Urban planning

Haga Hospital, The Hague – Netherlands

The basic philosophy behind the construction of the new Haga Hospital or HagaZiekenhuis building in The Hague was the Planetree model for patient healthcare, which aims to create an environment in which everyone feels at

Rivierstaete, Amsterdam – Netherlands

On the River Amstel, the 1970s office block Rivierstaete is impossible to miss. Enormously out of scale, it dwarfs the surrounding brick houses with its staggered sequence of closed volumes. The plan to revive the

PVH Europe HQ, Amsterdam – Netherlands

A new icon for Amsterdam Doubling the usual permitted height gave our building a commanding presence. Its oblique lines create dynamism, while gracefully suggesting the form of a ship. Gleaming white aluminum and steel add

Atrium Zuidas, Amsterdam – Netherlands

Ever since the earliest days of Zuidas, the prestigious Amsterdam business quarter, the Atrium building – located on the corner of Strawinskylaan and Parnassusweg – has been a familiar landmark. However, after many successful years,

Agaathhof, Groningen – Netherlands

Agaathhof is a development comprising seventeen modern, urban housing units grouped round a green, communal courtyard in the heart of Groningen. Inspired by the familiar hofjes in Groningen, the form, composition, structural detailing and use

Bicycle Bridge & School Utrecht – Netherlands

Dafne Schippers Bridge from nextarchitects on Vimeo. The bicycle bridge, being positioned on the south side, creates space on the north side for a recreational area. The school and recreational area orientate towards the park.

Zinder – Netherlands

Project: Zinder Architects & Urban Design: De Zwarte Hond Location: Tiel, The Netherlands Description: Culture cluster with library, centre for art, pop venue, exhibition space, art library, café and basement car park Client: VolkerWessels Bouw

Gov. Building Groningen – Netherlands

A greener approach to tall buildings in the post-iconic age – The Education Executive Agency and Tax Offices move to one of Europe’s most sustainable offices A new, 92 meter tall complex of soft, undulating

Theatre de Stoep in Spijkenisse – Netherlands

Client: Municipality of Spijkenisse Building surface: 7000m2 gross/ 5700m2 net Building volume: 42000m3 Building site: 3600m2 Capacity main auditorium: 656 (467 + 189 on balcony) Small auditorium: 200 Programme:  Theatre Status: Finished Following the recent

Delft City Hall and Train Station – Netherlands

Arriving in Delft is an unforgettable experience. From the outset, Mecanoo’s idea was to design a station that makes it clear to visitors that they have arrived in Delft. The station, in combination with the

Motorway A4 Delft – Schiedam

The A4 Delft - Schiedam (A4DS) motorway transects an area of outstanding natural beauty and a typical Dutch polder landscape. In order to reduce...

The Blauwestad

On an area of around 96 hectares new houses are being built in different environments and neighbourhoods all oriented towards the water.

Markethall Rotterdam

Like a cathedral, a gigantic arch construction of 258 apartments forms a roof over almost 100 market stalls. This construction is so iconic, that...

Rotterdam Central Station

The image – the stainless steel tip pointing towards the city – is powerful, the square grandiose. Even so, the station concourse has...

Rokin Plaza

As a result of the radical refurbishment it was possible to bring back a piece of historical context in the inner city by way...

Motel One

Motel one, just across the sculptural buildings of the RAI, is a 3-star hotel with the appearance of a hotel in a higher...

Het Funen

Het Funen creates an urban oasis in a former industrial zone in Amsterdam.

Forum Prager Strasse Dresden

The major connection between the remnants of the historical old town and the monumental central station turned into a shopping centre.

Juvenile Institute The Doggershoek

A paradoxical task: make a closed juvenile institute with maximum security in combination with optimal treatment facilities. The answer is a fortress from the...

Schiecentrale 4B

Schiecentrale 4B is the final block in the redevelopment of the former Schiehaven power plant and surroundings. The combination of office space, residential units...

Museum quarter ’s-Hertogenbosch

With a restrained but timeless architecture, Bierman Henket has brought together different structures to form a world with a pleasant atmosphere and a logical...

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