Dutch-Chinese Lucky Knot by NEXT architects connects, illuminates and entertains
NEXT architects are working on a unique series of bridges all over the world. This time, their latest design isn’t an intriguing bat bridge (nominated for the 2016 Dutch Design Awards), but an iconic bridge in China: the Lucky Knot. The new pedestrian bridge in the Chinese mega city Changsha was unveiled to the public a few weeks ago.
NEXT's Vlotwatering bridge is featured at the exhibition by Green Cross International at Geneva's United Nations Office.
Today the exhibition "The Future We Want" is officially opening at the the Palais de Nations in Geneva and will be there on view from the 13th to 31st October 2016. Afterwards, the exhibit will also be sent to Marrakesh for the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November.
"The Future We Want" showcases promising examples from around the globe of solutions for a sustainable future.
NEXT architects is selected for the Waterfront/Noorderkaap development in Amsterdam.
Amvest en Hurks develop the residential project Waterfront/Noorderkaap at the Graasweg in Amsterdam, where 5 residential towers will be erected on the north shore of the IJ, with a view over the water and the city. NEXT has been selected together with Orange Architects and Powerhouse Company to design the buildings.
Tonight, the open-air theatre De Dwarskop is premiered on a very special location.
In october De Centrale As, between Oudega and Dokkum, will officially open to traffic. To celebrate, numerous sportive, cultural and commercial activities are organised. De Dwerskop (SOLD OUT) is is a special edition of Bergum's group ‘Iepenloftpul’ and BUOG and will be performed in the middle of De Centrale As, in front of Bergum's acqueduct. It is a musical and visual open-air theatre. The performance is executed in collaboration with two hundred local inhabitants.
De Dwerskop is one of the activities organised for the grand opening of De Centrale As and is organised by De Centrale As i.c.w. Bouwcombinatie Nije Daam.
On 23 May 2016, the world’s first Rose Museum officially opened to the public. This is the same day as the start of the 2016 World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) Convention.
“The Rose Museum aims to create a new architecture for China, in which history and modernity, art and architecture blend,” explains NEXT architects China partner Jiang Xiaofei. For this unique building NEXT Architects China designed a solid museum volume covered by a silk-like skin of stainless steel with a papercut pattern of Chinese roses.
THE VLOTWATERING BRIDGE A.K.A. THE BAT BRIDGE NOMINATED IN THE CATEGORY HABITAT
According to the selection committee, the Bat Bridge shows that building with attention for biodiversity does not have to affect good design. The committee praises the addition of an important emotional layer, being that of a new ecosystem. In an area with a fairly hard look, a pleasant, almost romantic creation has arisen. The environment was enriched with nature, creating new possibilities.
The selection committee of one of the most important awards in the design industry compiled a shortlist of 26 finalists in 6 categories (Fashion, Product, Habitat, Design Research, Communication and Service & Systems). In October an international professional jury will choose the winner for each of the 6 categories.
RIV// URBAN CHIQUE LIVING IN THE RIVIERENBUURT, AMSTERDAM SOUTH
RIV// stands for living in a majestic, urban and yet peaceful way in a ‘new’ part of Rivierenbuurt. The whole RIV: that is living in a green part of Rivierenbuurt, by the water. A stately but light apartment building with unusual brick facades, large windows and high entrances with many opportunities to experience the outdoors – balconies, terraces, roof terraces. This provides lovely views of the water, greenery and the city.
The sale of the RIV// apartments is going on very successful.
VLOTWATERINGBRIDGE AT SHOW, 15 MAY - 4 DEC, VIRSERUM ART MUSEUM, SWEDEN
Architecture of Necessity is an international triennial for sustainable community building, and is part of the project WOOD 2016 by Virserum Art Museum. Architecture of Necessity encourages discussions about the fundamental values of architecture. A humble questioning of the living and consumption patterns that emerged over the past century, which cut right across many traditional political boundaries.
one out of five dwellings currently available
A unique dwelling as part of Villa Overgooi is now available. The dwelling is part of the collective housing project Villa Overgooi, built in 2008. Its' location and orientation provide a unique character with both benefits of a free standing villa and the benefits of a collective housing project; views in all directions and a big garden surrounding the building. The open floorplan makes it a urban loft situated in the open typical Dutch polder landscape. This is your chance to buy one of the five villas.
NEW INTERIOR LOUNGE AREA BETWEEN E- AND F-PIER AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL ALMOST IN USE
From the end of March, the lounge area of Holland Boulevard at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be in use. NEXT designed the interior. The project will be delivered in phases. A sneak preview on Schiphol TV gives a nice impression of the colourful and attractive lounge area. It also includes a beautiful scene of the design we made for KLM, also in the same area.
Holland Boulevard is a place to relax, wander round and to get inspired by all things Dutch.
MAY CREATIVITY FLOURISH IN THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY! LUCKY KNOT BRIDGE FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR. READY SOON...
The Lucky Knot Bridge, also known as Dragon King Kong Bridge, is more than just a connection. It is the key project for the development of the public space of the river park in the Meixi Lake District in Changsha capital of the Hunan province in China.
THE ARC15 DETAIL AWARD FOR VLOTWATERINGBRIDGE
Our project Vlotwateringbridge won the ARC15 Award. Our 'bat-bridge' was unanimously elected by the jury. We are very honored to receive this prize.
The ARC15 Detail Award honors challenging architecture projects that stand out through their innovative details within a coherent overall concept.
This is the Municipality of Amsterdam's yearly prize for the best initiative in the field of redevelopment and renovation.
The winning project is announced by alderman Eric van der Burg during "The Prizes 2016" on Wednesday 7 December. B.Amsterdam is a new concept-office space in the former IBM headquartes in Amsterdam. The 5 floors of the enormous building are redesigned as a living and dynamic city to work, live and meet.
Tonight at 19:00 the Centrale As is officially open to traffic.
This opening marks 8 years of close collaboration between NEXT architects and H + N + S Landscape Architects and the long-term, close involvement in the large-scale infrastructure project and De Central As. The architect team NEXT / H+N+S was responsible for spatial quality, design and for the integration of civil works, the landscape-, planting- and lighting plan.
"This approach serves as a model of how to make explicitly visible the concept of spatial quality. With their integral approach, the architects succeeded in bringing together the worlds of the landscape and the road with her artworks." state the aldermen Albert van der Ploeg (Dongeradeel), Roelof Bos (Dantumadeel) and Houkje Rijpstra (Tytsjerksteradiel).
From Monday 26 September, the Dafne Schippersbridge over the Amsterdam Rijn Canal in Utrecht is effectvely taking form.
the bridge's most important components are placed. You can follow the construction works live in Utrecht of though webcam. In the weekend of 8 and 9 October, the Municipality of Utrecht is placing a stand in the neighbourhood of Oog in Al for people to see the happenings from the first row. In Leidsche Rijn a place is created to see the placement of the bridge's components and to receive information about the works and the bridge.
This morning the first pillar of the Nieuwendijksebrug was placed nearby Kampen, in the Dutch Province of Overijssel.
The bridge is part of a large-scale infrastructure and water management project Ruimte voor de Rivier IJsseldelta. NEXT architects and H+N+S landscape architects developed a Spatial Quality Plan with the design and construction requirements for the artworks, bridges and floodgates. The project IJsseldelta is a commission of Rijkswaterstaat and the Dutch province of Overijssel.
The design for the Tramsquare in Purmerend is nominated for the Arie Keppler Prize 2016 in the category of Landscape, Urban and Regional Planning.
This is the eight year that MOOI North Holland issues the Arie Keppler Prize. The prize recognises individuals and organizations for an outstanding performance in the field of architecture, urbanism, landscape- and urban planning and cultural heritage in the province of North Holland in the last two years.
The project by NEXT architects that is nominated aims to restore and increase the quality of the public spaces in Purmerend’s tram square. Traditionally, the square is one of the main entrances to the city Purmerend. However, the square lost its original function and liveliness due to the dismissal of train and boat connections, and the rise of private cars as the foremost means of transportation.
The Tram Square in Purmerend is one of the 12 nominated projects out of 89 entries. On Friday 23 September 2016, the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in the beautiful town hall Velsen, where the closing celebrations of the jubilee event OVERMOOI are also taking place.
NEXT architects presents the installation BREATHING HOME_START UP HOME
The presentation is part of the collateral event ‘ACROSS CHINESE CITIES–CHINA HOUSE VISION’, curated by Beatrice Leanza (BJDW) and Michele Brunello (DONTSTOP Architettura), presented at Ca’ Tron, a 16th century Palazzo at the Canal Grande in Venice.
The show renders manifest the contextual phenomena – economic, urban, social – that inform the research trajectories, motives and conditions behind 12 architectural proposals by reflecting on the implications of rethinking ‘habitation’ beyond the strict confines of the ‘private’, featuring among others Atelier Deshaus, Beijing Centre for the Arts (with Kengo Kuma, Winy Maas and Au Yeung Ying Chai), MAD Architects, Trace Architecture Office, URBANUS, ZAO/standardarchitecture and NEXT architects.
INNOVATIVE STARTUP HOTSPOT TAKES SHAPE
NEXT transformed the former IBM office at the Johan Huizingalaan 763 in Amsterdam, into a multifunctional building for B.Amsterdam, suitable for multiple businesses and creative startups. The design concerns a complete new look and feel including a new inviting entrance, rooftop, open office floors and also gets a vibrant restaurant and bar.
The greenhouse has just been installed by Buitelaar Metaal.
HESTIA OPERATES FROM THE REGGIO EMILIA PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
NEXT architects and Claudia Linders have translated the Reggio Emilia philosophy into a spatial concept of the building as a city: a collection of different spaces within which children can always find a new place; can go exploring. Just like in a real town, all rooms connected to each other and go from large to small space, from high to low space.
The building has received different nominations for the design. This week Hestia celebrates its 12,5 years anniversary.
THE MELKWEGBRIDGE AT SHOW, 25 MARCH - 23 OCTOBER IN DESIGN MUSEUM GHENT, BELGIUM
Bike to the Future, a joint effort of Design museum Gent and the IMF Foundation, offers a glimpse of the future of the bike. Both talent and inventiveness are the driving forces behind this exhibition, where brilliant ideas and ingenious prototypes are key.
The bicycle has a profound impact on the development of towns and cities, provoking new design typologies and urban infrastructures such as novel bike-specific bridges and tunnels. Now more than ever, urban planning is heading back to the future - back to when cities were life-sized places with rational and practical solutions for moving people around.
DIKE AS LANDSCAPE ICON
The water rises, the dikes are getting higher and higher and are subjected to change. Are we capable of designing an ‘Adaptieve Dijk’ (adaptive dike), that’s meant to change, on the rhythm of the climate and society? NEXT architects has examined within an interdisciplinary team, with H+N+S landscape architects amongst others, the opportunities for spatial development along the Waal dike and outlined strategies for dike transition for the next 100 years.
This research was held as part of the design study 'Adaptieve dijk' (adaptive dike), initiated by BNA Research in cooperation with the Dutch water boards and the Delta Design Platform.
NEXT DESIGNED THE INTERIOR OF THE RENEWED HOLLAND BOULEVARD
Anyone who is going an international flight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol may encounter these signs with the images of NEXT architects. The renewed Holland Boulevard is a new lounge at the airport. The project will be delivered this year. 2016 is the year that Schiphol celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The Transfer Centre 6 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the PRM Lounge are expected to become available at their new locations by the end of January 2016. The passenger area will be completed in March. This includes the seating area with Internet services, the Airport Library, Aviflora, Swatch, Science Center NEMO and Rituals. The Rijksmuseum and museum shop are planned for the upcoming autumn.
The bat-bridge by NEXT is nominated for the Dutch Design Awards 2016.
A maquette of de Vlotwatering bridge is on view at the Dutch Design Awards Show during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The exhibition open this Saturday and is on view from 22 - 30 October in the Veemgebouw.
Stunning photographs by architecture photographer Francisco Nogueira of B.Amsterdam.
B.Amsterdam is the redevelopment of the former IBM headquarters building in Amsterdam. The large-scale building has been tranformed into a lively hotspot and an innovative working space concept. Restaurant Bureau is situated on the roofpark. The starting point for B.Amsterdam is 'the building as a city', where startups and creative entrepreneurs work, live and grow together.
On Friday 2 September, the gas station is officially opened.
The station is opened by the Deputy Mayor of the municipality of Purmerend, Hans Krieger and the director of AVIA Marees, Dick Jan Marees. With the AVIA gas station, the renovation of the Tram Square area is completed. NEXT architects’ urban plan for the new Tram Square focuses on the residential quality and the historical context. The result is a high-quality public space where all the square’s elements share a common language in material and detail.
On Wednesday 27 July, the first in a series of bat-friendly hop-over bicycle bridges was placed.
The bridge is part of the large-scale infrastructure project: De Centrale As (N356). De Centrale As is a largely new 25 km highway running through the Northern Fryske Wâlden between Dokkum and Nijega. Here, a number of innovative hop- overs and hop-over bike bridges will be realized. Hop-overs are special constructions to safely guide bats over the road. Where possible, this is combined with a bicycle- and pedestrian bridge: a bridge for both humans and animals. The innovative character of these works reflects the De Centrale As’ socio-economic, ecological and landscaping ambitions.
NEXT architects and H+N+S Landscape Architects were closely involved in all stages of the design process. Together they developed the vision for the integration of road, artworks, (bicycle) bridges and hop-overs. In collaboration with ecological research- and consulting firm Altenburg & Wymenga, NEXT architects worked on the unique hop-overs and hop-over bicycle bridges.
ON MONDAY 27 JUNE AT 20:00H, NEXT ARCHITECTS IS INVITED TO SPEAK DURING THE LIVE TALKSHOW URBAN LIFE AT DE BALIE, AMSTERDAM.
Urban Life (Stadsleven) is a monthly public programme presented by journalist Tracy Metz about living in cities. The last edition before the summer focuses on China, as the country is facing major challenges due to the rapid urbanisation, social and demographic changes.
During this evening, special guests contribute to the theme with their own perspective and experience: Ruben Terlou (filmmaker and photographer), Linda Vlassenrood (International New Town Institute), Leo van Hee (EYE Film Institute) and Neville Mars (MARS Architects). Marijn Schenk from NEXT Architects tells about the research and work for BREATHING HOME_START UP HOME, which is currently being shown at the exhibition ‘ACROSS CHINESE CITIES–CHINA HOUSE VISION’ at the Venice International Architecture Biennial. Even though people are increasingly moving towards cities, many buildings are still vacant. Can we respond to this problem by using the habitational needs of a new generation of young people?
Experience the vast construCTION site of De Centrale As (N356)
The construction of the 24km long motorway De Centrale As is in full swing. Last week we pinpointed the position for the name of the Aquaduct. In October, everything has to be ready and we will open the motorway. So this is the last time you can visit the building site on various locations during Construction Day on Saturday, June 4th.
June 4 - Construction Day
10:00 to 16:00 pm
What happens on these building sites? How does the construction of an aquaduct look like? How do they work on the new road near Dokkum? You are welcome at various locations between Dokkum and Drachten.
MELKWEGBRIDGE AT SHOW, 4 MAY – 5 JUNE, GALERIE PASSAGE DU DÉSIR, PARIS
The exhibition “Passages, transitional spaces for the 21st-century city”, initiated by Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement (IVM), starts its international tour in Paris. Afterwards, the exhibition will go on tour to Shanghai, Toronto, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and other cities in the international program during 2016-2017.
Shortcuts, transitional spaces, special routes, passages (tunnels, bridges, walkways, urban cable ways, escalators…) facilitate access for all to the city. They're also places of sensory experience, of transition between different physical, cultural and symbolic worlds. The exhibition shows the diversity of urban barriers in the world and educates visitors about the role of passages as everyday spaces in today’s urban mobilities.
PRESENTATION DESIGN STUDY FOR MORE VIABILITY AND SPACE, APRIL 7TH AT TU DELFT
With this seminar the BNA design study 'Highway and City' sets its’ next step in the development of future-oriented visions for improving the relationship between highway and city focused on livability, accessibility and use of space.
NEXT is leading the interdisciplinary design team that’s working on the future visions for the urban ring roads, according to the Amsterdam A10 ring road, location Gooiseweg. In collaboration with FABRIC, Veenenbos and Bosch Landscape Architects and Grontmij we’re exploring future mobility concepts.
The presentation is followed by an interactive discussion together with representatives of Municipality of Amsterdam, Rijkswaterstaat and Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and Delft University of Technology.
EXPERIENCE THE DYNAMICS OF THE RIVER LANDSCAPE, WHILE WALKING OVER THE ZALIGEPAD TO VEUR-LENT
March 28th is the inauguration of the new island Veur-Lent in Nijmegen and the river park in the Waal. This celebration marks the fruitful work of the last three years for the 'Room for the Waal River’. As part of this program, NEXT has worked on the Zaligebrug: the Zaligepad in the floodplains. On Easter Monday there is an extensive program. Besides the official program, we invite everyone for a stroll on the Zaligepad across the park over the water.
Start 2pm: introduction on the Zaligebrug by Michel Schreinemachters, NEXT architects
Location: Oosterhoutsedijk/Zaligestraat in Nijmegen, at the beginning of the Zaligebrug.
Are you joining? Just let us know via email@example.com
NEXT DESIGNED THE ZALIGEBRUG FOR THE 'ROOM FOR THE WAAL RIVER' PROJECT
The Zaligebrug (Citadelbrug) connects the new Veur-Lent island with the Northern Waal riverbank. The Zaligebrug is a bridge that spans the ancillary channel as a winding path (zalige pad). The bridge blends very 'natural' with the floodplain landscape, where the access to the bridge appears very adventurously. The bridge will be completed this March. The 'Room for the Waal River' project is part of the national program 'Room for the River'.
A nice drone video provides a bird's eye view of the project.
Lianjiang Butterfly Bay in the Chinese city Fuzhou, is one of the NEXT-projects that have been realised last year.
The site is located next to a branch of the Min River. The aim of the masterplan is the exploit the proximity of water by connecting to as many buildings as possible.
BICYCLE BRIDGE NAMED AFTER DAFNE SCHIPPERS
The new bicycle bridge over the Amsterdam-Rhine canal, designed by NEXT, will be named after Dafne Schippers, the world 200m Dutch athletics world champion from Utrecht. The Utrecht municipal initiated a public vote for the name of the new bridge. The majority voted for the Dafne Schippersbrug.