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Milieustraat Recycling Centre / Groosman

  • Architects: Groosman
  • Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Area: 3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Theo Peekstok

© Theo Peekstok © Theo Peekstok © Theo Peekstok © Theo Peekstok

Spordtgebouw / NL Architects

© Ralph Kämena
© Ralph Kämena

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Energy Carousel Dordrecht / Ecosistema Urbano Architects

  • Architects: Ecosistema Urbano Architects
  • Location: Oud-Krispijn, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge: Belinda Tato, Jose Luis Vallejo (ecosistema urbano architects)
  • Design Team: Jaime Eizaguirre, Luisa Zancada, Johannes Kettler, Masatoshi Oka, Francesco Cingolani
  • Photographs: Emilio P. Doiztua

© Emilio P. Doiztua © Emilio P. Doiztua © Emilio P. Doiztua © Emilio P. Doiztua

Dordrecht Energy Carousel / Ecosistema Urbano

Courtesy of Ecosistema Urbano
Courtesy of Ecosistema Urbano

The Centre for Visual Arts and Amsterdam design bureau Carve recently invited ten European design firms to develop unconventional, inventive, and playful objects for a new public space in the western Netherlands city of Dordrecht. Responding to the challenge, Spanish architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano designed the Dordrecht Energy Carousel - an energy-generating chandelier of hanging ropes meant to engage kids of all ages in the densely populated suburbs surrounding Governeusplein Square.

Read more about Dordrecht Energy Carousel after the break!

Ronald McDonald Family Room / EGM architecten

  • Architects: EGM architecten
  • Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Client: Ronald McDonald Kinderfonds
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

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In Progress: Erasmus MC / EGM architecten

  • Architects: EGM architecten
  • Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Client: Erasmus MC
  • Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

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Jeroen Bosch Hospital / EGM architecten

  • Architects: EGM architecten
  • Location: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  • Client: Jeroen Bosch Hospital
  • Area: 170000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs:  Courtesy of EGM architecten

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Albert Schweitzer Hospital / EGM architecten

  • Architects: EGM architecten
  • Location: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  • Client: Albert Schweitzer Hospital
  • Area: 41082.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs:  Courtesy of EGM architecten

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Onze Droomschool / Mecanoo Architecten

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Courtesy of Mecanoo Architecten

The design for Onze Droomschool by Mecanoo Architecten focuses on human scale and security as its key concepts. By splitting the building up into a family of little brick houses it reflects the typical saddleback roofs found in the vicinity of the school. The new 5,322 m² school, which began construction last month, rings together education, care and medical science. In addition to classrooms the building will house practical training studios, a mediatheque, music studio, sports centre and an outdoor Johan Cruijff court for soccer and basketball. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Tidelands Competition First Prize Winner / MASS architecture and Joep van der Veen

Courtesy of MASS architecture and Joep van der Veen
Courtesy of MASS architecture and Joep van der Veen

Mass Architectuur and Joep Van Der Veen were selected as one of six first prize winners for a competition organized by ‘Stichting de Stad’ to research potentials for the development of infrastructural nodes around Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Tijland, or Tidelands, was selected by Prof. ir. Kees Kaan, with Koen van Velsen and Prof. ir. Joost Schrijnen, among others. Read on for more images and information after the break.