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MVRDV’s Cultural Cluster In Zaanstad Gets Green Light To The Next Stage Of Design

WA Contents • May 04, 2016 • 71

MVRDV’s design for the Cultural Cluster in Zaandstad has been given the green light by the municipality, allowing the project to push forwards into the next stage of design, according to the announcement of MVRDV. The building, having completed the preliminary design phase, is now at a point where the programme and aesthetics of the building have been determined. The project hopes to begin construction at the end of 2017 and spend two years in the process.The Cultural Cluster sits nex (...)

Call For Submissions MONU #25: Independent Urbanism

WA Contents • May 03, 2016 • 323

MONU Magazine calls for new submissions for its new issue called 'Independent Urbanism'. Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. Especially the fundamental changes in world politics that unfolded across Europe at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s - most emblematically symboliz (...)

KAAN Architecten designs new Tilburg University building

WA Contents • April 29, 2016 • 1533

Main entrance of Tilburg University BuildingKAAN Architecten and VORM will be building a large new campus building at the University of Tilburg. With the Education and Self-Study Centre (OZC), comprising a floor area of 11,000 square meters, the university aims to provide better facilities for students and therefore further increase the quality of education. Works will be complete by the autumn of 2017. The design of the OZC by KAAN Architecten has a square shape and is relatively low, like (...)

KAAN Architecten completed the Supreme Court of the Netherlands

WA Contents • April 22, 2016 • 3579

Rotterdam-based architectural firm KAAN Architecten completed the Supreme Court of the Netherlands in the Hague, which is located along the Korte Voorhout and adjacent to Malieveld park. The designed is differentiated from its functional, hard and ethereal, rough and refined design, and introduced as the new home of the highest court in the Netherlands exhibiting a tight relationship between openness and security.The project was initiated in 2011, and in f (...)

SHL Architects officially opened the new International Criminal Court Permanent Premises in The Hague

WA Contents • April 21, 2016 • 605

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (SHL) officially opened the new International Criminal Court Permanent Premises in The Hague, The Netherlands. Yesterday, a prestigious ceremony marked the official inauguration of the new International Criminal Court Permanent Premises in The Hague, where the new building was addressed as the “Peace Palace of the 21st century”.HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened the new court and office building during the official (...)

MVRDV complete fully-glazed facade ’Crystal Houses’ in Amsterdam

WA Contents • April 20, 2016 • 2323

Glass bricks were developed for a flagship store in Amsterdam.MVRDV complete Crystal Houses Amsterdam, a flagship store with a replica façade made entirely out of glass. Crystal Houses opened its glass doors yesterday, a visionary exploration into reimagining the possible uses of glass in construction. The project, conceptualised by MVRDV, was developed and constructed as part of a multi-team collaboration including Gietermans & Van Dijk Architects, Delft University of Techn (...)

MONU #24 On Domestic Urbanism Released

WA Contents • April 19, 2016 • 431

MONU Magazine released its new issue on Domestic Urbanism. What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. At least, that is what Andrés Jaque argues in our interview entitled "The Home as Political Arena" for this new issue of MONU.This issue, "Domestic Urbanism", deals with the domestic aspects of cities, and everything that is related to the human home and habitat, the scale of the house, people (...)

MVRDV updates its organisation and appoints five new partners

WA Contents • April 13, 2016 • 650

Yesterday the founding partners of MVRDV, Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries, announced an update of the management structure to accommodate the growth and optimise the efficiency of the globally operating architecture and urbanism practice. The now 140 staff office with subsidiaries in Shanghai and Paris will be subdivided into eight departments, five new partners commit themselves to the office to nurture intellectual and creative continuity, organisational growth and stabili (...)

Rotterdam is celebrating 75 years of Reconstruction with this giant stairs with 180 steps

WA Contents • April 07, 2016 • 1550

The Stairs, celebrating 75 years of Rotterdam's reconstruction.MVRDV called 'The Stairs' as 'a red carpet to the reconstruction of the city' in their website. From mid-May to mid-June, Rotterdam gets a temporary new eye-catcher: a giant stairs with 180 steps from Stationsplein, right in front of Groot Handelsgebouw. The scaffolding system is a nod to 75 years of rebuilding the city, which is celebrated this year with the cultural event Rotterdam celebrates (...)

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects wins competition to design a new educational facility in Netherlands

WA Contents • March 30, 2016 • 1387

Utrecht University College street viewSchmidt Hammer Lassen Architects wins competition to design a new educational facility at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands. Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects is part of the winning SPARK consortium to design the new 22,310 m2 educational facility for the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands. The new building will house seven institutes as well as university facilities.Utrecht University College ae (...)

’Architects always do more’ says Nathalie de Vries, founder of MVRDV

WA Contents • March 05, 2016 • 1462

Nathalie de Vries, founding director of MVRDV. image © Ineke OostveenLast february 28 an interview with Nathalie de Vries, founding director of MVRDV, was published on the Dutch Architectenweb. In the interview, consisting of two parts, Nathalie talks about the transition of the architecture industry and her work as chairman of the BNA.Due to the crisis, the field of architecture is experiencing some changes all firms need to adapt to. Offices are increasingly cooperating and (...)

OASE #95 Crossing Boundaries - Transcultural Practices in Architecture and Urbanism Now Available!

WA Contents • February 15, 2016 • 587

image © OASENow available: OASE #95 Crossing Boundaries - Transcultural Practices in Architecture and UrbanismOASE 95 takes as its point of departure the cross-cultural conditions in which architects, urban designers and landscape architects work. It focuses in particular on architects working in a condition of displacement – in other words in relation to cultures, far away or nearby, that are not their own. The issue wants to contribute to the contemporary debate on the effects of gl (...)

AMO graphically reinterprets the 2016 SS Prada Real Fantasies

WA Contents • February 05, 2016 • 1154

image © OMA, PradaWatch AMO's 2016 SS Prada Real FantasiesThe language of fashion regenerates itself through art and architecture- AMO, is a research branch of OMA, graphically reinterprets the Indefinite Hangar as a synthetic sunset fixed within a 3 dimensional blank space for the 2016 Spring/Summer Prada Real Fantasies. The abstract hangar is populated with geometric objects and furniture. Models move through a neutral scene between the undefined and distilled frag (...)

Construction Begins On Infrastructure For Almere Floriade 2022

WA Contents • January 26, 2016 • 1147

image © MVRDVConstruction has begun on the infrastructure for MVRDV’s masterplan for the Almere Floriade 2022. The extensive plan involves major road restructuring and the implementation of new public transport routes, as well as the construction of several overpasses to improve connections within the area.The new developments, which have now broken ground, form the base for MVRDV’s overall vision for the Floriade, which includes a 45 hectare city extension which will have (...)

Good design is criticized: Look at the many definitions of quality

WA Contents • January 18, 2016 • 848

Sensory Deprivation Skull chair by Atelier Van Lieshout, 2007. image © Atelier Van Lieshout.Good design,” once said Dieter Rams, “is as little design as possible.” Easy. Problem solved.  The German designer’s work for Braun stripped away the superfluous and brought Bauhaus ideas into the media age. It ultimately inspired the iPhone — a smooth, enigmatic tablet that appeared in our hands like the black monolith appeared to the apes in Standle (...)

This white bus drivers building cares about drivers’ privacy installed at Amsterdam Central

WA Contents • January 04, 2016 • 910

all images © Jannes LindersBenthem Crouwel Architects designed a striking white bus drivers building on the bus station at Amsterdam Central houses a workspace, pantry and a canteen for bus drivers on the first floor. Because the canteen is located on this higher level the drivers have a lot of privacy, with 180 degree views of the bus platform, the river IJ and Amsterdam North. On the ground floor there is space for storage, a technical area and toilets. The bus drivers buil (...)

Winy Maas - The Transparent Face Of Architecture

WA Contents • January 04, 2016 • 881

Winy Maas from MVRDV on T2 - The Transparent Face of Architecture!We are pleased to share a very entertaining and informative presentation by the popular Winy Maas from MVRDV. In association with Şişecam Düzcam, one of the World's largest glass manufacturers, as part of their T2 - The Transparent Face of Architecture conference which took place in October 2015 in Istanbul. Winy Maas Prof. Ir. Ing FRIBA HAIA (1959, Schijndel, The Netherlands) is one of the co-founding dire (...)

Submit a Proposal For MONU #24 - Domestic Urbanism

berrin chatzi chousein • December 18, 2015 • 666

Room in New York, 1932 by Edward Hopper. image courtesy of MONUOver the last three years we at MONU became increasingly interested in the question of 'how should we live together?' - a question that we analyzed, for example, in our issue #18 on "Communal Urbanism", in which we focused on contemporary communal living in cities in general and on contemporary communal housing projects in particular. But at the same time we became more and more intrigued by the quest (...)