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Architecture 2.0 Symposium

07:00 - 28 October, 2011
Shenzen Stock Exchange by OMA - © Philippe Ruault
Shenzen Stock Exchange by OMA - © Philippe Ruault

Architecture 2.0, the symposium for Architecture, will take place on November 11, 2011. For the third edition of Architecture 2.0, China and India take centre stage. Both countries have a fast-growing economy and a rapidly evolving architectural tradition. The mammoth tasks that await these countries will also contribute to shaping the future of architecture. Representatives of different generations of architects from China and India will shed light on developments in their respective homelands: Charles Correa and Bimal Patel will speak about India, while Zhang Ke and Yung Ho Chang will speak about China. From the Dutch perspective, two speakers will share their experiences of working in these two countries: Jacob van Rijs will talk about MVRDV’s projects in India, and David Gianotten about OMA’s work in China. For more information on the event, please visit here.

Penthouse Las Palmas / Benthem Crouwel Architects

00:00 - 10 July, 2011
Penthouse Las Palmas / Benthem Crouwel Architects, Courtesy of benthem crouwel architekten
Courtesy of benthem crouwel architekten

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Rotterdam Historic Housing Project / Sputnik

00:00 - 9 July, 2011
Rotterdam Historic Housing Project / Sputnik, © Rubén Dario Kleimeer
© Rubén Dario Kleimeer

© Rubén Dario Kleimeer © Rubén Dario Kleimeer © Rubén Dario Kleimeer © Rubén Dario Kleimeer + 21

  • Architects

     Sputnik
  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Client

    Woonbron Delfshaven, Rotterdam
  • Photographs

Moerkerke Medicare And Neighborhood Facility / Krill Architecture

00:00 - 14 January, 2011
Moerkerke Medicare And Neighborhood Facility / Krill Architecture

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  • Architects

     Krill Architecture
  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Design

    Krill Architecture
  • Consultants

    LEX, Dare to care, adviesbureau Baas
  • Client

    Woonstad Rotterdam
  • Contractor

    Bam-Volker
  • Area

    400.0 m2

AD Classics: Kunsthal / OMA

00:00 - 11 January, 2011
AD Classics: Kunsthal / OMA, © © Flickr User: Kleiobird
© © Flickr User: Kleiobird

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Melanchthon College Schiebroek / OIII Architecten

00:00 - 27 November, 2010
Melanchthon College Schiebroek / OIII Architecten, © Rob ‘t Hart
© Rob ‘t Hart

© Rob ‘t Hart © Rob ‘t Hart © Rob ‘t Hart © Rob ‘t Hart + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Van Bijnkershoekweg, 3052 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Design

    Eric Paardekooper Overman and Emile Revier
  • Interior Design

    Anouk Dekker and Chanthal den Boer
  • Project Team

    Athir Al-Haddad, Michael Hoogland, Drasko Turcinovic, Martin Vinkestijn, and Michel de Vries
  • Building Physics

    Builddesk Arnhem
  • Construction

    Pieters Building Technology Delft
  • Client

    CVO Rotterdam
  • Area

    3100.0 m2
  • Photographs

House In A Church / Ruud Visser Architects

00:00 - 23 October, 2010
House In A Church / Ruud Visser Architects, © René de Wit
© René de Wit

© René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit + 25

Sports Pavilion / MoederscheimMoonen Architects

00:00 - 7 September, 2010
Sports Pavilion / MoederscheimMoonen Architects, © Rob ‘t Hart
© Rob ‘t Hart

© Rob ‘t Hart © Rob ‘t Hart © Rob ‘t Hart © Rob ‘t Hart + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Architect

    Erik Moederscheim
  • Project Team

    Erik Moederscheim, Ruud Moonen, Jelle Rinsema
  • Engineering

    Bureau Bouwkunde
  • Structural Engineering

    IBT Bouwtechniek
  • General Contractor

    Batenburg BV
  • Client

    Municipality of Rotterdam
  • Photographs

Hoeve Nooitgedacht / Architectenbureau di't

01:00 - 22 August, 2010
Hoeve Nooitgedacht / Architectenbureau di't, © Architectenbureau di’t
© Architectenbureau di’t

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Construction of MVRDV’s Market Hall started

12:30 - 19 November, 2009
© Provast
© Provast

Yesterday the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb and city councilor Hamit Karakus officially started the construction of the new Rotterdam Market Hall (previously featured here). The arched building located in the centre of Rotterdam, developed by Provast and designed by MVRDV is a hybrid of public market and apartment building.

The project with a total of 100.000 m2 is set to be completed in 2014 and part of the current regeneration of Rotterdam’s post war centre. Project developer Provast realizes the building, Unibail Rodamco invested in the shops and restaurants whilst Housing Corporation Vesteda will manage the rental apartments, making the building a socially integrated part of the city.

More images after the break.

Fabbrica Restaurant / Tjep

00:00 - 6 November, 2009
Fabbrica Restaurant / Tjep, © Daniel Nicolas
© Daniel Nicolas

© Daniel Nicolas © Daniel Nicolas © Daniel Nicolas © Daniel Nicolas + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Architect

    Tjep
  • Client

    Private
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Rotterdam City Hall Competition Proposal by OMA

12:17 - 3 September, 2009

The City of Rotterdam held a competition for a mixed-use extension for the City Hall, accommodating public and administrative facilities and a residential program. The competition requests that the mixed-use building becomes “the most sustainable in the Netherlands”.

Five designs were presented by the City, and they will be on public display at the NAI until Sept 13th to receive public feedback, which can also be made through the website. The teams will present to the jury on Septh 23th, and the winner will be announced sometime in October.

The 5 finalists are: Claus en Kaan Architecten, Mecanoo Architecten, Meyer en van Schooten Architecten, OMA and SeARCH.

OMA shared with us their finalist entry, in collaboration with ABT and Werner Sobek Green Technolgies. The project adheres to the highest energy efficiency requirements, and it also considers a sustainable approach in terms of speed of construction and future flexibility of the building through a repeated and flexible structural system.

Images from the other proposals will be featured on another article. Rem Koolhaas’ statement and more images after the break.

Savannah house / LAM Architects

00:00 - 27 August, 2009
Savannah house / LAM Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Structural Engineer

    CAE Nederland
  • Program

    Giraffe-house and visitor centre
  • Wooden Frames

    Heko Spanten
  • Building Contractor

    Dura Vermeer Heyma Rotterdam
  • E Contractor

    Electro-Four
  • Client

    Stichting Koninklijke Rotterdamse Diergaarde, Rotterdam Zoo
  • Area

    570.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009

InHolland University / Erick van Egeraat

12:16 - 21 August, 2009

Erick van Egeraat‘s extension of InHolland University in Rotterdam adds more than 15,000 square feet to the growing education center. van Egeraat designed the original building in 2001 and now has added a volumetric addition which includes study areas, classrooms, offices and space for commercial functions.

More about the extension after the break.

Rotterdam Cube Houses become new Stayokay hostel

13:00 - 16 August, 2009

Rotterdam’s Cube Houses, an iconic building designed in 1984 by Dutch architect Piet Blom, has been renewed and transformed into a new Stayokay hostel. The building consists in 38 small cubes and two bigger ones all attached to each other.

The expressive and colorful cube-shaped houses on concrete pillars are located right in the heart of the city, near the ‘Old Harbour’. Spending the night in a tilted cube is quite a unique experience. In addition to the 49 spacious rooms, Stayokay Rotterdam also has a restaurant, bar and two rooms for meetings and workshops. The interior concept of Dutch designer Edward van Vliet (SEVV) was used as a starting point. Kees van Lamoen and Personal Architecture were the rebuilding architects. More images, after the break.

PS: In the last Mark Magazine there’s an article with interviews to people who have lived in remarkable buildings, and the cube house was included.

Veranda car park / Paul de Ruiter Architects

00:00 - 24 July, 2009
Veranda car park / Paul de Ruiter Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Architect

    Paul de Ruiter
  • Project Architect

    Paul de Ruiter
  • Project Team

    Michael Noordam, Dieter Blok, Monique Verhoef, Willeke Smit, Sander van Veen
  • Urban Design

    Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau
  • Client

    Dienst Stadstoezicht Rotterdam & Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Rotterdam
  • Construction Advisor

    ABT bv, adviseurs in bouwtechniek
  • Installations Advisor

    Halmos bv
  • Car Park Advisor

    Spark / Twynstra Gudde, adviseurs en managers
  • Building Management

    Gemeentewerken Rotterdam
  • Contractor

    Dura Vermeer Beton- en Waterbouw bv
  • Area

    21000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2003

De Rotterdam: OMA and the biggest building in the Netherlands

17:39 - 10 July, 2009
© OMA
© OMA

We just received this from OMA: After almost 12 years in the boards, OMA announced that the De Rotterdam complex will enter construction during December 2009, expecting completion in 2013.

Tree stacked towers with a total height of 150m, will result on a gross floor area of approximately 160,000m2, making De Rotterdam the largest building in the Netherland, with a total cost of €340m.

The mixed-use program (offices, apartments, a hotel, conference facilities, gym, shops, restaurants, and cafes) and the resulting density make this project a vertical city, located in the old harbour district of Wilhelminapier, next to the iconic Erasmus bridge.

4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

13:00 - 29 June, 2009

How and what can architects and urbanistst contribute to the way we live in cities? What is the Open City? How do people work, think, dream and act there? And why is it urgent to re-imagine the Open City?