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Opening Exhibition 25 years droog

"Enter the Past and See the Future" is the title of the 25th anniversary exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Droog design. 

This exhibition features 32 projects chosen by co-founder and director, Renny Ramakers, including the Slow Glow lamp by NEXT architects i.c.w. Aura Luz Melis. The exhibition will be on show from 26 April until 27 May 2018 at Hôtel Droog in Amsterdam.

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Centraal Museum buys Slow Glow

Centraal Museum Utrecht expands their Droog design collection with 56 objects. These include the Slow Glow lamp by NEXT architects i.c.w. Aura Luz Melis.

The museum already has the largest droog collection in the world. The acquisition corresponds with Droog Design's 25th anniversary.

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Interview series in De Architect

De Architect published a series of 4 interviews with John van de Water, partner NEXT architects in Beijing.

NEXT architect was founded in Amsterdam in 1999. At the end of 2004 came the ambition to open a branch in China. In these interviews John Van de Water reflect on what it meant to open a business in China.

→ part 1: NEXT in China → part 2: NEXT in China → part 3: Cultural differences → part 4: Decision-making in China
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Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

The Lucky Knot is part of the exhibition 'Designing Playful Cities' opening today at the Museum of Design Atlanta.

How can we design play into urban environments? Designing Playful Cities encourages visitors of all ages to engage in play in their day-to-day activities. 

→ website MODA
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Photo album visit Queen Maxima

On Thursday 7 February Queen Maxima visited NEXT China's office in Beijing.

Topics the Queen and John van de Water discussed during the visit included water management and sustainable urban development.

→ see photo album on De Architect's website
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Exhibition Holland Boulevard and Rijksmuseum

A model of Holland Boulevard and Rijksmuseum Schiphol will be on display during Modellenbureau, an exhibition at ARCAM, the Architecture Centre Amsterdam.

The Dutch polder landscape was the main source of inspiration for the Holland Boulevard at Schiphol Airport, which consists of numerous Dutch 'rooms'. This international departure hall with the new Rijksmuseum opened to the public in September 2017.

The festiva opening of the exhibition takes place on 23 Febriary at 17:00 h.

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→ RSVP for the event
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Design Museum's #Architecturefriday

The Elastic Perspective is the subject of the London Design Museum's #architecturefriday of today.

For #architecturefriday, the museum invites a new guest curator each month to present unique architectural projects. Guest curator Designboom choses the Elastic Perspective.

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New step for NEXT

As of 1 January 2018 Joost Lemmens is the first associate of NEXT architects. With this position NEXT affirms the longstanding collaboration with Joost, who joined the office in 2005.

NEXT is always ready to make the next move and to explore new ways of collaboration and entrepreneurship. The choice to include the associate position in the office's organisation fits well within this vision of NEXT.

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NEXT is hiring

We are looking for an ambitious architect with extensive knowledge and experience in Revit (BIM).

At NEXT we aim at a broad development of all our employees to contribute to the large diversity of projects we are working on.

→ see job opening


Happy new year!

What are you making NEXT?

Also for 2018 we look forward to a creative year, full of collaborations and experiments. 

→ Download here you own NEXT stencil


Bicycle Architecture Biennale in Leiden

What if cycling became the key organizing principle for urban growth and the design of new buildings? 

The international 'Bicycle Architecture Biennale' (BAB) is an exhibition of unique and innovative bicycle architecture and solutions, including the Dafne Schippers bridge by NEXT and Rudy Uytenhaak + Partners Architecten i.s.m. Bureau B+B en Arup. After being shown at Westergasfabriek (June 2017) and CIRCL Amsterdam (November 2017), the exhibition is traveling to Leiden for the Architecture Week: Bicycle Metropolis from 19 to 25 April De Tuin van de Smid. 

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NEXT is hiring

NEXT architect is looking for an ambitious architect with a passion for urbanism.

Please find here more information and a description of the position at the link below

→ job offer (in Dutch)


New aerial images IJsseldelta

The cold weather that swept over Europe over the last week resulted in beautiful aerial images of the project IJsseldelta.

Ruimte voor de Rivier IJsseldelta is a large-scale infrastructure project that combines water management and urban development with the creation of a new ecological delta area around the Reevediep.

→ see all aerial images
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Exhibition: Do it Like Droog

NEXT's architect's 'fat lamp' slow glow is part of the exhibition Do it Like Droog: 25 Years Droog Design at Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, the Netherlands.

To mark their jubilee year, Droog brings together iconic designs from its own collection in an exhibition entitled Do it Like Droog. For 25 years, the platform has been working with many prominent Dutch designers on projects and products that initiate public debate or reflect on it. Do it Like Droog is on view at Museum Kranenburgh untill 21 May 2018.

→ exhibition website
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Minister I&W places first pole at Reevesluis

By placinmg the first pole this morning, Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen kicked off the construction works at the new Reevesluis in the Dronter lake.

This is one of the four projects aimed at water safety and the development of the area in the IJsseldelta region and that will be completed in 2022. NEXT architects is involved in the realisation within the consortium Isala Delta, with a.o. Boskalis and Van Hattum en Blankevoort.

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Publication Room for the River

Blauwdruk publishers presents a beautiful book with photographs, maps and descriptions as an overview of the more than 30 projects that make up Room for the River.

With IJsseldelta and the Zalige bridge, NEXT is closely involved in this large-scale water management project that combines nature, engineering and architecture.

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New video Zalige bridge

Poetic images showing the Zalige bridge embracing the water in Nijmegen.

The project is a commission of the Municipality of Nijmegen and is part of the flood risk management programme Room for the River Waal.
I.c.w. H+N+S Landscape Architects, Witteveen & Bos, Dura Vermeer Infra, Ploegam, Ingenieursbureau Amsterdam and Trafique. Aerial shots: Studio White Cat 

→ watch video
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Water reaches highest point

The Zalige bridge is not accessible through the stepping stones any more.

Now the water levels are reaching the highest point: 12,5 m NAP+. As a crest above the river, the Zalige bridge stands for our inextricable relationship to water.

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Redesigning Amsterdam

How will Amsterdam develop over the next years, and what is possible when we look for common solutions? These are the  central questions during the exhibition Speed Up / Slow Down at ARCAM.

The Architecture Centre Amsterdam (ARCAM) exhibits the results of the design studios held over the last year and that investigated the challenges, limitations and possibilities of six hotspots in Amsterdam.

Marijn Schenk led one of the design studios on Amsterdam Sloterdijk. "Speed Up / Slow Down: Redesigning Amsterdam" is on view from 15 December 2017 till 18 February 2018. The exhibition is accompanied by the launch of a digital publication that explains the process and results in detail.

→ website ARCAM


Opening new bicycle lane Kamperstraatweg

On 11 april, Deputy Boerman, alderman Veldhoen and district head De Wolf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment officially openend the new bicycle lane along the Kamperstraatweg.

Within the project Room for the River IJsseldelta, NEXT has been working on the inlet structure and the recreational lock in the new IJssel dike. The two eye-catching objects strenghten the recreational value of the bicycle lane along the Kamperstraatweg. The design for the inlet focuses on the experience of both function and operation of the structure: the passage of water from the IJssel.

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World Water Day

World Water Day is an initiative of the United Nations to celebrate the importance of water.

The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring how to face the water challenges of the 21st century not by fighting the water but by embracing it.

→ World Water Day by United Nations
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Video Bicycle Architecture Biennale

Where can the bicycle take us?⠀This video of the Bicycle Architecture Biennale shows the power of bicycle infrastructure

The Bicycle Architecture Biennale was held in Amsterdam in 2017 and was organised by Cyclespace i.c.w. BAM. The Dafne Schippers briudge was one of the featured projects. 

→ website BAB
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Work in progress: It goddeloas Fiersicht

It goddeloas Fiersicht is one of the three artworks that are being made for De Centrale As. Since 2008, NEXT is closely involved in the design and realisation of this read. 

What you see here is the mold for the concrete elements that make up the landmark. The structure consists of 43 layers that are stacked on each other like enourmous blocks. The mold is designed in such a way that it is possible to use this one single mold for all the layers! 

It goddeloas Fiersicht is a project commissioned by Projectbureau De Centrale As and in collaboration with G. De Haan & Zn. and Noppert Beton.

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Royal visit in Beijing

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will pay a visit to NEXT's offices in Beijing on 8 February.

The office is located in a former factory of the People’s Education Press and is a recent transformation project by NEXT. The visit is part of the programme of the royal couple for a 2-day working visit to China.

→ about the working visit
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RIDE A BIKE! Reclaim the city

Dafne Schippersbridge included in the upcoming exhibition RIDE A BIKE! Reclaim the city at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt.

The exhibition shows projects from all across the world that make the case for Reclaiming the City. How does bicycle infrastructure look like if it is to help persuade yet more people to get on their bike in the future? 

The exhibition will be on view from and 21 April to 21 September 2018 and is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) with funds available for the implementation of the National Cycling Plan 2020.

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IDFA Documentary

The trailer of the IDFA documentary 'Why We Cycle' closes with a special image: the curling bike lane of the Dafne Schippersbridge.

To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. This documentary about the exceptional cycling culture in the Netherlands researches the effects of cycling on people, societies, and the organization of cities. The documentary was presented during IDFA 2017 and was produced by Marco te Brömmelstroet (professor cycling culture at the University of Amsterdam), Arne Gielen, Gertjan Hulster (filmmakers Nieuw en Verbeterd) and journalist Jeroen Dirks.


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Zaligebrug plays with high water

The Zalige bridge is turning high water into an attraction. With the rising water in Nijmegen the bridge is reachable only through stepping stones. 

The Zaligebridge becomes the ultimate place to experience the high water. The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment expects water levels to reach the highest point tomorrow: 12 m NAP+. Then, even the stepping stones will be submerged under the water. 

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Nijmegen Architecture Prize

The experience of the landscape and the recreational value of the surrounding urban river park are the key elements to the Zaligebrug. On 29 January both the jury prize and the public prize will be awarded. 

→ vote here for the public prize 
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