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Bunker 599: from architecture to monument

10-03-2011

Bunker 599: from architecture to monument

By recovering a 1940 bunker in Diefdijk in the Netherlands, Rietveld Landscape and Atelier de Lyon have created a site of interest to tourists by transforming a historic work of architecture into a monument. They completely removed a part of the cement structure of the bunker to produce an accessible path from the land to beyond the water line in the midst of the artificial landscape before it.

Wiel Arets and Hotel Zenden in Maastricht

16-03-2010

Wiel Arets and Hotel Zenden in Maastricht

From an old public swimming pool in central Maastricht built in the ’sixties, Wiel Arets Architects restored a building that contains medieval vaults, making it into a modern hotel that breaks with the trend toward design hotels – luxurious new versions of anonymous non-places.

Agora Theatre. Lelystad (Holland). UNStudio. 2007

24-07-2007

Agora Theatre. Lelystad (Holland). UNStudio. 2007

In Lelystad, a Dutch city in the province of Flevoland (in the centre of the Netherlands), the Agora Theatre, created from a project by Ben van Berkel (UNStudio), is architecture that makes its outer shell its distinctive symbol, both for the peculiarity of its shape and colour and for the way in which it also affects the interior.

Shopping Centre Expansion in Assen, Netherlands. Herman Hertzberger

16-02-2007

Shopping Centre Expansion in Assen, Netherlands. Herman Hertzberger

Location: Assen, Netherlands Project: Herman Hertzberger Collaborators: Willem van Winsen, Folkert Stropsma, Arienne Matser, Cor Kruter, Laurens Jan, Ten Kate. Client: Vanderveen Built surface area: 300 m2 Expansion surface area: 1200 m2 Year of construction: 1993/1998

The Wave housing complex, René Van Zuuk. <br />Almere (the Netherlands). 2005

29-05-2006

The Wave housing complex, René Van Zuuk.
Almere (the Netherlands). 2005

"The Wave" is a new housing complex characterised by sinuous wavy architecture in the centre of the city of Almere.

Delft University of Technology Library<br> Mecanoo, 1998

30-01-2006

Delft University of Technology Library
Mecanoo, 1998

As one approaches the entrance to the Delft University of Technology Library - designed by Mecanoo (Henk Döll, Francine Houben)- it becomes clear that the library offers readers and visitors two possible forms of use: one on the inside, and the other on its roof.

D-Tower. NOX. Doetinchem. 2005

04-07-2005

D-Tower. NOX. Doetinchem. 2005

12 metres tall, it looks like a huge prehistoric animal, or an enormous heart: D-Tower is more than twenty-first century architecture or sculpture, it is a media project involving the whole city and all the people who live there.Seen from afar, it looks like a great beating heart ¿ especially when lit up in red ¿ symbolising the most emotional part of the Dutch city, even though it is an artificial creation made out of expanded polyurethane.

National Heritage Museum, Mecanoo.<br> Arnhem, the Netherlands. 2000

16-06-2005

National Heritage Museum, Mecanoo.
Arnhem, the Netherlands. 2000

Built between 1995 and 2000, the Dutch Heritage Museum in Arnhem is a paradigm of the architecture of Mecanoo, a group set up in 1984 by five Delft graduates.

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