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Princess Máxima Centre for Child Oncology / LIAG architects

05:00 - 13 August, 2018
Princess Máxima Centre for Child Oncology / LIAG architects, © Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Heidelberglaan 25, 3584 EA Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Arie Aalbers, Thomas Bögl, Erik Schotte, Maja Frakowiack, Meagan Kerr, Jordy Aarts, Tjarda Roeloffs-Valk, Martha de Geus , Harmen Landman, Nick Schat, Thomas Witteman and Erik Brummelhaus, Ifigenia Riga
  • Area

    44833.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Superlofts Blok Y / Marc Koehler Architects

03:00 - 19 July, 2018
Superlofts Blok Y / Marc Koehler Architects, © Stijn Poelstra
© Stijn Poelstra

© Marcel van der Burg © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Marcel van der Burg + 46

Will Mecanoo’s “Blue District” in Utrecht Promote a Generation of Urban Centenarians?

14:51 - 12 July, 2018
Will Mecanoo’s “Blue District” in Utrecht Promote a Generation of Urban Centenarians?, © 3d Studio Prins
© 3d Studio Prins

That’s the goal, at least. Mecanoo has released designs for a large-scale development in Utrecht inspired by “blue zone” regions - areas where residents tend live atypically long and healthy lives. Currently there are only five recognized blue zones worldwide: Sardinia, Nicoya, Loma Linda, Okinawa, and Ikaria.

© 3d Studio Prins © 3d Studio Prins © 3d Studio Prins © 3d Studio Prins + 4

The Green House / architectenbureau cepezed

05:00 - 28 June, 2018
The Green House / architectenbureau cepezed, © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
© cepezed | Lucas van der Wee

© cepezed | Lucas van der Wee © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Croeselaan 16, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Ronald Schleurholts, Jaap Bosch, Ruben Molendijk, Robertus de Bruin, Mathieu de Danschutter
  • Area

    680.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

De Verkenner Tower / Mei architects and planners

13:00 - 3 April, 2018
De Verkenner Tower / Mei architects and planners, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode Courtesy of Mei architects and planners © Ossip van Duivenbode + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Al-Masoedilaan 142, 3526 Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Robert Platje, Michiel van Loon, Reinoud van der Zijde, Roy Wijte, Jelena Radonjic
  • Area

    12500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Architectural Review Announces Winners of the 2017 AR Emerging Architecture Awards

06:00 - 8 December, 2017
Winner: Rue Bonnet Social Housing/ Avenier Cornejo Architectes. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards
Winner: Rue Bonnet Social Housing/ Avenier Cornejo Architectes. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards

The winners of the Architectural Review 2017 Emerging Architecture Award are Christelle Avenier and Miguel Cornejo. The duo’s social housing project in Paris was selected as winners by the judges. All finalists gathered in Berlin this year to present their projects to a panel consisting of Marina Tabassum, Martyn Hook, and Matthias Sauerbruch. For the last two-years, the jury has received the applications at the World Architecture Festival.

Winner: Rue Bonnet Social Housing/ Avenier Cornejo Architectes. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards Highly Commended: Casa de Los Vientos / José Luis Muñoz. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards Highly Commended: Fort Vechten Waterline Museum / Studio Anne Holtrop. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards Highly Commended: Fort Vechten Waterline Museum / Studio Anne Holtrop. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards + 9

City of Utrecht Opens Largest Bicycle Parking Lot In The World

16:00 - 11 September, 2017
City of Utrecht Opens Largest Bicycle Parking Lot In The World, © CU2030.nl
© CU2030.nl

The first phase of what will become the world’s largest bicycle parking garage has opened to the public in Utretch, The Netherlands. Currently with a capacity of 6,000 parking spaces, by late 2018 it will have enough space to house 12,500 bicycles – outpacing the current record holder Tokyo’s 9,400-capacity Kasai underground station in Tokyo. When completed, the garage and its surrounding area will contain space as many as 22,000 bikes.

© CU2030.nl © CU2030.nl © CU2030.nl © CU2030.nl + 9

Peter Pichler Architecture Wins Competition for Looping Towers in The Netherlands

14:40 - 24 August, 2017
Peter Pichler Architecture Wins Competition for Looping Towers in The Netherlands, Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture
Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture

Peter Pichler Architecture has been selected as the winners of a competition to design a new residential tower complex in the town of Maarssen just outside of Utrecht, Netherlands. Called the “Looping Towers,” the scheme consists of two L-shaped residential towers that connect as their ends to create a figure-eight shape that is optimized for its site.

Located along a main artery connecting the cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht, the 35,000 square meter complex is envisioned as a “social engine” for the area, which is expected to grow significantly over the upcoming years. The scheme will contain approximately 260 apartments as well as a parking garage and an abundance of amenities, including a unique running track on the roof.

Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture + 14

Stefano Boeri Architetti Wins Competition for First Dutch Vertical Forest

16:00 - 6 July, 2017
© A2 Studio
© A2 Studio

Stefano Boeri Architetti’s next vertical forest project will be found in Utrecht, after the firm was selected as winners in an international competition for the construction of a new urban district in Jaarbeursboulevard. Dubbed the “Hawthrone Tower,” the first Dutch Vertical Forest will be one of two new high-rise towers to rise on the site in the Utrecht city center, located near the Utrecht Central Train Station, alongside a tower designed by Amsterdam-based MVSA studio.

The 90-meter-tall tower will be covered by 10,000 plants of different species (360 trees, 9,640 of shrubs and flowers), aimed at creating “an innovative experience of cohabitation between city and nature.” The green facade will allow Hawthorne Tower to absorb more than 5.4 tons of CO2, scrubbing the air for healthier living conditions for both residents of the tower and the wider city.

Post-Fossil City Contest's 10 Finalists Share Visions of A Sustainable Future

16:00 - 25 March, 2017
Post-Fossil City Contest's 10 Finalists Share Visions of A Sustainable Future, Courtesy of Urban Futures Studio
Courtesy of Urban Futures Studio

Utrecht University’s Urban Futures Studio have announced the 10 finalists for their Post-Fossil City Contest, judged by a jury which included MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas. Each of the successful submissions responded to the contest’s call for the design of a sustainable city no longer reliant on non-renewable energy sources. Designers and makers were invited to envision this new future, which “will reshape our cities and everyday lives so radically that it is hard to imagine what it might feel, taste, smell, and look like.”

Out of the 250 total entries, below are the 10 selected finalists along with a snippet of their proposed futures as described by the competition website.

Moreelse Bridge / cepezed

13:00 - 6 March, 2017
Moreelse Bridge  / cepezed, © Leon van Woerkom
© Leon van Woerkom

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Leon van Woerkom      © Jannes Linders + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Ronald Schleurholts, Jochem Paauwe
  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Utrecht Central Station / Benthem Crouwel Architects

09:00 - 19 December, 2016
Utrecht Central Station / Benthem Crouwel Architects, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Your Captain Luchtfotografie © Jannes Linders + 17

House of Rolf / Studio Rolf.fr + Niek Wagemans

05:00 - 24 November, 2016
House of Rolf / Studio Rolf.fr + Niek Wagemans, © Christel Derksen & Rolf Bruggink
© Christel Derksen & Rolf Bruggink

© Christel Derksen & Rolf Bruggink © Christel Derksen & Rolf Bruggink © Christel Derksen & Rolf Bruggink © Christel Derksen & Rolf Bruggink + 26

A.S.R Headquarters Renovation / Team V Architectuur

02:00 - 12 August, 2016
A.S.R Headquarters Renovation / Team V Architectuur, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Herman de Winter © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders + 36

Castellum Hoge Woerd / SKETS architectuurstudio

03:00 - 2 May, 2016
Castellum Hoge Woerd  / SKETS architectuurstudio, © John Lewin Marshall
© John Lewin Marshall

© John Lewin Marshall © John Lewin Marshall © John Lewin Marshall © John Lewin Marshall + 25

Renovation of a 30's Row House / Lab-S

02:00 - 9 April, 2016
Renovation of a 30's Row House / Lab-S , © Suzanne Paap
© Suzanne Paap

© Suzanne Paap © Suzanne Paap © Suzanne Paap © Suzanne Paap + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Lab-S
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Thoreau's Cabin / cc-studio

05:00 - 24 November, 2015
Thoreau's Cabin / cc-studio, © John Lewis Marshall
© John Lewis Marshall

© John Lewis Marshall © John Lewis Marshall © John Lewis Marshall © John Lewis Marshall + 20

Train Control Centre Utrecht / de Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects

03:00 - 5 June, 2015
Train Control Centre Utrecht / de Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters + 26