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Fairphone Head Office in Amsterdam / Melinda Delst Interior Design

15:00 - 2 July, 2015
Fairphone Head Office in Amsterdam / Melinda Delst Interior Design, © James Stokes Photography
© James Stokes Photography

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Town Hall Bloemendaal / NEXT architects

11:00 - 2 July, 2015
Town Hall Bloemendaal / NEXT architects, © Dirk Verwoerd
© Dirk Verwoerd

© Dirk Verwoerd © Dirk Verwoerd © Dirk Verwoerd © Dirk Verwoerd +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    2061 Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
  • Design Architecture and Interior

    NEXT architects, Rudy Uytenhaak
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

'De Heuvelrand' Voorthuizen Swimming Pool / Slangen+Koenis Architecten

02:00 - 15 June, 2015
'De Heuvelrand' Voorthuizen Swimming Pool / Slangen+Koenis Architecten, © Marcel van den Burg
© Marcel van den Burg

© Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roelenengweg 41, 3781 BA Voorthuizen, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Erik Slangen, Jakko Koenis, Dean Moran, Robert de Boer, Sjef Vosters, Aad van den Berg
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

MVRDV Wins Competition to Design Zaanstad Cultural Cluster

14:00 - 12 June, 2015
MVRDV Wins Competition to Design Zaanstad Cultural Cluster, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

The Netherlands' City of Zaanstad has crowned MVRDV as winner of a competition to design a new "cultural cluster" in the heart of downtown. Neighboring the city's main train station, city hall and famous Inntel Hotel, the 7,500 square-meter project will be comprised of five cultural institutions stacked into a single cluster whose hollowed core is shaped after the historic Zaan house. 

Community Center in Groningen / Kwint Architecten

15:00 - 10 June, 2015
Community Center in Groningen / Kwint Architecten, © Ronald Zijlstra
© Ronald Zijlstra

© Ronald Zijlstra © Ronald Zijlstra © Ronald Zijlstra © Ronald Zijlstra +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Bernhard Klok, Fokko van der Veen, Theo Koops, Douwe Drijfhout, Marco Koster, Jens Wind, Annelies Hoving, Ida Willemsen
  • Photographs

McDonald's Pavilion on Coolsingel / mei architects and planners

20:00 - 9 June, 2015
McDonald's Pavilion on Coolsingel / mei architects and planners, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

© Jeroen Musch Courtesy of Mei architects and planners © Ossip Van Duivenbode © Jeroen Musch +32

Train Control Centre Utrecht / ​de Jong Gortemaker Algra

03:00 - 5 June, 2015
Train Control Centre Utrecht / ​de Jong Gortemaker Algra, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    ​Bielsstraat 1, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    ​Maurits Algra, Tycho Saariste, Karen Glandrup, Franke van den Broek, Mike Zelke
  • Area

    4480.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Duurzaamheidscentrum Assen / 24H > architecture

05:00 - 2 June, 2015
Duurzaamheidscentrum Assen / 24H > architecture, Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H
Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H

Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bosrand, Assen, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Maartje Lammers, Boris Zeisser, 
Fieke Poelman, Jasper Deurloo, Pieter Scholten
  • Contractor

    Jansman Bouw, Luttenberg
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum Named European Museum Of The Year

04:00 - 28 May, 2015
Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum Named European Museum Of The Year, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Image © Iwan Baan
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Image © Iwan Baan

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, which was comprehensively restored and reimagined by Spanish practice Cruz y Ortiz over the course of a decade, has been named as the 2015 European Museum of the Year (EMYA) by the European Museum Forum. Lauded by the jury as "a great museum, at the height of its powers, providing a rich experience to the public, and a socially aware outreach programme for visitors of all ages," its success has also been in the museum's "ambition to 'reach every child in the Netherlands by the age of twelve'" - an aspiration which has been praised as "notable, impressive and achievable." The coveted award has previously gone to Zaha Hadid Architects' Riverside Museum in Glasgow in 2013.

Fictional Euro Banknote Bridges Brought to Life in the Netherlands

06:00 - 27 May, 2015

Did you know that the fictional bridges on the Euro banknotes were actually made a reality in the Netherlands? In Tom Scott’s latest “Things You Might Not Know” video, he tells the story of how the seven bridges came to be constructed in the town of Spijkenisse.

Applications Open For The 2015 AA Visiting School In Rotterdam

04:45 - 27 May, 2015
Applications Open For The 2015 AA Visiting School In Rotterdam, Aerial view of the port and city of Rotterdam. Image via AA Visiting School Rotterdam
Aerial view of the port and city of Rotterdam. Image via AA Visiting School Rotterdam

This year the Architectural Association (AA) Visiting School programme will extend its reach to the Dutch city of Rotterdam – a place which, "by some strange twist of geographical and historical fate, has the highest concentration of architects and architectural thinkers in the world." The workshop, which will run for two weeks in July, will explore issues of inhabitance, perception, and intensity through analysis and creative interpretation of Rotterdam’s 'core' "or, more likely, its multiple cores, invisible to the untrained eye." Based in the Shell Tower on Hofplein, students will be afforded the opportunity to observe and analyse the city from on-high.

The Paleisbrug / Benthem Crouwel Architects

09:00 - 24 May, 2015
The Paleisbrug / Benthem Crouwel Architects, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Mels Crouwel, Job Schroën, Marleen van Driel, Moon Brader, Carel Weber, Volker Krenz, Sergio Bostdorp, Ronno Stegeman
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MVRDV's Winy Maas On Architecture Education And His Early Work In Africa

09:30 - 22 May, 2015
Balancing Barn / MVRDV. Image © Edmund Sumner
Balancing Barn / MVRDV. Image © Edmund Sumner

Winy Maas is one of architecture’s most aggressive researchers. Through his office MVRDV and affiliations with universities in Europe and America, Maas produces a seemingly unstoppable stream of insights into the environments in which architects now operate. As an advisor to the educational program of the Strelka Institute in Moscow, the architect is currently contributing to the production of eleven radical visions of the future, based on extrapolating trends that shape contemporary life, in Russia and around the world. Maas recently sat with writer, curator, and Strelka faculty member Brendan McGetrick to discuss his unusual educational trajectory, learning from the conservationist Richard Leakey, facing death in Sudan, and the beauty of architects experimenting with algae.

DNB Bank Headquarters / MVRDV. Image © Jiri Havran Glass Farm / MVRDV. Image © Jeroen Musch Rotterdam Markthal / MVRDV. Image © Daria Scagliola+Stijn Brakkee WoZoCo / MVRDV. Image © Samuel Ludwig +23

The Learn'd: A Film About the Poetry of Light and Space at KAAN Architecten's Education Center

17:21 - 11 May, 2015

The Learn'd, a short film directed by Victor Vroegindeweij (The Office for Nonfiction Storytelling, Hazazah Pictures), captures the poetry of light and space within KAAN Architecten's Education Center. Part of the Rotterdam academic hospital Erasmus MC, the center was once an abandoned atrium that was transformed into an "enlightened inner square" that united all the building's medical student programs under a single roof.

Neutelings Riedijk Architects Reveal Expansion Plans for Leiden’s Naturalis Biodiversity Center

13:00 - 10 May, 2015
Neutelings Riedijk Architects Reveal Expansion Plans for Leiden’s Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam
Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam

Neutelings Riedijk Architects have revealed the final design for the expansion and renovation of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. With construction set to begin in October 2015, the rejuvenation scheme will see the renovation of 20,000m2 of the existing museum and the construction of an additional 19,000m2.

 Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam +5

Dune House / Marc Koehler Architects

06:00 - 4 May, 2015
Dune House / Marc Koehler Architects, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

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House in Almen / Barend Koolhaas

10:00 - 30 April, 2015
House in Almen / Barend Koolhaas, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    7218 Almen, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Aura Luz Melis, Reinier Suurenbroek
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

OMA Unveils Nhow Hotel Rai Project in Amsterdam

16:50 - 28 April, 2015
OMA Unveils Nhow Hotel Rai Project in Amsterdam , © OMA via NLTimes
© OMA via NLTimes

OMA has revealed plans for what will be the Netherlands' largest hotel. Part of the Nhow chain, 91 meter-tall "Nhow Hotel Rai" (or Nhow RAI) will bring 650 rooms within three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyline. As the NLTimes reports, OMA was chosen ahead of eleven practices to design the project, which will include a television studio, art gallery and sculpture garden, spa center, a "3D holographic meeting space," a multimedia presentation space, and 25th-floor lounge and bar area, in addition to the four-star hotel rooms.