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Karin Laglas (Ymere): Government, take back control of housing

Bart Reuser interviewed Karin Laglas (Ymere) about urban development. The interview was published on Stadszaken.

In the coming years, a lot must be build to be able to meet the growing demand for housing, but who is taking control? Bart Reuser of NEXT architects is asking this question to prominent people in the housing sector. This week: Karin Laglas, Director of Ymere.

→ Read full interview
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Grand opening of the Dafne Schippersbridge

Saturday 13 May at 13:30 h the Dafne Schippersbridge will be officially opened.

The bridge will be opened by top athlete Dafne Schippers, together with alderman Lot van Hooijdonk and 18 children from the neighbourhoods of Oog in Al and Leidsche Rijn.

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Column on Urban Development

Bart Reuser's column, published by 'Stadszaken' and 'We Make the Netherlands' summarises the presentation about 'Housing and Urban Development' at Pakhuis De Zwijger on 5 April.

During the last Dutch election, remarkably little attention was given to the way we reside, work and live...

→ Read full column (in Dutch)
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Biking over the roof of a school

Unique combination of bridge and school opened on 3 april in Utrecht. 

The Dafne Schippersbridge is a winning design by NEXT architects and Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau in collaboration with Arup and Bureau B+B commissioned by the City of Utrecht. The bridge integrates a cycle and pedestrian bridge with a school and a public garden, forming one single cohesive design.

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Winner Dutch Construction Prize 2017

NEXT architects is part of the winning team for the Dutch Construction Prize 2017 with the project Ruimte voor de Waal

Within Ruimte voor de Waal, NEXT realised their poetic Zaligebrug, a bridge that plays upon people's experience of the river. Ruimte voor de Waal is a project commissioned by the municipality of Nijmegen i.c.w. Rijkswaterstaat, the province of Gelderland and the Dutch Water Authority Rivierenland.

→ more info about the prize 
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NEXT projects in Portugal

NEXT architects is working on a housing project in Cascais, Portugal

The proposal for the "Urbanistic Requalification of the Cascais Vila" that is being developed in collaboration with Fragmentos de Arquitectura, was presented this week at the Cascais Cultural Centre in Portugal.

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Bridges that connect in Het Financieele Dagblad

In a full-page article, Het Financieele Dagblad covers NEXT's unique bridges

"Eyecatchers connect citizens" is title of the article that was published last weekend after an interview conducted by Het Financieele Dagblad with Michael Schreinemachers.


Interview for Dutch Embassy in Beijing

The Netherlands Embassy in China publishes an interview with John van de Water, partner NEXT architects Beijing.

In the interview, John reflects on how the Netherlands and China can learn from and complement each other.

→ read full interview


AetA Leliman debate 2017 with Marijn Schenk

On Wednesday 24 May, Marijn Schenk discusses Architecture as connection with Boris Zeisser, from Natrufied Architecture. The evening is organised by Architectura et Amicitia.

This evening is part of a series of four conversations in 2017 about Architecture and Society. Central themes that will be addressed include: art, craftmanship, society and vitality.

→ More info and programme


Workshop in Sicily

This week, Marijn Schenk and Bart Reuser are conducting a 3-day workshop in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily.

NEXT will be present with LOLA Landscape Architecture. Aim of the workshop is to reflect on the cultural, spatial and infrastructural context of the city. The project is initiated by AutonomeForme Architettura and is supported by the European Commission. 


Preview Rijksmuseum at Shiphol

With a delegation from Schiphol, Rijksmuseum, ING we had a look at the ongoing construction works at the Rijksmuseum's new glass pavillion, designed by NEXT at Schiphol Airport.

The pavillion is part of the broader design for Holland Boulevard at Schiphol Airport, and offers visitors a unique, cultural experience of the Netherlands. The entire Holland Boulevard area, including the Rijksmuseum, is expected to open later this year.

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Sneak Preview Dafne Schippers Bridge

A delegation from the City of Amsterdam had an look at the newest bridge in Utrecht before it opens on 3 april.

The Dafne Schippers Bridge is unique in combining a cyclist and pedestrians bridge, a school and a park into one cohesive design. The sneak preview on 23 March was organised by NEXT architects, in collaboration with Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau, Bureau B+B and Arup. 

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Project of the day: B.Amsterdam

Architecture magazine De Architect featured B.Amsterdam as the Project of the Day.

B.Amsterdam is a new working space concept in the former IMB headquarters building in the Rieker Business Park in Amsterdam’s Nieuw-West district.

→ website De Architect
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NEXT Beijing is looking for architects and researchers

NEXT architects Beijing has positions available for Architects on all levels (senior, mid-level, junior and interns).

The position is based in our Beijing office.

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Lighting Design in the dark

NEXT architects and Arup’s light plan for De Centrale As connects road and landscape.

How to light a road that has been so carefully integrated into the national landscape of the Noardlike Fryske Wâlden? According to NEXT and Arup, the best way to do this is to cherish the darkness. The lighting design for De Centrale As brings architecture, nature, landscape and culture together to strengthen the experience and identity of the road. 

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Revisiting Cities

Bart Reuser's study Seoulutions has been reprinted in "Revisiting Cities."

The book series "Revisting Cities" is part of the research project "Boundary Unlimited" by Tsaiher Cheng and explores urban renewal methodologies employed in Taipei, Seoul and Shanghai. What have the urban renewal experiences in these three cities taught us? What practicable planning methodologies may be developed with such experiences? 

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NEXT shortlisted for AD100 top architects

NEXT architects is shortlisted for the AD100 2017 in China. The ceremony will take place in Shanghai on 23 June.

Every year AD100 awards the best in architecture and interior design, profiling the top talents and firms that create imaginative, intelligent, and inspiring architecture and design in China. 


International coverage for Dafne Schippers bridge

"An air photograph of the Dafne Schippers bridge is going viral"

wrote the Dutch newspaper AD earlier this week after the bridge was praised in notable international magazines and blogs, including: DesignboomDezeen en Furbiz.

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Presentation about Urban Development at Pakhuis de Zwijger

On 5 April, Bart Reuser participated to the debate about Urban Development at Pakhuis de Zwijger. 

In the Netherlands we are facing a major issue when it comes to housing and Urban Development. By 2050, 700.000 new homes should be built. Urban development calls for a strong cooperation between parties, an integral approach and a strong vision. But who is taking the responsibility?

→ Watch debate online
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Nomination Roof of the year 2016

The nominated project is the public elemantary school Oog in Al, by NEXT architects with Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau and B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture. 

In the city of Utrecht, the unique design combines the roof of the school with the Dafne Schippersbridge, thereby becoming part of the bicycle route connecting the city centre with the new neighbourhood Leisdche Rijn. The winning project will be anounced during the award ceremony on 24 March.

→ read more about the awards
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Almost ready: the Dafne Schippers bridge

Utrecht's newest cyclist route leads you over the roof of the ementary school Oog in Al. 

The Dafne Schippersbridge is about to open next month and will connect the neighbourhood of Leidsche Rijn to the centre of Utrecht.

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NEXT's hotspots in Beijing

De Volkskrant interviewed John van de Water, NEXT atchitects partner Beijing for the travel special in VK Magazine, 21 januari.

Hotspots include the Rose Museum, designed by NEXT. This is the first museum entirely dedicated to roses and opened to the public last May 2016.

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Office Wheel wins SKEPPpitch 2017!

NEXT architects wins the SKEPPpitch for the most innovative office concept and will be realised in collaboration with DITT (formerly SKEPP).

The SKEPPpitch took place on 12 January 2017 at WTC Amsterdam. The design was a response to the question to realise an office no larger than 12 m2. NEXT's Office Wheel is a multi-purpose, mobile office on 3,14 m2. 

→ read more about the SKEPPpitch
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NEXT's Lucky Knot has been published in the magazine Wired

"The Lucky Knot is more than a utilitarian pathway: it connects people, places, needs, and experiences" - wrote Wired about the Dutch-Chinese bridge.

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