Slide to the Train Station with the Transfer Accelerator by HIK Ontwerpers

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HIK Ontwerpers capitalized on the opportunity to provide a unique and playful experience for commuters in their hometown of .  Part of a complete renovation of the Overvecht railway station the transfer accelerator, the official name given to the slide by ProRail the railway maintenance company, provides a fun and unforgettable way of getting to where you are going.  The slide was installed as the final piece of the station renovation and opened earlier this month.

A video and additional photographs of the transfer accelerator following the break.

AD Classics: Vincent van Gogh Museum / Gerrit Rietveld

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The Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh was commissioned in 1963, but not completed until over a decade later. was originally chosen to spearhead the project, and provided the initial design. Tragically, however, Rietveld died a year after the project began. Rietveld’s colleague on the project, J. van Dillen, took over the commission as a result, sticking closely to Rietveld’s previous sketches. When van Dillen died in 1966, the project was finally left to be finished with a slightly adjusted design by J. van Tricht.

Gerrit Rietveld Academy / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: Amsterdam,
Project Year: 2004
Project Area: 6,500 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten

Noorderpoort College / Mecanoo

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Mecanoo architecten has won the architectural selection for the new Noorderpoort regional community college in , The Netherlands. More images and complete press release afer the break.

Corner House in Leiden / Sophie Valla Architects & Marc Koehler Architects

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Architects: Sophie Valla Architects & Marc Koehler Architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Project team: Wouter Hendrikson, Petr Ulrich
Construction advisor: Buro Broersma
Installations advisor: S&W, van Leeuwen
Contractor: KbK Bouw
Project area: 233 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Luuk Kramer

Busstop Park+Ride Citybus / LYVR

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Architects: LYVR – Lysbeth de Groot-de Vries
Location: Hoogkerk,
Engineering: Ingenieursbureau Gemeente Groningen (IGG)
Contractor: MNO Vervat
Client: Municipality of Groningen, Department ROEZ
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Johan de Groot

Penthouse Las Palmas / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,350 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten

Rotterdam Historic Housing Project / Sputnik

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Architects: Sputnik
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: Woonbron Delfshaven, Rotterdam
Photographs: Rubén Dario Kleimeer

Elicium RAI / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: Amsterdam,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 15,195 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Area: 65 sqm
Project Year: 1984
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten

Academic Centre for Dentistry / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 23,150 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten

Faculty Club Tilburg University / Shift Architecture Urbanism

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Architects: Shift Architecture Urbanism
Location: ,
Project architects: Harm Timmermans, Pieter Heymans
Collaborators: Sabine Hogenhout, Bahar Akkoclu, Tjeerd Bloothoofd
Developer: Van der Weegen Bouwontwikkeling, Tilburg
Main contractor: Van der Weegen Bouwgroep, Tilburg
Project area: 518 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: René de Wit, Jos Bedaux

In Progress: Regiocentrale Zuid Levee Control Center / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: ,
Client: Rijkswaterstaat Maas- werken
Project Year: Under Construction
Project Area: 1850 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

PGGM Headquarters / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura / Josep Lluís Mateo
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 25.000 sqm (Offices), 25.000 sqm (Parking Space)
Photographs: Adriá Goula

Protected Housing / Möhn + Bouman

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Architects: möhn + bouman bv
Location: , The Netherlands
Project area: 2,500 sqm
Photographs: Sarah Blee

Fabric Façade Studio House / CC-Studio, Studio TX and Rob Veening

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Architects: CC-Studio, Studio TX and Rob Veening
Location: Almere,
Project Area: 190 sqm
Photographs: John Lewis Marshall

DHV Head Office / DHV Architects

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Architects: DHV Architects
Location: , the Netherlands
Contractor Civil: Dura Vermeer
Contractor HVAC/ Electrical: Wolter en Dros
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of DHV Architects

V-House / GAAGA

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Architects: GAAGA
Location: , The Netherlands
Team: Esther Stevelink and Arie Bergsma
Project Year: 2010
Contractor: Verbeij Bouw, Boskoop
Structural Engineering: IMD,
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg