Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaMon, 24 Jul 2017 22:27:25 +0200House M&Mhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/House%20M%2526MAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

The 30-metre-long black, graphic facade of House M&M immediately catches the eye as you walk along the perimeter of Funenpark in Amsterdam. House M&M is all about the transformation of an old shack in a unique private residence with studio at just a few minutes' walk from the city centre. In spite of the modest scale, the residence is a good example of NEXT architects' broader practice: creating a unique, striking design informed by the specific characteristics of the surroundings. The façade?s sleek lines and gold fencing accentuate the house?s elongated form. The sturdy materials that make up the facade and the steel skeleton of the building allude to the premises' former function. The open-plan residence is accessible via a patio behind the gold fencing. Its heart is formed by a wooden core that houses the facilities. The spaces around these are the living areas. Sightlines along the residence's entire length create an open interior and a smooth transition from indoor to outdoor.

Address
Blankenstraat 368
1018 SK Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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House Buiksloterhamhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/House%20BuiksloterhamAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

The design of this private residence in the no-frills, former industrial part of Amsterdam North was inspired by the vision of a giant, black peach. House Buiksloterham consists of a single open-plan residence on four different levels. As with a peach, at its centre is a wooden core. This is where all the private accommodation and facilities are located, with the surrounding spaces used as living areas. Huis Buiksloterham managed to create an environment in which indoor and outdoor seamlessly merge, yet retaining the sense of warmth and intimacy so essential to a home. As nothing has been hidden away, all building materials such as pipes and cables are in full view. The use of wood and red brick gives the building a warm look and feel. The building has a robust outer shell incorporating large windows and a facade comprised in full of black, perforated corrugated sheeting. At night, these perforations create a spectacular light show, illuminating the residence as if it were a lantern.

Address
Kaasjeskruidstraat 37
1033 LS Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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RIVhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/RIVAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

RIV// responds to the major demand for spacious family homes in and around the city of Amsterdam. This residential building has a unique location in the Kop Zuidas district, between the vibrant neighbourhoods of De Pijp and the Rivierenbuurt and surrounded by the greenery and spaciousness of the River Amstel. The attractive location and its history formed the inspiration for the design. Staggered blocks in the facade allow light to enter the homes and ensure a spectacular view. In addition, they create spacious outdoor areas and provide privacy. The red-brick materials reference the Amsterdam School of Architecture that is typical of the Oud Zuid and Rivierenbuurt neighbourhoods. With its high entrances and large porches, the RIV// complex has stature. Yet at the same time it is accessible. The building?s details and staggered facade lend a human dimension to its sizeable capacity. As such, RIV// is rooted in its context and connected to the city around it.

Address
Gaasterlandstraat 4-96
1079 PS Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/Serpentine%20Gallery%20Pavilion%202015London, United Kingdom
Designer: SelgasCano
Contributed by: MIROarchitetti-com

The award-winning studio SelgasCano has been commissioned to design the fifteenth Serpentine Pavilion. SelgasCano's focus for the Serpentine Pavilion 2015 was the visitors' experience and they have designed a structure which allows the public to encounter architecture through its most simple elements of form, light, shadow and colour. The pavilion is a dazzling structure made of steel and a multi-coloured fluorine-based polymer (ETFE) This material is both transparent and reflective enabling visitors to engage with its changing nature from both outside and inside the pavilion.

Address
Kensington Gardens
W2 3XA London
United Kingdom]]>
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Dafne Schippers Bridgehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Utrecht/Dafne%20Schippers%20BridgeUtrecht, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

The Dafne Schippers bridge serves a variety of interests. Cyclists, neighbourhood residents, a local primary school, the municipality, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment were all involved. The unique design integrates a bicycle and pedestrian bridge with a school and park, forming a cohesive whole. The bridge, which crosses the Amsterdam-Rhine canal in Utrecht, is the main link in the express cycling route that connects the historical city centre with the new neighbourhood Leidsche Rijn. Cyclists cycle to a height of nine metres as they veer around Victor Hugo park in a wide bend, taking them across the roof of the school and over the canal. In addition, by integrating functions and making the bridge an integral part of the public space, it forms an important meeting point for local residents and schoolchildren. The double land use with maximum space for greenery makes the Dafne Schippers bridge unique, not just as a bridge but also as a place in its own right.

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Victor Hugoplantsoen 33
3533 CH Utrecht
Netherlands]]>
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Hestia Daycare Centrehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/Hestia%20Daycare%20CentreAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

This building was designed like a city. At the Hestia Children’s Centre children go on a voyage of discovery and can explore new places every day. This ties in with the Hestia centre’s approach to educating children, which is based on the idea that they already possess knowledge and skills that can be developed in a playful way. To that end, the centre has been built as a conglomeration of interconnected spaces. In this building you can wander from large spaces to small ones and from high areas to low ones, just like in a real city. Thanks to the centre’s large glass walls, it gets a lot of daylight. The transparency at the children’s eye level provides a feeling of continuity between the spaces. The outdoor areas also form part of this indoor city. This was achieved by treating the indoor and outdoor spaces as if they were the same. They form one big integrated ensemble and interact effortlessly, giving the children’s curiosity free rein.

Address
Uiterwaardenstraat 542
1079 AZ Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Jiaming Centerhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Beijing/Jiaming%20CenterBeijing, China
Designer: Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP)
Contributed by: Nazar

Sited on the eastern Ring 3 close to Beijing's Central Business District, the building consists of two slender blocks placed parallel to each other. The slight displacement of the two monoliths relative to each other creates an urban space in the north that is a response to the position at the corner of a major junction. As a forecourt to the building, the space is prominent and inviting, and is matched by a more intimate counterpart on the south side in the form of a completely glazed, 80m-high atrium. The conceptual simplicity and clarity continue in the facade. This takes the form of a double-shell, climate-active facade that allows a complete reduction to large-format stone and glass surfaces, permitting natural ventilation via concealed apertures.

Address
E 3rd Ring Rd N 28
1 Beijing
China]]>
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China Central Place Towershttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/China/Beijing/China%20Central%20Place%20TowersBeijing, China
Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Contributed by: Nazar

The project features 9 International apartment buildings, 3 office towers and 2 luxury international hotels; the Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott. The project deploys the use of a striking composition of diagonal lines whose appearance is softened at the lowest five stories by terracotta screens.

Address
Jianguo Rd 81
100025 Beijing
China]]>
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Wieden-Kennedyhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/Wieden-KennedyAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

The offices of Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency were created by joining two national monuments together at Herengracht in Amsterdam. The labyrinthine project involved connecting buildings from different periods that needed to be remodelled into a 21st-century creative working environment. By unravelling this cluster of monumental premises, NEXT succeeded in creating a clearly-defined, spacious building with spaces for working, as well as spaces for meeting, collaborating, and relaxing. This was achieved using a number of special techniques. The heart of the two buildings was opened up by installing glass chambers that cut off the floors between the different levels. Double-height presentation and meeting rooms were created in the glass chambers that connect the different levels. Stacking functions in this way created diagonal lines of vision, making the working environment more open and strengthening relationships between the work floors.

Address
Herengracht 258
1016 BV Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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B.Amsterdamhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amsterdam/B.AmsterdamAmsterdam, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

Having been vacant for 11 years, the former IBM premises in Rieker Business Park in Amsterdam seemed unsuitable for redevelopment. But now it has been given a new life as a hotspot for start-ups and companies from the creative sector. To this end, the building has been designed like a city, with streets, squares, amenities, and hospitality establishments. Within this framework, the building's tenants dynamically contribute to the development of the city by way of their workspaces. For these users, the building is much more than just a workplace; it is an ecosystem characterized by interaction and discovery. This vision for the building is reinforced by its distinctive, industrial look and feel, and by the reuse of materials. One of the main features is the new entrance, which has transformed the forecourt into a space for interaction and exchange. Restaurant Bureau on the roof is surrounded by a green roof park, with a vegetable garden and old cars which serve as a meeting place.

Address
Johan Huizingalaan 763a
1066 VH Amsterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Kunsthal Aarhus Extensionshttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Aarhus/Kunsthal%20Aarhus%20ExtensionsAarhus, Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

The Aarhus Art Building, built in 1917, was designed in the national-classical style by the well-known Danish architect Høeg-Hansen. The complex, which is surrounded by a park, is composed of geometric elements: two rectangular buildings and an octagonal building. The two extensions have been designed with respect for the geometry and the park. The first extension has been created in the space between the original exhibition hall and a newly-built wall shaped like part of a circle. The exhibition area is illuminated by a skylight. The other extension has been built beneath the grassy surface, but reveals itself above ground in the form of several geometric designs: a glass cube and two glass walls. The glass provides a skylight for a large underground exhibition hall. Above ground, the space is utilised for a sculpture courtyard which extends the exhibition possibilities of the location.

Address
J. M. Mørks Gade 13
8000 Aarhus
Denmark]]>
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East Point Park Bird Sanctuaryhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Canada/Toronto/East%20Point%20Park%20Bird%20SanctuaryToronto, Canada
Designer: Plant Architect Inc.
Contributed by: PLANT-Architect-Inc

This project is part of a citywide initiative to enhance and protect bird habitat and increase birding activity through public education programming. Connected by new and rehabilitated paths and framed by interpretive signage and seating, these unobtrusive architectural interventions enhance the structure of the site to promote public use and foster stewardship in support of bird habitat in the city. The design explores the use of architecture as a means of framing, enhancing, and respecting the natural qualities of one of Toronto's most beautiful parks. Folded into shapes evocative of flight, sheets of weathering steel form the pavilions. Laser cut through the Viewing Pavilion's walls are clouds of birds on the wing and names of species spotted at this significant migratory flyway stopover site.

Address
Copperfield Road 201
M1E 3T9 Toronto
Canada]]>
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Spa Park, Amphitheatre and Pump Roomhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Horyniec%20Zdr%F3j/Spa%20Park%2C%20Amphitheatre%20and%20Pump%20RoomHoryniec Zdrój, Poland
Designer: RYSY Architekci Rafal Sieraczynski
Contributed by: pkrajewski_pl

The health resort park in Horyniec Zdrój in the south-east part of Poland, just a few kilometers from the board with Ukraine, was originally founded in the 1930s by the Karowski family and it was destroyed during World War II. In the years 2013 - 2015 the municipality of Horyniec-Zdrój decided to revitalize the park with the help of the architectural office, RYSY Architekci. The whole project was a great challenge for the whole multi-branch team under the leadership of Rafał Sieraczyński, the main designer and the owner of RYSY Architekci. The designers set a goal for themselves to emphasize the health-focused character of the place. For the last years the historical shape of the park with its central axis was lost. It was necessary to design a new layout with clear separations of space with addition of dynamic forms of the new buildings: the amphitheater and the pump room.

Address
aleja Przyja?ni 1
37-620 Horyniec Zdrój
Poland]]>
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Pastoral Centre The Arkhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Hendrik%20Ido%20Ambacht/Pastoral%20Centre%20The%20ArkHendrik Ido Ambacht, Netherlands
Designer: EGM Architecten
Contributed by: EGM_architecten

At the entrance of the residential area Volgerlanden in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht (Netherlands), the pastoral centre The Ark is immediately noticed. The big, modest, gray building comes across as a warehouse. The exterior is purposely kept simple to focus on the inside. 'It is the inside that matters, just as with people.' Churchgoers await a different experience inside. At the bottom of the walls is a strip of glass. The water and the garden surrounding the church, are therefore to be seen. In combination with the air, all the basic elements come together. The Ark is surrounded by water on three sides, making the building appear to float. 'Stand out' both night and day is the key. In a noisy environment one can be noticed, either by screaming loudly or by being very quiet. In the 'noise' of Volgerlanden we have deliberately chosen to be quiet. The holy cross and the name of the church on the outside of the building are the only features to indicate the building to be a church.

Address
Olijfgaarde 12
3344 RP Hendrik Ido Ambacht
Netherlands]]>
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Canadian Firefighters Memorialhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Canada/Ottawa/Canadian%20Firefighters%20MemorialOttawa, Canada
Designer: Plant Architect Inc.
Contributed by: PLANT-Architect-Inc

In 2010, PLANT won the national competition to design a new Firefighters Memorial in Ottawa, in collaboration with artist Douglas Coupland. The Memorial is part of an urban-planning memorial ensemble - a mise-en-scène of 'characters' integrated into a 'Canadian Landscape' and connected with the Canadian War Museum. This memorial park was designed to memorialize fallen firefighters and to provide a place for their annual Ceremony Service on Ottawa's Lebreton Flats. The project has been integrated into Ottawa's Firefighter Memorial Service route, leading visitors through the site to the Parliament Buildings. The design features a 2½ times life-size bronze Firefighter, a 20m Firepole, a White Pine Tree Rock, a Sloped Grove, and a Stone Memorial Wall. The granite Name Wall stands as an abstract interpretation of the Canadian map, its surface carved with the names of fallen firefighters.

Address
Lett Street 50
K1R 0A8 Ottawa
Canada]]>
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Villa Overgooihttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Almere/Villa%20OvergooiAlmere, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

Villa Overgooi is a special residential building. At first glance, it looks like a single villa but there are actually five! It was commissioned by 5 private clients who had 5 homes designed on this plot of land measuring 5,000m2, with the caveat that they should look like a single villa. This led to a series of spatial transformations that merged 5 unique homes into a single compact building. The design also made the best possible use of the surrounding natural landscape. Each floor was rotated 90 degrees from the floor above/below it, giving the houses two different orientations. The first floor runs from east to west, connecting the view between the street and the garden. The second floor runs from north to south, optimizing the views out and the amount of sun the houses receive. Each building was then elevated to give the second floor of each home a view out over the Gooimeer lake dike. Villa Overgooi was nominated for the Dutch AM NAi in 2018 and the Golden Pyramid awards in 2008.

Address
Echobos 28
1358 EG Almere
Netherlands]]>
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Melkwegbridgehttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Purmerend/MelkwegbridgePurmerend, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

The Melkwegbridge crosses the Noordhollandsch Kanaal and connects the historic centre of Purmerend with the growing Weidevenne district in the south-west. The aim of the design team was to create a new area with a specific identity, which could work as a connector between the old and the new centre. The most striking part of the bridge is a massive arch which reaches a height of 12m above water level and stands in a continuous line with the Melkweg-road, thus offering an incredible view over the city. The high lookout gives pedestrians the opportunity to take a step back from their daily environment and, on a new level, experience the relation between the new and historic city of Purmerend. The lower bicycle deck is made out of a 100m long bicycle deck that crosses the water like a pendulum. The length of this deck was necessary due to the minimum slope conditions for bicycles and wheelchairs.

Address
Melkwegbrug 1
1441GP Purmerend
Netherlands]]>
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Tram Square Purmerendhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Purmerend/Tram%20Square%20PurmerendPurmerend, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

Purmerend's new Tram Square is a place for encounters. For many years, this area around the canal was characterised by a busy motorway, a petrol station, and a cluttered bus station. The construction of the Melkwegbridge and the renovation of Tram Square have transformed this former fringe area into a landmark of the town. The bus station has been completely refurbished and moved to the canal bank, creating a public space by the water. To prevent the space from turning into a chaotic collection of disparate objects (benches, bins, information boards, etc.), these facilities have been incorporated into the primary elements, making the square a quality public space in which all of the elements speak a common language in terms of materials and detail. The AVIA petrol station was designed in tandem with the covered bicycle shed to provide a comprehensive solution for parking bicycles and refuelling vehicles at the square.

Address
Tramplein 1
1441 LA Purmerend
Netherlands]]>
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Uilenstede Campus https://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Amstelveen/Uilenstede%20CampusAmstelveen, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

This project is an excellent example of how even cost-friendly measures can have a major influence on the way in which a location is experienced and used. The refurbishment of the Uilenstede Campus is designed to facilitate encounters and interaction. The original central building comprised a low section of buildings that connected three towers. Cutting this section in two enabled us to open up the centre so we could create a central meeting point at the heart of the campus. It feels safer and homelier and students now have a reason to meet up at the central square. Thanks to its new design, the square has become a livelier place where students enjoy not only studying but also living, working and socializing. So while most of the buildings' original structure has been retained, it has been overhauled and made future-proof.

Address
Uilenstede 300-400
1183 AB Amstelveen
Netherlands]]>
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Town Hall Bloemendaalhttps://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Overveen/Town%20Hall%20BloemendaalOverveen, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

Bloemendaal Town Hall is a modern, sustainable town hall, a meeting place that does justice to the location's characteristic allure and identity. It was originally built as a nineteenth-century neoclassical outdoor venue. During the renovation by NEXT architects and Rudy Uytenhaak + partners architects, the original facade was retained. Behind this façade, the residents of Bloemendaal are welcomed in a multi-functional, energy-efficient building. To reflect the town hall's important public role, the design factored in additional space for a public centre. This space, which is also used for public events, increases the level of interaction between the general public and the government and makes the town hall more transparent and accessible. By merging the original building into the new building in a layered manner, the design creates a unique dialogue between old and new, between history and the present day.

Address
Bloemendaalseweg 158
2051 GJ Overveen
Netherlands]]>
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