: Frans Parthesius
    • Structural engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek
    • MEP engineer: Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
    • DGMR Bouw: Sustainability, building physics, acoustics, fire consultant, security
    • Service engineers: Deerns, Burgers Ergon
    • Interior contractor: Keijsers Lundiform
  • Contractor: Heijmans (more…)

Inspiration centre Grevelingen in Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter architects

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Article source: Paul de Ruiter architects

Lake Grevelingen is currently the largest tide-less salt water lake in Europe. From an ecological perspective it is necessary that in the short term an inlet is established bringing the water from the North Sea to Lake Grevelingen. For the sake of the water quality, it is important that the water flows once more: low and high tides must again have (controlled) free play, which will directly result in a revival of the wealth of authentic flora and fauna in the area.

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: Paul de Ruiter architects
  • Project: Inspiration centre Grevelingen
  • Location: Grevelingen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jeroen Musch
  • Project team: Chris Collaris, Marieke Sijm, Richard Buijs, Giorgio Carella, Noud Paes, Christian Quesada van Beresteyn
  • Client: Natuur- en Recreatieschap De Grevelingen
  • Program: Inspiration center with restaurant and watch tower
  • Adv. construction: Pieters Bouwtechniek
  • Adv. installations: DWA
  • Adv. budget: bbn adviseurs
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Boogert (more…)

New headquarters for the Dutch police in The Hague, Netherlands by Ector Hoogstad Architecten

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Article source: Ector Hoogstad Architecten 

Ector Hoogstad Architects has transformed De Artillerie, an office complex on the Nieuwe Uitleg in The Hague built in a historicising style in the 1990s, into the new police headquarters. “De Artillerie is a relatively new building, many features of which are still usable,” said Joost Ector, director of the Rotterdam-based architectural practice. “It has an interesting structure with a spatial quality that was completely neglected in the original design. Thanks to a number of substantial interventions it has been transformed into a pleasantly spacious, light and airy building with just the right atmosphere for a police headquarters.”

Main entrance Nieuwe Uitleg, The Hague, Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

Main entrance Nieuwe Uitleg, The Hague, Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten 
  • Project: New headquarters for the Dutch police
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Photography: Petra Appelhof
  • Client: Korps Nationale Politie
  • Project team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Lennaert van Capelleveen, Markus Clarijs, Sabine Alders, Pim Bangert, Laurence van Benthem, Kees Bongers, Arja Hoogstad, Randy Lutteke, Hetty Mommersteeg, Ralph Noordhoek Elia Salcedo, Jaap Veldkamp
  • Construction management: IMd Raadgevende ingenieurs
  • Installation consultants: Deerns raadgevende adviseurs bv
  • Costs consultants: IGG
  • Main contractor: De Vries en Verburg
  • Gross floor area: 14.400m2
  • Completion: 2015

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Biesbosch Museum Island in Werkendam, Netherlands by Studio Marco Vermeulen

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Article source: Studio Marco Vermeulen 

After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent exhibition that explains the historical development of the region has also been totally revamped. A large water model of the Biesbosch and a freshwater tidal park are also planned on the Museum Island. Building, interior, water model and freshwater tidal park were designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen, and the exhibition was designed by Studio Joyce Langezaal.

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

  • Architects: Studio Marco Vermeulen  
  • Project: Biesbosch Museum Island
  • Location: Werkendam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ronald Tilleman
  • Program: museum (permanent and changing exhibition space), offices, visitor center, library, cinema, museum restaurant, offices. Museum Garden and Waterplayground (completion mid 2016)
  • Construction: Renovation / new building
  • Construction costs: ca. 3 million
  • Construction time: 8 months
  • Completion: june 2015
  • Gross Floor Area: 1.300 m2 (more…)
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