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Architecture Day 2018

24 May 2018

Visitors to the Day of Architecture are welcomed this year by Kraaijvanger Architectsfor guided tours and presentations at various locations.

Binck Eiland - The Hague
Experience live and virtual developments on Binck Island. The urban working environment of industry and offices is being transformed into a lively and high-quality residential area. Here you can live according to the 'Haags Hip Wonen' concept. Kraaijvanger Architects and Local welcome architecture enthusiasts and those interested for a unique visit to the Day of Architecture in The Hague. Guided tours (45 min) at 12:00 and 13:00, maximum 25 people per guided tour.
Binckhorstlaan 401 - 403, The Hague. OV: bus 26, 28 and 46 stop Zonweg and bus 23 Binckhorstlaan Register via dvda-denhaag.nl/ Costs: FREE

Guided tour PWN - Velserbroek
Register and get an explanation from David Hess at the head office of PWN drinking water company in Velserbroek. Experience how the transparent and light atrium connects the different building parts and what the design has to do with water? Guided tours at 12:00 and 13:15 at the Rijksweg 501 in Velserbroek. Max. 25 people / registration at ABC 023-534 05 84. Costs: free of charge

The Day of Architecture is originally an initiative of the Association of Dutch Architects (BNA).
In The Hague, the program is compiled by the Stichting Dag van de Architectuur The Hague in collaboration with BNA Kring Haaglanden, Haags Architectuur Café (HaAC), The Hague ArchiGuides, Platform STAD and the municipality of The Hague. Organization: Merel Pit, Riëtte van der Werff and Paul de Vries.

In Haarlem, ABC Architectuurcentrum organized the activities for Haarlem and surroundings (Zuid-Kennemerland region) with the theme THE CITY OF TOMORROW.

Day of Architecture Netherlands
On the weekend of 1, 2 and 3 June, the Day of Architecture takes place in many other Dutch cities and towns. Check the national website where architecture is in the spotlight in that weekend.

Sustainable City Offices for the City of Ghent

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The city of Ghent revealed the design for the City Office of Ghent. Kraaijvanger Architects together with SAR architects are to design the project. “Their project was selected thanks to their thoughtful and clear urban design and architectural choices, for the strong vision on sustainability, mobility and the new way of working”, says Martine De Regge, SCHEPEN of Facility Management of the City of Ghent. The municipal library and the administrative center will be incorporated in one building.

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Lecture: The ultimate daylight museum

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Dirk Jan Postel will lecture during ARCHITECT @ WORK about his search for the ultimate daylight museum. His fascination for the working of light and how light can contribute to functionality and to a special experience of building, interior and art is still leading in his designs. His special interest in light and the desire for a perfect illumination sometimes leads through specific material studies to tailor-made solutions such as 'light roofs' that are created in close cooperation with clients, consultants and manufacturers. Personal vision and a practical research method take various designs along the way to the ultimate daylight museum.

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public elementary school De Schalm almost ready

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Today pupils from OBS De Schalm took 'their' elementary school into use. The school is currently undergoing a large-scale transformation that will be completed by the end of October. Last summer vacation was a good time outside of the teaching periods to do as much construction work as possible.

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