‘The Rink’ Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / Kamvari Architects

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The approach for the pedestrian bridge by Kamvari Architects challenges the basic principles of a bridge as their design takes on a completely new form as it attempts to create space by looping across the river. They hope that ‘The Rink’ will become a new icon in the city by becoming an active and public node within the city fabric. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / Francesco Piffari

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Francesco Piffari shared with us the design proposal for the Pedestrian Bridge. To design a new iconic bridge, it is essential to reflect on the concept of bridge; what a bridge is in the collective imagination. Considering the bridge in its core meaning, it can be said that the peculiarities of a bridge is to “touch” the ground in just two points, to hover in the air and to be suspended over the obstacle; it is very clear that a bridge establishes a strong relationship with air and water, the two elements it is surrounded with. More images and architect’s description after the break.

‘Fasten Your City Belt’ Exhibit / Haiko Cornelissen Architecten

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On March 8th, the urban transformation strategy Fasten Your City Belt, designed by Haiko Cornelissen Architecten, will be exhibited and published by the Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAi) in , Netherlands. To show how the transforming strategy works, the architects chose the Amstel III office district in Amsterdam for the Europan 11 competition – one of the most prestigious and renowned competitions for young European architects. Based on their research, they found the most important factor for creating lively cities is the density of people, buildings and program. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tuinstede / SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTEN/

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Architects: SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTS 
Location: , The
Client: De Principaal, Amvest
Design Team: Leen Borst, Mark Snitker, Brigitte Kwa, Milos Dimitrijevic, Antony van der Oever, Sal Witzenhausen, Pieter van der Pot, Rudy Davi, Ivonne Schmidt
Landscape Architect: Buro Sant en Co landschapsarchitectuur
Contractor: BAM Woningbouw Amsterdam
Structural Engineer: Bouwadviesbureau Strackee, Amsterdam
Project Years: 2007-2011
Photographs: Roos Aldershoff 

   

Solid 11 / Tony Fretton Architects

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Architects: Tony Fretton Architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Design Team: Tony Fretton, Jim McKinney, Sandy Rendel, Laszlo Csutoras, Clemens Nuyken, Chris Neve, Donald Matheson, Michael Lee, Martin Nässén
Project A: Laszlo Csutoras
Area: 2,000 sqm
Client: Albert Ravestein, Stadgenoot
Budget: €18.3 million
Photographs: Peter Cook

   

Atelier Building / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

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Architects: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
Location: , The
Client: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Department of Culture, Ministry of Public Works
Project Architect: Thomas Offermans
Design Team: Marta Pelegrin, Joaquín Pérez, Tirma Reventos, Iko Mennenga, Juan Carlos Mulero, Miguel Velasco, Luis Gutiérrez, Mónica del Arenal, Rocío Peinado
Local Architects: HMADP-architecten BV Amsterdam, Holland
Built area: 9,100 sqm
Budget: 20,000,000€
Completion date: 2007
Photography: Duccio Malagamba Fotografía de Arquitectura, Luuk Kramer

Bike The Floating Stadium / Quentin Perchet & Gabriel Scerri

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The aim of Bike The Floating Stadium by architects Quentin Perchet & Gabriel Scerri is to design a gift to the city, a symbol of sustainability, and a 24/7 open public space gathering in an exemplary way for leisure, entertainment, and philanthropy. Their concept consists in driving bicycles and pedestrians from their homes to an exceptional viewing platform of the city, through a promenade along the water in the Noord 7 area of Amsterdam. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Redbull New Headquarters / Sid Lee Architecture

Above is a video of the Redbull New Headquarters in designed by Sid Lee Architecture. Their main goal was to combine the almost brutal simplicity of an industrial built work with Red Bull’s mystical invitation to perform. In the architecture, they offer, nothing is clearly set; all is a matter of perception.

 

 

Synagogue / SeARCH

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Architects: SeARCH
Location: Amsterdam, The
Project Design: Bjarne Mastenbroek & Uda Visser
Assistants: Remco Wieringa, Ton Gilissen, Louis Toebosch, Stefano Tropea, Thomas van Schaick, Wesley Lanckriet, Marie Louise Mejlholm, Laura Álvarez Rodríguez, Pedro Carvalho dos Santos, Alexandra Schmitz
Client: Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs & Zn. B.V
Project Area: 3400 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Flashback: Sarphatistraat Offices / Steven Holl Architects

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Architects: Steven Holl Architects
Location: Amsterdam,
Local architect: Rappange & Partners
Project year: 1996 – 2000
Photographs: Paul Warchol


Stills / DOEPEL STRIJKERS

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Architects: DOEPEL STRIJKERS
Location: ,
Program: retail
Assignment: rebuilding and interior
Status: completed September 2011
Size: 188 sqm
Client: Veldhovengroup BV, Stills
Design: Duzan Doepel, Eline Strijkers with Chantal Vos
Photograph: Wouter vandenBrink

Faculty of Science, Building D / Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau

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Architects: Rudy Uytenhaak and Marco Romano
Location: , The Netherlands
Completion date: June 2009
Client: University of Amsterdam
Type: Faculty building
Area: 34,000 sqm
Photographer: Pieter Kers

Faculty of Science, Building C / Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau

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Architects: Rudy Uytenhaak and
Location: Amsterdam, The
Completion date: June 2009
Client: University of Amsterdam
Type: Faculty building
Area: 34,000 sqm
Photographs: Pieter Kers

De Kleine Komedie Theatre / denieuwegeneratie architecten

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Architects: denieuwegeneratie architecture | urban design
Location: Amstel 56-58, Amsterdam,
Client: theatre De Kleine Komedie
Architect Team: Sanne Oomen, Thomas Dieben, Oscar Vos
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Roos Aldershoff 

   

Block 128 IJburg / DP6

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Architects: DP6
Location: , The Netherlands
Photographs: Christian Richters, Hans van der Vliet,

Redbull New Headquarters / Sid Lee Architecture

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Architects: Sid Lee Architecture
Location: Amsterdam, The
Clients: Red Bull Netherlands
Acrhitectural Design:
Visual Identity and Graphics: Sid Lee
Builders: Fiction Factory
Furniture: 2D&W
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 875 sqm
Photographs: Ewout Huibers

Chosen over two other firms, Sid Lee Architecture and Sid Lee’s Amsterdam atelier were mandated to create the new Red Bull Amsterdam headquarters. The company agreed to settle in the North side of Amsterdam’s port area, in a site evocative of both an artistic street culture and the intensity of extreme sports. The project landed in an old heritage shipbuilding factory, facing a timeless crane and an old disused Russian submarine.

New VVIP Terminal / VMX Architects

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Architects: VMX Architects / Don Murphy
Location: Amsterdam, The
Client: Schiphol Real Estate
Project Manager: Leon Teunissen
Contractor: Friso Bouwgroep
Structural Engineer: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Contributor: Hugo Kok
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 6,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of VMX Architects

The Rock / Erick van Egeraat

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Architects: Erick van Egeraat
Location: ,
Client: Mahler 4 VOF
Project Manager: Mahler 4 VOF
Structural Engineer: Van Rossum, Amsterdam, A. van der Sluis, Arup London
Mechanical Services Engineer: Techniplan, Rotterdam, Lio Kooiman
Electrical Services Engineer: Techniplan, Rotterdam
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 33,500 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters