IJburg College / LIAG

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Architects: LIAG
Location: Pampuslaan 1, , The
Client: Hevo BV, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Area: 11.430 sqm (school), 3.000 sqm (sport), 3.000 sqm (Parking) and 23 apartments
Completion: 2011
Team: Erik Schotte, Pivo Wirfler, Carel van Kuijk, Harmen Landman, Martin Pasman and Thomas Witteman
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg, Thomas Schlijper, Vulkers Fotografie

   

Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / Michael Labory & Bertrand Schippan

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Designed by Michael Labory & Bertrand Schippan to be a city landmark, their proposal for the Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge is made not only for crossing, but for the city’s life. The tulip, symbol of the , turns out to be the evident choice for a city like Amsterdam. Its recognizable shape among thousands becomes the landmark that makes Hermitage a unique destination, an address never to be confused, while offering many activities to the inhabitants. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel / Mecanoo

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Hilton Worldwide and Schiphol Real Estate, Schiphol Group’s real estate subsidiary, have today signed an agreement to introduce a new landmark 433 guest room Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel to Airport Schiphol, to be designed by prominent Dutch architects, Mecanoo. The new cube-shaped building, which will feature rounded edges and a diamond-shaped façade with diagonal lines, has been designed with a view to it becoming an airport landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rieteiland House / Hans van Heeswijk Architects

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Architects: Hans van Heeswijk Architects
Location: ,
Photographs: Imre Csany/Csany Studio

Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition Winners

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[AC-CA] recently announced the winning proposals for their Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. The aim the international competition was to design an iconic pedestrian bridge in the heart of . The architecture of this new structure would reflect contemporary design tendencies. The winning proposals not only attend to the specific function, but also take into consideration the urban insertion and impact geared towards creating a new architectural symbol for an European capital city. Images and concepts of the winners after the break.

‘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 , . 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: ,
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: , 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: , The
Local architect: Rappange & Partners
Project year: 1996 – 2000
Photographs: Paul Warchol


Stills / DOEPEL STRIJKERS

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Architects: DOEPEL STRIJKERS
Location: Amsterdam, the
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 Marco Romano
Location: Amsterdam,
Completion date: June 2009
Client: University of Amsterdam
Type: Faculty building
Area: 34,000 sqm
Photographs: Pieter Kers