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NEXT presentation: Bike & City

How does the future of bicycle infrastructure and sustainable mobility in our cities look like? Presentation Bike & City: Designing Movement at Pakhuis de Zwijger on 2 December.

NEXT has been selected as the curator of the upcoming Bicycle Architecture Biennale and believes in the city as a space for interaction connecting people and cultures. In addition to their functional and aesthetic value, designs have the power to influence the public space and our experience of the city. 

The evening is organised i.c.w. Bycs. Other speakers include David Lemereis, Milou Bergs, Arjan Minck and Stang Gubbels

→ more info and reservations
→ view project


Sustainable Urban Water Management: Best Practices

Water management plays a central role in climate adaptation and cities around the world are racing to find innovative solutions to respond to historical and emerging water problems. 

John van de Water, partner NEXT architects China, is one of the speakers the Workshop on Sustainable Urban Water Management under Climate Adaptation, held on 1 November in Beijing, China and organised by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and World Resources Institute. As part of the session Best Practices Sharing, van der Water presents some of NEXT's key project.


Winner Dutch Design Awards 2018

The Zalige bridge by NEXT architects i.c.w. H+N+S Landschape Architects has won the DDA's prestigious International Jury Award. The international jury is particularly keen on the Dutch approach to collaboration. 

This was announced during the jury debate at the opening of the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

The Zalige bridge has been designed to reveal and draw attention to the fluctuating water mark; as such, it fails to fulfill its sole purpose of containing the water. The judges agree that this is something that can only be pulled off successfully by the Dutch. The judges also commend the client for having the audacity to commission this project. The result is a striking image that not only sheds light on the impact of climate change, but literally makes users endure the consequences.

→ more info
→ view project


National geographic photo contest

We congratulate Barend Schulte for his nomination for the National Geographic Photo Contest 2018 with his image of the Melkweg Bridge.

Public voting is still open →

Extending over the Noordhollandsch Canal, the Melkweg bridge connects the historical city centre of Purmerend with the Weidevenne neighbourhood. By separating the pedestrian and bicycle traffic, the elevated pedestrian archway becomes an icon for the city. 

→ vote here
→ view project


Wicked sight on a layered landscape

It Goddeloas Fiersicht (literally: "the godless sight") openend in the Northern Dutch province of Friesland. It has become a mystical place that connects between nature, geology, history and legends. 

It Goddeloas Fiersicht is part of De Centrale As in commission of the Province of Friesland and the Municipality of Dantumadiel and has been realised i.c.w. G. de Haan en Zn and Noppert Beton. It has been designed by NEXT architects in consultation with visual artist Paul Edens, municipality, province, the Forrestry Commission and the Association of Residents. With the cooperation of H+N+S Landscape Architects and Altenburg & Wymenga Ecological Advice.

→ view project


Manifesto Circular Architecture

NEXT endorses the 5 circular design principles in the Manifesto Circular Architecture, published by the Royal Institute for Architects.

Circularity is the next step in building a sustainable living environment. Compared to other sustainable measures,  it requires a fundamental change in the building process. NEXT is currently working on innovations that will actually bring this further.

→ manifesto
→ view project


Dutch Design Award for Zalige bridge

The Zalige bridge is one of the winners of the prestigious Dutch Design Awards 2018 in the category Habitat. This was announced by the juty yesterday night during the Awards Night at the Kaserne in Eindhoven. 

The bridge was designed by NEXT in collaboration with H+N+S Landschapsarchitecten as part of the water safety programme Ruimte voor de Rivier / Ruimte voor de Waal. In a poetic manner, the Zalige bridge connects contemporary global challenges such as water, environment and spatial quality with the everyday, sensory scale of human perception, and contributes to our awareness of the changing river.

→ more info about the DDA

→ more info about the project (website H+N+S)
→ view project


Ride a Bike - Reclaim the City

The Dafne Schippers bridge is inclued as one of the exemplary project of innovative bicycle infrastrucre in the publication 'Ride a Bike - Reclaim the City'

Bicycles as a means of transport in cities are playing an ever more important role. This rich book illustrates urban design ideas and architectural projects which go far beyond purely redesigning road layouts; its eight essays focus on the trend in urban design, landscape design, and traffic planning.

‘Ride a Bike: Reclaim the City’ was published to accompany the exhibition presented at Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt and on view from 21 April - 21 September 2018.

→ more info
→ view project


Launch 'Potato Plan Collection'

This book celebrates Patrick Abercrombie’s famous 'Potato Plan' and reveals its potential as an analytical tool for contemporary urban territories. 

The book gathers together 40 specific ‘Potato Plans’ from various metropolises all over the globe that were drawn and interpreted by local architects, urban designers and schools of architecture. NEXT contributed with a 'Potato Plan' of their home town Amsterdam. The aim is to investigate the nature of neighbourhoods and centralities and their role in cities with different configurations and properties. 

→ see publication
→ view project


Winning design for watchtower in Belgium

How do you create a touristic landmark that catches people’s attention whilst fluidly merging with the surroundings?

Connecting landscape and landmark formed a basis for the winning design by NEXT architects for the Hoge Blekker, a watchtower on the Belgian coast. 

The competition was run by the Municipality of Koksijde, the Province of West-Vlaanderen and Westtoer to emphasise the experience of the landscape in the touristic regions. The Major of Koksijde Marc Van den Bussche is proud of the design: “Paris has the Eiffel Tower and Koksijde has the Hoge Blekker. For residents and tourists, this is going to become the icon and the landmark of our city."

→ view project


Collective housing at Stadsmuseum Gent

Villa Overgooi is on view at STAM (Stadsmuseum Gent) as part of the travelling exhibition 'At Home: Collective Building and Housing' initiated by DAM (Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt).

This exhibition reflects on different forms of collective housing. Higher density within cities offers opportunities to share facilities to improve the quality of living: shared gardens, bike parking or office spaces are just a few of the examples.

The exhibition At Home is on view in Gent from 10 May till 16 September 2018

→ more info
→ view project


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. 

→ more info
→ view project


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
→ view project


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
→ view project


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.

→ more info
→ view project


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.

→ more info
→ view project


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.


→ watch trailer
→ view project


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. 

→ view project


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 
→ view project


The best of Dutch Design Week

Presentation about the Zalige bridge, winner of the Dutch Design Awards, at Pakhuis de Zwijger on Friday 16 November.

An exploration into the new trends in Dutch design starting from the five best project from the Dutch Design Week 2018. How are designers addressing the climate challenge? How can design contribute to human rights? How does the future of healthcare look like?

With presentation of a.o. NEXT architects, We Are Human Rights and Studio Os & Oos.

Friday 16 November
20:00 h
Grote zaal

→ more info and reservations
→ view project


New curator bicycle architecture biennale

NEXT architect has been appointed as the new curator of the Bicycle Architecture Biennale.

The biennale is organized by cycling innovation agency CycleSpace and Bycs as a space to research and showcase outstanding built environment solutions around cycling. The first edition took place in Amsterdam in June 2017.

More info about the upcoming edition coming soon...

→ view project


De Volkskrant: Climate-proof bridge wins DDA

"A bridge that can go underwater underlines the adventurous spirit of Dutch design and architecture, while also characterizing the progressive approach to water and the climate in the Netherlands," stated the international jury. The Dutch Design Awards are the most important Dutch design prize.

By Jeroen Junte in the Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant, 22-10-2018.

→ read online (Dutch)
→ view project


Zalige bridge at Dutch Design Week

During the Dutch Design Week (20-28 October), the Zalige bridge will be part of the Dutch Design Awards exhibition.

This nine-day long exhibition shows the work of the winners of the DDA. Besides telling the stories behind the designs, it places them in a broader context.

At the DDA exhibition you can also vote for the Public Award 2018.

Location and dates:
Veem | Floor 3
Torenallee 80
5617 BE Eindhoven

Map No. A7

→ more info
→ view project


NEXT workshop during the Infra event 2018

During their workshop, Michel Schreinemachers of NEXT architects and Frouwke Kuiper of Gemeente Opsterland delve into the theme of Spatial Quality with a number of thought-provoking statements.

Large-scale infrastructural projects have a major impact on our living environment. From the early planning up until completion, creating, managing and delivering spatial quality expectations is a crucial aspect in these projects - not only expectations to local residents, but also to politicians, administrators and professionals.

The Infra Event is an initiative of the Province of Fryslân and is taking place from 1-5 October 2018.

→ more info
→ view project


NEXT is hiring

We are looking for a passionate junior graphic designer (0,4 fte) to create, coordinate and update the office's online and offline visual material.

Interested? Send a cover letter with your motivation, portfolio and CV to Michelle Franke, pr@nextarchitects.com referring to 'Application Junior Graphic Designer'

→ see vacancy


Exhibition Silos Amsterdam

From 6 July to 3 September the Architecture Centre Amsterdam organises the exhibition: the Silo Tender. NEXT was one of the 3 finalists in the competion with the design for the 'Filmsilo Zeeburgereiland' i.c.w. DUBBEL L, Rialto en Ovium.

In 2017, a competition was organised for the reuse of the three silos of the former Oost sewage treatment plant on Zeeburgereiland. In February 2018, it was announced that the Three Kings had emerged as a winning plan. But what precedes the determination of the winning design? And what other plans did it include? That and more can be seen this summer in the Vide Exposition The Silo Tender at the Amsterdam Architecture Centre.

→ more info


Nomination Steel prize for Dafne Schippers Bridge

De Dafne Schippersbridge by NEXT and Rudy Uytenhaak + Partners Architects i.c.w. Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture and Arup is nominated for the Dutch National Steel Prize 2018.

The Dafne Schippersbridge, the suspention bridge combining thick steel cables between two asymmetric pylons, combines a bycicle bridge, an elementary school and a park into a cohesive whole. The winner will be announced during the National Steel Constrcution Day on Wednesday 3 October 2018 in Ijmuiden.

→ more info about the prize
→ view project


NEXT pitches at the PROVADA

On the first day of the PROVADA real estate fair NEXT presented their vision for the development of two Amsterdam districts: Sloterdijk II and Amsterl III (Paalbergweg 1-3).

The pitches and round table discussion with the municipality of Amsterdam and other stakeholders was part of the programme of the Transformatieplein at the PROVADA.

For Amstel III Marijn Schenk sketched a vision for a green campus for research and innovation and the landscape as the bearer of a new identity. For Sloterdijk II, Bart Reuser presented a growth plan from the harbour to harbour city with mixed functions.

→ transformatieplein


Construction day 2018

On 2 June 2018, for the "Dag van de Bouw" visitors can get a unique glimpse 'behind the dikes' in Kampen.

The project is part of the large-scale infrastructure project Room for the River IJsseldelta, that combines water management and urban development with the creation of a new ecological delta area around the Reevediep. NEXT architects is involved in the realisation within the consortium Isala Delta, with a.o. Boskalis and Van Hattum en Blankevoort.

The construction site in Kampen is open to visitors between 10:00 and 16:00.

→ more info
→ view project


Exhibition at the Boston Society of Architects

The Vlotwatering bridge, also known as the 'bat bridge', is featured in the exhibition NatureStructure at the Boston Society of Architects (BSA).

A different relationship between built and natural environments is needed for a healthy and sustainable future. Curated by Scott Burnham, NatureStructure will feature a vast array of international projects that weave built projects with nature and natural functions to enable cities and regions to function as living systems. 

NatureStructure in on view in Boston from 17 May till 23 September 2018.

→ more info
→ view project


BAU aftermovie

On the 27 and 28 March 2018 NEXT was part of the fourth edition of BAU at the Delft University of Technology.

Business at University (BAU) is a career event for bachelor and master students at the faculty of Architecture from the Delft University of Technology and is organized every year by D.B.S.G. Stylos. 

→ watch aftermovie


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.

→ watch video

→ read more
→ view project


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
→ view project


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
→ view project


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.

→ view project


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.

→ more info

→ RSVP for the event
→ view project


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.

→ view instagram

→ view twitter
→ view project


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.

read more 


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


NEXT conference: Ruimte & licht

Michel Schreinemachers is one of the speakers during the Space & Light Conference on Thursday 15 November. 

NSVV, OVLNL and the magazine Ruimte en Licht (Acquire) organize the third Space and Light Congress. Main theme for the Conference in 2018 is environment-oriented designing of public lighting, such as the lighting design for De Centrale As, by NEXT i.c.w. Arup. The lighting plan took darkness as the point of departure for a 'light plan in the dark'. The conference is held at Kasteel de Vanenburg in Putten.

→ more info and register
→ view project


Team Mining at BNA Architectendag

How do you cultivate, encourage and manage the talent within your organisation? Marieke van 't Hoff from NEXT architects gives a presentation about this during the BNA Architectendag on 1 November.

At NEXT architects we actively look for new ways make the NEXT step, and it all starts from the talented people that make up our office. Marieke van 't Hoff, operations manager at NEXT, is expert in optimizing processes and boosting development. A the BNA Architectendag she is leading a session about talent development and teammining together with Mirjam Hoveijn (BNA Academie) Sjoekie de Bijll Nachenius (Bierman Henket Architecten) and Maarten Polkamp (Personal Architecture).

This year's BNA Architectendag is being held at The New Farm in The Hague.

→ more info


Interview nu.nl: Man and nature in 2050

Dutch news website NU.nl asked Michel Schreinemachers to tell more about his vision on the future of our relationship to nature. 

In the artikel Michel argues that the added value green in our urban environment is increasigly accepted as a fact. "In the past this was seen as a 'leftist hobby'. Now is goes beyond climate change."

→ read full text
→ view project


NEXT exhibition on collective living

Opening today at the Planbureau en Bibliotheek van Zeeland (de ZB) in Middelburg, Zeeland, is the traveling exhibition "AT HOME: Building and Living Together" from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt and including NEXT architects' Villa Overgooi.

Urban density is increasingly leading to the sharing of spaces and facilities. A shared garden, bike parking or workspaces are just a few examples. NEXT believes that this is an opportunity to improve the quality of living. Therefore it is useful to look at and compare examples. This exibition displays 21 international reference projects, including Villa Overgooi, to show how collectivity can lead to innovative solutions. 

After travelling though Germany and Belgium, this is the first time that AT HOME is shown the Netherlands. 
The exhibition is on view from 10 October to 1 December 2018.

→ more info
→ view project


New video Dafne Schippers bridge

This unique design integrates a bicycle and pedestrian bridge with a school and a park into one cohesive whole.

The Dafne Schippers bridge is a commission of the Municipality of Utrecht. 
Design by NEXT architects and Rudy Uytenhaak + Partners Architecten i.c.w Bureau B+B urbanism and landscape architecture and Arup.

Video: Marcel IJzerman

→ watch video
→ view project


Ecological fish passage

Work in progress for the ecological fish passage designed by NEXT and H+N+S Landscape Architects between the IJssel river and the Reevediep.

The open passage is only covered with a wide mesh grid to allow the function and working of the passage to remain visible. With a simple yet careful design the fish passage strenghtens our experience of the landscape.

The fish passage is part of the project Room for the River IJsseldelta. In addition to the measures taken for flood risk management, Room for the Rivier IJsseldelta is committed in improving the spatial quality of the area. This is an example of a special intervention that makes nature an integral part of the design.

→ view project


Nomination FAD Award 2018

The theme for the 2018 edition was ‘Water and The City'. The Zalige bridge in the Urban River Park in Nijmegen is nominated as it explores new points of view regarding the access, use and management of water in cities.

Today, more than half the world’s population lives in large cities. What can we do so that our cities become better, more liveable and more human places? City to City Barcelona FAD Awards were established in order to track and evaluate initiatives from all over the world that suggest effective responses to the challenge. 

Over the next year FAD will organize a series of activities with the goal of improving the exchange of knowledge and experiences between finalist candidates and local experiences from Barcelona. More info will follow.

→ about the award
→ view project


Extention A1 Apeldoorn-Azelo

Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment) awards phase 1 of the extension of the A1 highway Apeldoorn-Azelo to Heijmans. The contract includes the design and the realization of the widening of the A1.

The contract was awarded on the basis of the Best Value Approach. The team of Heijmans, which also includes NEXT, HNS Landscape Architects and Wagemaker, will add value by managing the most imortant risks, minimising hindrance, focusing on sustainability and the integration of the road into the landscape.

→ press release Rijkswaterstaat


PROVADA real estate fair

On 5, 6 and 7 June NEXT is part of the Transformatieplein, at the PROVADA. The Transformatieplein is an initiative of Vakmedianet i.c.w. PROVADA.

The PROVADA is the largest real estate fair and takes place every year at RAI Amsterdam. The event brings together architects, municipalities and developers.

During the PROVADA NEXT will focus on the opportunities for the development of the Amsterdam districts Sloterdijk II and Amstel III. On 5 June, we present our vision to the Municipality of Amsterdam and other stakeholders. The pitches and round table discussion start at 12:30 at the Transformatieplein.

→ read full programme
→ view project


Publication Deutsche Bauzeitung

"Park mit Schleife" is the title of the in-depth article about the Dafne Schippers bridge in Utrecht that was published in the new edition of Deutsche Bauzeitung (#152, May 2018).

The Dafne Schippers bridge integrates a bicycle and pedestrian bridge with an elementary school and a park. The project is a design by NEXT and Rudy Uytenhaak + Partners Architects in collaboration with Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture and Arup.

→ view project


Yearbook Architecture in the Netherlands

House M&M Funen by NEXT and Claudia Linders has been featured in the nai010 publishers Yearbook Architecture in the Netherlands 2017/2018.  


The Yearbook is the international showcase for Dutch architecture and describes the most important developments that influence Dutch architecture, paying particular attention to new types of housing, the circular economy, the rediscovery of the periphery and the public role of architecture in times of privatization. 

→ more info and order
→ view project


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.

→ more info
→ view project


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.

→ more info
→ view project


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
→ view project


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
→ view project


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
→ view project


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.

→ more info 
→ view project


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
→ view project


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.

→ view project


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