Location: Enschede, The Netherlands
Project Team: Bjarne Mastenbroek & Uda Visser
Assistants: Remco Wieringa, Ton Gilissen, Thomas van Schaick, Ad Bogerman, Wesley Lanckriet, Guus Peters, Alan Lam, Alexandra Schmitz, Fabian Wallmüller, Mónica Carriço, Nolly Vos w/ Frisly Colop, Michael Drobnik, Noëmi Vos, Bert van Diepen
Client: Gemeente Enschede, DMO
Contractor: Heijmans IBC Van den Belt VOF
Interior Design: Opera Ontwerpers (exhibition design)
Completion Date: 2008
Project Area: 12,000 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters
Last Thursday, the iconic Theater ‘t Speelhuis designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom was destroyed by a large fire, additionally damaging the eighteen cube houses surrounding it. The theater is considered a treasure to the residents of Helmond. Despite the local outcry to rebuild the Theater’s Playhouse, Mayor Jacobs is uncertain on whether that will happen, stating it would be “difficult”.
The eighteen cube houses that surround the fire has experience smoke and water damage, so they do not need to be demolished. However, thirteen of the fifty households within the vicinity of the theater have no insurance and it is unsure if they will be reimbursed for the damage.
The cause of the fire is still unknown, however sources speculate it was a shortage in equipment. There were no reports of anyone hurt, however valuable paintings of artist Har Sanders was also destroyed in the fire.
Architects: MoederscheimMoonen Architects
Location: Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
Project Architect: Erik Moederscheim
Project Team: Erik Moederscheim, Ruud Moonen
Structural Engineering: CAE Nederland
General Contractor: Valkenburg BV
Client: Municipality of Zuidplas
Gross floor space: 2,160 sqm
Photographs: Luuk Kramer
Architect: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur
Location: Prins Willem Alexander Sportpark 1, 5461XL Veghel, The Netherlands
Client: HEVO BV commissioned by Ons Middelbaar Onderwijs
Project Team: Jeanne Dekkers, Helga Snel, Marco Villares, Amarinske Douma (design), Frank Segaar, Jan Enting (projectcoördination), Karim Djallal, Peter Roodenburg (structural design)
Size: 13,100 sqm GFA
Completion: March 2011
Photographer: Daria Scagliola / Stijn Brakkee
Architects: Sid Lee Architecture
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Clients: Red Bull Netherlands
Acrhitectural Design: Sid Lee Architecture
Visual Identity and Graphics: Sid Lee
Builders: Fiction Factory
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 875 sqm
Photographs: Ewout Huibers
Chosen over two other firms, Sid Lee Architecture and Sid Lee’s Amsterdam atelier were mandated to create the new Red Bull Amsterdam headquarters. The company agreed to settle in the North side of Amsterdam’s port area, in a site evocative of both an artistic street culture and the intensity of extreme sports. The project landed in an old heritage shipbuilding factory, facing a timeless crane and an old disused Russian submarine.
Architects: VMX Architects / Don Murphy
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Client: Schiphol Real Estate
Project Manager: Leon Teunissen
Contractor: Friso Bouwgroep
Structural Engineer: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Contributor: Hugo Kok
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 6,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of VMX Architects
Our friends from the Iceland Design Centre Blog shared with us this interesting news. Open the Tower exhibits 676 models in a scale of 1:1000 designed by Eurohigh. The project was led by architect Winy Maas, Alexander Sverdlov and Ania Molenda of The Why Factory in collaboration with KRADS and supported by Lego and Arup.
The exhibition is the result of a 2-month-long research period on the ultimate European skyscraper, and the models are presented in a grid of 26 linear iterations. This exhibition is on display at the Tu Delft Faculty of Architecture. This work will continue until January 2012 and it will be in continous exhibition until February 2012.
More images after the break. Original article: http://blog.icelanddesign.is/krads-open-the-tower/.