Supreme Court of the Netherlands by KAAN Architecten

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KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio).
Design team
Allard Assies, Luca Baialardo, Christophe Banderier, Bas Barendse, Dennis Bruijn, Timo Cardol, Sebastian van Damme, Marten Dashorst, Luuk Dietz, Willemijn van Donselaar, Paolo Faleschini, Raluca Firicel, Michael Geensen, Cristina Gonzalo Cuairán, Joost Harteveld, Walter Hoogerwerf, Michiel van der Horst, Marlon Jonkers, Jan Teunis ten Kate, Marco Lanna, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Ana Rivero Esteban, Joeri Spijkers, Koen van Tienen, Noëmi Vos.
Consortium Poort van Den Haag: BAM PPP B.V., PGGM, BAM Bouw en Techniek B.V., ISS Nederland B.V. and KAAN Architecten.
Arup Nederland (structural & mechanical engineering), BAM Bouw en Techniek (electrical engineering).
Site supervision
KAAN Architecten, BAM Bouw en Techniek.
“Hoge Raad” (oil on canvas, 400 x 647 cm, 2015) by Helen Verhoeven.
Korte Voorhout 8, The Hague (The Netherlands).
December 2012 – january 2014 (design), september 2013 - january 2016 (construction).
Site area
2.500 sqm.
Total floor area
18.000 sqm (including underground parking).
59.000.000 € (realisation).

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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Helen Verhoeven (1974) is a Dutch/American painter and sculptor based in Berlin (Germany). Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the US in 1986. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995 and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2001. In 2005-2006 she attended the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and since 2009 she lives in Berlin. She received the Dutch Royal Painting Prize (Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst) in 2008 and the Wolvecampprijs in 2010. Her work has been exhibited internationally in institutions such as the Bonnefantenmuseum, Saatchi Gallery, Kestnergesellschaft, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Essl Museum, and the FLAG Art Foundation.




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