Construction on the MVRDV-designed Shenzhen Women & Children’s Centre is complete, transforming an old mixed-use tower into a vibrant and colorful skyscraper hosting a hotel and a wide range of facilities for the welfare of women and children: a library, an auditorium, a children’s theatre and “discovery hall”, as well as therapy rooms and offices for staff. With its colorful façade, the building is a refreshing presence in Shenzhen’s Futian district; more importantly, at 100 meters tall, the building sets an important precedent for repurposing buildings in a city that is soon to see a “great wave of adaptive reuse”.
The end is finally here after two decades of revitalization in the neighborhood of Woensel-West. A project which has culminated in the new Weighing House. In 2003, NEXT architects began exploring improvements for Woensel-West; a 1930s neighborhood once associated with crime and vandalism. The desire to spark a transformation was captured in the title of an urban planning vision, ‘Because Tastes Differ’. Edisonstraat remains the main street through the neighborhood, and several colorful enclaves have emerged along its length over the past eighteen years.
Built for a young couple and their two dogs, House on Pillars had a simple and open brief; a good and sustainable house on a low budget. The long, narrow house is carefully lodged between existing rocks and trees. The house is raised on wooden pillars, keeping the existing landscape intact. The natural topography of the site creates a series of outdoor spaces and outlooks into the rock bed and treetops.
The Warsaw Citadel of Museums. Work on the architectural design of the Polish History Museum at the Warsaw Citadel began back in 2016. The project was commissioned by Polish architectural design studio WXCA, which in 2009 won the international architecture and urban design competition for the new headquarters of the Polish Army Museum, planned to be located on the 19th-century fortress site. Thus, as in other European metropolises, a museum complex concept was brought to life in Warsaw – the Citadel of Museums, conceived to be a community-building public space dedicated to culture, remembrance, as well as everyday recreation and leisure.
Located in the Wannsee district of Berlin Steglitz-Zehlendorf, this three-story residential building with underground parking is situated on the shores of Lake Griebnitzsee. In an exposed location on the lakeside, the property widens out towards the shore and has generous access to the water. In the immediate vicinity is Babelsberg Park with the palace of the same name as well as Glienicke Palace Park.
Since 2004, we have designed and delivered a suite of related projects that together serve to reclaim and reinvigorate a long-neglected stretch of Lower Manhattan riverfront. Extending from the Financial District through the historic South Street Seaport to the historically underserved neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, our work on the East River includes new parks, several active-use recreation piers, neighborhood services such as play areas and dog runs, integrated bikeways, and designated structures for retail, dining, and entertainment at every scale. Throughout the project, from the master plan to the smallest architectural detail, we have engaged closely and concertedly with a vast range of community groups, stakeholders, and government entities. The result is a robust new civic amenity, embraced and enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.
The Museum of No Spectators, a pop-up museum project that challenges the traditional museum experience, has returned to Burning Man 2023 with new artwork and features.
The project is developed from an articulated request from the clients: a new entrance, greater interaction with open spaces, and the renovation of the basement.
YCON is a small-scale residential building in our circular urban plan Cityplot Buiksloterham in Amsterdam. Designed from the outside in, YCON features a frontage consisting of outdoor rooms, alternating with staggered stacked gardens. This vertical landscape forms a new, green eye- catcher from the surrounding streets and canals, and creates an environment suited to future-proof living in the city.
The project is located in the heart of the Frédéric Joliot-Curie high school, in the town of Dammarie-les-Lys (Seine et Marne). Built in 1965, it occupies a site of almost 5 hectares and consists of 6 buildings with a total built area of approximately 10,000 m². It is composed of 6 independent buildings.