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Start construction

Almost five years after the delivery of the sketch design, the first pile marks the start of construction of the Hestia Daycare center. The completion of the building is scheduled for july 2012.

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asian lectures: expo shanghai and seoul

John van de Water will lecture at ‘Area Dialogues’, at the Shanghai Center of Architecture in the context of the Shanghai World Expo. Shanghai Center of Architecture, University of Hong Kong no 298 North Suzhou Rd. September 14, 2010 - starts 15:00

Bart Reuser will particpate in the Dutch Design & Architecture Seminar in Seoul, South Korea, with the lecture Re-Use-oul. Jamsil Main Stadium, Seoul September 29, 2010 - start 15:00



NEXT at the reypoort

NEXT joined forces with artcenter Heden to develop an idea for the future of an existing gate in Den Haag. The proposal Heden Daar – Today there – for an art center and artists- in-residence has been awarded and selected for the final round. Initiator Staedion commissioned NEXT architects to develop the design and the strategy for implementation of the proposal.

-->> Heden

-->> Staedion


broadcasting II

In the RTL4 TV-show Van Kavel tot Kasteel (from Lot to Castle), Villa Overgooi is used to demonstrate the collective building initiative. (scroll down to 'Villa van Vijf!')

→ http://www.rtl.nl/huistuinkeuken/vktk/home/

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Multiplicity: lecture online

The website Archcenter.org features an online report of a recent lecture by Marijn Schenk for the Moscow Center of Contemporary Architecture.  Russian translation included.

→ see lecture


growth monument officially opened

The growth monument has been completed. After the official opening of the new monument for the city of Tilburg to celebrate it’s 200 anniversary in November by the alderman, also the last work has been done: the planting of the climbing plants.

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Infrastructure Oostvaarderswold

Oostvaarderswold: an enormous new ecological zone will connect the Oostvaardersplassen with the Horsterwold, thereby creating a continuous nature zone of 15.000 acres. NEXT architects has been selected to define the architectural quality of the infrastructure including 6 ‘ecoducts’: wildlife bridges that will enable the big animals – red deers, wild horses, heck cattle – to cross highways and train tracks.

>> OostvaardersWold


Various Events

Upcoming lectures: Michel Schreinemachers will discuss the benefits of private clientship at the Academy of Architecture Groningen at January 12th 2010

At January 15 th. 16:00 hrs Bart Reuser will present a lecture at the Contractworld congress in Hannover Germany, as part of the New Generation Award ceremony. → Contractworld Award

Marijn Schenk will participate in the ‘The Making of…’ symposium to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Academy of Architecture of Arnhem including Herman Zeinstra, Koen van Velsen, Felix Claus and Jacob van Rijs. NEXT architects represent the generation of the last decade. → program

Upcoming exhibitions: NEXT architects participates in the Intense Laagbouw exhibition. January 11-29, 2010 at the Ministery of Housing, Rijnstraat 8 The Hague. --> Intense Laagbouw

NEXT architects has been selected for the exhibition ‘Architecture of Consequences’, February 18 – may 16 2010 at the Nai Rotterdam. → Architecture of Consequences


Nomination Architectuurprijs Almere 2010 / Nomination Ecola Award

Villa Overgooi is nominated for the Architectuurprijs Almere: the award for the best building built in Almere, since 2006. The winner will be presented November 26 by Casla, Almere. They will also present an audience award: Please vote for Villa Overgooi at Casla (Project 10)

Villa Overgooi also recieved a nomination for the Ecola Award 2010, the international award for the use of plaster in architecture.

This brings the number of award nominations to five for this project including the AMNAI prize, De Gouden Pyramide, the Europahouse Award, the Ecoloa Award and last but not least the Architectuurprijs Almere 2010.

→ Your vote for Villa Overgooi! (Project 10)

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next at west arch

In the exhibition West Arch, the Ludwig Forum will gather 25 young, experimental architecture studios from the three countries surrounding the city of Aachen: Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. West Arch shows a multi-faceted snapshot of a young architectural scene in these three countries and traces its networks and structures. The exhibition is curated by modulorbeat, participating studios include among others: F-A-R frohn&rojas, 2012 Architecten, OFFICE KGDVS, STAR strategies+architecture, Studio Architects and NEXT architects.

September 12 - November 14, 2010, opening September 11, 2010, 20.00


A Double Dutch Design Award Nomination!

The announcement of this years nominees for the Dutch Design Award revealed the selection of both the Growth Monument and the Forum Stair as finalists in the 8th edition of internationally recognized professional awards program. Both projects have been selected out of more than 700 entries. The winners will be chosen by an international jury and introduced to the design world during the festive Award Show on October 23, 2010.

-->> Dutch Design Awards


NEXT at 100X Summerdesign

On sunday June 6th Tijdelijk Museum Almere - temporary museum Almere - will be the scene for a one day event, showing a various collection of Summerdesign including the NEXT fences and our Box Table. Tijdelijk Museum Almere is a project by Claudia Linders for Ymere and Museum de Paviljoens.

June 6 the Homeruskwartier Almere, 13:00 hrs opening by Jurgen Bey.

→ more info

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Interview with NEXT architects

This interview with the partners of NEXT architects was done by the Nai, in relation to the exhibition "Architecture of Consequence". It gives a nice insight into some of our ideas on the work we make.

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Femke Halsema and Maarten van Poelgeest open 'HET LAB'

Femke Halsema and Maarten van Poelgeest opened the new annex of the Chewing Gum Factory, after which an open discussion between young creative offices in the new building and the politicians started.

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Start Tender

The tender for the engineering & construct contract of the Melkwegbrug has been started. Construction works will start early 2011.

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Slow glow award 2010

From 2010 onwards, the daily board of the Design and Emotion Society has decided to install a new award, “the Slow Glow Award”. The award is inspired by the Slow Glow.

The Design & Emotion Society believes the experiential qualities of this lamp express the true nature of the award: true beauty and value slowly reveal itself.

The Design & Emotion Slow Glow Award 2010 went to Jodi Forlizzi.

→ Design & Emotion Slow Glow Award 2010

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block city

The combination KCAP + NEXT architects has been selected for the final stage of the A101 Blockcity competition, a Masterplan design competition for a new residential development located near Moscow. The development will create a comfortable urban environment with over 1 million sq m of housing, services and open spaces on a 127 ha site.

The Block City concept aims at combining the advantages of standard design with the qualities embedded in the traditional city with its clearly defined urban spaces. This is done by defining a standard for the plot size of the urban block. When this standard is applied both in the design of urban areas and in the design of housing blocks, it is possible to use identical projects for housing blocks in different places while keeping their urban qualities.

The KCAP/NEXT architects team will compete with MVRDV, EDDEA and Hilmer+Sattler+Albrecht architects.


Containers placed

Three blue containers have been positioned at the ChewingGum Factory Lab, to mark the entrances of the office spaces in the converted industrial building in Amsterdam Overamstel.

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WOOD 2010: The Architecture of Necessity

With the project Huis te Wiel, NEXT architects has been selected for the exhibition ‘The Architecture of Necessity’, Virserum Art Museum's next major exhibition on wood, wood architecture and sustainable development.

The exhibition features the work of 42 international architects including Behnisch and Steven Holl. Opening may 9, 2 pm. at Virserum Konsthall, Sweden.

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ordos 20+10

NEXT goes Inner Mongolia! 20 Chinese architects + 10 upcoming international firms are selected to develop designs for the new business area of the Inner Mongolian capital Ordos. Among them Graftlab, Plasma Studio and Preston Scott Cohen. NEXT architects has been assigned two plots for the development of 20.000 sqm. officefloors within the overall theme of sustainability in the local climate conditions of the northern Chinese desert.


Architecture of Consequence | Equal = unequal

After the publication Architecture of Consequence in October last year on Friday February 19th there is the opening of the accompanying exhibition.

24 architecture designers take the lead including NEXT architects. Assessing what society needs now. Pursuing strategies the market is hesitant to explore. The designs that are presented are the fruits of an ambition to find sustainable designs for the future.

→ www.architectureofconsequence.nl
→ contribution NEXT architects: Equal = unequal


't Karregat Eindhoven

Together with ADP architects NEXT architects has been selected to participate in the invited competition for the redevelopment of ‘t Karregat, the famous seventies community center by Frank van Klingeren. At February 22nd the design will be presented to the client, the municipality of Eindhoven.

→ press report

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