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Is Clean Water a Challenge for Architects? Dutch Studio Ooze is Betting On it

09:30 - 5 December, 2018
Is Clean Water a Challenge for Architects? Dutch Studio Ooze is Betting On it, © Roman Mensing
© Roman Mensing

On a small strip of land between the Emscher River and the Rhine Herne Canal in Germany sits a rest stop whose colorful appearance belies its radical purpose. The structure’s artful design consists of pipes leading from two toilets and the Emscher (the most polluted river in Germany) that converge at a small community garden and drinking fountain. The garden is, in fact, a manmade wetland that collects, treats, and cleans the effluence from the toilets and river—making it drinkable.

MAD Architects Design Panoramic Viewpoint for Historic Warehouse in Rotterdam

09:30 - 23 November, 2018
MAD Architects Design Panoramic Viewpoint for Historic Warehouse in Rotterdam, © MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

MAD Architects has unveiled images of their proposed panoramic viewpoint for the Fenix Warehouse in Rotterdam, commissioned by the Droom en Daad Foundation. The scheme represents MAD’s first public cultural project in Europe, which sees them tasked with uncovering the forgotten history of what was once one of the biggest warehouses in the world.

The viewpoint is to form part of a restoration project of the historic warehouse itself, to be led by Rotterdam-based Bureau Polderman. The scheme is situated on the site of one of the oldest Chinatowns in Europe, on the southern banks of the port of Rotterdam.

Pure Ruben / Ard de Vries Architecten

08:00 - 16 October, 2018
Pure Ruben / Ard de Vries Architecten, © Kim Zwarts
© Kim Zwarts

© Kim Zwarts © Kim Zwarts © Kim Zwarts © Kim Zwarts + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boijmans van Beuningen , Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Ard de Vries
  • Client

    Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
  • Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

7 Architecture Films to Watch from the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

05:00 - 12 October, 2018
7 Architecture Films to Watch from the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

In recent years, architecture film festivals have erupted around the globe providing critics, theorists, and all architectural thinkers with an additional median for architectural expression and discussion. The symbiotic relationship between architecture and film stems from architecture’s effect on its built environment and its determined social/cultural impact.

As the international audience grows and new genres emerge, architecture film festivals have come to encompass more than just the film’s initial viewing; programs, lectures, and discussions are organized, enhancing the intellectual impact of the viewing material. Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) is celebrating its tenth edition this October by exploring the concept of “building happiness” in an age when we seek to build a more sustainable world - a challenge for both historic and contemporary design.

The Top 10 Inspirational Design Cities of 2018, As Revealed by Metropolis Magazine

06:00 - 31 August, 2018
The Top 10 Inspirational Design Cities of 2018, As Revealed by Metropolis Magazine, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde. ImageStudio Roosegaarde's Smog Free Tower
Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde. ImageStudio Roosegaarde's Smog Free Tower

In Metropolis Magazine's latest - and last - installment in their annual design cities review, the focus is not on output or culture but on cities themselves as the point of inspiration. For the designers surveyed, these were the cities that made their hearts beat a little faster; the ones that remained in their minds and wormed their way into their work.

10 ArchDaily Projects That You Can Book Through Airbnb

14:00 - 8 August, 2018
10 ArchDaily Projects That You Can Book Through Airbnb, La Muralla Roja / Ricardo Bofill. Image © Gregori Civera
La Muralla Roja / Ricardo Bofill. Image © Gregori Civera

ArchDaily and Airbnb were both founded in 2008, but for two very different reasons. Since then, ArchDaily has amassed a vast database of tens of thousands of buildings, located in cities and countries all around the world. Meanwhile, Airbnb has revolutionized the way in which we explore these countries, and use these buildings, even if just for one night.

While architecture lovers have occasionally been offered very limited experiences through Airbnb, such as a one-night stay on the Great Wall of China, or an architectural tour of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium courtesy of Kengo Kuma, it transpires that Airbnb’s listings contain some notable architectural gems available for regular booking.

Kubuswoningen / Piet Blom. Image © Dirk Verwoerd Ex of In House / Steven Holl Architects. Image © Paul Warchol Sky Pods / Natura Vive. Image © Airbnb VillaLóla / ARKÍS architects. Image © ARKÍS architects + 52

Club House Varkenoord / NL Architects

03:00 - 31 July, 2018
Club House Varkenoord / NL Architects, © Sebastian van Damme
© Sebastian van Damme

© Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme + 71

  • Architects

  • Location

    Olympiaweg 74-76, 3078 HT Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • NL Architects

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Team

    Arne van Wees, Gerbrand van Oostveen, Gert Jan Machiels, Dex Weel, José Ramón Vives, Laura Riaño Lopez, Alexander Hofmeier
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

New Pavilion in Rotterdam's Leuvehaven Port Brings High-Tech Design to a Historical Context

08:00 - 14 July, 2018
New Pavilion in Rotterdam's Leuvehaven Port Brings High-Tech Design to a Historical Context, Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects
Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects

A new public pavilion from MoedersheimMoonen Architects is set to be built in the old 'Leuvehaven' port in Rotterdam. Located near the Erasmus Bridge, the pavilion intends to bring new life to the historic port of Rotterdam. The municipality of Rotterdam is also set to invest in a bustling residential climate, with this new pavilion housing multiple programs that will contribute to a "lively" and "greener" Maritime District.

The building will replace three existing pavilions, providing a new perspective for visitors to the Leuvehaven. Much of the structure and foundation from the existing buildings are reused in the new design, promoting sustainability, honoring the present conditions of the site, and bringing high-tech design elements to the historical context.

The various programs for the Pavilion will include "the Port Information Point of the Port of Rotterdam, two publicly accessible workshops from the Maritime Museum Rotterdam and two catering establishments with terraces by the water," with the surrounding exteriors space also to be renewed in phases.

Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects Render. Image Courtesy of MoederscheimMoonen Architects + 11

OMA Releases Updated Images for Feyenoord City Masterplan

12:00 - 9 July, 2018
OMA Releases Updated Images for Feyenoord City Masterplan, © OMA
© OMA

OMA has released updated images of their Feyenoord City masterplan after reaching initial city approval in 2016. Developed for the Feyenoord football club in Rotterdam, the project comprises a mixed-use district and a new 63,000 seat stadium along the River Maas.

House 1 / Namelok

02:00 - 11 June, 2018
© Christian van der Kooy
© Christian van der Kooy

© Christian van der Kooy © Christian van der Kooy © Christian van der Kooy © Christian van der Kooy + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Wiegert Ambagts, Kaj van Boheemen
  • Execution

    Damsteegt
  • Construction Management

    IBZ
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Barcode Architects Brings New Triangular Residential Tower to Rotterdam's Skyline

08:00 - 6 April, 2018
Courtesy of Barcode Architects
Courtesy of Barcode Architects

Rotterdam-based Barcode Architects have designed a new 110-meter-tall triangular shaped residential tower to become an icon in the city’s skyline. The tower, which has been named CasaNova, features a large plinth and a building base which tapers down four stories to meet the ground with a sharp angular form.

MVRDV Wins Competition for Dual Tower Mixed-Use Complex in Rotterdam

14:20 - 21 February, 2018
MVRDV Wins Competition for Dual Tower Mixed-Use Complex in Rotterdam, View of towers. Image © Mozses
View of towers. Image © Mozses

MVRDV has revealed the design of Weenapoint, a new mixed-use development for the firm’s home city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Located in the Rotterdam Central District adjacent to Rotterdam Central Station, the 50,000-square-meter scheme will add to the recent transformation of the Weenapoint complex led by developer Maarsen Groep. The third and final phase of the master plan, MVRDV’s proposal will add 17,000 square meters of office space, a life-filled commercial plinth and up to 300 residential units.

View of the plinth. Image © Mozses View from street. Image © MVRDV Corner view. Image © Mozses Night view. Image © MVRDV + 7

schoolhouse / eklund_terbeek

02:00 - 1 February, 2018
schoolhouse / eklund_terbeek, © Rene de Wit
© Rene de Wit

© Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit + 17

Informal Cube in Rotterdam / jvantspijker

02:00 - 30 November, 2017
Informal Cube in Rotterdam / jvantspijker, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Jaakko van’t Spijker, Paul van den Bergh, Julio Gil
  • Area

    277.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Tomas Koolhaas On "REM" – A Film About Architecture, Celebrity, and Globalization

04:00 - 6 October, 2017
Tomas Koolhaas On "REM" – A Film About Architecture, Celebrity, and Globalization, © GSAPP Conversations
© GSAPP Conversations

In this episode of GSAPP Conversations, Tomas Koolhaas—the director of the much anticipated documentary-biopic REM, a film about the eponymous founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rem Koolhaas—discusses the movie at length. Among other topics, the conversation touches upon Koolhaas's specific tools and methods for filming architectural space, and the challenges of producing a film founded on a personal relationship.

Dutch Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Alternative Modes of Living, Work and Leisure

10:15 - 21 September, 2017
Dutch Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Alternative Modes of Living, Work and Leisure, Anthropometric Data: Crane Cabin Operator vs Remote Control Operator. Image © Het Nieuwe Instituut
Anthropometric Data: Crane Cabin Operator vs Remote Control Operator. Image © Het Nieuwe Instituut

Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) have announced WORK, BODY, LEISURE as the theme of the Dutch Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Envisioned as "a collaborative research endeavor by a national and international network," Marina Otero Verzier—head of the Research Department at HNI and a member of the After Belonging Agency, curatorial team behind the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale—will act as the creative mediator of a series of collaborative contributions, pooling the expertise of "architects, designers, knowledge institutions, and the private sector."

Exhibition: The Other Architect

12:32 - 18 July, 2017
Exhibition: The Other Architect , Collage, The Other Architect, 2015 © Christian Lange
Collage, The Other Architect, 2015 © Christian Lange

In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Het Nieuwe Instituut presents The Other Architect, an exhibition of architects who expanded their role in society to shape the contemporary cultural agenda without the intervention of built form. It showcases architecture’s potential to identify the urgent issues of our time, featuring 22 case studies, dating from the 1960s to the present day, that illustrate how international and often multidisciplinary groups invented and adopted new methods outside of traditional design practices. The Other Architect is a touring exhibition organized by the CCA and will be on view in Rotterdam from 8

MVRDV Wins Competition for Bay-Window-Inspired Mixed-Use Towers in Rotterdam

10:05 - 12 July, 2017
MVRDV Wins Competition for Bay-Window-Inspired Mixed-Use Towers in Rotterdam, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has been selected as the winner of a competition for The Sax, a 51-story mixed-use tower in Rotterdam’s Wilhelminapier port development. The building will add a total of 82,000 square meters (882,000 square feet) of residences, retail spaces and commercial facilities across two towers, the Philadelphia & the Havana, connected halfway up by a bridge containing a 150-room hotel.

Located on the south side of Wilhelminapier, the Sax will become one of the last residential buildings to rise within a new development on the historic harbor, one of the city’s most popular areas. The building’s recognizable pixelated silhouette and waterfront siting will give the building an immediate presence on the Rotterdam skyline, recently coined the “Manhattan On the Maas.”

© MVRDV © WAX Architectural Visualisations © WAX Architectural Visualisations © MVRDV + 5