Fire Station Dordrecht / René van Zuuk Architekten

© Christian Richters

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

Architecture City Guide: Amsterdam

This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to . With its numerous canals, Renaissance architecture, and bike friendly culture, it is hard not to fall in love with . Also, if you love modern or contemporary architecture one could hardly argue against making this city the first stop on a tour of Europe. Our list of 24 buildings hardly does justice to this amazing city, but it will certainly give those less familiar with the city a starting point. We will be adding to our list in the near future, as we didn’t come close to incorporating all our readers’ suggestions. In the meantime add more of your favorites to the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Amsterdam list and corresponding map after the break.

Visitors Centre in Niederwalddankmals / René van Zuuk Architekten

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René van Zuuk Architekten shared with us their proposal for a competition to design a visitors centre in Niederwalddankmals, . More images and architect’s description after the break.

Competition Entry for Galileum in Solingen / René van Zuuk Architekten

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The Regional Industrial Heritage Organization of Solingen, has called for a competition to redevelop the local observation using an old spherical gas container in order to address the strong industrial character and historical context of the container and the local architecture. The following project is an entry from René van Zuuk Architekten.

More on this project after the break.