Archive for the ‘events’ Category

18
Nov

ArchitectsParty Rotterdam + Amsterdam 2016

Author: Mieke, Posted: November 18th, 2016

ArchPartys RdamAdam16Cocktails in the architecture practices of Europe
From 29 November to 2 December in Amsterdam+Rotterdam

ArchitectsParty, cocktails in the architecture practices of Europe, arrives in the Netherlands for the second time. From 29 November to 2 December the itinerant event gathers enthusiasts and sector professionals in famous practices based in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, making it possible to visit creative locations normally accessible only to a few and to make direct acquaintance with the architects and their works.

The seven practices involved in the Dutch event are all active both in Holland and abroad.

Four evenings and seven exclusive parties, which this year will also compete in the ArchitectsParty Award: guests can vote online for what they thought was the most fun evening, the most inspiring decor or the best dj set.

Calendar of ArchitectsParty | AMSTERDAM+ROTTERDAM:
Tuesday 29 November | Hilversum, C4ID
Wednesday 30 November | Amsterdam, Framework Studio
Thursday 1 December | Amsterdam, Mark Koehler Architects
Friday 2 December | Rotterdam, KOOL ontwerpers + Natrufied Architecture + Orange Architects | Studio OxL.

The ArchitectsParty cocktails will start at 7.00 p.m. (except that at C4ID which will start at 8.30 p.m.)
For info & free tickets, see www.towant.eu

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16
Oct

Living next to Piet Hein Eek

Author: Asmara & Bas, Posted: October 16th, 2016

Piet Hein Eek is known as a prominent Dutch designer. In 2015 he realised his first architectural project named RAG Building. Experience how architecture and design compliment each other in one building and how to live like a neighbour of Piet Hein Eek.

Gebaeude RAG | building RAG
RAG Building, photo by Thomas Mayer

Apartments in the former Philips building RAG

Piet Hein Eek transformed a former industrial Philips-building into several apartments. A project realized by architectural firm Eek and Iggie Dekkers.

The former Philips Complex “Strijp R” where Eek has his atelier, is also the area of his latest project. During the Philips era, the RAG building was used as a pumping station for air, which was used for compression or vacuum in the manufacturing processes. The pumping station is one of the buildings in “Strijp R” that wasn’t demolished. It is now situated between newly built residential buildings.

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8
Sep

Late summer in Rotterdam

Author: Benjo, Posted: September 8th, 2016

De-Rotterdam-6-klRotterdam, photo by Ossip: www.ossip.nl

Either as city trip for the weekend or on your way from Amsterdam to Brussels, September and October are great summer months to visit Rotterdam. Busy, but not crowded, as the Rotterdam streets are extremely forgiving to crowds.

The city is ranking high on international trip advising lists, because of its architecture, the activities, the accessibility and of course the connection with its harbor. Since 2014, the Van Nelle Fabriek has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, giving this modernistic coffee and tobacco factory a world renowned status. Though still underestimated and in the shadows of its big brother Amsterdam, Rotterdam can be seen as the capital of modern architecture and industrial heritage of the Netherlands.

Pictures of the Markthal (MVRDV), the Rotterdam high-rise (OMA) and the Central Train Station (Benthem & Crouwel, Meyer & van Schooten, West 8) went viral and thus Rotterdam suddenly was world famous, and not only among architecture lovers.

What’s the best way to visit Rotterdam and enjoy its culture and architecture?

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24
Mar

3 days, 30 projects, 30 experts: Rotterdam course

Author: Mieke, Posted: March 24th, 2016

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Course-en-route through the city,  July 06-07-08 2016
Get out there, excite the senses, become knowledgeable and leave inspired.

In this 3-day course you will see, visit and meet the forces that create Rotterdam, and experience the power of architecture design. You will be offered an intensive and exciting course-en-route that brings you behind the scenes in icons like Markthal, De Rotterdam and het Timmerhuis, as well as in hidden gems.
Workshops, debates and presentations are all organised on site. During this unique and complete programme you will visit (st)architecture offices like OMA, West8 and Studio Roosegaarde. Lecturers from TU Delft, MVRDV and the municipality will educate you on gentrification, innovation and city-branding – all related to the strenght of architecture.

Want to experience 'and learn from the Rotterdam approach' in 3 memorable days?
Apply now, we welcome a maximum of 20 professionals per group.
For more information: www.ic-ra.org and LinkedIN

Course ‘City force: Rotterdam architecture’
6 July 2016 – 8 July 2016
3 day course-en-route

24
Feb

New: cultural event calendar

Author: Mieke, Posted: February 24th, 2016

CCCB Adria GoulaSince the beginning of 2016 we launched the MIMOA cultural event calendar: the online guide to international cultural events related to architecture and design.

We just added some very attractive and varying events for the coming months. Check out what's happening in New York, Rotterdam, Paris, London and beyond. And find out when and where to attend a guided tour, interesting exhibition, film night, creative workshop, dazzling party and unique meet & greet.

Are you organizing or do you want to share an event on MIMOA?
Tip us! Email: info@mimoa.eu

photo: ©CCCB. Adrià Goula, 2011

13
Jan

OMA fiction | non-fiction

Author: Mieke, Posted: January 13th, 2016

Ossip-van-DuivenbodeIn the coming months, OMI (Office for Metropolitan Information) is entirely devoted to OMA, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. With the reopening of the Kunsthal, the completion of De Rotterdam and Timmerhuis this is a perfect opportunity to profile the work of OMA. OMI publishes a special map, organises excursions, and an accompanying exhibition at OMI’s own location gives insight into the work of the office in Rotterdam and The Hague.

The cities of Rotterdam and The Hague occupied a special position in the development of the early years of OMA. The region boasts the highest density of OMA projects in the world, with countless studies, designs, built and (already) demolished works. OMA has reflected on every facet of the urban experience in this region: buildings, urban planning, parks, interiors, culture, pop, dance and infrastructure. OMA Fiction | Non Fiction is a voyage of discovery through the work of OMA in Rotterdam and The Hague, past 40 years of thinking about this urban region. The map encourages tourists, architecture enthusiasts and OMA fans to experience the southern Randstad.

With the launch of the map, OMI offers a program that connects Rotterdam and The Hague, with city excursions and tours. OMI is also the venue for an exhibition where all the realised projects are displayed on large-format photographs and a ‘carpet’ shows 25 fictitious projects. A special evening program of film screenings and presentations offers an insight into the work of OMA.

OMA fiction | non-fiction
18 December 2015 – 11 March 2016
Exhibition, Map & More

calendar icon 01-2016  View more events around the world in the NEW
  MIMOA Cultural Event Calendar >>


OMI is a public center for architecture and city culture in Rotterdam, with an information desk, exhibition space, bookshop and an extensive excursion programme. www.omirotterdam.nl

photo on top: Ossip van Duivenbode

The events of OMI are promoted by MIMOA. Do you also want MIMOA as a media partner for your event? Contact us, and hear all about our reach.

30
Sep

Last chance to visit the Milan EXPO

Author: Benjo, Posted: September 30th, 2015

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photo by Dirk Verwoerd: Italy pavilion

In about a month, the World Expo in Milan will come to an end. If you haven’t visited the Expo Milano yet, now is the time to grab your bags and fly to Milan!
As a web editor of MIMOA I recently published many of the pavilions that have been built for the Expo 2015: with special thanks to one of our contributors Nazar for uploading all the information on the pavilions and to the Dutch photographer Dirk Verwoerd for adding all impressive photos.
Then suddenly I was asked to join a weekend trip to Milan with the Expo 2015 as the highlight of the visit. I didn’t exactly know what to expect. I knew the Dutch pavilion of the Expo 2000 in Hanover (MVRDV), the Atomium in Brussels (Expo 1958) and of course, the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Expo 1889). But what are these world exhibitions for? Why would 20 million people visit an area of 1,1 square kilometres to visit a temporary exhibition? It was about time to go there and explore the phenomenon!

Mi guide Milan download

Our trip consisted of an evening and a full day at the Expo, as well as one full day in the city, which was a perfect combination. The evening tickets are way cheaper than the day tickets and the worse crowds are gone at night. Coming from the Metro station, you need to walk through a long walkway before you reach the entrance of the Expo. Immediately, I was amazed by the immense scale of the Expo. The first pavilions encountered at the entrance were the main pavilions “Expo Centre” and “Pavilion Zero”, which tower above the Expo, resembling hills or thatched baskets. This was going to be a night to remember.

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18
Jun

MIMOA at Pritzker Prize Award ceremony

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 18th, 2014

architecture guide amsterdamMIMOA Architecture guide Amsterdam – Pritzker Prize tour. photo on cover by Iwan Baan

On Friday 13th of June MIMOA teamed up with architour to guide around 160 international guests of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in Amsterdam.

The 2014 Pritzker Prize Ceremony to honor laureate Shigeru Ban took place on Friday afternoon in Amsterdam outside the recently re-opened Rijksmuseum. The morning of the ceremony 160 of the international guests enjoyed a 2,5 hour boattrip through Amsterdam, starting at the Prinsengracht and passing the greatest architectural highlights along the new waterfront, Het IJ. For this special occasion MIMOA produced an exclusive architecture guide of Amsterdam.

The booklet features 25 of the most important architectural highlights along the route, s.a. the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ by 3XN, Nemo by Renzo Piano and ofcourse the Eye Film Institute by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

The Architecture guide – Pritzker Prize tour can be viewed and downloaded here >>

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11
Feb

Call for ideas: Rethinking Urbanity

Author: Mieke, Posted: February 11th, 2013

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Project Space Series 2013 – Rethinking Urbanity
Transformation of the Coffin Factory in Vienna | Vacancy in Budapest.

Wonderland invites teams from all over Europe (architects, urban planners, urban sociologist and other related fields) to participate in the call for ideas for: “rethinking urbanity”. A jury will select the teams to be invited to participate in the city development process in Vienna (AT) and Budapest (HU). The call is open to professionals and students who want to inspire, effect, and take part in determining the future of our cities. The workshops will be held in Vienna (AT) and Budapest (HU).

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19
Jun

I love architecture charity auction!

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 19th, 2012

Bid on over 70 original hand sketches by the world’s TOP architects and designers, who love architecture for humanity.

The I Love Architecture Charity Auction starts today, June 19 2012 at 4PM (PDT)!
Over 70 contributions from 50 of the world’s top architects and designers are being auctioned. Proceeds will support Architecture for Humanity. Help them reach their fundraising goal of $150,000 by June 30.

Contributions from: Frank Ching • DJ Spooky • Jeanne Gang • Frank Gehry • Michael Graves • Fumihiko Maki • HWKN • J. Mayer H. • Steven Holl • Bjarke Ingels • Michelle Kaufmann • Kengo Kuma • Daniel Libeskind • Andrew Luck • Richard Meier • Renzo Piano • Alysia Reiner • Kevin Roche • Richard Rogers • Moshe Safdie • SHoP Architects • Paolo Soleri • Michael Van Valkenburgh • Tod Williams + Billie Tsien • Zoka Zola and many more

what: I Love Architecture Charity Auction
when: June 19 – 29, 2012
where: eBay (register here)

Place a BID

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The I Love Architecture Auction is promoted by MIMOA – the online architecture guide. Do you also want MIMOA as a media partner for your event? Contact us, and hear all about our reach.