OPENING OF THE WATCH TOWER IN BERGEN OP ZOOM
The watch tower in Bergen op Zoom is open to the public! Check out this short film documenting the building process of the tower at the Stayokay and Natuurpodium in Bergen op Zoom.
The Stayokay hostel & Natuurpodium we designed opened its doors in 2015 and is now completed with this watch tower attached to the main building. Back in 2015, plans for the watch tower were put on hold. We are happy to finally see this crown jewel of the project being constructed. From now on, you can enjoy wide views on the beautiful nature of the Brabantse Wal.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Team P·A wishes you a happy new year! We are back in the office after two weeks of holidays. We are excited for 2019 and have some nice projects coming up.
Did you miss our holiday newsletter? No worries! click on the images to read more on some of our highlights of 2018.
BUILDING FRENZY IN ROTTERDAM!
We're joining the building frenzy in Rotterdam... Our development 'Op de Hill' is coming to life. The foundation is finished and the first walls are up. You can really start grasping the outline of the seven sustainable houses.
The OP DE HILL project was initiated in our development division and designed by our architecture department. OP DE HILL is a small-scale new housing project in Hillegersberg, consisting of seven gasless and energy-efficient homes.
An article discussing the results of Weerbaar Weert appeared in the local newspaper De Limburger! (read the article here) We are excited to share the results of this collaborative research project.
Weerbaar Weert is a vision for the historic city center of Weert based on (design) research. The focus is on the opportunities that the history of the city center can offer when thinking about climate adaptive measures.
We worked in a team with NOHNIK architecture and landscapes and Architectuurhistoricus Lara Voerman in collaboration with the Gemeente Weert. The research is part of the program 'Erfgoed & Ruimte' by the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed.
BNA BESTE GEBOUW VAN HET JAAR!
Check out our entry for the BNA Beste Gebouw van het Jaar! Great to see our project standing next to so many beautiful entries.
We transformed two apartments into one spacious family home in The Hague. A series of bold interventions tie the two houses together.
A floating steel staircase, voids, split-levels, a loggia with a floor-high folding window, a glass floor, walls and ceilings covered with oak wooden parts... this radical transformation in The Hague has all the ingredients that make our architecture-loving heart beat faster. Read and see more about the project here!
On February 21th, minister Van Engelshoven and representatives from governmental organizations singed the ‘Erfgoed Deal’ (Heritage Deal). We presented our project Weerbaar Weert to the minister and Rijksbouwmeester Alkemade and offered the minister a copy of our research.
The ‘Erfgoed Deal’ is an agreement on the use of heritage in the major spatial challenges of our time: energy and sustainability, climate adaptation, and urban growth. Weerbaar Weert is a perfect example of this approach. In the project, we took cultural historic values as the starting point for climate adaptive measures for the historic city center of Weert.
‘Weerbaar Weert’ is a project of NOHNIK architecture and landscapes, Personal Architecture and Lara Voerman for the Gemeente Weert. Weerbaar Weert was part of the 'Erfgoed en Ruimte' trajectory of the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed.
photo by Phil Nijhuis starring our team mate Jorrit Noordhuizen and minister Van Engelshoven