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Windconvertor EWICON, Netherlands
Windconvertor EWICON revealed: wind’mill’ without moving blades.
Delft, 27 March 2013 - Is there such a thing as a wind mill without moving blades? Have a look for yourself! From Wednesday the 27th of March on, a scale model of the bladeless windmill can be viewed in front of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology. Mecanoo Architects designed the model EWICON (Electrostatic WIndenergy CONvertor) using technology developed by Delft University of Technology in a consortium with Wageningen UR and commercial companies in an economy-ecology-government partnership program context. The breakthrough wind convertor transforms wind energy into electricity without the use of moving mechanical parts. The result: greatly reduced wear and tear, lower maintenance costs, and zero noise pollution or shadow casting. The EWICON can be installed on land or sea, and can also be integrated on to the roof of a tall building.
image : Mecanoo
The EWICON has an abstract appearance with a flowing steel frame in the shape of a squared -0- supporting a framework of horizontal steel tubes. Within this framework, electrically charged droplets are created and blown away by the wind. The movement of the droplets creates an electric current, which can be passed on to the grid. In 2009, Mecanoo applied the EWICON into the design of the Stadstimmerhuis 010 in Rotterdam, where the 010-sign on the roof would make use of two EWICONS. Continued development will be carried out once funding has been secured for further scientific research.
Animation of the EWICON:
Noorderpoort college in Stadskanaal, Netherlands image : Mecanoo Noorderpoort college - 8 Feb 2013
The start of the construction work at the new Noorderpoort school for vocational education has been celebrated in Stadskanaal on the 7th of February 2013. The 8,500 m² school building designed by Mecanoo architecten will be situated like a country estate on a beautiful front garden with extensive watercourses in the middle of the village’s green hart.
Fontys Sports College, Eindhoven, Holland
2010-12 photo : Christian Richters Mecanoo - latest design - 26 Oct 2012
Sport encourages friendship and solidarity and serves as an inspiration. Sport is healthy, relaxing, and above all, fun. This is evident in the sports college that Mecanoo architecten was commissioned to build by the council of Eindhoven and Fontys University of Applied Sciences on the Genneper Parken ‘sports estate’ in Eindhoven. The 16,500 m² sports complex opened on Thursday 25 Oct.
Kongsberg Cultural Centre, Norway Mecanoo / Code Arkitektur
image from Mecanoo Kongsberg Cultural Centre - 24 Oct 2012
Mecanoo with Code Arkitektur and Buro Happold, have won the design competition for a Knowledge and Cultural Square in the centre of a former mining town about 75 km southwest of Oslo. The project comprises of a design for a cultural and teaching building totaling approximately 24,000 m², and includes future expansion of other functions, such as student housing, sports facilities and businesses.
New Harbor Service Building, Taiwan
Delft, 23 July, 2012 - Mecanoo shortlisted to design New Harbor Service Building in Taiwan Courtesy of Mecanoo architecten
Dutch architecture practice Mecanoo has been shortlisted to design the New Harbor Service Building in the major Taiwanese port city of Keelung. The building will accommodate the office of Keelung Port Authority, a passenger cruise terminal and cargo terminal, a bus transfer station and commercial space.
West Kowloon Cultural District Competition, China
Shortlisted Design Team for First Arts Venue Courtesy of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority West Kowloon Cultural District Competition - 18 Jul 2012
Shortlist of five design teams invited to submit proposals for the design of the Xiqu Centre, one of the first landmark buildings for the WKCD, scheduled for completion at the end of 2015.
Shortlisted design teams:
- BTA & RLP Company Limited
- Foster + Partners with O Studio Architects
- Mecanoo architecten / Leigh & Orange
- Safdie Architects LLC
- Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. (in collaboration with Diamond and Schmitt)
Calvijn Groene Hart comprehensive school, The Netherlands image from Mecanoo architecten Calvijn Groene Hart School - 4 Jul 2012
Calvijn Groene Hart comprehensive school celebrates topping out
On Monday 2 July 2012 the new building of the Calvijn Christian comprehensive school in Barendrecht, designed by Mecanoo architects, celebrated its topping out. The school building will come into use at the beginning of 2013.
Amsterdam International Golf Club, The Netherlands image from Mecanoo architecten Amsterdam International Golf Club - 7 Jun 2012
Construction begins on the new clubhouse for the Amsterdam International Golf Club Schiphol. The new exclusive golf club is located next to Schiphol Airport, a stone’s throw from Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district. The 2,000 m² clubhouse is designed by Mecanoo and features, in addition to a high end restaurant, a fitness and wellness centre with luxury dressing rooms, lounges, terrace and roof terrace for parties and events.
Mecanoo to design primary school in Mill, The Netherlands pictures from Mecanoo architecten Primary School in Mill - 14 May 2012
Mecanoo has won the commission to design a new primary school in Mill, the Netherlands through a European procurement competition in combination with Giesbers-Wijchen Bouw. The 4,200 sqm school building will be the new home for primary schools De Kameleon and De LenS, and houses a preschool, day and youth care and a youth and family center. Due to open at the end of the summer in 2014.
Anne Frank School Mecanoo architecten
picture from architects Anne Frank School Utrecht
Friday, 27 April, marks the ground breaking celebration for the new Anne Frank School in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In addition to the primary school, the 2,600 m² building will feature a gymnasium, child care and preschool education. The 200 students will move into their new school at the end of 2012. The building’s horizontal, glazed profile creates an elegant, light school. Cantilevers serve to block direct sunlight from entering the building.
Onze Droomschool, Dordrecht, The Netherlands Mecanoo architecten
image : Mecanoo architecten Dordrecht School Building - 25 Apr 2012
The new 5,322 m² school brings together education, care and medical science. The Vlij ‘Mytyl’ school, the Blije Gaarde school and the Dordtse Buitenschool collaborate in their new premises with the care support body Gemiva-SVG Group and the Rijndam revalidation centre
KAPP SKIL, Texel, Dutch Wadden Islands, The Netherlands Mecanoo architecten
image : Mecanoo KAPP SKIL Texel - 28 Mar 2012
Friday 30 March 2012, KAAP SKIL, maritime and beachcombers museum, on the Dutch Wadden Island of Texel will open its doors. In addition to two new exhibitions, the museum building designed by the Dutch office Mecanoo architecten, will house a café and offices.
Eurojust Building, Den Haag, The Netherlands Mecanoo / Haskoning
image from architect Eurojust Building Den Haag - 21 Mar 2012
The Mecanoo-Haskoning design team is the winner for the realisation of the new Eurojust headquarters in The Hague. The design visions of four candidates were judged on the following aspects: architectural quality, urban integration and landscape , functionality and programme of requirements, maintenance and sustainability, and integrated design process.
Municipal Office Building in Boston, MA, USA Sasaki Associates and Mecanoo architecten
image from Mecanoo Architecten Municipal Office Building Boston - 3 Mar 2012
The office building is a part of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Dudley Square Vision Project, which seeks to revitalize the once-thriving urban neighborhood of Roxbury and mass transit hub Dudley Square. The 17,000 m² facility will become the headquarters of the Boston Public Schools Administration and will include green, state-of-the-art office space, retail and civic spaces, and meeting space for the community.