Completion The Hudsons concludes restructuring Bospolder-Tussendijken
At the foot of the Roof Park in Rotterdam housing project The Hudsons has been realized. The development adds 5 building blocks with 118 single-family homes, 24 apartments and 2 commercial spaces to the Bospolder-Tussendijken district. The early 20th-century district of Bospolder-Tussendijken has been undergoing restructuring for decades. The Hudsons contributes to this ambition with great care.
Five closed building blocks, each with its own character and highly differentiated housing program, a courtyard on the first floor and a car park underneath. The courtyards all have a unique layout, with a more collective or private structure. The outer skin of the blocks is detailed in profiled brickwork that gradually becomes more open and changes colour from the neighbourhood side to the park on the other side. The blocks blend with both the red brickwork architecture of the 20th-century district and lightness of the park.
The result is a highly integrated design with plenty of routes through to the neighbouring Roof Park. The five building blocks allow a variety of apartment types to be realized side by side without negatively impacting on the coherence of the urban plan. The design also ensures that the green character of the park can penetrate deeply into the neighbourhood.
For more info and images visit the project page > or send an e-mail to email@example.com for the press kit.
Jonas nominated for AAP 2023
As some of you might have read in Het Parool, Jonas is one of the nominees for the AAP 2023! Congratulations to the nine other nominees and all involved parties.
For the sixteenth time, Arcam is awarding the Amsterdam Architecture Prize (AAP) to the architect and client of the best building of the past year, that came to life within the Amsterdam municipal boundaries.
Jonas is a building with an innovative housing concept and a spectacular spatial interior that achieved the highest possible sustainability certificate, BREEAM Outstanding. Together with its surroundings, the building forms a ‘living landscape’.
Want to read more about the project? Check out the project page > More info on the project talk(s) at Pakhuis de Zwijger and the award ceremony at arcam.nl. See you there!
Orange Architects hosting 3rd UNUN studio visit
On March 2 Het Nieuwe Instituut and Orange Architects are organizing the third UNUN studio visit. Capacity is limited, so make sure to register fast: https://bit.ly/3Z7zjeX
17:30h – Walk-in + Welcome by Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper
17:45h – Office tour
18:00h – Hybrid working session
1. Introduction to Orange Architects and sustainability as a mission
2. Workshop “Neighborhood as a strategy”
19:30h – Collective conclusions, informal conversations and drinks
20:30h – End
Orange Architects, Kipstraat 52, 3011 RT Rotterdam (see map)
S-West nominated for ArchDaily’s Building of the Year
The word is out! S- West is nominated for ArchDaily’s Building of the Year 2023. The project was designed by Orange Architects for MRP Development and built by Stam en de Koning. Voting for S-West is now possible >
Bring on 2023!
Back from our Christmas holidays, we would like to start the year thanking all clients, partners and colleagues – in any form – for the past year. We look forward to 2023 and all the exciting challenges it will bring.
PTT Binnenrotte recieves honorary mention BIST Award
PTT Binnenrotte receives honorary mention Architecture Award, Building-Integrated Solar Technology 2022! We’re glad about the international recognition for the “well-designed” implementation of modern energy technology in this transformation project.
The ceramic roof tiles on the sun-facing side have all been replaced by an energy-generating surface that preserves the high-quality appearance of the roof. Because of the highly visible siting of the building, glazed sun-slates in a neutral dark color were chosen. These very thin solar panels generate a high yield, look attractive, and render the building’s transformation visible. Since the building is not perpendicular in plan, slates were custom-cut for a clean finish along the roof edge. The new loggias at attic level are visually integrated into the roof plane with aluminum profiles in the same dark color.
General construction by BIK Bouw, X-Roof PV system installed by Wattco and transformation design by Orange Architects. Image by Ossip van Duivenbode.
Orange Architects wins pitch Energiepark Leiden
Orange Architects has been selected, together with GAAGA, for the development of ‘deelplan J’ in Energiepark Leiden. The vision of Orange builds on the spatial and programmatic frameworks developed by GAAGA in an earlier stage of the design process. Our main goal was to enhance the efficiency of the plan, while simultaneously adding collective spaces and making the blocks more permeable. Next to these shared functions, the 14.000m2 plan will include different types of housing for different target groups.
Special thanks to BDP Gebiesontwikkeling and Steenvlinder for selecting our vision. We look forward to developing the project further in the year to come, in close cooperation with Gemeente Leiden, BDP Gebiedsontwikkeling, GAAGA and Het Participatieplatform.
Kerckebosch Zeist wins Gulden Feniks award
According to the jury “a particularly clever and inspiring restructuring of a post-war neighborhood, with large-scale demolition and new construction in which the existing landscape is integrated with the neighborhood. No less than 85% of the residents have returned to the new construction in the neighborhood after the demolition.”
Congrats to WOM and wUrck for winning the Gulden Fenix award for this beautiful transformation project. We’re glad to be part of the development with the design of Beaufort, commissioned by Slokker Vastgoed.
Joint initiative UNUN for reconstruction Ukraine
On Friday November 4 the Ukraine – the Netherlands Urban Network (UNUN) was officially presented at Stadmakerscongres in Rotterdam. With UNUN and the online platform unun.nu, various Ukrainian and Dutch spatial professionals are building a network to think about the reconstruction of Ukraine.
UNUN is a joint initiative of Ukrainian spatial professionals in the Netherlands, the Board of Government Advisors, AIR Rotterdam, Independent School for the City, Het Nieuwe Instituut, PBL Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving, KuiperCompagnons and Orange Architects.
Tender Peperkliplocatie Schiedam won!
Today Ballast Nedam Development signed the cooperation agreement for the redevelopment of the Peperkliplocatie with Gemeente Schiedam and Stichting Primo. The vision for the location was drawn up in collaboration with Orange Architects, MoederscheimMoonen Architects, Kikx Development, Felixx Landscape & Planners, &Flux, Stipo, Spark Parking and Climate Neutral Building.
The joint ambition is to realize a ‘Heart of the Neighborhood’ for Schiedam East. The Peperkliplocatie will eventually provide space for a new primary school, sports hall, social and commercial functions and approximately 150 homes. We are very much looking forward to this collaboration!
Thanks for voting!
Credit where credit’s due: congrats to Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten on winning the title Architect of the Year – and a big thank you to everybody who voted for Orange Architects!
Image by Jan Paul Mioulet / DAPh of the award ceremony hosted by Architectenweb at het Keilepand. A terrific night at a terrific location.
Jonas one of 25 greenest buildings in Amsterdam!
Yesterday Arcam presented ‘De groene architectuurgids van Amsterdam 2000-2025’ at Pakhuis de Zwijger. We’re proud to say that Jonas is one of the selected projects! Next to that, before even being completed, Jonas has also won 2 BREEAM awards and is going to be one of the most sustainable buildings in The Netherlands.
Want to check out the project? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure to invite you for our next construction tour.
The book is now for sale via arcam.nl
Construction at Beaufort has officially started
Special thanks to Slokker Vastgoed, Slokker Bouwgroep, NCB Projectrealisatie B.V. and W.O.M. Kerckebosch for making Beaufort come to life with us.
The project consists of a sculptural tower of stacked forest villas located on the edge of – and overlooking – national park Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The green, wooded area and sandy soil are the immediate inspiration for the design. More about this unique project and location at the project page >
Landscape design by wUrck architectuur stedenbouw landschap, structural design by Goudstikker – de Vries B.V., visuals by VERO Digital.
Orange Architects nominated for Architect of the Year 2022!
Wow. Orange Architects is nominated for Architect of the Year 2022 by Architectenweb! We are proud and honored and see this nomination as an appreciation for our work and our entire team.
From the jury report: “Orange Architects makes designs that are conceptually very strong. And they know how to prove that in their built works…”
Since we don’t make these designs alone, we want to thank everybody we collaborated with over the past years – in any form. Only by working together we can create integral designs and thereby distinctive, appealing and sustainable beautiful buildings!
And, you probably felt this coming; we would like to ask you to support us. If you think our projects make a difference, then vote for Orange Architects > and make sure to confirm the e-mail you receive afterwards.
S-West longlisted for an ARC22 Award
We’re very proud to announce that S-West is on the longlist for an ARC22 Architecture Award, selected by De Architect. We can’t wait – and definitely have our hopes up – for the shortlist to be presented in a couple of weeks.
The ensemble offers a spatial, metropolitan solution to city-centre living in a compact urban composition. Lots of attention has been devoted to good-quality private, collective and public outdoor spaces, all of which enhance social cohesion in the neighbourhood. The green courtyards connect the residents of the four blocks to one another. The greenery extends across the lower roofs, and Frederik even has a shared roof terrace.
Click through the project page for a complete impression of the project >
Construction Porseleinen Hof starts
7 months into 2022 and for the 5th time construction has started at an Orange project; Last week we celebrated the official start of Porseleinen Hof in Delft!
Porseleinen Hof consists of the Porseleinen ‘Toren’ and a cluster of ground-access row houses, on two adjoining plots. “Designing both sites in unison has allowed parking, shared car use and shared outdoor spaces, roof gardens and programme to be optimally integrated with one another, resulting in a pleasant and differentiated residential environment.”
The Line wins Betonprijs 2021!
We’re beyond proud! The Line, wrapped in a delicate grid of 880 super-slim high-strength concrete columns and 6-cm-thin balcony slabs, was awarded 2021 Betonprijs in the category Groundbreaking today.
Congratulations to the winners in all other categories, thanks to the Betonvereniging for the amazing award ceremony at the Van Nelle Fabriek – and of course special thanks to Hi-Con Nederland for the groundbreaking concrete.
Team the Line: Amsvest, Bouwbedrijf de Nijs, Sebastian van Damme, Goudstikker De Vries, Mabutec, DGMR, VGG, Bureau Sant en Co, Buro BIM, JMJ Bouwmanagement and Hi-Con Nederland.
Behind the scenes of Floating Gardens with Florentine
While the contours of Floating Gardens are slowly becoming visible in Amsterdam, Orange architect Florentine gave a little peek behind the scenes last month. “I’m so proud we have been able to give the entrance of the Sloterdijk area such a beautiful new face. Floating Gardens connects nature, city and residents”, she explained in the in-depth interview.
Read all about Floating Gardens >
Or check out the entire interview with Florentine at floatinggardens.nl
Visit Jonas IJburg for the very first time
On June 18 Jonas IJburg will open to the public for the very first time! To celebrate the Day of Architecture, and in collaboration with Arcam, Orange partners Jeroen and Patrick will guide multiple groups over the (nearly finished) construction site.
Would not want to miss that? Make sure to book a time slot >
Orange Architects proudly presents: S-West
We are proud to announce that by the end of 2021 S-West was finalized! This mixed use inner city project consists of an ensemble of 4 buildings on a half sunken parking garage, with a garden on top.
The 30.000 m2 project, on which we have been working for the past 5 years, is located in the heart of the former Philips site known as Strijp-S, just north to the center of Eindhoven. All 4 buildings have a character of their own and together they subtly acknowledge the area’s industrial past. It is visible in the structure of the buildings, but also in the tiniest details and the naming, like the iconic tower landmarking the project on the Torenallee was named after the iconic Frits Philips.
All photos of the project were taken at the start of 2022 by Sebastian van Damme. Designed for MRP, landscape design by Felixx and built by Stam en de Koning.
We stand with Ukraine
Orange Architects has been working for almost 2 decades on several projects in both Ukraine and Russia.
We are deeply shocked by the recent aggression of the Russian government against the people of Ukraine and the invasion of their country, and strongly condemn this brutal act of violence.
Our thoughts and support are with our Ukrainian friends, colleagues, clients and other people we came to know in these past years as friendly, optimistic and open-minded. We wish them to stay safe and strong.
Simultaneously we support the brave Russian citizens who dare to stand up against this war and speak out, while risking their own freedom.
This new reality has led us, unfortunately, to the decision to cease all our project involvements in Russia.
#ukraine #nowar #giro555
Construction starts at KAAP in Amsterdam
Two more Orange buildings are coming to life! At its unique location Kaap provides an unobstructed view over the IJ and an outspoken architectural identity, consisting of a white basement and a corten steel top, referring to the former harbor area.
Read more about the project – containing six blocks designed by three different architectural firms.
Commissioned by Amvest and COD development pioneers, construction by UBA Bouw, design by Powerhouse Company, NEXT architects and Orange Architects. Visual by VERO Digital.
Beaufort Zeist – up for sale
Beaufort; a sculptural tower of stacked forest villas, located in Kerckebosch Zeist and rooted in its green setting.
The concept and material elaboration of the tower are based on the themes of ‘sand’, ‘tree trunk’ and ‘leaf’. Stacking these themes as layers on top of one another generated the design. The theme of ‘sand’ encompasses the balcony parapets and terraces. Outdoor ceilings are designed as part of the ‘leaf’ theme, taking the form of an informal green finish on all the lower sides of balconies and cantilevered surfaces. Finally, the supporting columns and wooden façade cladding are elaborated as part of the ‘tree trunk’ theme.
As of last week all 19 spacious apartments are up for sale. For more information go to beaufortzeist.nl, and check out the project page >
Commissioned by Slokker Vastgoed and NCB Projectrealisatie B.V., landscape design by wUrck architectuur stedenbouw landschap, visuals by VERO Digital.
Nominated twice for the ArchDaily 2022 Awards
Hard work pays off! Both The Line and Holiday Home are selected for the ArchDaily 2022 building of the year Awards. Want to support the project(s) by voting? It’s as simple as this:
Log in or sign up at archdaily.com and follow the links below to vote (or go to the Housing category for The Line and Houses for Holiday Home).
The Line – bit.ly/3Ga9f8S
Holiday Home – bit.ly/3H8ZMzV
We’ll be here with our fingers crossed. Thanks a million!
Concrete Inspiration Visit to The Line – Sign up now
Together with Tektoniek and Hi-Con Nederland we’re hosting a tour at The Line on March 9 (2022). The identity of the building is determined by a delicate grid of 6-cm-thin balcony railings and 880 super-slim concrete columns. Over the last years we worked intensively with concrete specialist Hi-Con to develop the graceful, high-strength balcony panels and columns.
Want to check out these super slim panels and columns yourself – and exchange knowledge? Sign up for the tour here >
During the visit different members of the project team will guide you through the process and elaborate on the technique and challenges we encountered.
2022 we’re ready for you!
We’re lucky to have seen many of our projects come to life in The Netherlands and abroad in 2021 and we are overjoyed with 4 (!) more to come this year. Golden City block 7 (St. Petersburg), The Hudsons (Rotterdam), Waalfront (Nijmegen) and Jonas (Amsterdam) will all be finalized in 2022.
We would like to thank all of our clients, partners and colleagues, in any form, for the past year. It has been extraordinary, to say the least. Let’s create environments together that will have a positive impact on the quality of life!
Stay tuned for updates by following Orange Architects on Instagram > and LinkedIn >
Sale started for Reijsendaal, in Rotterdam 16Hoven
Last Saturday sale started for our project Reijsendaal in the Rotterdam 16Hoven district. Commissioned by Nieuw Vastgoed and in cooperation with Geurst & Schulze architecten, Orange Architects designed a green and sustainable living environment along the Van der Duijn van Maasdamweg; the main entrance to the area with the city centre of Rotterdam right around the corner.
Sculptural row-villas, in alternating blocks of 2, 3 and 4 units, and a cornerstone apartment building are designed by Orange Architects. The villas are recognizable by their outspoken roof shape, while the apartment building has a set up of 4 stacked villas on a plinth, with the elevator taking you directly into your living area. Large corner balconies frame the view on the beautiful park and pond of Park 16Hoven.
For more specifics visit woneninreijsendaal.nl
“A sustainable icon for IJburg”
Next to the installation of the walkable glass for the canyon and the first zinc facade panels, Jonas received a positive score for the interim BREEAM-audit. The audit assessed the environmental impact of the construction site, focusing on waste management, environmentally conscious use of materials, reduction of energy consumption and reduction of pollution.
When completed, Jonas will be one of the first residential buildings in the Netherlands with a BREEAM-Outstanding certificate!
Thanks team Jonas for your outstanding performance: ABT bv, Amvest, Ballast Nedam West, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, Floor Ziegler, Metaglas Group, Pubblik&Vos and SITE urban development.
Read more on the audit at ballast-nedam.com and about Jonas >
Signed: Realisation agreement Porseleinen Hof!
Synchroon and the City of Delft have signed the realisation agreement for the development of Porseleinen Hof! The project, commissioned by Synchroon, is the cornerstone of the development area of New Delft.
The most important element of Porseleinen Hof is the tower on Papsouwselaan, which (land)marks the entrance to Nieuw Delft on the west side of the plan area. The sculptural appearance of the tower, faced in white-glazed ceramic tiles, ensures that Porseleinen Hof appears different from all sides.
Autumn visit to Waalfont Nijmegen
Construction update: Waalfront Nijmegen. The contours of the pentagonal apartment buildings are clearly visible now. Due to their position in Park Fort Krayenhoff, the three pavilions will offer an unobstructed view of the greenery and the river Waal when finalized!
Designed for BPD Gebiedsontwikkeling, built by Trebbe, landscape design by Martien van Osch.
We’re looking for 2 (Dutch speaking) new team members!
Ter uitbreiding van ons team zijn we op zoek naar een BIM Modelleur en Expert Duurzaamheid. Bekijk de vacatures voor meer informatie en misschien doen we binnenkort wel een kopje koffie samen!
Nieuwsgierig naar het team? Bekijk onze team-pagina >
Orange Architects appointed coordinating architect of Colosseumweg in Feyenoord City
Development consortium OCFC, made up of Heijmans and AM, has appointed Orange Architects as coordinating architect for the Colosseumweg site in Feyenoord City in Rotterdam-Zuid.
The site is part of the Feyenoord City area development – the masterplan for which has been drawn up by OMA and LOLA – and together with Imagine and Rosestraat site (on the other side of the viaduct), the Colosseumweg site forms the entrance to the new city district of the same name.
The Colosseumweg site connects the Hillesluis neighbourhood to the developments along the bank of the Nieuwe Maas. The project consists of about 70,000 square metres of residential, residential care and mixed-use programme, and will be elaborated over the coming years in collaboration with OCFC, Stigam, the Municipality of Rotterdam, Flux landscape Architects and one or two participating architects.
Orange Architects has started work on the first concepts and structure studies, which will be completed by the end of this year. A start will then be made on the Preliminary Design of buildings and outdoor spaces.
Holiday Home ARC21 Detail Award – Finalist!
The word is out! Holiday Home is one of the final nominees for an ARC21 Detail Award.
A couple of weeks ago we welcomed Marlies Rohmer and her panel of judges to Texel for a tour – showing how we allowed the interior to be transformed, experiencing the extension of the spaces and other hidden (and visible) functions of the tiny home. Thanks to the judges for the kind words, the nomination and of course taking the time to travel all the way to Texel. Next to that we would like to congratulate Ronald Janssen, Studio Nauta and De Zwarte Hond for being nominated as well.
Constructed by Cor Koper Bouwbedrijf, photographed by Sebastian van Damme and designed by Orange Architects.
New work: NUVO Business Park, Kyiv
A new adventure: Kovalska invited Orange Architects to come to Kiev this week – together with our colleagues from MVRDV – for a design workshop of the 2nd and 3rd phase of the NUVO Business Park complex. Many thanks for the invitation and good luck to all!
Stay tuned for updates on the project.
Recently completed: THE LINE
Like a moored cruise ship, The Line fronts onto the IJ waterway in the Overhoeks district of Amsterdam. Sitting on private verandas behind the refined grid that wraps the building like a veil, residents enjoy views of the water just in front of them and of the city centre. The verandas are real outdoor rooms, their ceiling design making them feel like an extension of the interior space.
Read more ánd check out all amazing photo’s of the project >
Orange Architects goes Torino
As some might have already noticed, this Friday we were not at our desks – but on a search for inspiring projects in Torino. And did we succeed! It only took us 4 days and 27 bikes, but we managed to visit 34 (!!) projects. Take a look at our Instagram for a small impression of the trip.
PTT Binnenrotte nominated for a Brick Award
PTT Binnenrotte – the transformation of the former PTT building in the heart of Rotterdam – was just annouched as one of the final nominees for a Brick Award 22. We’re nominated in the cathegory Living together – multi-family houses: innovative residential solutions taking into account the trends & challenges of urbanisation.
Winners will be presented at the Brick Award 22 ceremony in June 2022. Fingers crossed!
First day of construction at Floating Gardens
A new phase for Floating Gardens! As of today construction at the former SITA-site has started.
With this project, we are creating a place where pioneers can actively contribute to the development of their neighbourhood. A place that highlights the contrast between small scale communities and big city living while bringing them together. A place that combines an abundance of greenery with living in a dynamic city. With the transformation of the area, Sloterdijk changes from an office district into a mixed-use district.
We’re looking for a junior architect!
Are you passionate about design, love to make presentations, have consultations and produce architectural drawings? Make sure to apply for our junior architect job opening.
Our perfect candidate has the following profile:
- educated as an architect;
- minimum 1 to 2 years work experience, preferably with Dutch housing projects;
- good designer; both conceptually and architecturally strong;
- excellent skills of Archicad (BIM), with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of practical experience;
- attention to detail;
- independent, proactive and accurate;
- (basic) knowledge of Dutch architectural regulations;
- good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign;
- fluent with the English language (speaking and writing);
- available on short term.
Update The Bow – Going into a new phase
As of today construction has started at The Bow in Amsterdam Overhoeks! The Bow is the second residential building designed by Orange Architects in this new district in Amsterdam-Noord – the first being the nearly finished The Line. We can’t wait to see yet another project arise.
Find out more about the project.
Team The Bow: Amvest, DGMR, dioCON ingenieurs, Kondor Wessels Amsterdam bv, Mabutec and Rienks Bouwmanagement.
KAAP Amsterdam up for sale
The first two KAAP blocks are up for sale! Horn, one of the two luxury apartment buildings we designed on the northern bank of the IJ, and Coast (by Powerhouse Company) are on the market of this week. With the design of the two buildings we tried to pay tribute to both the industrial past of the area, and to new opportunities that come with the explicit landmark position of the towers within the future development of the area.
As in love with the area and project as we are? Make sure to register before July 19, 10:00.
Want to know more about the project? Check all ins and outs here.
Floating Gardens Architizer A+Award winner!
With entries from over 100 countries, we’re proud to say that Floating Gardens was selected as Jury Winner in this year’s Architizer A+Awards!
Special thanks to everybody who took the time to vote and of course team Floating Gardens: Rowin Petersma, Synchroon, Felixx Landscape Architects, IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Merosch, M+P, BK ingenieurs, Root B.V., Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs en Zonen B.V. and CBRE Global Investors Netherlands.
Read all about the project.
Jeroen Schipper supervisor Amsterdam Overamstel
We are proud to announce that the City of Amsterdam has appointed Jeroen Schipper as urban and architectural supervisor of the Overamstel project area as of June 1.
Over the coming decade this part of Amsterdam, just south of the River Amstel, will continue to evolve from a peripheral working area into a metropolitan district with a mixture of living and working. Proposing and strengthening sustainable and spatial quality – while also embracing the existing highly diverse identity of the area – is one of the spearheads that Jeroen will focus on as supervisor.
“As the density of this metropolitan area increases, my goal is to shape the changes within the resulting dynamism and, at the same time, preserve the specific and multiform character of Overamstel for the future, allowing a unique, sustainably beautiful and well-functioning city district to flourish.”
Jeroen will carry out his duties as supervisor alongside his work as architect-partner with Orange Architects. Both parties have expressed the intention to ensure the lasting involvement of the supervisor in the development of Overamstel.
Come and check our office on Saturday, June 26
Orange Architects opens it’s doors on Saturday June 26 for the Rotterdam Architectuur Month Open Office day. Be quick to get your time slot for the tour.
Our office is located in the centre of the world port city of Rotterdam. Traditionally a city of national and international trade, a city with residents from around the globe. This is our home, and we share with Rotterdam the identity of our company: creative, ‘hands-on’, proactive and international.
See you Saturday!
Orange talks sustainability for Rotterdam Architectuur Maand ’21
For Rotterdam Architectuur Maand Orange Architects Julija, Dirk & Kapilan are sharing ánd opening a dialogue about our sustainable mission: WORLD | WE | VALUE. Make sure to join our (free) online talk on Thursday the 24th at 17:00.
Discover how we integrate sustainability into our projects and the tools we use to implement it in our designs. Learn more about specific sustainable materials we applied in various projects in Rotterdam and Amsterdam – and more about our vision and focus on innovation.
Let’s create a better living environment together!
Not one but TWO of our projects are finalists in the Architizer A+Awards
This is so cool! ZOHO ánd Floating Gardens are selected as finalists in the Architizer A+Awards. Support us – and all of our partners – by voting. We’ll explain how:
- Go to the Architizer A+Awards website
- Sign in & search for the right category
- Vote for ZOHO in the category Unbuilt Masterplan
- Vote for Floating Gardens in the category Unbuilt – Multi-Unit Housing (L >10 Floors)
Thank you so much! We’ll be here with our fingers crossed…
Team ZOHO: Orange Architects, Echo Urban Design, More Architecture, Studio Nauta, MoederscheimMoonen Architects, Stebru and Leyten
Team Floating Gardens: Orange Architects, Rowin Petersma, Synchroon and Felixx Landscape Architects
We are hiring!
Do you share with us the Rotterdam identity of our company? Are you creative, ‘hands-on’, proactive and international? We are looking forward to meet you! Currently we look for a:
– Medior architect (Fluent in the Dutch and English language)
– Junior architect (Fluent in the English language)
– Intern (Fluent in the English language, minimum period for 6 months)
ON AIR: ZoHo
Welcome to the Zomerhofkwartier! During the ON AIR: ZoHo lecture you will be introduced to this creative and diverse area that is enclosed by the Hofplein and the RCD on one side and the Agniesbuurt on the north side. Esther Heemskerk (municipality of Rotterdam) explains why it is especially important in this area to make connections between the different city districts. Robbert Jan van der Veen, partner and urban planner at ECHO Urban Design, discusses the different principles underlying the design of the neighbourhood: how do you preserve and enhance the specific qualities of a neighbourhood that is known for its diverse inhabitants and users? Finally, Patrick Meijers (Orange Architects) discusses the architecture and the different residential typologies of the new ZoHo.
The broadcast can be followed on Thursday 3 June at 12:00 PM via the AIR YouTube channel and Facebook.
Orange Architects x Rotterdam Architectuur Maand ‘21
Orange Architects will join the Rotterdam Architecture Month 2021! During the whole month of June you can discover the undercurrent and experience how architects work and think about the city of tomorrow by means of scale models, drawings and installations. Orange Architects will contribute to this in various events throughout the month.
To start off, the month will be opened on the 2nd of June (this Wednesday) with a live talkshow from the festival heart in the garage underneath the Kruisplein. Patrick Meijers will join the discussion about the space in the city in unexpected places and how the undercurrents and upper currents of the city relate to each other.
You can watch the show on the YouTube channel of Rotterdam Architectuur Month.
To see the complete programme visit: rotterdamarchitectuurmaand.nl
Saint Petersburg’s skyline is changing!
The image shows Block 6, a residential development with mixed urban functions as part of the Golden City development in Russia.
Project design for Glorax Development by Orange Architects + KCAP Architects & Planners with local office A.Len.
The Line close to delivery
The Line, appearing in the street & balcony view. Just 2 more months until delivery! Designed for Amvest, built by Bouwbedrijf De Nijs
Read more about The Line here.
S-West is progressing nicely!
The 3 buildings of S-West that will border the Ir Kalffstraat seen in a row; in the back Benjamin, in the middle Maria and in front Frederik. Tower Frits on the Torenallee will make the ensemble of 4 on Strijp-S complete! Designed for MRP Development, built by Stam en de Koning.
Read more about S-West on the project page.
Block 2 of The Hudsons has come out of scaffolding
The stepped back and expressive corner on the Hudsonstraat is clearly visible by now; just 3 more blocks to go! Designed for BPD and Era Contour, built by Era Contour.
Read more about The Hudsons on the project page.
No ordinary April Fools’ Day at Orange Architects!
We celebrated Paul Kierkels who has been working with us for 15 years! What a day to have this anniversary. Looking forward to the next 15 years Paul!
Spectacular images of Jonas!
The public route through the canyon, leading to the tranquil forest patio is clearly visible by now. In the future, part of the building site will be transformed back to water again, allowing the canal to touch the building.
Amvest, Ballast Nedam West, orange architects, ABT bv, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, Pubblik&Vos, JMJ Bouwmanagement, De Boom Betonwerken.
Construction update The Line
The Line is getting unpacked! Super thin vertical facade elements, made by HiCon concrete, are wrapped around the stacked verandas like an orthogonal spider web. Designed for Amvest, built by Bouwbedrijf De Nijs.
Construction update S-West
3 of the 4 different characters that form S-West on Strijp-S in Eindhoven are getting unveiled: Frederik, in deep red brick with generous French balconies, Maria, with arched facades in warm grey masonry and Benjamin, with white concrete details and dark brown fences contrasting the yellow sawn brickwork. Waiting for tower Frits to follow up and complete the family of 4! Designed for MRP Development, built by Stam en de Koning.
Vacancy (NL) PR & Communicatie medewerker
We are looking for a PR & Communication hero (Dutch speaker/writer)!
Are you the one who can bring our story out in the world?
Looking forward to meet you!
Construction progress of Jonas
The construction of Jonas is progressing rapidly! The concrete structure is rising, and the shape of the canyon is already clearly visible. Contractor Ballast Nedam and subcontractor De Boom are currently preparing the formwork of the spectacular three-layer concrete portals that will span the public living room. Great work!
In collaboration with Amvest, Ballast Nedam, ABT, Felixx, JMJ Bouwmanagement, De Boom Betonwerken.
Recently delivered; Rietzoom!
Our recently delivered Rietzoom project is located in Park 16Hoven in Rotterdam. The abundance of greenery and water in the immediate surroundings prompted the concept of sculptural building blocks which, with their staggered facades and roof terraces, harmonize well with the explicitly green character of the neighbourhood.
Designed for and built by Dura Vermeer, Photography by Sebastian van Damme.
Take a look at all the photos on the project page!
Podcast Architectenweb & Orange Architects
Listen to the latest Architectenweb Podcast (in Dutch), it’s online now!
In this episode Michiel van Raaij, Editor-in-chief of Architectenweb, Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper, architects and founders of Orange Architects, talk about the mission and vision of the office, our contextual projects and the position Orange Architects has on creating sustainable living landscapes.
Sit back, relax and learn more about Orange Architects in this episode of Architectenweb Podcast.
3d printed model Showcase wall!
Our showcase wall is up and running! Beautifully built in oak veneered plywood by Luis Cardoso, it offers space for our most favorite collection of 3D printed models, in house produced by Angeliki Chantzopoulou & team. Let us know what you think of it!
Execution progress The Line
Our project The Line coming out of scaffolding! Around 900 ultra thin concrete facade sticks, combined with only 7 cm thick balcony slabs, made by Hi-Con Nederland, create a mesmerizing facade filigree.
Designed for Amvest, built by Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs en Zonen B.V.
Hogeweg district nominated for SKG public award 2021!
Hogeweg district in Amersfoort is nominated for the SKG public award 2021! The SKG Award for sustainable development will be presented by the jury on the 31st of March.
Will you help Hogekwartier to win the public award? Vote here before the 29th of March!
Orange Architects designed the first perimeter block that was constructed along the Axis, north of Hogeweg, for De Alliantie.
You can find more information about our contribution to the Hogeweg district on the project page.
The urban plan for restructuring the Hogeweg district – which includes about 850 dwellings – was developed by KCAP.
Winter shot Tinbergenlaan in Park 16Hoven Rotterdam
Nice seasonal contrasts in our latest Rotterdam project, on Tinbergenlaan in Park 16Hoven, Rotterdam.
Designed for and built by Dura Vermeer.
Meet the team
In the last 3 months we have welcomed 8 new team members! We are happy that our team is growing in these strange times, because of new and ongoing assignments. Although three of these new faces are not entirely new; Welcome back Anna and Paulina, after previous internships in Orange Architects and Ivan rejoining our Russian projects! And hello Martha, Lena, Rik, Marlene and Robin-Jay!
From left to right:
1st row: Ivan Shkurko (junior architect), Martha Castilla Riasco (intern), Anna Kolasa (architect trainee)
2nd row: Marlene Hamacher (junior architect), Paulina Kurowska (junior architect), Rik Meijer (junior architect)
3rd row: Robin-Jay King (junior architect), Lena Papanikolaou (intern)
You can read more about each team member on our team page.
Best wishes from Orange Architects!
We wish you a happy and healthy new year!
At the beginning of this new year we want to express our gratitude to all who have been working with us through these bumpy times. As an office we look back on a dynamic period, in which we merged to a multidisciplinary and internationally operating office for architecture and urban design.
Based on our newly defined vision ‘concept + craft’, beautiful projects came to life last year, either in concept phase or getting realized.
With our team we look forward to an inspiring and colorful new year, creating vibrant ‘living landscapes’ and starting new opportunities together!
Project pictured: Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg | Golden City Block 6. Designed for Glorax Development by Orange Architects + KCAP in collaboration with A.LEN. Photo by Andrey Belimov Gushchin.
Golden Trezzini Award for ZOHO
In the first days of December, when the most of us are immersed in the Sinterklaas and Christmas gift-seeking euphoria, the team of Orange Architects, ECHO Urban Design, MoederscheimMoonen Architects, MORE Architecture and Studio Nauta with developer Leyten & STEBRU has received their first wonderful winter present – the Golden Trezzini Award for our project ZoHo! The beautiful Golden trophy will have an honorable place under our office Christmas tree.
PUUR21 in Noorderhaven, Zutphen
Tess Landsman of Orange Architects talks about our project PUUR21 in Noorderhaven, Zutphen. ‘Every home is designed in such a way that it suits its location in the neighborhood, 3 different housing types with 3 living experiences’.
Do you want to know more about how the design was created? Watch the video or read the interview on the website.
MEETUP SMC #3: RUIMTE IN DE COMPACTE STAD
Join the online Meetup (in Dutch) of Stadsmakerscongres this Thursday at 16:00 hours. Meetup SMC #3 is about creating space in the compact city of Rotterdam, complexity, layering, proximity and good living and working in the city. Together with Robert Jan van der Veen (ECHO) and Paul Vernooy (Stebru), Patrick Meijers will talk about ZOHO as mixed used neighborhood for the future.
Webinar: How Orange Architects perceives the importance of BIM
Orange Architects has gained extensive experience with BIM. BIM makes our work more efficient and faster with fewer mistakes. The work has also become more fun: from sketch to the delivery of a project we work in a 3D environment. Each project can therefore be made transparent to everyone at any time and everywhere. But above all, BIM guarantees the quality of the joint construction process.
Curious how Orange Architects perceives the importance of BIM? In this webinar (in Dutch) of ‘BIM’mers aan het woord’, Florentine van der Vaart tells you all about this. On 4th of December, 10.00 AM and at no cost.
Zoho Finalist for Golden Trezzini Award!
Zomerhofkwartier is a finalist of the Golden Trezzini Award! The winners will be announced 1st of December. Yet, everyone can help us to receive the Public Award. Vote here for our project, there are only 4 days left!
Creative team ECHO Urban Design, Orange Architects, More Architecture, MoederscheimMoonen Architects, Studio Nauta and Leyten / Stebru
Architecton Award for Ligovsky project!
Ligovsky City designed by international team consisting of KCAP, Orange Architects and A.Len received the Architecton Award! The project was awarded the Golden Diploma in the category Housing and Residential Complexes. The annual award is held by the Architectural Union of St. Petersburg and the exhibition of projects took place in the famous Pavlovtsev mansion!
You can find more information about Ligovsky City, in this article with interview of all three teams.
ARC20 Urban Award Nomination!
Yes! We are nominated for the ARC20 Urban Award! The project ZoHo in Rotterdam, designed for consortium Leyten / Stebru, with design team ECHO Urban Design, Orange Architects, More Architecture, MoederscheimMoonen Architects and Studio Nauta, has been selected by the jury as one of the projects that contribute to a liveable city and the well-being of society, which the Award is all about.
ZoHo is a remarkable piece of ‘almost inner city’ that is Rotterdam through and through, yet it also has an identity all of its own, shaped by contemporary entrepreneurship, social initiatives and vibrant communities.
Read more about the ARC20 Urban Award and the other nominees here: https://www.dearchitect.nl
Launch BIM basic IDM 2.0
A nice step for Dutch professionals working with BIM, because version 2 of the BIM basic IDM is a fact. This new version has been refined on all fronts and expanded with important components.
Speaking the same language is essential for an integral cooperation. That is why Orange Architects is affiliated with the BIM basic IDM. Orange Architects has gained extensive experience with BIM in recent years. Mainly because we have collaborated on various projects with numerous companies, our knowledge of BIM has grown enormously. As an architectural firm, we are proud to be front runners in the use of BIM. We integrate BIM in every project from the design phase until the implementation phase. With the BIM basic IDM version 2, the BIM basic IDM-movement is entering a new phase: one in which an unambiguous collaboration is possible for an even wider audience.
For the launch movie, go to: https://youtu.be/3Kb4Ehw5fak
Online lecture; “Sustainable solutions for sustainable living”
The long-awaited Eurasian Prize award ceremony and the Arch Eurasia Summit will be held in Yekaterinburg from October 1st to 3rd. Orange Architects will take part in a teleconference where Jeroen Schipper will present “Sustainable solutions for sustainable living”. If you are in Yekaterinburg, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the event!
Check the program here: https://eurasian-prize.ru/forum/programma20/
The lecture will be recorded and available online later.
Beaufort, Kerckebosch Zeist
On behalf of Slokker Vastgoed BV and NCB Projectrealisatie, Orange Architects made the design for a sculptural tower of stacked forest villas, located on the edge of a forested area in the municipality of Zeist. The tower is part of a plan to restructure the Kerckebosch neighbourhood, and is the last in a series of new apartment buildings in one of the green wedges on the edge of the forest. The building contains 19 spacious apartments offering panoramic views of the forested surroundings. Pre-sale has started; visit it here!
Or read more about the project on our own project page.
Digital contribution for the Eurasian Prize award ceremony
Behind the scenes! A glimpse of Patrick (Orange Architects) and Deborah (Felixx Landscape architects & planners) on the windy Rotterdam market square; recording our contribution to the award ceremony of the Eurasian Prize and a word of thanks to organizers and guests at the “ArchEurasia” summit, which will be held on October 1-3 in Yekaterinburg. Our project Jonas received first prize in the category Architecture and Design.
Construction continues on Texel
Our project Holiday Home is nearing completion, getting ready for autumn on Texel; listen to the rain, smell the wood, watch the leaves turn red.
Read more about the project on the project page.
Orange Architects is a partner of BIM basic IDM!
Orange Architects has gained extensive experience with BIM in recent years. Mainly because we have collaborated on various projects with various parties (client, architect, consultants, contractor, etc.), our knowledge of BIM has grown enormously. As an architectural firm, we are proud to be front runners in the use of BIM. We integrate BIM in every project from the design phase until the implementation phase. That is why we are from today on an affiliated partner of BIM basic IDM. Orange will BIM… together with you?
Read more about Bim basic IDM (in Dutch)
A pleasant surprise just after the summer break; Jonas received yet another award!
The International Competition for Architecture and Design “Eurasian Prize 2020” announced the finalists. This year, our project Jonas took part in the competition and received the First Prize in the category Architecture! The award ceremony will take place at the “ArchEurasia” summit, which will be held in October 1-3 in Yekaterinburg! Orange Architects and Felixx look forward to take part in the award ceremony either digitally or personally. Follow the news!
Orange Architects with KCAP and A.Len present urban plan and vision for Ligovsky City
Orange Architects along with KCAP Architects & Planners and the Russian office A.Len designed the urban plan and architectural vision for Ligovsky City on a site that was previously a railway yard. The design for the large scale mixed-use development consisting of residential commercial and educational programs integrates and highlights the industrial character of the site. The history of the railway yard defined the identity of the development in which several industrial elements are preserved while creating an attractive and diverse living environment.
Read more about the project on the project page.
Plan ahead with this interactive COVID 19 data tracker and forecast dashboard!
The summer holidays are coming! With the ongoing pandemic, it is relevant to have access to the latest data and to stay informed about the expected developments, both at home and at your favorite vacation spot.
Data analyst Frank Meijers developed a COVID-19 dashboard, offering an overview of the history, current status and forecast of the impact of COVID-19 on global, continent and country level. The COVID-19 dashboard can be explored here.
Orange Architects will be closed for a summer break from August 3 till August 14.
Rotterdam based design team wins ZOHO tender!
The design team consisting of Orange Architects, ECHO urban design, Moederscheim Moonen, More Architecture and Studio Nauta – commissioned by Rotterdam developers Leyten and Stebru – has won the tender for the Zomerhofkwartier (ZOHO) in Rotterdam!
ZOHO is a remarkable piece of ‘almost inner city’ that is Rotterdam through and through, yet it also has an identity all of its own, shaped by contemporary entrepreneurship, social initiatives and vibrant communities. Based on an explicit concept that strengthens the existing qualities of ZOHO, the winning design connects green structures and generates a sustainable and collective neighbourhood.
Three living environments are stacked on top of one another in the project: the Lab Layer, Land Layer and City Layer. Placed on top of the existing industrial ‘maker layer’ is a raised peat landscape, with on top of that a tower landscape.
The project stands out on account of the rich variety of places. Containing a vibrant programme and dotted with public and collective spaces, the new district will be a resilient quarter in the centre of Rotterdam. Welcome to ZOHO!
Read more about the project on the project page.
Designing the profile of the future architect
‘Designing the profile of the future architect, the first editorial project of the @SHARE Society is a collection of thoughts, architectural manifestoes and interviews to which 100 architects from all over the world have contributed’. Both Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper from Orange Architects contributed to this publication.
The book is for sale at share-architects.com.
The sale of Park Fort Krayenhoff in Nijmegen has started!
The presale of the first apartments, in the pavilion situated along the river Waal, has started last week, with lots of enthusiasm and registrations! Commissioned by BPD, Orange Architects made the design of 3 pavilions located in Park Fort Krayenhoff, in the Waalfront area in Nijmegen. The design transforms a historical but forgotten place into a premium waterfront location, bringing a piece of Nijmegens’ history back to life.
Read more about the Waalfront project on our website or go to the sales website.
Publication in Green Buildings magazine
Green architecture is our common future, as states Green Buildings magazine. The magazine is dedicated to green architecture and innovative building technologies. In the new issue, seven spreads were dedicated to our Jonas project! It is one of the most detailed publications on Jonas, which describes the project from the first conceptual ideas until detailed drawings. Moreover, it explains comprehensively the many measures that ultimately led to earning a BREEAM Outstanding certificate!
Subscribe to the magazine, or read the full article online with your existing subscription: http://green-buildings.ru/
Online lecture by Rutger Schoenmaker
Online lecture – This Tuesday – 9th of June at 7.00 PM (CEST).
Rutger Schoenmaker, senior architect at Orange Architects, will be giving an online lecture organized by Dienstagsreihe, an initiative of architecture students of Coburg University in Germany. The lecture is open to the public. Please feel invited!
Please find here the link to join the lecture.
Online lecture Brusnika Lectorium
Following the merge of JSA and Orange Architects, Patrick Meijers presented the vision and mission of the newly merged company in an on-line Brusnika Lectorium where he was invited to give his view on an integral approach to the sustainable mission of Orange Architects. With the lecture “World | We | Value” Patrick explained the most essential aspects of this concept and illustrated the Orange sustainable approach with several exceptional projects of the company.
If you missed the presentation in real time, you still have a chance to see the online recording! (available only in Russian)
Orange and JSA merge to form Orange Architects!
We – Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper – are delighted to announce that, as of April 2020, Orange Architects and JSA (jeroen schipper architecten) have teamed up to form Orange Architects! The merger has created a multidisciplinary and internationally operating office for architecture, urban design, interior design and outdoor space.
The signs for KAAP are up!
A beautiful location on the former harbour area featuring stunning views over the IJ river!
For more information, visit www.kaap.amsterdam.
The model of Floating Gardens is finished
We really love model making! Models are a great way to visualize our ideas for our clients and for other people. Recently, we’ve finished a presentation model of our Floating Gardens project, soon to be realized in Sloterdijk in Amsterdam. Check out the model in the entrance hall, when you visit our office! Do you notice the smart trick we did?
Jonas at Arcam virtual tours list
We are proud to let you know that our project Jonas is on the list of online tours recommended by Arcam! In these special times of staying @home, we would like to introduce a small escape with our 360 tour of Jonas. Using our interactive tour, you can go through the most astonishing spaces of Jonas; visit a cozy public living room, walk up the mountain path and look around at the roof beach. Don`t miss an opportunity to visit an award-winning project that is soon to be built.
Simply click here to see the tour or visit the Arcam page to see the most recent list of architectural tours.
The construction of our Holiday Home in Texel has started!
In times when our lives are more focused on homes than holidays, our holiday ‘plans’ are taking shape together with Cor Koper Bouwbedrijf. We are happy to share that the construction of our Holiday Home project in Texel has started! #stayhome or better #stayatholidayhome
The Hudsons from the air
Aerial photo of The Hudsons in Rotterdam; nice overview of the first two blocks being built!
Golden City published at Bauwelt magazine
An active waterfront development in St. Petersburg is changing its silhouette. Golden City by An active waterfront development in St. Petersburg is changing its silhouette. Golden City by KCAP + Orange Architects defines a major step in creating an iconic and recognizable entrance to the city from the Gulf of Finland. In an article published in Stadtbauwelt 6 Prof. Barbara Engel states the Golden City district is on its way to become not only a beautiful city entrance, but also an attractive and livable quarter in St. Petersburg for residents and tourists alike.
The joined forces of KCAP + Orange Architects as designers together with Glorax as developer and A.Len as local architect, ensured maximum quality perfectly fitted within the local building culture of St. Petersburg.
Read more about background St. Petersburg waterfront development here! (In German)
Jonas has won 2 BREEAM awards in an award winning ceremony last evening in London!
Two times a winner with the BREEAM 2020 awards! Last night Jonas won in two categories, ‘Homes-Design Stage Award’ en ‘Regional Award-Western Europe’. Paul Kierkels from Orange Architects and Nick Vlaun from ABT attended the award ceremony in London yesterday, representing the Jonas project team. The integral concept is designed by Orange Architects, ABT and Felixx Landscape Architects for Amvest.
The jury praises Jonas in their report: ‘Its mix of sound but innovative technical solutions, widespread engagement and broader community benefit meant it stood out from the crowd. A powerful example for others.’
Receiving two BREEAM awards feels as a huge compliment and reward for our team efforts!
Congrats to the whole team; Amvest, Orange Architects, ABT, Felixx Landscape Architects, SITE urban development, Floor Ziegler, Pubblik&Vos, Sprangers Bouwbedrijf, Bureau Stadsnatuur and Build2Live.
The pre-sales website of our project Noorderkaap is online!
The pre-sales website of our project Noorderkaap is online! The two apartment buildings we designed for Amvest and Hurks, Kaap 2 and Kaap 6, are located at the north side of the IJ river in Amsterdam. Together with Powerhouse Company’s Kaap 1 and 5, and Next Architects’ Kaap 3 and 4 they will form a spectacular waterfront living area.
Check it out now: https://kaap.amsterdam/.
Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2019
We had a great evening last Wednesday at the ceremony of the Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2019 in the Cityhall of Rotterdam. Beautiful words from the Jury about the transformation of the former PTT building!
‘With outright craftsmanship the architects of JSA recognized and used the opportunities of the former PTT-building’.
The construction of Jonas has started!
Yesterday we were invited by Sprangers Bouwbedrijf on the construction site. ‘The Whale’ of the legend Jonas was symbolically brought to life by Alderwoman Marieke van Doorninck and Amvest CEO Heleen Aarts. The start of a sustainable icon for IJburg. We can’t wait for Jonas to be built! Keep an eye out for construction updates, as we’ll be sharing more and more of Jonas.
Go to the website of Jonas for more information and the sale of apartments: https://jonasijburg.nl/.
In collaboration with Amvest, ABT bv, Felixx, Sprangers Bouwbedrijf, JMJ Bouwmanagement and SITE urban development.
The construction of The Hudsons has started!
The construction of The Hudsons in Rotterdam has officially started! Yesterday we visited the festive kick-off organized by the clients, ERA Contour and BPD Gebiedsontwikkeling. It was a warm welcome in the neighborhood Bospolder-Tussendijken. Are you interested to join the neighborhood? Sales for phase 3 of The Hudsons will start soon! For more information visit www.nieuwbouwthehudsons.nl.