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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

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +18

House in Almen / Barend Koolhaas

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

  • Location

    7218 Almen, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Aura Luz Melis, Reinier Suurenbroek
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

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. 

Huize Looveld / Studio Puisto Architects + Bas van Bolderen Architectuur

03:00 - 20 April, 2015
Huize Looveld  / Studio Puisto Architects + Bas van Bolderen Architectuur, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

© Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin +26

Bridge of Sighs / Mei architecten

10:00 - 4 April, 2015
Bridge of Sighs / Mei architecten, © Jeroen Musch Photography
© Jeroen Musch Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lange Nieuwstraat 101, 3111 AE Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Sander Geurtsen, Robert Platje, Pepijn Berghout, Karl Oscarson, Serkar Jaff, Michiel van Loon
  • Area

    8.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jeroen Musch Photography © Jeroen Musch Photography © Jeroen Musch Photography © Jeroen Musch Photography +11

UNStudio's StandTable Designed to Inspire Collaboration and Increase Productivity

13:00 - 3 April, 2015
UNStudio's StandTable Designed to Inspire Collaboration and Increase Productivity, © PROOFF / Pim Top
© PROOFF / Pim Top

A team from UNStudio, led by Ben van Berkel, has launched an interactive new work station inspired by the health advantages associated with standing while working. Dubbed the StandTable, the innovative office furniture is designed to support numerous working positions and fosters interaction and collaboration within the work place.

Bakkerswinkel / Piet Hein Eek

04:00 - 1 April, 2015
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oostplein 223A, 3063 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +25

Villa H in Brabant / Coenen Sättele Architecten

04:00 - 30 March, 2015
Villa H in Brabant / Coenen Sättele Architecten, © Arthur Bagen
© Arthur Bagen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Bettina Sättele, Ivo Janssen, Edwin van Oppen
  • Design villa, horse stable, interior, furniture, garden

    Coenen Sättele Architecten
  • Area

    380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Arthur Bagen © Arthur Bagen © Arthur Bagen © Arthur Bagen +19

Outside-in’ - Residence in Goes / grassodenridder_architecten

16:00 - 25 March, 2015
Outside-in’ - Residence in Goes / grassodenridder_architecten, Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten
Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Goes, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Stefan Grasso, Ferry den Ridder
  • Interior Design

    grassodenridder_architecten
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten

Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten +26

Villa Spee / Lab32 architecten

06:00 - 25 March, 2015
Villa Spee / Lab32 architecten, © Jo Pauwels
© Jo Pauwels
  • Architects

  • Location

    6081 CH Haelen, The Netherlands
  • Principal

    Ing. Loek Stijnen architect BNA
  • Project Manager

    Clark Teensma
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jo Pauwels © Jo Pauwels © Jo Pauwels © Jo Pauwels +35

Recreation House Near Utrecht / Roel van Norel + Zecc Architecten

03:00 - 19 March, 2015

Courtesy of Roel van Norel Courtesy of Roel van Norel © Stijn Poelstra Courtesy of Roel van Norel +27

Photographic Exhibition Highlights The Relationship Between Brick And The Dutch

04:00 - 3 March, 2015
via Het Nieuwe Instituut
via Het Nieuwe Instituut

The Netherlands Builds in Brick is one of the latest exhibitions at Het Nieuwe Instituut (formerly the NAi) in Rotterdam. It seeks to modify the "assumed triumph of Modernism" in the interwar period, drawing upon two photographic collections from the Institute's extensive archives. The exhibition has been curated to highlight that brick remained the favoured construction material throughout the advocacy of the Modernist movement, even for experimental construction.

via Het Nieuwe Instituut via Het Nieuwe Instituut via Het Nieuwe Instituut via Het Nieuwe Instituut +14

Blackbird / Onix Architects

06:00 - 2 March, 2015
Blackbird  / Onix Architects, © Maarten Laupman
© Maarten Laupman
  • Architects

  • Location

    5831 Boxmeer, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Haiko Meijer
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman +28

Mecanoo's New Delft Station Hall Opens To The Public

04:00 - 2 March, 2015
Mecanoo's New Delft Station Hall Opens To The Public, Arrival into the 'vaulted' station hall. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo
Arrival into the 'vaulted' station hall. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo

Six years after the original announcement of the project, the first phase of Mecanoo's new Train Station and City Hall complex in Delft, The Netherlands, has been opened to the public. 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. The station platforms below ground have been designed by Benthem Crouwel, the Dutch practice behind Rotterdam Centraal Station.

House In Zuidzande / MJOSE VAN HEE

03:00 - 1 March, 2015
House In Zuidzande / MJOSE VAN HEE, © David Grandorge
© David Grandorge
  • Architects

  • Location

    4505 Zuidzande, The Netherlands
  • Project team

    M-José Van Hee, Sam De Vocht
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© David Grandorge © David Grandorge © David Grandorge © David Grandorge +36

David Chipperfield to Receive the Netherlands' Sikkens Prize

06:00 - 27 February, 2015
David Chipperfield to Receive the Netherlands' Sikkens Prize, Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap. Image © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap. Image © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

British architect David Chipperfield has been selected to receive the 2015 Sikkens Prize, one of the oldest independent art prizes in the Netherlands. The prize's 36th recipient, Chipperfield is being recognized for his "revolutionary use of color," much like his predecessors; Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Donald Judd, HEMA and Bridget Riley have all received the Sikkens Prize. 

According to the jury, "Chipperfield’s work on the Neues Museum in Berlin is a magnificent example of his way of working. Like no other he knows how to combine the old with the new. In his spatial compositions he achieves a delicate balance between color, material end texture. Chipperfield uses the colors provided by the architectural context and the building materials in an unemphatic yet expressive way."