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Open Call: Spring Pavilion Amsterdam

19:18 - 12 March, 2019
Open Call: Spring Pavilion Amsterdam, Spring Pavilion Amsterdam; Credits: Switch Competitions
Spring Pavilion Amsterdam; Credits: Switch Competitions

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Amsterdam has been one of Europe's pioneers of architecture and design, largely because of the 17th century rings of canal houses, gabled facades, windmills and drawbridges. Modern architecture developed organically in Amsterdam between the facades of historical buildings, making it one of the finest blends between Renaissance, Berlage and the Amsterdam School. The city has a very strong cultural and artistic identity. Amsterdam is the most important cultural and artistic center to the north from Paris and between London and Cologne.

Mecanoo Designs the World's Largest Man-Made Nature Park

13:00 - 6 March, 2019
Mecanoo Designs the World's Largest Man-Made Nature Park, Nieuw Land National Park. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo
Nieuw Land National Park. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo

Dutch design practice Mecanoo has created a masterplan for the world's largest man-made nature park at Nieuw Land in the Netherlands. Last month, the Provincial Government approved the plan with an overwhelming majority. The National Park is located near the metropolitan region of Amsterdam and covers over 29,000 hectares. The new masterplan integrates four nature reserves to secure and protect the future of the National Park.

Nieuw Land National Park. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo Nieuw Land National Park. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo Nieuw Land National Park. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo Nieuw Land National Park. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo + 9

Spaces of Culture

13:00 - 20 February, 2019
Spaces of Culture

Cultural flagships, from trendy breeding grounds to iconic cultural palaces, form the core of many urban cultural landscapes. Spaces of Culture is about the new construction and redevelopment of cultural buildings in Amsterdam in the period 2000-2016.

In the construction and development of new cultural spaces in the city, the precise location and architecture play a major role in connecting the venue to the changing needs of the public, the makers and the neighbourhood. Using various case studies, Spaces of Culture shows that the cultural sector could benefit from knowledge exchange between urban planners, developers and the world of architecture.

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Goede Doelen Loterijen & Dutch Charity Lotteries Head Offices / Benthem Crouwel Architects

21:00 - 16 February, 2019
Goede Doelen Loterijen & Dutch Charity Lotteries Head Offices / Benthem Crouwel Architects, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders + 18

Three Generation House / BETA office for architecture and the city

06:00 - 13 February, 2019
Three Generation House / BETA office for architecture and the city, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode + 26

Manuelle Gautrand Designs Futuristic Housing Block for Amsterdam

05:00 - 13 February, 2019
Manuelle Gautrand Designs Futuristic Housing Block for Amsterdam, Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari
Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari

Manuelle Gautrand has designed a 400 unit mixed housing block for the futuristic Hyde Park district in Amsterdam. The homes are divided into nine buildings that make up "thematic" houses organized around a landscaped island core. Each house stands unique, made of different volumes, materials, colors and heights. Formed around the idea of a village, the project aims to develop ambitious environmental goals while bringing people together to rethink urban life. 

Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari  ©LMNB. ImageHyde Park Residence Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari Hyde Park Residence. Image Courtesy of Romain Ghomari + 15

7 International Examples of How the Bauhaus Lived On After 1933

07:00 - 12 February, 2019
7 International Examples of How the Bauhaus Lived On After 1933

After the dissolution of the Bauhaus due to Nazi political pressure in April 1933, the ideas, teachings, and philosophies of the school were flung across the world as former students and faculty dispersed in the face of impending war. Of the numerous creative talents associated with the Bauhaus, many went on to notable careers elsewhere. Some made a living as artists or practitioners, others either continued or began careers as teachers themselves - and many did both throughout the course of their lives.

Main building of the former Black Mountain College. Image via Wikimedia under public domain Gropius House. Imagevia Picryl under public domain Ulm School of Design building by Max Bill . Image © <a href=‘https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HfGUlmbuilding.jpg'>Flickr user alphanumeric</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> Barn at Pond Farm. Image © <a href=‘https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pond_Farm_Barn_Exterior.JPG'>Wikimedia user MikeVdP</a> licensed under <a href=‘https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a> + 11

OMA's Stacked RAI Nhow Hotel Tops Out in Amsterdam

09:00 - 11 February, 2019
OMA's Stacked RAI Nhow Hotel Tops Out in Amsterdam, Construction update. Image © Walter Herfst courtesy of OMA
Construction update. Image © Walter Herfst courtesy of OMA

The OMA / Reinier de Graaf-designed Nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel has topped out at its 91-meter height. The main hotel for the RAI Amsterdam convention and exhibition center, the scheme will offer 650 hotel rooms across 25 floors. Formed of three shifting triangular volumes, the scheme draws from a triangular advertising column on the Europaplein that once stood prominently on the site.

OMA was chosen ahead of eleven practices to design the project, which will operate as a hub for business travelers, tourists, and Amsterdam locals. The project has been 15-years in the making, as a larger 800-room proposal was once rejected by the city a few years back.

Construction update. Image © Walter Herfst courtesy of OMA Model photography. Image © Frans Parthesius courtesy of OMA Facade close up. Image © OMA night landscape view. Image © OMA + 12

Post Oost / Apto Architects

02:00 - 26 January, 2019
Post Oost / Apto Architects, © Wim Hanenberg
© Wim Hanenberg

© Wim Hanenberg © Wim Hanenberg © Wim Hanenberg © Wim Hanenberg + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wijttenbachstraat 33, 1093 HP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Milan Bergh, Mark Halbmeijer, Maarten Filius, Mario van Kooij
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Construction Begins on Powerhouse Company's ING Pavilion in Amsterdam

11:00 - 22 January, 2019
Construction Begins on Powerhouse Company's ING Pavilion in Amsterdam, Courtesy of Powerhouse Company
Courtesy of Powerhouse Company

Construction has begun on the Powerhouse Company-designed pavilion for the ING campus in Amsterdam. Located in the up-and-coming district of Amsterdam Southeast, the 900-square-meter pavilion seeks to “make a bold statement while integrating with its surroundings."

The clean, minimalist pavilion will sit at the heart of the ING campus, serving as both a dining area and a multifunctional space for the community. Emphasizing the natural landscape, the pavilion offers a synergy between the built and natural environment through a friendly circular form, a timber interior, and green Tichelaar tiles on the north and east facades.

Courtesy of Powerhouse Company Courtesy of Powerhouse Company Courtesy of Powerhouse Company Courtesy of Powerhouse Company + 11

AD Classics: Amsterdam Orphanage / Aldo van Eyck

16:30 - 21 January, 2019
AD Classics: Amsterdam Orphanage / Aldo van Eyck, © CCA Mellon Lectures
© CCA Mellon Lectures

© CCA Mellon Lectures © CCA Mellon Lectures © CCA Mellon Lectures © CCA Mellon Lectures + 14

Dutch Architect Aldo van Eyck built the Amsterdam Orphanage in 1960. His design focused on a balance of forces to create both a home and small city on the outskirts of Amsterdam.

The Eco-Friendly Floating Cities of the Future

07:30 - 18 January, 2019
The Eco-Friendly Floating Cities of the Future, Courtesy of URBAN POWER for Hvidovre municipality
Courtesy of URBAN POWER for Hvidovre municipality

As the world population grows, designers look to develop the seas. Architecture and planning firm, URBAN POWER strategically designed nine man-made islands off the southern coast of Copenhagen to combat many of the city’s impending challenges. The islets, called Holmene, address demands for tech space, fossil-free energy production, flood barriers, and even public recreation space.

Funenhof / Arons en Gelauff Architects

02:00 - 17 January, 2019
Funenhof / Arons en Gelauff Architects, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer + 15

Amstel Tower / Powerhouse Company

08:00 - 15 January, 2019
Amstel Tower / Powerhouse Company, © Egbert de Boer
© Egbert de Boer

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Egbert de Boer + 7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Partners in Charge

    Paul Stavert, Nanne de Ru
  • Team

    Nanne de Ru, Paul Stavert, Ard Jan Lootens, Erwin van Strien, Gert Ververs, Joppe Kusters, Max Tala Nossin, Mitchel Veloo, Nolly Vos, Stefan de Meijer, Alex Niemantsverdriet, Amber Peters, Helena Tse, Jeffrey Ouwens, Luca Piattelli, Luke Vermeulen, Máté Molnár, Maud Gossink, Murtada Al-Kaabi, Paul Rikken, Pim Haring, Ruben van der Spek, Undine Kimmel
  • Area

    27000.0 m2
  • Photographs

Frans Halsstraat / Cantero Architecture

12:00 - 7 January, 2019
Frans Halsstraat / Cantero Architecture, © Luuk Smits
© Luuk Smits

© Luuk Smits © Luuk Smits © Luuk Smits © Luuk Smits + 21

Blue House / BETA office for architecture and the city

03:00 - 18 December, 2018
© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg + 18

Urban Lofts / Bureau Fraai + BNLA Architecten

10:00 - 7 December, 2018
Urban Lofts / Bureau Fraai + BNLA Architecten, © Studio de Nooyer
© Studio de Nooyer

© Studio de Nooyer © Studio de Nooyer © Studio de Nooyer © Studio de Nooyer + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Maassluisstraat, 1062 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Daniel Aw, Rikjan Scholten (Bureau Fraai) | Eric Lemstra, Arjen Bloem (BNLA architecten)
  • Area

    129.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

PLP Begins Construction on Tower Ten Expansion to Amsterdam's World Trade Center

02:30 - 7 December, 2018
PLP Begins Construction on Tower Ten Expansion to Amsterdam's World Trade Center, Tower Ten. Image Courtesy of PLP Architecture
Tower Ten. Image Courtesy of PLP Architecture

PLP Architecture’s Tower Ten, the new expansion of the World Trade Center Amsterdam, officially began construction last week. The ground breaking ceremony was launched by deputy director Sandra Thesing of the City of Amsterdam and Ronald van der Waals of CBRE Global Investors. Located in the Zuidas central business district, the project will create a radically different appearance from its predecessor, adding 32,000 sqm of new office space and amenities in the process.