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North Third Ring Middle Road
100088 Bejing / China
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Nomination Marcus Prize

We are honoured to be nominated for the Marcus Prize, an international architectural prize awarded every two years to "recognize the talent and achievements of architects at the beginning of their greatness."

The award is supported by the Marcus Corporation Foundation and administered by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Previous winners include: Winy Maas (MVRDV), Joshua Prince-Ramus (REX), Sou Fujimoto, Diébédo Francis Kéré, Alejandro Aravena, and Frank Barkow (Barkow Leibinger). 

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Call for projects Bicycle Architecture Biennale

Bicycle Architecture Biennale to open in June is looking for the most inspiring projects. Apply before 15 April 2019.

The Bicycle Architecture Biennale (BAB) is a prestigious showcase of cutting edge and high profile architecture that facilitates bicycle uptake around the world. After a successful first edition, inspiring thousands of visitors in 2017/18 to imagine new possibilities for urban living, the BAB will return in June, and applications for entry are now open

→ more info and apply


NEXT wins competition Oostenburg

NEXT wins the competition by Stadgenoot for the design an apartment tower for student social housing in Oostenburg Amsterdam! This was announced last Friday by the jury at ARCAM.

The jury was especially taken by the inventiveness of the floorplan, which maximises the apartments' qualities, including sunlight and view. The expressive collective terraces are strategically located on each two floors to strenghten community building and connections between the tenants.

We also congratulate the other winners of the competition: HOH Architecten​ and Urban Echoes​. The two young, talented offices will design the two adjacent housing blocks.

Over the coming years, Oostenburg will be developed into a new, robust city district with 1500 houses - a mix of social and private housing, café, shops and workspaces.

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Presentation BAU München

On Saturday 18 january at 13:00 h Marijn Schenk is giving a lecture at the BAU München as part of the AIT-Dialog programme.

With the presentation "Making City: Towards an Architecture that Connects," Marijn Schenk will contribute to the panel "Places of new learning." The BAU München is the leading trade fair for architecture, construction and materials. 

→ full programme

→ website BAU München


Our vision for Oostenburg

How do you make an inclusive city that creates spaces for interaction? On Thursday 28 February NEXT is presenting its vision for Oostenburg at Architecture Centre Amsterdam. 

Housing corporation Stadgenoot asked NEXT architects, along with two other experienced and 4 young talented architect offices, to make a bold and contemporary design for lot 6 at Oostenburg. On this lot, the housing corporation wants to build 150 rental apartments for young people, 30 for seniors, and a workspaces. The architects took the core values for Oostenburg (island, tough, lively and rich in contrast) as the starting point. The resulting designs excel in robustness, innovation and sometimes even dare to experiment.

The designs of NEXT and the other six architects' offices can be seen from 5 March to 7 April 2019 in a mini-exhibition in Arcam.

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Radio 1: A testcase for a sustainable airline industry

John van de Water, partner NEXT architects Beijing speaks on Radio 1 News about NEXT's most recent Chinese projects, a.o. the new Shanghe airport and the transformation of a former mine area.

"Airports are known as one of the most polluting architectural projects. In Shanghe we want to build a testcase for a more sustainable airline industry" explain John van de Water.

→ listen here (Dutch)
→ view project