Derako are the Solid Wood Specialists that suppled the wood for our foyer in the Nieuwegein Kunstcluster.
As well as highly performing in acoustical ceiling and wall panels, Derako’s solutions deal with fire protection and are internationally certified supporting sustainable tree farming, with;
- FSC certification (Forest Stewardship Council), promoting responsible forest management worldwide.
- PEFC certification(Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), the world’s largest independant, non-profit, control mark to promote sustainable forest management.
You can visit more projects on their website here.
Construction has begun in Venlo for our new Poppodium design and you can follow the action via a live webcam here
If you are further interested in the project you can find project details here on the website and follow updates on our facebook page. Most recently, an article over the design by DJBroadcast.
Het Kristal in Apeldoorn, has been nominated from 162 projects to a shortlist of 30 schools in line for winning the ScholenBouwprijs 2013.
The ScholenBouwprijs is organized by the Ministry of Education each year. It is a prestigious prize awarded to the design that create excellent educational standards, with varying themes. This year the theme is Education Quality and Connections. Eligible to all school buildings in primary and secondary education that have been built, remodeled or renovated between September 1, 2008 and September 1, 2012. The School Building Prize 2013 is announced the end of this year during a ceremony at an inspiring location in the heart of the country.
Besides the regular primary schools (two schools for 430 pupils), a center of expertise for special education is an important part of the complex. Here a number of institutions, specialized in day care for (multiple) disabled children, care education and rehabilitation, collaborate to prepare the 380 pupils for an independent position in society. Space has been created for a variety of social services of which education is the key component. Other amenities include retail, childcare and healthcare. Furthermore, four (tower)blocks provide around one hundred care apartments, mainly intended for the elderly.
For further information go to Het Kristal project page
Some one hundred people attended the public presentation evening of the Theatre Design in Den Helder on Tuesday, 28th May. Ronald Boutkan wrote an article in the Den Helder Actueel over the presentation and feelings of the atttendees. Read the full article here.
Description of the yearbook:
For 25 years the Architecture in the Netherlands yearbook has been the international showcase for Dutch architecture. Last year a double-sized anniversary edition was published, receiving copious and laudatory attention in the press. For the 26th edition a new editorial team makes its debut, consisting of Tom Avermaete (associate professor of architecture, Delft University of Technology), Hans van der Heijden (architect, co-founder of biq architecten), Edwin Oostmeijer (freelance project developer) and Linda Vlassenrood (curator, architecture critic and programme director of the International New Town Institute).
As usual, the new editors select the 30 most noteworthy projects completed in the past year and describe the most significant developments and trends influencing the production and design of Dutch architecture. This edition also includes an overview of the most important awards, competitions, exhibitions and publications of the past year. For a quarter century now, Architecture in the Netherlands has been an indispensable retrospective publication for anyone interested or professionally involved in Dutch architecture.
With projects by:
Abbink x De Haas, ADP architecten, Benthem Crouwel, Bureau SLA / Overtreders W, Gianni Cito / Dok, Claus en Kaan, Cruz y Ortiz, Delugan Meissl, denieuwegeneratie, Van Dongen-Koschuch / de Architekten Cie., Ector Hoogstad, FRANTZEN et al, GAAGA, Geurst & Schulze / Tony Fretton, Happel Cornelisse, Verhoeven, Marie-José Van Hee, Hans van Heeswijk, Bastiaan Jongerius, Hans Kollhoff, Marc Koehler, korth tielens, Krill / Christian Müller, MaccreanorLavington, Molenaar & Co / Hebly Theunissen, NEXT Architects / Claudia Linders, WAM architecten, Wingender Hovenier, Zecc, Herman Zeinstra / Gianni Cito / Dok, De Zwarte Hond
You can buy your copy through the NAI website here.
van Dongen-Koschuch, in collaboration with Andreas Huhn Architekten and Out Of Office, have been selected through an international workshop procedure to define a vision for the city centre of Pforzheim, Germany.
Located in southwest Germany, at the northern rim of the Black Forest, Pforzheim is known primarily for its jewelry and watch-making industry. As much as 83% of the city’s buildings were destroyed during aid raids in World War II, and it was gradually rebuilt, making it now home to some landmark buildings of the 1950s. Van Dongen-Koschuch’s intervention aims to transform the city into a lively, sustainable new centre, providng answers to issues of identity, and revitalisation.
van Dongen-Koschuch’s Parking garage at Nieuwegein has been nomiated for the European Parking award, a prestigious European award for outstanding parking. The winner will be announced in September in Dublin.
The car park is a new gateway into the city, and has been described as “Welcoming, and unique, with attention given to space and art. Hans Reusch, of Nieuwegein municipality said, “The important thing is that visitors to the centre of Nieuwegein have an enjoyable start to their visit of the mall, theater or night out. We are proud that the new parking garage [has been] nominated by the European jury as best parking. [After] already receiving two new parking garages the European Standard Parking Award, [it is] a quality seal of the European Parking Association.”
The European Parking award:
This award is a prestigious European award for outstanding parking. The award of the European Parking Association (EPA) calls attention to qualitative improvements in parking on the streets and in car parks that contribute to sustainable urban mobility.
It aims to promote improvements EPA especially in the field of user-friendliness, building management, management, design and safety.
There are four categories to achieve in prices:
New car parks
Street parking projects
Innovative projects in the field of parking
read more on their official website here
van Dongen – Koschuch has entered Nieuwegeins’ Kunstcluster into the public vote for the BNA (Royal Institute of Dutch Architects) Design of the year 2013 wildcard. The winner will be chosen on the 25th of March, and then put to the jury with the already chosen nominations. Help us to be the wildcard by voting here!
van Dongen-Koschuch’s design for Nieuwegein Kunstcentrum features in the Cross Section of MARK magazine, issue 42. Amongst interviews with Felix Claus, on his favourite books, and Long Sections focusing on “What to watch in Poland”, it is an issue definitely worth reading! Get your copy at international bookstores, or order online here.