Allianz Headquarters / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Richtistrasse, , Switzerland
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Felix Thies, Maik Ilmer
Area: 72,000 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Jellyfish House / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Urbanización los Monteros, Marbella, Málaga,
Area: 650.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

V’ House / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Batterijstraat 42, 6211 Maastricht,
Architect In Charge: Architects
Area: 530.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

B’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Design Team: , Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Joris van den Hoogen
Area: 15,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: , North Brabant,
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer, Mai Henriksen, Jacques van Eyck
Area: 16,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Team: Rob Willemse, Joost Körver, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Jelle Homburg, Jochem Homminga
Area: 24,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Schwäbisch Media / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Karlstraße 16, 88212 Ravensburg,
Project Team: , Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Uta Böcker, Tobias Gehrke, Ramón Alvarez-Roa, Ole Hallier, Sjoerd Wilbers
Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
Area: 13800.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

In Progress: Allianz Headquarters / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Felix Thies, Maik Ilmer
Area: 72,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

In Progress: Schwäbischer Verlag / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Karlstraße 20, 88212 , Germany
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Uta Böcker, Tobias Gehrke, Ramón Alvarez-Roa, Ole Hallier
Area: 0.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Book Presentation and Signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References

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The Graham Foundation of will host a book presentation and signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References, a new book edited by Robert McCarter and designed by Irma Boom exploring the notion of ‘A Wonderful World’. The event will take place Friday, February 1st at 6:00pmCST. The evening will begin with a discussion and debate between Arets and McCarter, introducing the book’s origins as well as the work of Wiel Arets Architects, after which signed copies of the publication will be available for purchase. More information after the break.

In Progress: AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Project Team: Bettina Kraus, Jochem Homminga, Joost Körver, Rob Willemse, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Ramon Alverez Roa
Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
Area: 24,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References Book Event

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Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (Birkhaüser, 2012), the new book edited by Robert McCarter and designed by Irma Boom, will be presented at a book launch event November 13th. ‘do you read me?!’, the renowned bookshop, will host the first presentation and signing of the publication in their ‘Reading Room’ located in -Tiergarten. The evening will begin at 7:00pm with a discussion on the topic of ‘A Wonderful World’, Arets’ optimistic outlook towards the future our of continuously ‘shrinking’ world, followed by a book signing session with Wiel Arets.

In Progress: Campus Hoogvliet in Rotterdam / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Lengweg 
3192 BM, Rotterdam
, The Netherlands
Design Team: , Bettina Kraus, Joris van den Hoogen, Jos Beekhuijzen
Collaborators: Mai Henriksen, Jochem Homminga, Joost Korver, Marie Morin, Julius Klatte, Sjoerd Wilbers, Benine Dekker, Anne-Marie Diederich
Consultants: ABT BV, Wetering Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV
Client: Woonbron
Area: 41100 sqm
Year: 2012
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In Progress: Truman Plaza / Wiel Arets Architects

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Located in Zehlendorf, the Truman Plaza parallels the adjacent Clayallee and is part of a larger master plan that balances its historical urban context with its integration of a delicate onsite forest. Designed by Wiel Arets Architects, the project, which is currently in progress, includes offices, retail, health and sports facilities, which together form an urban setting situated around a central plaza within this leafy borough on the edge of Berlin. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dutch Architect Wiel Arets Named Dean of IIT’s College of Architecture

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Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Provost Alan Cramb announced today the appointment of Wiel Arets as the new dean of the IIT College of Architecture. Born in the Netherlands, Arets, an internationally acclaimed architect, educator, industrial designer, theorist, and urbanist, is known for his academic progressive research and hybrid design solutions. He is currently the professor of building planning and design at the Berlin University of the Arts. His architecture and design practice, Wiel Arets Architects, has multiple studios throughout Europe and its work has been nominated for the European Union’s celebrated ‘Mies van der Rohe Award’ on numerous occasions.

Arets, who was dean of the Berlage Institute in from 1995-2002, will join IIT this fall and will lead an academic program originally shaped by the vision and work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Considered by many to be one of the founders of modern architecture and design, Mies chaired the IIT architecture program from 1938-1958 and designed the IIT Main Campus, home to many of his iconic structures including S.R. Crown Hall.

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In Progress: E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Mathildelaan, Eindhoven,
Project Team: , Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer
Photographs: Jan Bitter

In Progress: B’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Hennekijnstraat 50, 3012 Deelgemeente Centrum, The Netherlands
Project Team: , Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Joris van den Hoogen
Collaborators: Kam Bava, David Luque, Marie Morin, Deniza Radulova, Sash Reading, Jasper Stevens, Michal Switalski, Cindy Wouters, Aynav Ziv
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Flashback: KNSM Island Skydome / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: KNSM-Laan 451, 1019 Zeeburg,
Project Team: , Elmar Kleuters, Paul Kuitenbrouwer, René Thijssen
Collaborators: Anca Arenz, Ivo Daniëls, Jo Janssen, Maurice Paulussen, Henrik Vuust
Project Year: 1996
Photographs: Jan Bitter