Spordtgebouw / NL Architects

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Architects: NL Architects
Location: , The
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ralph Kämena

Energy Carousel Dordrecht / Ecosistema Urbano Architects

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

Dordrecht Energy Carousel / Ecosistema Urbano

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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 city of Dordrecht. Responding to the challenge, Spanish architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano designed the - an energy-generating chandelier of hanging ropes meant to engage kids of all ages in the densely populated suburbs surrounding Governeusplein Square.

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Ronald McDonald Family Room / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: , The
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

GouweZone CO2 Free Offices / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: Dordrecht, The
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

In Progress: Erasmus MC / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: Dordrecht,
Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

Fire Station Dordrecht / René van Zuuk Architekten

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Architects: René van Zuuk Architekten
Location: Professor Kohnstammlaan 10, 3312 Land van Valk, The
Project Team: René van Zuuk, Kersten Scheller, Peter Hagelaar, Wulf Oschwald
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 7,000 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

Jeroen Bosch Hospital / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: Dordrecht,
Project Area: 170,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Client: Jeroen Bosch Hospital
Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

Albert Schweitzer Hospital / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: Dordrecht, The
Project Area: 41,082 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Client: Albert Schweitzer Hospital
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Onze Droomschool / Mecanoo Architecten

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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

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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, . Tijland, or Tidelands, was selected by Prof. ir. Kees Kaan, with Koen van Velsen and Prof. ir. Joost Schrijnen, among others.

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