Amsterdam Metro Station / Maccreanor Lavington Architects

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Architects: Maccreanor Lavington Architects
Location: 1103 , The Netherlands
Area: 1880.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Maccreanor Lavington

Culture House Eemhuis / Neutelings Riedijk Architects

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Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Location: Eemplein, Amersfoort, The
Area: 16,000 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten

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Architects: Arons en Gelauff Architecten
Location: , The
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luuk Kramer

KPN Dutch Telecom Company / de Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

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Architects: de Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects
Location: Teleportboulevard, , The
Area: 25,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Christian Richters

Kavel K / Carve

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Architects:
Location: The Hague, The
Carve Team: Elger Blitz, Mark van der Eng, Thomas Tiel Groenestege, Emma Kaul, Thijs van der Zouwen, Hannah Schubert
Area: 1650.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Marleen Beek

Villa Kavel 01 / Studioninedots

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Architects: Studioninedots
Location: , The
Architects In Charge: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut en Metin van Zijl.
Area: 379.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Cuypers

G-Star RAW HQ / OMA

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Architects: OMA
Location: Joan Muyskenweg 39, 1099 Amsterdam, The
Architect In Charge: Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon
Current Team (Construction + Interiors): Katrien van Dijk (project leader), Tjeerd van de Sandt, Saskia Simon, Marina Cogliani, Jung-Won Yoon
Area: 19000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of OMA – G-Star

Google Amsterdam / DDOCK

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Architects: DDOCK
Location: 1082 MD , The
Area: 3000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alan Jensen

Energy Carousel Dordrecht / Ecosistema Urbano Architects

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

Lely Campus / ConsortArchitects

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Architects: ConsortArchitects
Location: Cornelis van der Lelylaan, 3147 Maassluis, The
Project Architect: Machiel Hopman avb bna
Area: 33000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Samual Ashfield, Sebastiaan Knot , Michael van Oosten

KAAN Tapped to Transform Heritage Site into Dutch Think Tank

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government officials have named KAAN Architecten’s design for the Facilicom Consortium PPS B30 as winner of the PPP contract for the Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 project. Originally built in 1917 for the Department of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, KAAN is expected to transform the existing National Heritage Site facilities into a vibrant and open “modern day think tank” for the Dutch government.

Country House Goedereede / Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten

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Architects: Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luuk Kramer

Rotterdam Unveils Mirrored, MVRDV-Designed Art Depot for Museumpark

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The City of has unveiled MVRDV’s competition winning design for a new public art depot in Rotterdam’s Museumpark. Clad in a highly reflective glass, the cylindrical BREEAM Excellent-planned “Collection Building” will store the “precious art collection of Rotterdam” as well as offer commercial interior storage for private collectors. It is designed to expose the inter workings of a museum, winding visitors up a public route, past storage rooms and restoration workshops, to a rooftop exhibition space, sculpture garden and restaurant.

AD Classics: Kubuswoningen / Piet Blom

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A popular tourist attraction and bizarre architectural experiment, the Kubuswoningen is located in the Oude Haven, the most historic section of Rotterdam’s port. Following the destruction of the Oude Haven during the Second World War, architect Piet Blom was asked to redevelop the area with architecture of character, presenting him the opportunity to apply his earlier cube housing exploration in Helmond to a more urban context.  Known for his desire to challenge conventions, Blom did not want the Kubuswoningen to resemble typical housing; he strived to dissolve the attitude that “a building has to be recognizable as a house for it to qualify as housing.”  During a time when the rebuilding of was pivotal, the Kubuswoningen served as an influential precedent for progressive and innovative architectural development.  

NL Architects Shortlisted to Design ArtA Cultural Center in Arnhem

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Amsterdam-based NL Architects has been shortlisted, alongside three other prestigious teams, to design a new “ArtA” museum and film house for the city of . Uniting four main programs – a cinema, art square, museum and park – the “wedge-shaped” structure is designed as an “urban moraine” that cascades towards the city and invites residents to experience the Rhine from an elevated parkway. This formation grants pedestrians two options for museum access: up the Baroque-inspired rooftop park or through the ground level “Art Square” which serves as a “public intermediary” between the building and city, as well as the museum and film theatre.

Kengo Kuma Presents Shortlisted Design for ArtA “Civic Center” in Arnhem

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Kengo Kuma, one of four renowned architects competing to design the highly anticipated ArtA cultural center in , has shared details about their shortlisted proposal. Enveloped in an “elegant filigree screen” of contextually prevalent red clay roof tiles, the “multileveled Arts Square” is designed to serve as “the living room of the city.” Its main programs, the Focus Film Theatre and Museum , are united by a series of green terraces whose main purpose is to reconnect the inner city to its “unexploited resource,” the Rhine River.

SO-IL Shortlisted to Design Arnhem’s ArtA Cultural Center

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New York-based SO-IL, together with Architectuurstudio HH (AHH) and ABT, has unveiled details of their shortlisted design for Arnhem’s highly-anticipated ArtA cultural center. One of four shortlisted proposals, ’s “energy-neutral” building aims to serve as a transformative link that connects the inner city to the Rhine River. “Generous and flexible programmatic volumes,” which were shaped by the surrounding context, are designed “support the production and experience of culture, as well as create a place for reflection and wonder – a transportive experience.”

BIG Shortlisted to Design ARTA “Arts Cluster” in Arnhem

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As we announced yesterday, four impressive teams have unveiled their shortlisted proposals to design a new house for an existing art museum and film theater on a waterfront site in . Competing to design the “ArtA” cultural center includes BIG, who teamed up with Amsterdam-based Allard Architecture to propose a scheme that would merge the two facilities by constructing “a simple building volume of two poles: The Film Theater facing the city and the Art Museum facing the river.”