Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Design Team: André Kempe, Oliver Thill, Teun van der Meulen, Rafael Alencar Saraiva, Marcel Geerdink, Anja Mueller, Peter Graf, Stefanie Diwischek, Andris Rubenis, David van Eck
Area: 9,132 sqm
Photographs: Ulrich Schwarz
Location: Willem Wilminkplein, 7511 Enschede, The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Allart Vogelzang
Design Team: Wouter Stoer, Haiko Meijer, Alex van de Beld, Peter van der Knoop, Ricard Hernandez, Robert Bos
Client: Van Wijnen Projectontwikkeling Oost B.V.
Photographs: Tjeerd Derkink, Peter van der Knoop
Amsterdam-based firm NL Architects have been selected to design Arnhem‘s new ArtA Center, a new public arts cluster that will house the Arnhem Museum and Focus Cinema. Coming out on top in a shortlist which included BIG, Kengo Kuma & Associates and SO-IL, NL Architects’ terraced design features a rooftop urban park with views over the Rhine, subterranean movie halls and an adaptable, open plan stepped museum.
The jury’s decision commends the design for the way it “radiates enthusiasm”, and the “simple and clear” concept, as well as praising the “inventive and innovative” mentality of the architects.
More on the design and the jury’s selection after the break