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‘Sports Facility Strijp’ by LIAG Architects

The sports complex designed by LIAG is set to make an ongoing contribution to quality of life in the Strijp area of Eindhoven. The attractive appearance created by the multicolouredness and playfulness of the design makes the building both distinctive and inviting. The sports complex is integrated in the site by being partly enclosed in a cosy green hill. This gives the building a human scale with a high cuddle factor. Continue Reading →

‘Emmen Theater and Zoo Entrance’ by Henning Larsen Architects and Van den Berg Groep

‘Emmen Theater and Zoo’, designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Van den Berg Groep, is an unusual cultural building that brings together culture and nature. The building design, which won the first prize in the international competition, will constitute the entrance to a large zoological park of 10 hectares and comprises two main stages with a capacity of 1,150 people in total, an additional stage, exhibition and conference facilities. The building in itself covers 16,000 m2. More images and architects’ description after the break. Continue Reading →

Construction start of MVRDV ‘Glass Farm’

Rotterdam-based architectural firm MVRDV just shared with us the start of the construction of their ‘Glass Farm’ project located in Schijndel, The Netherlands.

In 1944 the small Brabant town of Schijndel which is the birthplace of Winy Maas suffered from Operation Market Garden bombings resulting in an oversized market square. In 1980 the then 20 year old Winy Maas urged the mayor to fill in the gap. Today Rembrand developers, the town of Schijndel and MVRDV start construction on the Glass Farm, a multifunctional building in the village square. The building with a total surface area of 1600m2 will contain shops, restaurants, offices and a wellness centre. The exterior is printed glass with the motive of a typical local farm; 1,6 times larger than life. Construction will be completed in December 2012. Continue Reading →

Construction Starts at MVRDV’s Rotterdam ‘Market Hall’

On November 18th, the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb and city councilor Hamit Karakus have officially started the construction of the new Rotterdam Market Hall. 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. Completion is set for 2014. Total investment is 175 million Euro with a total surface of 100.000 m2. Continue Reading →

OMA Wins Competition for Rotterdam’s ‘Stadskantoor’

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), in collaboration with Werner Sobek and engineers ABT, has won the competition for Rotterdam’s Stadskantoor, a new building for the city hall that will accommodate municipal services, offices, and residential units. The winner was announced this morning by city alderman Hamit Karakus. Continue Reading →