Floating above the ground. Netherlands American Cemetery Visitor Center by KAAN Architecten

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KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio).
Project team
Rita Alessio, Alessandro Arcangeli, Bas Barendse, Alice Colombo, Thomas Hagemeijer, Kees Kaan, Adam Kelly, Nicki van Loon, Edoardo Mancini, Alexis Oh, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio, Frane Stancic.
Landscape designer.- Karres + Brands landschapsarchitecten B.V., Hilversum.
Structural designer and supervisor.- Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft.
Civil designer and supervisor.- Smits Rinsma, Zutphen.
Mechanical and electrical designer and supervisor.- HP Engineers, Gent.
Building physics supervisor.- DGMR, The Hague.
Fire safety engineer.- DGMR, The Hague.
Acoustics advisor.- DGMR, The Hague.
Building costs advisor.- B3 Bouwadviseurs, Wassenaar.
Site coordination supervisor.- INEX Architecten, Maastricht.

Structural engineer.- DeClerk & Partners, Waregem.
Structural engineer contractor.- C.T. de Boer, Nieuwegein.
Mechanical engineer.- Deltha, Diepenbeek.
Electrical engineer.- Maris, Heusden-Zolder.
Civil engineer.- Dirix, Elsloo.
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).
General contractor
Groep Van Roey, Rijkevorsel.
GFA.- 600 sqm.
Design phase.- June 2018 – September 2020.
Construction phase.- January 2022 – May 2023.
Opening.- December 2023.
Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, 6269 NA Margraten, Netherlands.
Simon Menges.

Kees Kaan. KAAN Architecten

KAAN Architecten is a Rotterdam based architectural firm operating in a global context and merging practical and academic expertise within the fields of architecture, urbanism and research on the built environment. The studio, led by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio, consists of an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and graphic designers. KAAN Architecten believes in cross-pollination between projects and disciplines as an essential tool to fostering a critical debate within the studio.

Since the launch of the firm, KAAN Architecten has handled and supervised a wide range of projects, actively working with the private and the public sector, with project teams that become increasingly multidisciplinary and dynamic. KAAN Architecten maintains a culture of constant evolution, which is essential in a profession that changes at a rapid pace. KAAN Architecten seeks to uphold long-term relationships with its clients, consultants and partners.

KAAN Architecten’s projects transcend the traditional notion of scale and typology, ranging from furniture and interiors to urban development and from retail and offices to museums and buildings for health and education.

Selection of completed projects:

2017, B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague (NL)!
2016, De Bank – new KAAN Architecten’s office, Rotterdam (NL)
2016, Supreme Court of the Netherlands, The Hague (NL)!
2015, Provinciehuis of North-Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2013, Dreamhouse, Rotterdam (NL)!
2013, Education Center Erasmus MC, Rotterdam (NL)!
2010, District Water Board Brabantse Delta, Breda (NL)
!2008, Crematorium Heimolen, Sint Niklaas (BE)!
2004, Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Hague

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