Utopia – Library and Academy for Performing Arts by KAAN Architecten

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Architects
Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio
Project team
Bas Barendse, Tjerk de Boer, Sebastiaan Buitenhuis, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Raluca Firicel, Narine Gyulkhasyan, Joost Harteveld, Walter Hoogerwerf, Martina Margini, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Kevin Park, Giulia Rapizza
Collaborators
Advisor construction.- UTIL Struktuurstudies, Schaarbeek (Belgium) Advisor technical installations.- Studiebureau R. Boydens NV, Brugge Sint-Michiels (Belgium) Water & electrical installations.- Studiebureau R. Boydens NV, Brugge Sint-Michiels (Belgium) Fire control.- ABT, Delft (Netherlands) Acoustics.- Tractebel Engineering SA, Brussels (Belgium) Sustainability.- Studiebureau R. Boydens NV, Brugge Sint-Michiels (Belgium)
Client
Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Stadsontwikkeling Aalst (AGSA)
Main contractor
Groep Van Roey NV, Rijkevorsel (Belgium)
Area
8309 sqm + 235 sqm (bike parking)
Dates
Design phase.- March 2016 - May 2018 Construction phase.- August 2016 - May 2018
Venue
Utopia 1, Aalst (Belgium)

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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