Architecture Relay #6 Visits Expansion Rietveld Academie
Pavillion Nieuw + Meer
For an artist's studio complex on the outskirts of Amsterdam, we are asked to develop a low-coast exposition building. The design will be completely circular. The translucent polycarbonate is 'harvested' from demolished greenhouses. The rest of the materials are bio based; local straw and (re-used) wood. The nature inclusive building will be light weight to keep the soil and ecology under the lifted building mainly undisturbed.
With a garden design by BOOM Landscape.
A Perfect Day II
Tekenshow A Perfect Day shows from 22th of September till 2nd of October in Amsterdam. The exposition features great work of o.a. David Shrigley, Beni Bischof, Koos Busters, Bruin Parry + Jan Hoek, Olga Scholten, Paul Faassen, Javier Mayoral, performances of Laura van Dolron, Katinka Polderman, Rogier Roeters and workshops by Maarten Bel o.a. It was again a joy to design the scenography + complete circular exposition for this great hybrid show. A show we also got the opportunity to design in 2020. See https://aperfectday.amsterdam, and see the 6 page publication in the daily newspaper de Volkskrant.
We are testing and prototyping the composition of materials, measurements and the detailing of the joint for the adobe mud-bricks of Greenhouse Kompier. In June we will hold a workshop and produce the bricks ourselves together with the potential users in the greenhouse on site. We are looking forward to it!
Constructing Houses in Wood
This spring Paulien Bremmer guides a studio at the TU-Delft on house-construction in wood. In the next three months a.o construction techniques in CLT, Glulam and modular building are researched and applied by the students in the design of the biobased dwellings.
The Digital Building
The internal website for the project spaces of the Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Instituut is online. It organises the possibility for students to make temporary use of so called projectspaces: free spaces which are distributed throughout the building. These project spaces stimulate collaboration and interdisciplinary work. The idea of the projectspaces and the corresponding website is part of our winning competition design for the extension of the art academy. Additional to designing the physical building, we had the possibility to add our concept of free educational spaces to the program of the school. We like to see the website as ‘the digital building’.
Nomination EU-Mies Van Der Rohe Award
Delighted! The extension of the Rietveld Academie is nominated for the prestigious biangular EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2022, The Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Read more about it here.
Publication GRA in Schooldomein
The expansion of the Rietveld Academie is published in the magazine Schooldomein; magazine for sustainable learning environments. The publication payed attention to the building being awarded schoolbuilding of the year.
Best Schoolbuilding 2020
Best Schoolbuilding 2020! We are very honoured that the expansion of the Rietveld Academie was awarded Best Schoolbuilding of the Year 2020! Big thanks to the jury formed by Gus Tielens, Bas van Dam, Anuska Pronkhorst, Tako Postma, Thomas Dieben and Marieke Klums for this honourable distinction. See here the jury rapport.
Best building 2020
Happy + Proud! The extension of the Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut was awarded Best Building of 2020 in the category Stimulating Environments. You can find the jury rapport of the Dutch Architects Association (BNA) here
Nomination Best Schoolbuilding 2020
We are very proud that the expansion for the Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut is nominated by Architectenweb Awards for Best Schoolbuilding of the Year in the Netherlands. The jury consists of Gus Tielens, Bas van Dam, Annuska Pronkhorst, Tako Postma, Thomas Dieben and Marieke Kums.