An intruder becomes a pleasant neighbour. De Walvis by KAAN Architecten

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Architects
KAAN Architecten.- Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio.
Project team
Rita Alessio, Andreas Alevras, Sebastiaan Buitenhuis, Timo Cardol, Alice Colombo, Paolo Faleschini, Michael Geensen, Joost Harteveld, Nicki van Loon, Hana Mohar, Jennifer Nam, Laura Ospina, Katarzyna Seweryn, Christian Sluijmer, Joeri Spijkers, Aldo Trim, Ziwei Zhu.
Collaborators
Structural engineer.- Pieters Bouwtechniek, Amsterdam. Technical installations advisor, supervision installations.- Huygen Installatie adviseurs, Utrecht. Mechanical and plumbing installations engineer.- Klimaatservice Holland, Hardinxveld. Electrical installations engineer.- Van den Pol Elektrotechniek, Amersfoort. Building physics, fire safety and acoustics advisor.- DGMR, Arnhem. Building costs advisor.- Skaal, Amsterdam. BREEAM advisor.- DGMR, Arnhem. Sustainability advisor.- Laneco, Ede.
Client
Maarsen Groep, Amsterdam.
Builder
General contractor.- Dura Vermeer Onderhoud en Renovatie Midden West, Utrecht. Construction manager.- Aronsohn Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Eindhoven.
Area
10,400 sqm.
Dates
Design phase.- 2017 - January 2019. Construction phase.- March 2019 - July 2020.
Location
Grote Bickersstraat 74-76, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Photography
Sebastian van Damme. Dominique Panhuysen.

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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