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The Student Hotel The Hague / HVE Architecten

05:00 - 11 June, 2017
The Student Hotel The Hague / HVE Architecten, © Bart van Hoek
© Bart van Hoek

© Bart van Hoek       © Bart van Hoek       © Bart van Hoek       © Bart van Hoek       +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hoefkade 9, 2525 Den Haag,The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerrit van Es
  • Area

    12153.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

World's First Bicycle Architecture Biennale to Debut in Amsterdam

14:00 - 9 June, 2017
World's First Bicycle Architecture Biennale to Debut in Amsterdam, Chongming Bicycle Park / JDS Architects. Image Courtesy of CycleSpace
Chongming Bicycle Park / JDS Architects. Image Courtesy of CycleSpace

The world’s first international Bicycle Architecture Biënnale - a showcase of outstanding built environment solutions around cycling - will take place this month in Amsterdam.

The event - organized by leading cycling innovation agency CycleSpace - takes place on Wednesday 14 June and will celebrate the cutting edge and high profile building designs that are facilitating bicycle travel, storage and safety around the world.

MADE BY HOLLAND to Transform Dutch Royal Palace into Forum for Innovation

12:30 - 9 June, 2017

The team known as MADE BY HOLLAND has been selected to transform the palace and gardens of Soestdijk, a 17th century country estate and former residence of the Dutch royal family, into a forum for innovation and entrepreneurship, where large-scale exhibitions and events can be held for a wide range of audiences.

Palace Renovation. Image © TomPostma Design Palace Renovation. Image © TomPostma Design Palace Renovation. Image © TomPostma Design Palace Renovation. Image © TomPostma Design +20

Groos Rotterdam / MVRDV

11:00 - 5 June, 2017
Groos Rotterdam / MVRDV, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Elien Deceuninck, William de Ronde and Jun Xiang Zhang
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Stadskantoor Venlo / Kraaijvanger Architects

09:00 - 27 May, 2017
Stadskantoor Venlo / Kraaijvanger Architects, © Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Venlo, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architect

    Hans Goverde
  • Landscape

    Copijn landscape architects
  • Area

    27700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Construction Begins on Project to Transform Railway Hangar into a Mixed-Use Library in The Netherlands

16:35 - 22 May, 2017
Construction Begins on Project to Transform Railway Hangar into a Mixed-Use Library in The Netherlands, © 3d studio Prins & Civic architects
© 3d studio Prins & Civic architects

Construction has begun on the LocHal, a new mixed-use complex in Tillburg, The Netherlands. Designed by CIVIC Architects (a submember of The Cloud Collective) in collobaration with Braaksma & Roos architecten, Arup and Inside Outside, the project will be located in a former Dutch Railways hangar and maintenance facility, serving as a catalyst for the redevelopment of the city’s 75 hectare railway district. Opening up the area to the public, LocHal will offer visitors a large public hall and plaza, work spaces, conference areas, galleries, a library, a music hall and restaurant.

© 3d studio Prins & Civic architects © 3d studio Prins & Civic architects © 3d studio Prins & Civic architects © 3d studio Prins & Civic architects +14

De Halve Maen Apartment Building / Mecanoo

11:00 - 19 May, 2017
De Halve Maen Apartment Building  / Mecanoo, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    11000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014

House with 11 Views / Marc Koehler Architects

03:00 - 16 May, 2017
House with 11 Views  / Marc Koehler Architects, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +19

DEAR FARM / VIVA Architecture

02:00 - 16 May, 2017
DEAR FARM / VIVA Architecture, © Koen Broos
© Koen Broos

© Koen Broos             © Koen Broos             © Koen Broos             © Koen Broos             +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    5111 Baarle-Nassau, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Sylvie Bruyninckx, Isabelle Verbruggen, Elvia Gonzalez Costas
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

NL Architects and XVW Architectuur's deFlat Wins 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award

06:01 - 12 May, 2017
NL Architects and XVW Architectuur's deFlat Wins 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, DeFlatKleiburg /  NL architects + XVW architectuur. Image © Marcel van der Burg
DeFlatKleiburg / NL architects + XVW architectuur. Image © Marcel van der Burg

NL Architects + XVW architectuur’s “innovative renovation” of the DeFlat Kleiburg apartment complex in Amsterdam’s Bijlmermeer neighbourhood has been selected as the winner of the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van der Rohe Award.

One of the largest residential buildings in the Netherlands, the complex was saved from the wrecking ball through its transformation into a rejuvenated framework called a “Klusflat," within which inhabitants could renovate their apartments by themselves. This is the first time the award has been given to a renovation of an existing building.

DeFlat Kleiburg was selected from a list of 355 works from 36 European countries, including the four other finalist projects: Rudy Ricciotti + Passelac & Roques’ Rivesaltes Memorial; BBGK Architekci’s Katyn Museum; Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects’ Kannikegården; and Alison Brooks Architects’ Ely Court. NL Architects were also awarded the EU Mies Awards’ Emerging Architect Prize in 2005 for their work BasketBar in Utrecht.

DeFlatKleiburg /  NL architects + XVW architectuur. Image © Marcel van der Burg DeFlatKleiburg /  NL architects + XVW architectuur. Image © Marcel van der Burg 5 unidades de vivienda social en Navez / MSA / V+. Image © Serge Brison 5 unidades de vivienda social en Navez / MSA / V+. Image © Serge Brison +12

OMA's Feyenoord City Masterplan and Stadium Given Green Light by the City of Rotterdam

05:30 - 12 May, 2017
OMA's Feyenoord City Masterplan and Stadium Given Green Light by the City of Rotterdam, © OMA
© OMA

A large-scale masterplan for Feyenoord (or Feijenoord), a suburb-city of the Dutch city of Rotterdam, has been approved by Rotterdam City Council. The successful concept design from OMA, led by Partner David Gianotten, incorporates a historically-important football stadium—for the nationally significant Feyenoord football club—which "no longer fulfills modern demands." Aligned with the football club's "expanding ambitions" both in the Dutch and European football leagues, this proposal is the latest in a string of plans to expand, but the only one to have been accepted.

© OMA © OMA © OMA © OMA +10

House Gele Lis / GAAGA

03:00 - 10 May, 2017
House Gele Lis / GAAGA, Courtesy of GAAGA
Courtesy of GAAGA

Courtesy of GAAGA Courtesy of GAAGA Courtesy of GAAGA Courtesy of GAAGA +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague,The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Esther Stevelink, Arie Bergsma
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

B30 / KAAN Architecten

03:00 - 3 May, 2017
B30 / KAAN Architecten, © Karin Borghouts
© Karin Borghouts

© Karin Borghouts    © Karin Borghouts    © Sebastian van Damme     © Karin Borghouts    +42

Schoolgarden “De Buitenkans” / RO&AD Architecten

09:00 - 2 May, 2017
Schoolgarden “De Buitenkans” / RO&AD Architecten, © Katja Effting
© Katja Effting

© Katja Effting © Katja Effting © Katja Effting © Katja Effting +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roosendaal, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Ad Kil, Ro Koster, Tamara Giesbers, Chris Bakens
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

From Recycled Plastic Waste to Building Material

14:00 - 30 April, 2017
From Recycled Plastic Waste to Building Material, © Project.DWG / Artwork by Jelle de Graaf
© Project.DWG / Artwork by Jelle de Graaf

Project.DWG and LOOS.FM have unveiled their PET pavilion, a temporary structure in a community park in The Netherlands that focuses on issues of sustainable building, recycling, and waste by rethinking the ways that buildings are developed, built, and used. Specifically, the pavilion is a study of the use of plastic waste as a building material.

Using the elevated framework of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the structure consists of two monumental slabs in a steel framework. “From floor to ceiling, double-walled transparent corrugated sheets hold over 40,000 plastic bottles,” with bottle caps attached to bottlenecks supporting the system.

© Project.DWG / Artwork by Martin Oostenrijk © Marco van der Ruit / Artwork by André Boone © Project.DWG © Paul Clason / Artwork by Martin Oostenrijk +16

a+u 2017:04 – MVRDV Files #3

01:00 - 28 April, 2017
a+u 2017:04 – MVRDV Files #3

From the publishers. The April 2017 issue of a+u is devoted to the work of MVRDV, the architectural office based in the Netherlands. This is the third of the MVRDV FILES series by a+u, following MVRDV FILES 1 in 2002 and MVRDV FILES 2 in 2007.

a+u 2017:04 – MVRDV Files #3 a+u 2017:04 – MVRDV Files #3 a+u 2017:04 – MVRDV Files #3 a+u 2017:04 – MVRDV Files #3 +6

Netherlands Competition Winner Turns Parking Garage Into a "Lego Set"

08:00 - 23 April, 2017
Netherlands Competition Winner Turns Parking Garage Into a "Lego Set", Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam
Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam

Dutch architectural firm, Studio Komma, in collaboration with concept-developer The Men of Foam, have won the Lot 2 Urban Lab Challenge, with their proposal, ZIP2516. Located in The Hague, The Netherlands, in an upcoming living and working district, the project “seeks to create an iconic building that is an accelerator for the transformation of an industrial area into a new energetic urban district.”

ZIP2516 will house a variety of programs, including social and commercial entrepreneurship and public space. The ground floor of the building will accommodate the flagship store of social entrepreneur, Happy Tosti. The first floor of the building will feature a public square and “urban playground,” with office and start-up space on the floors above, and a “gin bar with roof terrace” on top.

Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam Courtesy of Studio Komma / The Men of Foam +19

How a Return to Vernacular Architecture Can Benefit the People of Mali's Dogon Region

07:00 - 7 April, 2017
How a Return to Vernacular Architecture Can Benefit the People of Mali's Dogon Region, Primary School Tanouan Ibi. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten
Primary School Tanouan Ibi. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten

In our article in February, "11 Vernacular Building Techniques That Are Disappearing," we discussed vernacular techniques that, through the introduction of modern building and the waning prevalence of traditional lifestyles, were slowly becoming lost forms of knowledge. What we didn't discuss, though, was that few of the techniques were disappearing without some form of resistance. After the article was published we were contacted by Dutch architecture firm LEVS Architecten, who highlighted their efforts work in the Dogon region of Mali, where they work with local communities to continue--and improve--the vernacular Dogon tradition.

Despite the fact that LEVS Architecten has worked extensively within this tradition, they still consider themselves modern architects who are simply looking for responsible, alternative solutions, and have even found opportunities to utilize this knowledge for architecture projects back in the Netherlands. As Jurriaan van Stigt, partner at LEVS Architecten and chairman of Partners Pays-Dogon, explained in an interview with ArchDaily, vernacular architecture is “in the undercurrent of our thinking and approach to the tasks that lay behind every project.”

Primary School Tanouan Ibi. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten Primary School Tanouan Ibi. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten Courtesy of LEVS Architecten Practical Training College in Sangha. Image Courtesy of LEVS Architecten +18