05.2024

Den Helder’s City Hall winner BNA Award!

05.2024

Den Helder’s City Hall winner BNA Award!

Den Helder’s City Hall is the winner of BNA ‘Best Building of the Year’ within the category Stimulating Environments

 

The repurposing was designed by Office Winhov and Van Hoogevest Architects

Photo Stefan Müller

05.2024

A seven-part, weekly series of columns by Jan Peter Wingender

05.2024

A seven-part, weekly series of columns by Jan Peter Wingender

Jan Peter Wingender reflects on the role of the cao as a business and professional basis for architects and architectural firms. The first part is the introduction to the series of columns on Architectenweb. Read the column here (Dutch-only).

05.2024

Third season of ‘Design by thinking of…’

05.2024

Third season of ‘Design by thinking of…’

The third season of the lecture series ‘Design by thinking of…’ was concluded last Wednesday with the lecture ‘Design by thinking of… Conditions’ by Felix Claus. A big thank you to him and to the previous lecturers Stephen Bates (Sergison Bates Architects), Jürg Conzett (Conzett Bronzini), Oana Bogdan (&bogdan) and Hirokazu Suemitsu (SUEP).

 

‘Design by thinking of…’ is a series of lectures, offering architects a stage to share their world of thought and design with peers. Editorial board: Bergplaats, Moriko Kira Architect, Ard de Vries Architects and Office Winhov. We are already looking forward to the next season!

05.2024

Inez Tan gives lecture ‘Designing in Analogy’

05.2024

Inez Tan gives lecture ‘Designing in Analogy’

Thursday 16 May, Inez Tan (Office Winhov) will give the lecture ‘Ontwerpen in Analogie’ in Taqatheater de Vest in Alkmaar. Organised with Architectuur Informatiecentrum Alkmaar.

 

Date: Thursday 16 May 2024 at 20.00 hrs.

Location: the Pleinzaal of TAQA Theater de Vest, Canadaplein 2, 1811 KE Alkmaar

Language: Dutch

 

Entrance: 5 euros | friends 3 euros

Registration is not necessary

 

Photo: National Holocaust Museum by Stefan Müller

05.2024

Frederiksplein on Baunetz

05.2024

Frederiksplein on Baunetz

“It’s always been a polarizing building. Passers-by either love it or hate it,” said Uri Gilad one of the partners of Office Winhov. “We love it – or rather, we grew to love it.” – Read the full article by Florian Heilmeyer on Baunetz (German-only).

05.2024

Transparent lightness for dark past

05.2024

Transparent lightness for dark past

Read the article on the National Holocaust Museum by Jacqueline Knudsen in Bouwwereld 03/2024 (Dutch-only).

05.2024

Doll’s House auction

05.2024

Doll’s House auction

The doll houses that twenty architects built will be auctioned. Bid online on one of the Doll’s Houses. Or come to the auction on 18 May from 14-17:00 at Autotron, Rosmalen. By buying an exclusive Doll’s House, you support research into energy metabolism diseases in children. Doll’s House is an initiative of architect Peter Masselink.

05.2024

Den Helder’s City Hall

05.2024

Den Helder’s City Hall

“Den Helder is renewing its connection with its nautical culture and history by relocating to the former Royal Naval shipyard Willemsoord. The municipality will occupy two repurposed historic buildings on the site: the monumental 19th-century mast shed and the post-WWII sail- making facility. The move will also work to connect this long-neglected area to the larger city.”—Read the full article on Divisare.

05.2024

Office Winhov converts historic Amsterdam buildings into National Holocaust Museum

05.2024

Office Winhov converts historic Amsterdam buildings into National Holocaust Museum

“The museum has an overall light colour scheme, derived from the intention to tell a story that occurred in daylight. This contrasts with other Holocaust museums, where dark tones and grim spaces are used to create a sense of discomfort in visitors.”

“The chosen light colours echo the original hues of the school, reinforcing the connection to local history and thus enriching the visitor's imagination by affirming that these events happened here.” Old classrooms now contain a number of exhibition spaces, finished with neutral paint and wooden flooring.– Read the article by Katie Last for Dezeen here.

04.2024

Now available: ‘Steering for Urban Arrangements’

04.2024

Now available: ‘Steering for Urban Arrangements’

The new publication ‘Sturen op stadsarrangementen’ (NL-only), explores the search for and creation of local spatial quality, authored by Willem Hein Schenk and JaapJan Berg. This book is based on insights from the podcast ‘De Haarlem Sessies,’ where discussions with (amongst others) architects Jan Peter Wingender (Office Winhov) and Eric Frijters (FABRICations) reveal various observations.

 

Free download.

04.2024

‘In a project like this, you don’t say: first the architecture and then the content’– Uri Gilad

04.2024

‘In a project like this, you don’t say: first the architecture and then the content’– Uri Gilad

The new National Holocaust Museum and the Hollandsche Schouwburg illustrate the importance between the coherence of architecture, design and content, according to Frans Bevers. Read the article in De Architect here (Dutch-only).

04.2024

Podcast with Inez Tan and De Architect

04.2024

Podcast with Inez Tan and De Architect

For the past five years, Inez Tan, together with Uri Gilad, has been project architect of the recently completed National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam. In a new episode of the podcast series ‘Over Architectuur Gesproken’, she tells De Architect’s Merel Pit and Floortje Keijzer how she worked on the museum.

 

“Many important details only come to light during execution” – Inez Tan.

Listen to the podcast here (Dutch-only).

03.2024

City Hall Den Helder nominated for Herengracht Industry Prize

03.2024

City Hall Den Helder nominated for Herengracht Industry Prize

The Herengracht Industry Prize (H.I.P.) is a biennial award presented by the industry to an architect or interior designer for an interior project realised in the Netherlands. The repurposing of the new City Hall of Den Helder was designed by Office Winhov and Van Hoogevest Architecten.

Photo: Max Hart Nibbrig

03.2024

National Holocaust Museum in 'BauNetz'

03.2024

National Holocaust Museum in 'BauNetz'

Read the article here (German-only).

03.2024

‘Design-by-thinking-of-aesthetics-sustainability’

03.2024

‘Design-by-thinking-of-aesthetics-sustainability’

Last Wednesday Hirokazu Suemitsu gave the lecture ‘Design-by-thinking-of-aesthetics-sustainability’. A big thank you to him!

 

‘Design-by-thinking-of’ is a series of lectures, by and for architects. It offers a platform for architects to share their projects and specific thoughts around design. Editorial board: Bergplaats, Moriko Kira Architect, Ard de Vries Architects and Office Winhov.

03.2024

City Hall Den Helder nominated for BNA ‘Best Building of the Year’

03.2024

City Hall Den Helder nominated for BNA ‘Best Building of the Year’

City Hall Den Helder is housed in two historic wharf buildings on the former Willemsoord shipyard. The repurposing was designed by Office Winhov and Van Hoogevest Architects. The new city hall has been nominated by the BNA as ‘Building of the Year’ in the stimulating environments category. You may vote via this link.


Photo: Stefan Müller

03.2024

The architecture of the new Holocaust Museum

03.2024

The architecture of the new Holocaust Museum

“Office Winhov knows the tricks of the trade: the firm has already successfully restored Trippenhuis, V&D department store, Amstel Station and Pillows Hotel at Oosterpark. However, ‘restored’ is not the right word for the Holocaust Museum. Here, they delicately brought a piece of history to life...”

 

Read the full article (Dutch-only) by Jaap Huisman in Het Parool.

03.2024

National Holocaust Museum open

03.2024

National Holocaust Museum open

“Unlike many other Holocaust museums, at this National Holocaust, something unique took place: history happened here, and it's for the visitor to discover. So the architecture, both the renovation and the new building, cannot be separated from the context.”

 

Read the full article in Pi, Project & Interior here (Dutch-only).

03.2024

The buildings of National Holocaust Museum allow history to speak for itself

03.2024

The buildings of National Holocaust Museum allow history to speak for itself

One striking change to the former theatre Hollandsche Schouwburg is the façade’s colour. Once white, it is now olive green colour with a dark green plinth. This intervention also stems from the desire to honour [the original architect] Leupen’s work, Gilad explains. “The façade was made of around 25 layers of paint, from which we had to choose. We chose for Leupen’s choice. The building is a national monument, but only since Leupen turned it into a memorial site. That’s why we chose ‘his’ colour.”

 

Read the full article on architectenweb by Ronnie Weessies here (Dutch-only).

03.2024

A light museum to highlight the heavy history of the Holocaust in Amsterdam

03.2024

A light museum to highlight the heavy history of the Holocaust in Amsterdam

"We wanted to create transparency and not give people too much information – leaving room for the essential." Read the article in de Architect by Floortje Keijzer here.

03.2024

Press meeting at the National Holocaust Museum

03.2024

Press meeting at the National Holocaust Museum

“With the transformation of the Reformed Nursery School into a museum, architects Uri Gilad and Inez Tan of Office Winhov have made history visible, and created space for telling the personal stories of Holocaust victims. At the same time, the theatre – which had been transformed into a memorial site in 1962 to the design of architect Jan Leupen – was renovated.”

 

Read the article in de Volkskrant by Kirsten Hannema here.

03.2024

The National Holocaust Museum on the cover of Het Parool

03.2024

The National Holocaust Museum on the cover of Het Parool

‘While modernising the buildings, Office Winhov kept the history central. “We didn't want to reconstruct the school as it was before, but we wanted to show that it was a school, with classrooms and the escape route through the corridor – so you can better feel the historical story that happened here,” says Inez Tan, architect at Office Winhov.’

 

The National Holocaust Museum opens on 11 March.

 

Read the article written by Hanneloes Pen here (Dutch-only).

02.2024

Rijksvastgoedbedrijf issues tender for the construction of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek’s book depot

02.2024

Rijksvastgoedbedrijf issues tender for the construction of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek’s book depot

The complex, which will accommodate six million books, magazines and other publications, will be located in Delft's Harnaschpolder business park. Office Winhov is responsible for the architectural design, the landscape design is provided by H+N+S Landscape Architects.

 

Read the article by Ronnie Weessies for 'Architectenweb' here (Dutch-only).

02.2024

Amsterdam Amstel valued by travellers

02.2024

Amsterdam Amstel valued by travellers

Read the article in Het Parool here (Dutch-only).

02.2024

Wienerberger Brick Award nomination for the transformation of Pillows Maurits at the Park

02.2024

Wienerberger Brick Award nomination for the transformation of Pillows Maurits at the Park

We are honoured with the Wienerberger Brick Award nomination for the transformation of Pillows Maurits at the Park (a former anatomy lab). The Brick Award is an award for outstanding brick architecture from around the world.

Watch the movie!

Special thanks to Petersen Tegl for the custom-made bricks.

 

Photo: Stefan Müller

02.2024

Podcast: Oana Bogdan and Jan Peter Wingender in conversation with Architectenweb

02.2024

Podcast: Oana Bogdan and Jan Peter Wingender in conversation with Architectenweb

A conversation about architects’ compensation, the importance of a Collective Labour Agreement (CAO), and the differences in procurement practices between Belgium and the Netherlands. Oana Bogdan of &Bogdan (Brussels) and Jan Peter Wingender of Office Winhov (Amsterdam) share their insights with Architectenweb. What lessons can architects in Belgium and the Netherlands learn from each other? And what steps can architects in both countries take to strengthen their professional position?

 

Listen to the podcast here (Dutch-only)

01.2024

National Holocaust Museum is one of the new architectural eye-catchers

01.2024

National Holocaust Museum is one of the new architectural eye-catchers

Het Parool asks the question: “Which architecturally interesting buildings are we looking forward to in 2024?” Read the article here (Dutch-only).

 

Photo: Max Hart Nibbrig

01.2024

With an EPC of -0.47, Somerparc aan de Amstel is the most sustainable new building in Amsterdam

01.2024

With an EPC of -0.47, Somerparc aan de Amstel is the most sustainable new building in Amsterdam

“The EPC score was achieved through the use of collective thermal storage supplemented by pv panels. The solar panels have been processed in such a way that they are a natural part of the interior facades.” Read the full article by Ronnie Weessies on Architectenweb here (Dutch-only).

 

Photo: Stefan Müller

01.2024

‘Design-by-thinking-of-bats’

01.2024

‘Design-by-thinking-of-bats’

Last Wednesday Oana Bogdan gave the lecture ‘Design-by-thinking-of-bats’. A big thank you to her!

 

‘Design-by-thinking-of’ is a series of lectures, by and for architects. It offers a platform for architects to share their projects and specific thoughts around design. Editorial board: Bergplaats, Moriko Kira Architect, Ard de Vries Architects and Office Winhov.

01.2024

Publication 'Architecture Repurposed' by Office Winhov: for sale in 2024!

01.2024

Publication 'Architecture Repurposed' by Office Winhov: for sale in 2024!

Architecture Repurposed showcases Office Winhov’s adaptive reuse approach, combining contemporary transformations with respect for architectural heritage.

At a time when sustainability is paramount and our cities yearn for historical and cultural nuance, it is essential that existing buildings are transformed with care. Office Winhov's design philosophy activates our urban past while simultaneously shaping the foundations of tomorrow.

Architecture Repurposed is a richly illustrated publication that documents seven of Office Winhov’s projects, unveiling the innovative methods, strategies, design choices and critical reflections behind them.

 

Pre-order here.

12.2023

‘Never Sleep Again’: Jan Peter Wingender

12.2023

‘Never Sleep Again’: Jan Peter Wingender

Femke van der Laan in conversation with Jan Peter Wingender during a live radio broadcast on VPRO on Wednesday night, 3 January. Starting from 4 January you can listen to it here (Dutch-only).

12.2023

Jan Peter Wingender on BNR Nieuwsradio

12.2023

Jan Peter Wingender on BNR Nieuwsradio

On Christmas Day at 15:30, as 'Architect of the Year', Jan Peter Wingender will be a guest on BNR Nieuwsradio with hosts Maarten Bouwhuis and Maarten de Gruyter. Jan Peter talks about the reuse of existing buildings and why ‘a street extra’ may not be such a good idea.

 

You can listen to the podcast from 16:00 onwards (Dutch-only).

12.2023

Local Heroes•23: out now!

12.2023

Local Heroes•23: out now!

Samuel Mockbee by Jan Timmers

Photography by Timothy Hursley

Read Local Heroes•23 here.

12.2023

Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park is one of the best new buildings in Amsterdam

12.2023

Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park is one of the best new buildings in Amsterdam

“The space of the Van Oost restaurant is an asset to the city: located in the former Zoological Museum, with a view over the park on three sides – and with a beautiful wooden roof. A grand boutique hotel is the result.”

 

Read the article in Het Parool here (Dutch-only).

 

Photo: Stefan Müller

12.2023

Where past and present meet – Amsterdam Amstel Station

12.2023

Where past and present meet – Amsterdam Amstel Station

When it opened in 1939, Amsterdam Amstel Station had one of the most innovative station buildings of its time. In recent years, the station and the surrounding area have been renovated and redesigned. Architecture by Office Winhov in collaboration with Gottlieb Paludan Architects.

 

The latest adjustments to Amsterdam Amstel Station are described in this article on Architectenweb (Dutch-only).

11.2023

On the cover of Petersen Magazine

11.2023

On the cover of Petersen Magazine

Issue 49 has an in-depth feature about Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park.

 

Photography in the issue by Stefan Müller.

11.2023

Architect of the Year!

11.2023

Architect of the Year!

We are proud that Office Winhov has been awarded ‘Architect of the Year 2023’. This prize is an acknowledgement of our active contribution to the development of our profession. 


This would not have been possible without the conversations, exchanges, and collaborations with our team, colleagues and stakeholders. This prize is a reflection of our collective efforts and we therefore thank you!


Also a 'Thank You' to Architectenweb for this acknowledgement.

11.2023

‘Design-by-thinking-of-troubled-water’

11.2023

‘Design-by-thinking-of-troubled-water’

Last Tuesday Jürg Conzett gave the lecture ‘Design-by-thinking-of-troubled-water’. A big thank you to him!

 

‘Design-by-thinking-of’ is a series of lectures, by and for architects. It offers a platform for architects to share their projects and specific thoughts around design. Editorial board: Bergplaats, Moriko Kira Architect, Ard de Vries Architects and Office Winhov.

11.2023

Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park wins NRP Gulden Feniks!

11.2023

Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park wins NRP Gulden Feniks!

On the website of NRP you can view a film about Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park – and read more about the jury’s thoughts and our collaboration with the owner and developer Amerborgh.


NRP Gulden Feniks is the award for renovation and transformation. Leiden’s City Hall also received a nomination.


In collaboration with deMunnik-deJong Architects (council chamber Leiden) and Studio Linse (interiors city hall and hotel).


Photo: Stefan Müller

10.2023

Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park finalist for the Archello Awards

10.2023

Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park finalist for the Archello Awards

We are thrilled that Pillows Maurits at the Park has been selected as a finalist for the Archello Awards 2023 ‘Hotel Building of the Year’ category.

10.2023

Architectenweb and Office Winhov organised a symposium

10.2023

Architectenweb and Office Winhov organised a symposium

You may view the symposium ‘Design in analogy with the existing’ here on Architectenweb (Dutch-only).

 

Don’t aim to contrast with the existing – but design in analogy with the existing. A growing group of architects continues to work on existing buildings in this new way. How do they handle this? And can we come up with a method for this together? On Monday afternoon, 9 October 2023, Architectenweb and Office Winhov organised a symposium about this in Pakhuis de Zwijger.

10.2023

Office Winhov designs residential tower with maker spaces for ‘design district’ Strijp-S in Eindhoven

10.2023

Office Winhov designs residential tower with maker spaces for ‘design district’ Strijp-S in Eindhoven

Under supervision of West 8, the former Philips industrial area Strijp-S in Eindhoven is being (re)developed into an urban district where the industrial history of Philips remains alive. New buildings and transformed Philips factories stand side-by-side in a green environment where people can live, work and relax.
 
Opposite the former ‘Philips Bedrijfsschool’, Office Winhov is designing a tower that fits in with the innovative character of this ‘design district’ in terms of both program and design. With approximately 170 dwellings on a plinth that provides space for makers and commercial activity, the tower adds to a vibrant area for living and working. The prefab concrete façade seeks to connect with the iconic Philips buildings in a contemporary manner.
 
The development of Strijp-S is an initiative of Park Strijp Beheer, a collaboration between VolkerWessels and the municipality of Eindhoven. SDK Vastgoed is involved in the project as a developer. In addition to Office Winhov, Marc Koehler Architects and Arons & Gelauf Architects are also participating in Phase 4 of the development of Strijp-S.

10.2023

Studio Pallesh and Office Winhov are designing the first development of the Kabeldistrict [‘Cable District’] in Delft

10.2023

Studio Pallesh and Office Winhov are designing the first development of the Kabeldistrict [‘Cable District’] in Delft

The former site of the Nederlandse Kabelfabriek [‘Dutch Cable Factory’] (1914) on the shore of the river Schie in Delft will transform into a modern manufacturing city in the coming years. Commissioned by Amvest and Kondor Wessels, the designers of the Rotterdam firms Mei Architects and ZUS have drawn up an urban development plan for a mix of homes, facilities and businesses.

The design combination Studio Pallesh and Office Winhov is working on residential-work-buildings, facilities, and a residential tower in the first development of the Kabeldistrict, which borders the south side of the former cable factory.

The other designers in the first development are Team V Architecture, Ector Hoogstad Architects, Atelier van Berlo, WE Architects and Mei Architects.

10.2023

10 years later: Office Winhov and Korthtielens together again in the Kolenkitbuurt

10.2023

10 years later: Office Winhov and Korthtielens together again in the Kolenkitbuurt

The design combination, Office Winhov and Korthtielens Architects, has just completed the Urban Structure Design for the transformation and densification of the Kolenkitbuurt centre. Located between Sinjeur Semeynsstraat, Schaaherderstraat, Leeuwendalersweg and Wiltzanglaan, the project also includes the transformation of the Piggelmee blocks. 

 

Preliminary design work will begin in November 2023.

 

Client: Rochdale housing association

Architecture: design combination Office Winhov with Korthtielens Architects

Landscape architecture: Bureau B+B Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture

10.2023

Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park nominated for the Abe Bonnema Award!

10.2023

Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park nominated for the Abe Bonnema Award!

As part of the city’s extending and transforming of Oosterpark, the former university dissection laboratory was given a new purpose as a 5-star hotel that’s also welcoming for locals. The overall complexity of this project – combining adaptive re-use, a new wing extension, and strengthening the relationship with the surrounding park – is a reflection of Office Winhov’s overall approach and ambitions.

10.2023

Local Heroes•22: out now!

10.2023

Local Heroes•22: out now!

Local Heroes•22: out now!

 

Renée Gailhoustet by Elise Zoetmulder.

 

Read Local Heroes•22 here.

09.2023

The new city hall of Den Helder is open!

09.2023

The new city hall of Den Helder is open!

Together with Van Hoogevest Architects, the new ‘House of the City’ has been realized in two old warehouses at the Willemsoord dockyard. The starting point of this transformation was to preserve and strengthen the cultural-historical value of this ensemble. With the arrival of the city hall at the dockyard, this once outlaying nautical area will become a unique and characterful part of the city.

 

Partners:

Installatieadviseur: W4Y adviseurs bv

Constructeur: ABT bv

Opdrachtgever: Zeestad CV/BV

Gebruiker: Gemeente Den Helder

Bouwmanagement: bbn adviseurs

Aannemer: Friso Bouwgroep

Lichtontwerp: Beersnielsen Lichtontwerpers

  

Design team:

Jacqueline van Dam, Henk van Rossum, Maarten Bakker, Ronald M. H. Veltman, Jan Peter Wingender, Dominique de Rond, Anna Karina Janssen, Anna Tabellini, Leon Kentrop, Charles Hueber, Martijn van Wijk

 

Signage: Janno Hahn

Bespoke Rugs: Edith van Berkel

 

Photo: Jacqueline van Dam

09.2023

2 nominations for NRP Gulden Feniks!

09.2023

2 nominations for NRP Gulden Feniks!

Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park and Leiden’s City Hall received nominations for NRP Gulden Feniks – the award for renovation and transformation.

 

In collaboration with deMunnik-deJong Architects (council chamber Leiden) and Studio Linse (interiors city hall and hotel).

09.2023

‘Design-by-thinking-of-the-room-and-the-city’

09.2023

‘Design-by-thinking-of-the-room-and-the-city’

The third season of the lecture series ‘Design-by-thinking-of’ kicked off last Wednesday with the lecture ‘Design-by-thinking-of-the-room-and-the-city’ by Stephen Bates of Sergison Bates architects. A big thank you to him!

‘Design-by-thinking-of’ is a series of lectures, by and for architects. It offers a new platform for architects to share their projects and specific thoughts around design. Editorial board: Bergplaats, Moriko Kira Architect, Ard de Vries Architects and Office Winhov.

09.2023

Six members appointed for the new BNA Board

09.2023

Six members appointed for the new BNA Board

Annegien van Dijk (BRIQUE Architecten), Floris Overheul (Mecanoo), Wouter Thijssen (MVSA), Tim Vermeend (Urban Climate Architects), Jeroen de Willigen (De Zwarte Hond) and Jan Peter Wingender (Office Winhov) will work for the BNA in the coming period.

09.2023

New project on this site: Somerparc Residential Building

09.2023

New project on this site: Somerparc Residential Building

Residential building ‘Somerpac aan de Amstel’ forms the head of the late Industrial area ‘Zuidergasterrein’ located at the river Amstel. The block, consisting of four individual Canal houses is part of a larger urban development in Amsterdam. The building contains a broad variety of 54 high-end apartments above a collective parking garage.

Photo: Stefan Müller

09.2023

Marketing + Architecture Award for flagship store Bucherer

09.2023

Marketing + Architecture Award for flagship store Bucherer

Flagship store Bucherer wins the 2023 Marketing + Architecture Award in the category shops, flagship stores, trade fair and temporary buildings.

 

Architecture in collaboration with Office Haratori.

09.2023

9 October 2023: Design in analogy with the existing

09.2023

9 October 2023: Design in analogy with the existing

Don’t aim to contrast with the existing – but design in analogy with the existing. A growing group of architects continues to work on existing buildings in this new way. How do they handle this? And can we come up with a method for this together? On Monday afternoon, 9 October 2023, Architectenweb and Office Winhov will organize a symposium about this in Pakhuis de Zwijger.

 

Register for free for the symposium (Dutch-only)

 

Photo: Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park / Stefan Müller

09.2023

Leiden’s City Hall nominated for the 'Heritage Sustainability Award 2023’

09.2023

Leiden’s City Hall nominated for the 'Heritage Sustainability Award 2023’

The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, the National Restoration Fund and the foundation ‘Nederland Monumentenland’ organize the annual Heritage Sustainability Prize

 

With the national monument Leiden’s City Hall, the entire complex was extensively renovated, restored and made more sustainable. The special challenge was to come up with sustainability solutions – in terms of both material use and energy consumption/insulation – that fit within the monumental character of the historical building. It was certainly balancing act – one Office Winhov is now proud of being recognized for.


Photo: René de Wit

09.2023

Lecture 'From new construction to renovation with Archicad' on 21 September

09.2023

Lecture 'From new construction to renovation with Archicad' on 21 September

Within the series of lectures 'Architects in Ctrl', Henk Tiegelaar and Caroline Versteden take you through the development Office Winhov has experienced with Archicad. From the transition to integration, and from a focus from new construction to renovation. They do this based on two notable projects:

 

– Renovation, transformation, and sustainability of the Staal-Kade office building in Amsterdam

– Expansion of Nijmegen Station

 

Register now! No time? If you register you can receive the recording afterwards.

 

'Architects in Ctrl' is organised by Kubus.

 

Image: Render of the Staal-Kade office building

09.2023

Bronze Erich Mendelsohn Award for the transformation of Pillows Maurits at the Park!

09.2023

Bronze Erich Mendelsohn Award for the transformation of Pillows Maurits at the Park!

We are honoured to receive Bronze Erich Mendelsohn Award for the transformation of Pillows Maurits at the Park! Our transformation of Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park (a former anatomy lab) won the Bronze Erich Mendelsohn Award – the international award for best brick building within the category “Office and commercial buildings”.

With special thanks to Petersen Tegl for the custom-made bricks.

Congratulations to the winners of Silver Grafton Architects and Grand Prix HARQUITECTES.

09.2023

Nomination: 'Architect of the Year' for Architectenweb Awards 2023!

09.2023

Nomination: 'Architect of the Year' for Architectenweb Awards 2023!

This nomination highlights our active contribution to the development of our profession. Without the conversations, exchanges and collaborations with colleagues and clients, this recognition would not have been possible. Thank you for your trust and confidence. 

 

The nomination video sheds light on our approach to the challenges of architectural reuse based on three recently completed projects: National Holocaust Museum, City Hall Den Helder and Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park.

 

Watch the video’s of the nominees here.

 

Thanks to the Architectenweb jury: Do Janne Vermeulen, Anouk Reintjens, Thomas Bedaux, Mechthild Stuhlmacher.

And congratulations to fellow nominees Marjolein van Eig, Studioninedots, Crimson Historians & Urbanists and Peter van Assche!

09.2023

Leiden’s City Hall nominated for Rijnlandse Architectuurprijs!

09.2023

Leiden’s City Hall nominated for Rijnlandse Architectuurprijs!

The renovation of Leiden’s City Hall is nominated for RAP – this prize rewards and stimulates high-profile architecture in the Rijnland region. In collaboration with Studio Linse.

Check the shortlist & vote here.

09.2023

Podcast with Jan Peter Wingender: highrises as 'tall houses'

09.2023

Podcast with Jan Peter Wingender: highrises as 'tall houses'

Tower of Babel is a monthly series within the Architectenweb Podcast. Here architect Daan Roggeveen (MORE Architecture) talks with designers, developers and other experts who all have their own perspective on highrises. The aim is to answer the question: how do you make a really good tall building? This month's guest is architect Jan Peter Wingender, co-founder of Office Winhov.

In the podcast, Jan Peter talks about the origins of Office Winhov and the office's position within Dutch architecture. He explains how the office’s focus is working on and intensifying the existing city.

Jan Peter talks about his vision on densification and highrise buildings: about the German idea of 'Hochhaus', residential towers as 'tall houses' in the city – where proportion, size, scale and the urban horizon play an important role.

And they talk about the question of how prefabrication and rationality can combine with architectural quality. As examples, Jan Peter cites residential towers the office has recently designed and built in Amsterdam, Zurich, Eindhoven, etcetera, in which load-bearing prefabricated concrete facades have been used. He discusses in detail Office Winhov's vision on buildability and repetition in highrise buildings.

A good tall building? As far as Jan Peter is concerned, it has to have its feet in the street and serve the city. So listen! Listen to the podcast here (Dutch-only).


Photo Zölly residential tower (Zürich).

08.2023

Out of Office Winhov

08.2023

Out of Office Winhov

Office Winhov will be closed from Monday 7 August to Friday 18 August. We will be returning to the office on Monday 21 August.

 

Meanwhile there is time for fresh perspectives: The Arcam show “Out of Office – Amsterdam Models on the Move” is ongoing. Three models of Office Winhov are also on display.

 

Photo: Arcam, Maarten Nauw

08.2023

Amsterdam Amstel Station published in ‘Stedenbouw & Architectuur’

08.2023

Amsterdam Amstel Station published in ‘Stedenbouw & Architectuur’

Interview with Jan Peter Wingender and Caroline Versteden (Office Winhov) about the value of monumental train stations.

07.2023

New project on this site: office and retail Kalverstraat!

07.2023

New project on this site: office and retail Kalverstraat!

A complex cluster of buildings between Amsterdam’s iconic shopping street Kalverstraat and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal grew together over time. With the change in the fashion retail industry and the increasing need for densification in the historical urban fabric, it was time for a rigorous transformation and reorganisation. In order to activate a collection of buildings into retail and office spaces, the unique qualities and characters of each building were separately defined. This was done by untangling the volumes and letting in the light. The three-level retail space on the Kalverstraat is highlighted by a completely new natural stone façade. This façade is characterized by its deep relief, reflecting both the building’s historical parcellation and its new use. Meanwhile, the second and third floors above were redeveloped as offices that are connected with a light double-height space to the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. The connecting space now forms the heart of the ensemble, with a new family of façades enabling light workspaces. The interiors are characterized by a careful selection of materials that reflect the building's modern reuse.

 

We have been commissioned as the architects and is also responsible for the interior design.


Photo: Stefan Müller

07.2023

Highest peak of Staal-Kade has been reached

07.2023

Highest peak of Staal-Kade has been reached

Photo: Tom de Kort

07.2023

Uri Gilad kicks off the ‘Summer Series’ of de Architect

07.2023

Uri Gilad kicks off the ‘Summer Series’ of de Architect

Uri Gilad kicks off the ‘Summer Series’ of de Architect with the destination Alpine loft in Mathon: “The landscape changes from pure white to pure green. But the peace remains constant”


Nice read! – written by Hanna Veltman (Dutch-only)

Photography by Office haratori & Office Winhov

07.2023

Heinz Bienefeld by Peter Meijer – out again!

07.2023

Heinz Bienefeld by Peter Meijer – out again!

Read Local Heroes •12 here.

07.2023

Out of Office – Amsterdam Models on the Move

07.2023

Out of Office – Amsterdam Models on the Move

Arcam is organizing a large model exhibition, which can be seen from 21 July to 10 September. Three models made by Office Winhov will also be on display.

 

Image: Model of office building Staal-Kade made by Alexandre Augu

07.2023

Pillows Maurits at the Park nominated for Erich Mendelsohn Award!

07.2023

Pillows Maurits at the Park nominated for Erich Mendelsohn Award!

Our transformation of Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park (a former anatomy lab) is nominated for the Erich Mendelsohn Award – the award for best brick building.

07.2023

Pillows Maurits at the Park nominated for the Brick Award!

07.2023

Pillows Maurits at the Park nominated for the Brick Award!

Our transformation of Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park (a former anatomy lab) is nominated for the Brick Awards in the category ‘Worldwide’.


Photo: Stefan Müller

06.2023

Office Winhov untangles urban knots

06.2023

Office Winhov untangles urban knots

Interview with Uri Gilad, Inez Tan and Caroline Versteden in the Kroonenberg Journal about our collaboration with Kroonenberg Groep, shared ambitions and the projects Kalverstraat 48/Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 269 and Raadhuisstraat 46-50.

06.2023

2 intern vacancies

06.2023

2 intern vacancies

From August 2023, Office Winhov has two intern vacancies for a minimum of 10 months. Deadline for application with a printed portfolio is 30 June 2023.



Model by intern Gwenaëlle Polgar

05.2023

Yearbook ‘Architecture in the Netherlands 2022–2023’

05.2023

Yearbook ‘Architecture in the Netherlands 2022–2023’

Since 1988, ‘Architecture in the Netherlands’ has been an indispensable overview and inspiration source for industry professionals, as well as anyone interested in Dutch architecture. Each year, a three-person editorial team put together a publication showcasing the past architectural year through essays and a selection of remarkable projects reflecting the state-of-the-trade.

 

The editors for 2022–2023 are Teun van den Ende (founder of Werkplaats Erfgoed, independent researcher, writer for Vers Beton and others, and spatial advisor), Uri Gilad (co-founder and partner of Office Winhov) and Arna Mačkić (co-founder of studio L A). The yearbook is published by nai010 publishers.

05.2023

Office Winhov is designing the new book depot for the National Library of the Netherlands

05.2023

Office Winhov is designing the new book depot for the National Library of the Netherlands

The book depot is formulated to become the 'treasury and time machine' of the ‘Dutch Royal Library’ – the national library of the Netherlands. The preliminary design gives an impression of the depot that the Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB) expects to complete in 2026.

 

Our design references the books that will be stored in the depot. “The inspiration for the design is an open book and that image is reflected as a curve in the façade. The relief is based on the hieroglyphic script: the letters are not legible, but are inspired by the name 'National Library,” says project manager Lisanne Viergever of the RVB, which is responsible for the construction of the new book depot.

 

Maquette: Studio KU+

Client: Koninklijke Bibliotheek (‘Royal Library’), the national library of the Netherlands

Architecture: Office Winhov

Graphic design: Reynoud Homan

Landscape design: H+N+S Landscape Architects

05.2023

New project on this site: Nijmegen Train Station!

05.2023

New project on this site: Nijmegen Train Station!

As part of the 'High-Frequency Rail Programme', Nijmegen Station will be extensively renovated and expanded in the coming years.

The station can be regarded as a 'guest' on a lateral moraine – a unique landscape phenomenon. This local topography long formed a natural boundary, but with the westward expansion of the city, the station has now become central. In addition to a significant height difference, the station also has a complex architectural history in which the remains of the original station by C.H. Peters were incorporated by Sybold van Ravesteyn after WWII into a new and monumental station.

We have been commissioned as the architects, and developed this plan together with Arcadis, for the new western entrance in combination with the renewed platform tunnel, entrances, and the extra wooden roofed platform canopy. 

05.2023

‘Design-by-thinking-of’

05.2023

‘Design-by-thinking-of’

The second season of the lecture series ‘Design-by-thinking-of’ was concluded last Wednesday with the lecture ‘Design-by-thinking-of-dwelling-and-building’ by José Toral of Peris+Toral Architects. A big thank you to him and to the previous lecturers Floris Cornelisse (Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven), An Fonteyne (noAarchitecten), Peter St John (Caruso St John Architects) and Chie Konno (teco).

 

‘Design-by-thinking-of’ is a series of lectures, by and for architects. It offers a new platform for architects to share their projects and specific thoughts around design. Editorial board: Bergplaats, Moriko Kira Architect, Ard de Vries Architects and Office Winhov.

 

We are already looking forward to the next season!

05.2023

Work group Historic BIM is launched!

05.2023

Work group Historic BIM is launched!

We are proud to team up with design firms Rijnboutt, Bierman Henket, builder Nico de Bont and construction company Duyts Bouwconstructies to develop a new standard for exchanging information in BIM for existing buildings.

(Image: the renovated façade of Frederiksplein 1, photo by Stefan Müller)

05.2023

Our renovation of Leiden’s City Hall is published in ‘Bauwelt’

05.2023

Our renovation of Leiden’s City Hall is published in ‘Bauwelt’

With photography by Stefan Müller.

04.2023

Start construction Residential Tower Opportuna

04.2023

Start construction Residential Tower Opportuna

The 20-floor building in Blok 6 of the Overtoomse Veld is a part of the densifying plan for the Westelijke Tuinsteden [‘Garden Cities’], an area originally developed in the 1960s in Amsterdam West. The architectural expression of the new building, designed in collaboration with Office Haratori, is inspired by the post-war reconstruction architecture of the surrounding neighbourhood.

This residential tower will house 174 subsidised rentals for starters – small-scale apartments of unique high-quality.

04.2023

Local Heroes•21: out now!

04.2023

Local Heroes•21: out now!

Sir Edwin Lutyens by Jan Peter Wingender en Zeno Vogel.


Read Local Heroes •21 here!

04.2023

Can you make an icon without being iconic?

04.2023

Can you make an icon without being iconic?

Our transformation for Pillows Maurits at the Park has been nominated for ‘Building of the year’ within the category ‘Identity and Icon Value’. Every vote counts.

06.2023

Internships

06.2023

Internships

From August 2023, Office Winhov has two intern vacancies for a minimum of 10 months. Deadline for application with a printed portfolio is 30 June 2023.


Model by intern Gwenaëlle Polgar

03.2023

We received 2 nominations for Gouden AAP!

03.2023

We received 2 nominations for Gouden AAP!

Our transformations of Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park (a former anatomy lab) and Frederiksplein 1 (an office building originally designed by Arthur Staal) are two of the ten nominations for the Amsterdam Architecture Prize.


Photos: Stefan Müller

03.2023

The transformation of a former anatomy lab into a 5-star hotel

03.2023

The transformation of a former anatomy lab into a 5-star hotel

Ronnie Weessies wrote this article for Architectenweb (Dutch-only).


Photo: Stefan Müller

02.2023

Thursday 23 March: ‘Seeking the Balance’ lecture by Uri Gilad

02.2023

Thursday 23 March: ‘Seeking the Balance’ lecture by Uri Gilad

Starts 18:30 at The Berlage in Delft (Netherlands).



Photo: Stefan Müller

02.2023

Jean Renaudie by Anton Zoetmulder – out again!

02.2023

Jean Renaudie by Anton Zoetmulder – out again!

Read Local Heroes •16 here.

02.2023

Jan Peter Wingender begins a new job as supervisor for Pampusbuurt

02.2023

Jan Peter Wingender begins a new job as supervisor for Pampusbuurt

In the coming years, approx. 5,000 homes will be developed in the Pampusbuurt on Strandeiland (at the IJmeer).

01.2023

A very welcoming review by 'The Times' whose reporter Ellen Himelfarb stayed at Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park

01.2023

A very welcoming review by 'The Times' whose reporter Ellen Himelfarb stayed at Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park

“A real achievement is the creation of a de facto front porch for the hotel, spilling into the park from Spring – its generous terrace and lawn lead straight to the conifer-lined bicycle paths around Oosterpark. Parakeets and magpies visit Pillows’ birdhouses hung from the plane trees towering over the guest rooms. ‘We are adding the hotel to the park,’ says Uri Gilad, the hotel’s architect. ‘Usually, it is the other way around.’ ”


Read the review here.


Photo: Stephan Müller