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10
Sep

Experiencing Dutch culture at Schiphol Airport

Author: Mieke, Posted: September 10th, 2017

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On Thursday 7 September the new Holland Boulevard and Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport officially opened. With this international departure hall, NEXT architects designed a unique area bringing together commerce, art and culture.

On the occasion of the opening, MIMOA published a featured guide on NEXT Architects.  Starting point is the Holland Boulevard and the Rijksmuseum, then guiding you along 13 other projects by NEXT in the Amsterdam region. Including B. Amsterdam – the hotspot for startups and companies in the creative sector – and the award winning Melkwegbridge in Amstelveen.
Photography is provided by top architecture photographers Ossip, Iwan Baan, Jeroen Musch, Dirk Verwoerd and Francisco Nogueira.

Rijksmuseum Schiphol

02_Rijksmuseum__Ossip_kl photo Rijksmuseum, by Ossip

The Rijksmuseum is the highlight of Holland Boulevard: a modern and innovative framework for the masterpieces exhibited by the Rijksmuseum at Schiphol Airport. The curved walls presented an additional challenge and were realised by gluing together 10.000 strips of glass of 7 cm wide to form a solid glass wall.
The pavilion’s glass structure has a truly unique composition that is, above all, circular. This means that all single elements can be removed,” says Martin Weerheim, project leader at Saint-Gobain Glassolutions, who realised the U-shaped museum walls.
The resulting semi-transparent walls filter the light, creating a gradual transition from the hustle and bustle of Schiphol Airport to the art treasures shown by the Rijksmuseum,” adds Bart Reuser of NEXT.

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1
Feb

3rd edition MIMOA guide – mei

Author: Mieke, Posted: February 1st, 2017

mei guide 12.2016 kaft voorThis pocket guide features the work of the Dutch architecture firm Mei architects and planners. It includes 16 of the best works of Mei in The Netherlands, mostly located in their hometown Rotterdam and varying from a small and detailed bridge between two monuments, to the famous Schiecentrale and a sneak preview of the design of one of the largest re-use projects in the Netherlands in the coming years.

The work of Mei is introduced by a preface written by the Dutch architecture critic Piet Vollaard. "If the architecture of Mei could be summed up in one slogan, then it would be something like: no-nonsense modernist redevelopment architecture."

Take a glance at the guide or download it directly as pdf here >>

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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!

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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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9
Oct

Architecture guide – Mei architects and planners

Author: Mieke, Posted: October 9th, 2014

mei featured guide - bookletThis new MIMOA guide features the work of the Dutch architecture firm Mei architects and planners. It includes 16 of the best works of Mei in The Netherlands, mostly located in their hometown Rotterdam and varying from a small and detailed bridge between two monuments, to the famous Schiecentrale and a sneak preview of the design of one of the largest re-use projects in the Netherlands in the coming years. The work of Mei is introduced by a preface written by the Dutch architecture critic Piet Vollaard.
"If the architecture of Mei could be summed up in one slogan, then it would be something like: no-nonsense modernist redevelopment architecture."

View the guide here or download it directly as pdf >>

The featured guide – Mei architects and planners is the first guide of a series of architect firms. Mei is the first office added to the MIMOA gallery of great architects.