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Erasmus University College in Rotterdam / Erick van Egeraat

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Erasmus University College in Rotterdam / Erick van Egeraat, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +30

“Zilverzijde” Social Housing / Atelier Kempe Thill

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
“Zilverzijde” Social Housing / Atelier Kempe Thill, © Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    André Kempe, Oliver Thill, Teun van der Meulen, Rafael Alencar Saraiva, Marcel Geerdink, Anja Mueller, Peter Graf, Stefanie Diwischek, Andris Rubenis, David van Eck
  • Area

    9132.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz +32

Inside "Open: A Bakema Celebration" - The Dutch Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 8 July, 2014

"We consider Bakema not so much an architect of buildings, but an architect of a new idea of what Holland could be--a new national identity, a new national landscape…with an architect in the center of this particular ambition." - Guus Beumer, co-curator of the Dutch Pavilion at the 14th Venice Biennale

Guus Beumer and Drik van den Heuvel, curators of "Open: A Bakema Celebration," sat down to speak with us about this year's Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. With the help of graphic designers Experimental Jetset, Beumer and van den Heuvel created an emblematic, stripped-down, research-focused display of a particularly Dutch idea: the "Open Society." This was all conveyed within and around a 1:1 model of architect Jaap Bakema's Lijnbaan Shopping Centre (Rotterdam 1954), constructed within the Netherlands Pavilion. 

The hope, as Dirk van den Heuvel explains, is that "the elements of Bakema...may be useful, inspiring for our own practices today. Elements that he developed in questions to housing, planning, modernizing… I think when you come here you will recognize that there's lots of affinities, interesting things that we still work with and that we will work with in the future."

After you watch the video, make sure to read the curator's statement, and see images of the pavilion, after the break.

Open: A Bakema Celebration. The Netherlands Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh Open: A Bakema Celebration. The Netherlands Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh Open: A Bakema Celebration. The Netherlands Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh Open: A Bakema Celebration. The Netherlands Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh +18

Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre / Mecanoo

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre / Mecanoo, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sittard, The Netherlands
  • Area

    5375.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Christian Richters, Courtesy of Mecanoo

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters Courtesy of Mecanoo © Christian Richters +22

Stair House / Onix

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
Stair House / Onix, © Peter van der Knoop
© Peter van der Knoop
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eschauzierlaan, 7608 Almelo, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Haiko Meijer
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop +23

Multifunctional Barn / Onix

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
Multifunctional Barn / Onix, © Peter van der Knoop
© Peter van der Knoop
  • Architects

  • Location

    Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Allart Vogelzang
  • Design Team

    Robert Bos, Annemieke Meems, Rene Harmanni
  • Photographs

    Peter van der Knoop, Courtesy of Onix

© Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop +12

Apartment Building on the Willem Wilminkplein / Onix

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Apartment Building on the Willem Wilminkplein / Onix, © Tjeerd Derkink
© Tjeerd Derkink
  • Architects

  • Location

    Willem Wilminkplein, 7511 Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Allart Vogelzang
  • Design Team

    Wouter Stoer, Haiko Meijer, Alex van de Beld, Peter van der Knoop, Ricard Hernandez, Robert Bos
  • Client

    Van Wijnen Projectontwikkeling Oost B.V.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Tjeerd Derkink © Peter van der Knoop © Tjeerd Derkink © Peter van der Knoop +21

Multifunctional swimming pool complex De Geusselt / Slangen+Koenis Architects

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Multifunctional swimming pool complex De Geusselt  / Slangen+Koenis Architects, © Marcel van den Burg
© Marcel van den Burg

© Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg +32

The Dutch Royal Picture Gallery at The Hague to Reopen Following Extensive Renovation

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
The Dutch Royal Picture Gallery at The Hague to Reopen Following Extensive Renovation, Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman
Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman

The Mauritshuis, a Dutch 17th century city palace in The Hague, will reopen this week following a large scale renovation and extension designed by Hans van Heeswijk with servicing and fire engineering undertaken by Arup. Similar to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, which reopened after a ten year restoration and remodelling in 2013, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery exhibits one of the finest collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings including Johannes Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring. Alongside a large scale renovation, Hans van Heeswijk have also extended the galleries with new exhibition spaces, an auditorium and educational spaces.

Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman +24

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam Transformation / MVRDV

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee +14

Sam Jacob & Wouter Vanstiphout on Curating "A Clockwork Jerusalem"

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Sam Jacob & Wouter Vanstiphout on Curating "A Clockwork Jerusalem", The Mound. Image © James Taylor-Foster
The Mound. Image © James Taylor-Foster

The British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale takes the large scale projects of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s and explores the "mature flowering of British Modernism at the moment it was at its most socially, politically and architecturally ambitious but also the moment that witnessed its collapse." The exhibition tells the story of how British modernity emerged out of an unlikely combination of interests and how "these modern visions continue to create our physical and imaginative landscapes." To those who know the UK's architectural heritage, this cultural and social history is delivered in a way which feels strangely familiar, whilst uncovering fascinating hidden histories of British modernity that continue to resonate in the 21st century.

We caught up with Sam Jacob, co-founder of FAT Architecture (of which this exhibition is their final project), and Wouter Vanstiphout, partner at Rotterdam-based Crimson Architectural Historians, outside the British Pavilion to discuss the ideas behind, and significance of, A Clockwork Jerusalem.

© James Taylor-Foster
© James Taylor-Foster

Huize Vreeburg / HILBERINKBOSCH Architecten

01:00 - 17 June, 2014
Huize Vreeburg / HILBERINKBOSCH Architecten, © Rene de Wit
© Rene de Wit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dorpsstraat 66, 5241 ED Rosmalen, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Geert Bosch, Annemariken Hilberink
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit +15

Highway Support Center / 24H architecture

01:00 - 17 June, 2014
Highway Support Center / 24H architecture, Courtesy of Boris Zeisser
Courtesy of Boris Zeisser
  • Architects

  • Location

    Balkendwarsweg, 9405 Assen, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Boris Zeisser, Maartje Lammers, Fieke Poelman
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Courtesy of Boris Zeisser Courtesy of Boris Zeisser Courtesy of Boris Zeisser Courtesy of Boris Zeisser +38

NL Architects Chosen to Design Arnhem's ArtA Center

00:00 - 17 June, 2014
NL Architects Chosen to Design Arnhem's ArtA Center, View from the Rhine. Image Courtesy of NL Architects
View from the Rhine. Image Courtesy of NL Architects

Amsterdam-based firm NL Architects have been selected to design Arnhem's new ArtA Center, a new public arts cluster that will house the Arnhem Museum and Focus Cinema. Coming out on top in a shortlist which included BIG, Kengo Kuma & Associates and SO-IL, NL Architects' terraced design features a rooftop urban park with views over the Rhine, subterranean movie halls and an adaptable, open plan stepped museum.

The jury's decision commends the design for the way it "radiates enthusiasm", and the "simple and clear" concept, as well as praising the "inventive and innovative" mentality of the architects. 

More on the design and the jury's selection after the break

Museum. Image Courtesy of NL Architects Arts Square. Image Courtesy of NL Architects Museum. Image Courtesy of NL Architects City View. Image Courtesy of NL Architects +17

Care Campus #1 / Möhn + Bouman

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
Care Campus #1 / Möhn + Bouman, © Sarah Blee
© Sarah Blee
  • Architects

  • Location

    Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    René Bouman
  • Artist

    Carol Fulton
  • Area

    1460.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee +19

Helmond Station / studioSK,Movares

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Helmond Station / studioSK,Movares , © Ben Vulkers fotografie
© Ben Vulkers fotografie

© Ben Vulkers fotografie © Ivo Bastiaansen © Ben Vulkers fotografie © Ben Vulkers fotografie +23

Culture Complex De Nieuwe Kolk / De Zwarte Hond

01:00 - 13 June, 2014
© Gerard van Beek
© Gerard van Beek
  • Architects

  • Location

    Weiersstraat 1, 9401 Assen, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Jurjen van der Meer, Tjeerd Jellema
  • Area

    48000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek +16

Dutch Students To Build Gaudí's Sagrada Familia From Ice

00:00 - 10 June, 2014
Dutch Students To Build Gaudí's Sagrada Familia From Ice, Montage. Image Courtesy of Eindhoven University of Technology
Montage. Image Courtesy of Eindhoven University of Technology

A team of students from Eindhoven University are to build a forty metre high model of Antonio Gaudí's Sagrada Familia. The project, which follows the completion of the world's biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from pykrete and reinforced with wood fibres. Impressively, the 1:4 scale model will be built in only three weeks. Thin layers of water and snow will be sprayed onto large, inflated molds. The pykrete (water mixed with sawdust) will be immediately absorbed by the snow before freezing. According to the organisers, "the wood fiber content makes the material three times as strong as normal ice, and it’s also a lot tougher." Find out more about the project here.