A new sustainable school building has sprung up in the post-war Utrecht neighbourhood of Hoograven. VVKH Architects designed a complex of buildings to house three primary schools, a day care centre, an after school care facility and two gyms. All arranged around the central ‘village square’, each building of the Multi-functional School was given its own character and colour.
"Demand for greater materials strength, variety and the flexibility to operate in different climates has driven heavy investment in research and development (R&D) at Dutch deck and flooring systems specialist Bolidt". Ship & Offshore, the international publication for offshore & marine technology, devotes an article to Bolidt's heavy investment in research and development.
Each day, thousands of feet pass through the corridors of Orion, Wageningen University’s newest lecture building, which was opened at the end of 2013. Orion offers no less than 2,600 extra study places for lecturers and students. A welcome addition for the growing university, which was awarded the best of the Netherlands in 2014 for the ninth time in a row.
FrieslandCampina supplies dairy products to about one billion people worldwide. The dairy co-op ranks among the five largest dairy companies in the world. In order to strengthen that leading position, Royal FrieslandCampina decided to consolidate its international research knowledge within one new Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University and Research Centre.
Celebrate life and good times all around. The world is yours. You can take it over! Listen and see the official 50th anniversary theme song. We’re going up!
The new building of the Stoas College of Education, a college dedicated to the development of learning and education in the green sector, was recently opened in Wageningen. BDG Architecten Ingenieurs based the design on the characteristic teaching philosophy adhered to by the institute. Summarised concisely by the term 'ecological intelligence', this vision rests on the premise of interconnection. The same idea has been extended to the complex design of the flooring that Bolidt has installed here.
At the end of November, De Rotterdam was delivered less than 4 years after construction had started. The building, designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, is the largest multifunctional building in the Netherlands.
At the beginning of November, the Norwegian Getaway emerged from the dock it was built in. The Getaway is the Norwegian Breakaway’s sister ship, which makes it the second ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of luxury cruise ships. From February 2014, the ship will offer seven-night cruises from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean.
At the end of September, Danone launched its state-of-the-art Innovation Centre, Nutricia Research, located at Utrecht Science Park. The new facilities will employ 450 staff to identify opportunities for innovation in infant and medical nutrition. Quality and sustainability played a key role in both the design and the technical execution of the research and innovation centre.