NL Architects Wins 1st Place For ‘Multi Mill’, Outdoor Cultural Stage In Amsterdam

Amsterdam-based NL Architects have won the competition to design a cultural stage in the Port of Amsterdam.

A description of NL Architects’ winning entry ‘Multi Mill’ in below:

Cultural Stage

“The Port of Amsterdam commissioned Roos Burger & Yvon Yzermans, two collaborating art historians, to develop a cultural facility in Houthavens West.

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Modern Colosseum By Cepezed Architects

The Netherlands-based Cepezed Architects were recently appointed by the offices of the Hague Capital of Culture to design a temporary theater. The city strives to be named the European Capital of Culture in 2018, so the architects have created a contemporary version of the Roman Colosseum to become an important icon for the area.

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Viewing Tower // Reusel // The Netherlands // ateliereenarchitecten


In the Netherlands over 50 spots are marked on the map as starting points for recreational use of the rural landscape. People are encouraged to park their cars at these locations instead of at other, more preserved, areas. From here they can explore nature by foot, mountain bike, horse etc. In the small town Reusel, the nomination motivated a local sports merchant to found an outdoor sports park.

A tower by ateliereenarchitecten, 25 meters high, with sport facilities like climbing and abseiling is the main attraction. It consists of six cubes, hanging on a core of steel columns. Straight flight staircases raise in between and cross the cubes several times in different positions.

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Petting Farm // Almere // The Netherlands // 70F Architecture

Most city parts of Almere, a city with almost 190.000 inhabitants, have a petting farm. In the ‘den Uyl’ park there used to be one, but it burned down in the early 80’s, leaving only its concrete foundation.

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Balijbos Bridge // Zoetermeer // The Netherlands

Lange Jan & Lange Lies Apartment Towers // Heerlen // The Netherlands // Mecanoo Architecten

Lange Jan and Lange Lies Apartment Towers Mecanoo Architecten //

‘Lange Jan and Lange Lies, the chimneys of the Oranje Nassau mine that were once part of Heerlen’s skyline, are getting a modern successor. The building, designed by Mecanoo Architecten, that will arise on the Burgemeester van Grunsvenplein will become the city’s new icon, forming the pinnacle of Heerlen’s future.

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Villa Panorama By Sponge Architects

This is the latest residential project by Dutch practice Sponge Architects: Villa Panorama, where you can ‘enjoy the country life in a home where your dream landscape reveals itself before your own eyes’.

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Lely Hotel By Allard Architecture

The Lely Hotel // Lelystad // The Netherlands // Allard Architecture // 1

From Allard Architecture:

‘This futuristic plan is to create a high rise hotel in the upcoming leisure area outside of Lelystad, centrally located within the Netherlands. We propose to reuse the 161m high existing KPN Telecom tower.

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