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27 Nov 2018
Planning Dialogue Hafner – Urban Design Competition, Konstanz, South Germany
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners
Planning Dialogue Hafner - Konstanz Urban Design Competition
image © KCAP, Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl

Planning Dialogue Hafner – Urban Design Competition
KCAP Architects&Planners, in cooperation with the landscape architects Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, traffic planners ARGUS Stadt und Verkehr, and energy and sustainability consultant ENERGY-GROUP.CH, announced as the winner of the urban design competition for the new development at Hafner in Konstanz, located at the Swiss border in southern Germany.

12 Sep 2018
NEO 2, Brussels, Belgium
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
NEO 2 International Convention Center and Hotel in Brussels
image Courtesy architecture office

NEO 2 Brussels Building
Winning architecture competition design for the international convention center and hotel buildings.

30 Mar 2018
Wetenschapspark Arenberg Masterplan, Leuven, Belgium
Wetenschapspark Arenberg Masterplan
photo © KCAP
Wetenschapspark Arenberg Masterplan
The masterplan for ‘Wetenschapspark Arenberg’ in Heverlee has been updated. The science park is an important link in the further development of the Leuven knowledge region.

16 Nov 2017
Kees Christiaanse wins Dutch ARC17 Oeuvre Award

Rotterdam/Zurich, 16 November 2017 – Today it was announced that Kees Christiaanse, founder and partner of KCAP, is the winner of the prestigious Dutch ARC17 Oeuvre Award. The jury praises his work, his idiosyncratic vision of the city and his way of working, which is completely unique.

The award is annually awarded to honour one’s life time achievement and lasting and innovative contribution to the improvement of the built environment. On November 30th, the prize will be awarded at the ARC17 Award event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Kees Christiaanse architect
photo © M. Bertschi

Alphen aan den Rijn, 16 November 2017
Kees Christiaanse awarded with ARC17 Oeuvre Award

Kees Christiaanse (KCAP) is this year’s winner of the ARC17 Oeuvre Award. The jury praises his work, his idiosyncratic vision of the city and his way of working, which is completely unique. The jury led by Patrick van der Klooster crowns a large and influential architect and urban planner.
Craftsmanship in complex urban planning situations

Kees Christiaanse works on a broad oeuvre that shows a thorough knowledge of the city. He plays a leading role in the European debate on the role of urban centers. Projects such as Hafencity in Hamburg, Wijnhaveneiland in Rotterdam and the station area of Zurich are forerunners.

Patrick van der Klooster, chairman of the jury: “Unlike most architects and urban planners, Christiaanse fathoms the complexity of the assignment very well. He combines this skill with a great strategic understanding. The ability to commute between different levels and the people working at these levels shows his mastery.”

“Kees Christiaanse recognizes the qualities of the nineteenth-century city. He renews this where possible, but embraces continuity where necessary. In this way he knows how to reconcile the existing city with the desired contemporary comfort. On the changes in spatial planning, with other ways of working and a shift from industry to service, Christiaanse comes up with compelling answers.”

According to the jury, the Oeuvre Award can also be regarded as a prize for the KCAP office that he founded in 1989. Christiaanse has gathered a team that performs his views in a consistent manner. Completely in line with the intentions of the ‘founding father’, the agency works as a connector and derives authority from pure professionalism.

ARC17 Oeuvre Award
The ARC17 Oeuvre Award is annually awarded by the editors of ‘de Architect’ to a person who makes a lasting and innovative contribution to the improvement of the built environment. This year’s jury consists of Patrick van der Klooster (AIR, chairman), Wienke Bodewes (Amvest), Ninke Happel (HCVA) and Harm Tilman (De Architect, secretary). Previous winners of the ARC Oeuvre Award are Office Winhov, Michael van Gessel, Riek Bakker, Thomas Rau and Maarten Kloos.

ARC17 Awards
Kees Christiaanse will receive the ARC17 Oeuvre Award on 30 November 2017. During a festive evening at De Kauwgomballenfabriek in Amsterdam, the winners of six other categories in the ARC17 Awards will also be announced. For more information, visit www.arc-awards.nl
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28 Aug 2017
Masterplan for Jurong Lake District, Singapore
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners ; SAA Architects ; Arup ; S333 & Lekker
Jurong Lake District Singapore Development | www.e-architect.co.uk
picture © KCAP/SAA/Arup/S333/Lekker

Masterplan for Jurong Lake District
The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority unveils the masterplan for Jurong Lake District in Singapore, the city’s future second Central Business District. The JLD masterplan is exhibited till mid-September and invites the public to share their views. KCAP Architects&Planners, leading a multi-disciplinary team consisting of SAA Architects, Arup, S333 and Lekker is responsible for many of the key ideas developed in the plan.

22 May 2017
KCAP presents «Train and the City» exhibition in OMI Rotterdam, Netherlands

June 2nd – July 15th 2017

The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey along cities such as Brussels, Zurich, Amsterdam and London. A series of events organised in relation to the show support this approach even more. OMI is the first travel location after the exhibition has been shown at Architekturforum Zurich.

Train and the City Exhibition, OMI Rotterdam | www.e-architect.co.uk
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Train and the City exhibition in OMI Rotterdam

31 Mar 2017
US military site in Heidelberg will become future knowledge city

Patrick-Henry-Village in Heidelberg: PHV
picture © KCAP and ORANGE Architects

Patrick-Henry-Village in Heidelberg by KCAP Architects

KCAP presented the development vision for the Patrick-Henry-Village (PHV) in Heidelberg, Germany. PHV is the largest conversion area in Heidelberg, set to become a model for the ‚knowledge city of tomorrow‘. Initiated by the International Architecture Exhibition (IBA) Heidelberg, thematic scenarios for the development and future use of the area have been designed by a group renown urban planning offices in a collaborative process. KCAP has integrated those scenarios as well as feedback from experts, the municipality and citizens in an urban development vision which forms base for the future transformation of PHV.

4 Mar 2017
KCAP wins international design competition ‘Sewoon District #4’ in Seoul, Korea

Rotterdam, March 2017 – KCAP Architects&Planners has won the international design competition to redevelop ‘Sewoon District #4’ area in Seoul, Korea into a sustainable mixed-use area combining urban manufacturing and respecting its cultural heritage. That was announced by the Seoul Metropolitan Government on the 2nd of March 2017.

Sewoon District #4 area in Seoul design by KCAP

Flexible, people-oriented design that starts from historic and cultural values
KCAP‘s plan proposes an integrated approach for the 280.000 m2 of mixed uses including offices, retail, hotel, entertainment, education and medical facilities, preserving the historical structures and at the same time developing a people-oriented urban design to function as a driving force for stimulating craftsmanship in Seoul.

The strength of the proposal is the subtle integration of the building mass in the surrounding context, the adequate modulation and connection that creates flexible unit combinations to respond to future demands and lasting place making generated through the preservation of historic traces and buildings. Especially, the proposal of the public anchor program in ground and underground floors to enhance and adapt urban industry is highly appreciated.

Sewoon District #4 area in Seoul building design by KCAP

Process
A jury comprising six experts in the field of urban design and architecture from academia and industry selected KCAP out of eight national and foreign offices as the winning team. The president of the jury, Prof. On Young Tae mentioned that KCAP’s proposal “presented the most suitable strategy for Sewoon District #4 based on excellent understanding of historic and urban conditions of the site.”

KCAP will process the schematic design until December 2017. Construction is planned to start in 2021 and is expected to be completed in 2023. From 6th till 17th of March, the design entries will be exhibited in the lobby of Seoul’s City hall.

Visuals © KCAP Architects&Planners

8 Feb 2017
Jurong Lake District Masterplan
Jurong Lake District Masterplan
Jurong Lake District Masterplan in Singapore by KCAP
The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has appointed KCAP Architects&Planners, leading a multi-disciplinary team consisting of SAA Architects, Arup, S333 and Lekker, as winning consultant for the development of a masterplan for Singapore’s Jurong Lake District. The team submitted the best conceptual masterplan for the site.

24 Jan 2017
KCAP wins competition for transformation shipyard area in Korneuburg, Austria
Shipyard Area in Korneuburg
Shipyard Area in Korneuburg by KCAP Architects&Planners
KCAP Architects&Planners, in collaboration with Vienna offices Baumschlager Hutter Partners and YEWO LANDSCAPES, has won the international urban design competition for the future development of the former shipyard area ‘Werftareal Korneuburg’, north-west of Vienna.

13 Dec 2016
KCAP exhibits station related projects in «Train and the City»

Rotterdam/Zurich, 13 December 2016 – As from tomorrow, KCAP Architects&Planners presents a selection of its station projects in the exhibition «Train and the City» at Architekturforum Zurich, Switzerland.

Since the industrial revolution and the birth of railway transport, cities have developed rapidly around their stations and continue to do so. Today, the arrival of high speed trains, the improvement of transportation and new technologies, brings us to imagine and create new visions for train stations and their surroundings.

KCAP Train and the City at Architekturforum Zurich

«Train and the City» invites you to explore a selection of KCAP’s oeuvre that deals with different aspects of station areas as a driving force for the development of European cities. The starting point for this focus is an article by Kees Christiaanse, called «Europe by Rail» (2013) in which he describes stations in their historical urban context on a train trip from Zurich to Amsterdam. Beyond the need to build dense and walkable cities around hubs, through its work KCAP considers the impact of new stations on the city, how they mutually develop and how shrinking railway infrastructure offers opportunities for urban development.

In the exhibition, a catalogue of KCAP’s station related projects is combined with a presentation of seven themes and their exemplary projects. These themes are relevant for KCAP’s approach to urban design and for the diverse cultural and political context of our work. A comparative research on the relation between train infrastructure and city growth carried out by students from the University of Liechtenstein offers an additional historical perspective to the exhibition.

The exhibition will be opened tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14th at 7 pm and can be visited until February 11th 2017.

«Train and the City»
Carte Blanche XIV – KCAP Architects&Planners
ARCHITEKTURFORUM ZURICH, Brauerstrasse 16, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland
15.12.2016 – 11.02.2017
www.af-z.ch

KCAP Architects&Planners is an internationally operating design firm specialised in architecture and urbanism. KCAP holds offices in Rotterdam (NL), Zurich (CH) and Shanghai (CN) and works with a staff of 85 professionals. KCAP is led by five partners: Han van den Born, Kees Christiaanse, Ruurd Gietema, Irma van Oort and Ute Schneider. Since its founding in 1989 by Kees Christiaanse, KCAP has grown to be one of the leading offices for architecture and urban planning in Europe and Asia. www.kcap.eu

Architekturforum Zurich is an institution that provides since 1987 a platform for discussing current positions in architecture and urban planning. It is an integral part of the cultural scene of Zurich and beyond. The exhibition format «Carte Blanche» offers Swiss architecture offices the opportunity to compose a contribution to a topic of their choice.
www.af-z.ch

20 Dec 2015

KCAP – Latest Designs

Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg, Russia
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners / ORANGE Architects
Vasilievsky Island competition St. Petersburg
picture © KCAP and ORANGE Architects

KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role in the historical outreach of St. Petersburg towards the West, Vasiliesvky Island will become the most prominent manifestation of the city of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland.

P+R De Uithof Utrecht, The Netherlands
KCAP Architects&Planners
P+R De Uithof Building
picture © Studio SK

P+R De Uithof Utrecht
The garage building is part of the masterplan for Utrecht’s university campus De Uithof and is located at the exit of highway A28. The 10 storey building offers parking facilities for the hospital staff, the university, the Hogeschool and for public use. It contains a bike shelter and serves as a transfer to the fast public transport connection to the city centre.

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KCAP/Fakton/Ramboll win masterplan FredericiaC Denmark

FredericiaC Masterplan, Denmark
Fredericia Masterplan
picture from architect
FredericiaC Masterplan

KCAP celebrates today official opening of KCAP Shanghai and launch of Chinese website

Rotterdam, 12 May 2011 – KCAP Architects&Planners celebrates the official opening ceremony of their Shanghai based office today, May 12th. On this occasion the Chinese version of their website www.kcap.eu will be launched. KCAP Shanghai is the third office next to the headquarter in Rotterdam (NL) and the branch in Zurich (CH).

KCAP Shanghai KCAP China
images from KCAP

KCAP is working since 10 years in China and is currently involved in about 10 projects in China. The current projects range from large-scale urban design and regeneration strategies across master plans to a series of architectural commissions for mixed-use developments including housing, retail and community facilities, hotel and commercial complexes. Just recently KCAP was awarded the first prize nomination in the urban regeneration competition in Shenzhen.

KCAP Shanghai is operational since the beginning of 2011 and is located in the Dutch Design Workspace Shanghai (DDWS). DDWS supports Dutch Design firms with their start in the Chinese market with shared workspace and specialist support.

The opening ceremony of KCAP Shanghai is a joint event including the launch the first edition of the Dutch Design in China Yearbook 2011 by DDWS.

KCAP Architects&Planners – Buildings News

Django Building Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Django Building Amsterdam
photo © Paulien Borst
Django Building Amsterdam
De Blaak 31 Office Building, Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Blaak 31 Rotterdam
photo © Paulien Borst
De Blaak 31 Building
Bay of Pasaia, San Sebastian
Spain
Bay of Pasaia San Sebastian
image © KCAP
Bay of Pasaia San Sebastian design
Talentencampus and Sibeliuspark Oss
The Netherlands
Talentencampus and Sibeliuspark Oss
image © KCAP
Talentencampus Oss Buildings + Park

KCAP celebrates 20 years of architecture and urban planning

Olympic Legacy London
Olympic Legacy London
image © KCAP
Hafencity Hamburg
Hafencity Hamburg
photo © KCAP
Rotterdam, 10 December 2009 – KCAP Architects&Planners celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since its founding in 1989 by Kees Christiaanse, KCAP Architects&Planners has grown to become an leading international office for architecture and urban design, with projects around the world. KCAP’s oeuvre covers a great variety of projects, from large scale urban and landscape interventions to complex inner-city transformations to building designs and interiors.”Scale is an important theme in our work. We’re not specialists, but we work on all scales – from the planning of the infrastructure to the details of the façade. And this multiplicity of scales is of benefit to the development and analysis of functional programmes and conceptional ideas,” says Kees Christiaanse.
Strategic Masterplan Perm
Strategic Masterplan Perm
image © KCAP
Kavel 25 The Hague
Kavel 25 The Hague
photo © KCAP
Key projects of KCAP’s portfolio are the residential building Kavel 25 in The Hague, which marks the starting point of KCAP’s career, the GWL site in Amsterdam as the first sustainable housing quarter in The Netherlands and, most recently, the residential tower, The Red Apple, in Rotterdam. Major urban projects are Stadionpark Rotterdam (NL), Olympic Legacy London (UK), Perm Strategic Masterplan (RU) and Hafencity Hamburg (DE), which is currently under construction. Alongside its activities as architects and planners, KCAP Architects&Planners has always combined professional work with education and research. This has produced successful cross-fertilisations, generated various publications and has gained Kees Christiaanse the position of curator of the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) in 2009.”We see our task as urban designers and architects as to observe and listen well and to use design as an instrument to create functional, aesthetic and inspiring environments for daily life”, says Kees Christiaanse. “In the past 20 years we have developed specific experiences and skills in creating urban breeding grounds that stimulate social interaction. With the challenges of the Urban Age increasing rather than decreasing KCAP Architects&Planners will keep developing this knowledge to provide answers for the future of cities.”

Developments by KCAP Architects&Planners

De Witte Keizer, Rotterdam
The Netherlands
De Witte Keizer
photo © Rob t’Hart
De Witte Keizer
Killesberg Urban Quarter, Stuttgart
Germany
Killesberg Urban Quarter
image : Fürst Developments
Killesberg Urban Quarter
Oostelijke Handelskade, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Oostelijke Handelskade
image from architect
Oostelijke Handelskade
P&R Hooggelegen Utrecht, The Netherlands
KCAP Architects&Planners, JHK Architecten
P&R Hooggelegen Utrecht
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P&R Hooggelegen Utrecht
The Red Apple, Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Red Apple Rotterdam
photo © Rob t’Hart
Red Apple Rotterdam
Royal Docks Business Park, London
UK
Royal Docks Business Park
picture from architect
Royal Docks Business Park
Science City, Zurich
Austria
Science City Zurich
image from architect
Science City Zurich
Shenyang, Liaoning
northeast China
Shenyang
picture from architect
Shenyang
Stadiumpark Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Stadiumpark Rotterdam
image from architect
Stadiumpark Rotterdam
Zalmhaven Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Zalmhaven Rotterdam
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Zalmhaven Rotterdam

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KCAP Architects&Planners
KCAP is an internationally operating Dutch design office for architecture and urbanism, which is led by four partners: Han van den Born, Kees Christiaanse, Ruurd Gietema en Irma van Oort.
KCAP are based in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Zürich (CH). The office works with an international staff of approximately 80 employees that operate on all levels of architecture and urbanism. KCAP Architects&Planners has a wide scope of work including large scale urban and landscape projects, complex inner city urban transformations and building designs. Apart from the Netherlands, KCAP has a number of projects throughout Europe and Asia.

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