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Kraaijvanger : new partners, new name
(Rotterdam, January 2012) Architects Vincent van der Meulen (1982) and Annemiek Bleumink (1979) have been appointed associate architects with Rotterdam based architect office Kraaijvanger. The appointment coincides with the rebranding of the office: Kraaijvanger Urbis will continue again as Kraaijvanger.
Over the last years Vincent van der Meulen and Annemiek Bleumink have proven themselves as project architects at Kraaijvanger. Vincent van der Meulen recently received the Europe 40 under 40 award as one of the most promising architects within Europe and is amongst others architect of the new City Hall for Almelo. Annemiek Bleumink currently works on the Diepenheim project and the Groenhorst College Barneveld. With their vision, talent and professionalism Kraaijvanger expanded their team and looks with confident to the future. The new team also gives rise to a new name. As of 2012 the office will be going by the name Kraaijvanger again: short, strong and recognizable.
The appointment of the two young architects also marks the official step back of architect partner Rob Ligtvoet, who announced his retirement earlier last year. With the recent completion of the office complex for Rabobank in Utrecht, Rob Ligtvoet leaves Kraaijvanger after a long and successful career.
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C2C City Hall, Venlo, The Netherlands
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The design of the new Venlo City hall for presented a unique challenge in the form of stringent sustainability requirements set by Venlo municipality, which is the fi rst region in the world to attempt full implementation of the Cradle-to-Cradle principles. The result is a unique design process and an extraordinary (visionairy) building that combines a comfortable working environment with sustainable innovation.
Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
photo © Christian Richters
The transformed and extended Dordrechts museum accommodates one one the most important collections of Dutch masters in the Netherlands. The circuit has become continuous, and opens up into a ‘clear labyrinth’ in the extension, allowing visitors to make their own journey through the exhibitions. The extension itself is a floating, stealthy box, hiding the new climate machinery. In contrast with the monument, interventions like the new entry and the covered terrace are completely made of glass.
Office tower Rabobank, Utrecht, The Netherlands
photo © Luuk Kramer
The brief for the extension of the existing Rabobank office complex in Utrecht included a modern office concept, sustainable architecture and a high level of transparency. The building was is of the most sustainable office buildings recently completed in the Netherlands.
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