Uri Gilad is new editor for the yearbooks 'Architecture in the Netherlands'

Uri Gilad is new editor for the yearbooks 'Architecture in the Netherlands'

With the departure of Kirsten Hannema after Yearbook 2020 / 2021, a place became available for Uri Gilad in the independent editorial team consisting of Teun van den Ende and Arna Mačkić.

The editors select special projects completed in the past year and describe the most important developments that influence Dutch architecture. The editors are already preparing for the 35th edition, which will be published in May 2022 by nai010 publishers.

New images by Stefan Müller for Amsterdam Amstel Station

New images by Stefan Müller for Amsterdam Amstel Station

09.2021

Bucherer Flagship Store awarded among the ‘Best Buildings of the City of Zürich’

09.2021

Bucherer Flagship Store awarded among the ‘Best Buildings of the City of Zürich’

The prestigious municipal architecture award of the city of Zürich, ‘Auszeichnung für gute Bauten Stadt Zürich’, is founded in 1942 and is only given away every five years for what is considered Zurich’s “most successful buildings”. The Flagship store Bucherer is among the 12 laureates build between 2016 and 2020. As Mayor Corine Mauch said during the award ceremony: “The buildings impressively present the diversity and high-quality development of Zürich.” 

The flagship store for the Swiss jeweller Bucherer, designed by Office Haratori and Office Winhov, is a renovation of the existing building from 1961. The building heads a small perimeter block on the corner of Bahnhofstrasse and the historic Kuttelgasse. The existing natural stone facade is replaced with a regular facade grid made up of angled marble elements. The recessed surfaces in the facade contain the windows for the upper floor offices. At the corner, the elements develop into bay windows, orientating the building towards the perspective of the Bahnhofstrasse. The plinth, with typical shop windows, is constructed of poured bronze elements with decorative patterning.

For more images, see the project description

09.2021

New lecture series by and for architects in Amsterdam!

09.2021

New lecture series by and for architects in Amsterdam!

'Design-by-thinking-of-' is a series of invitation-only lectures by and for architects. It’s a new platform for architects to share their thoughts, designs and projects. 'Design-by-thinking-of-' is an initiative of: Bergplaats, Ard de Vries architects, Moriko Kira architect and Office Winhov. Some lectures will be in English.

Urban Villas in Amsterdam North

Urban Villas in Amsterdam North

Together with Bedaux de Brouwer, Korthtielens and Marcel Lok, Office Winhov works on the design of 14 urban villas in Elzenhagen, Amsterdam North. Commissioned by AM.

08.2021

Construction National Holocaust Museum has begun

08.2021

Construction National Holocaust Museum has begun

The construction of the National Holocaust Museum, in the former theatre Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Hervormde Kweekschool [Reformed Nursery School], has begun. At the beginning of September, the first work becomes visible with partial removal and renovation of the facade. Impression: Abstract reconstructions of the facades of the Hervormde Kweekschool and the new entrance building at Plantage Middenlaan, Amsterdam.

Press Release (in Dutch)

07.2021

Office Winhov is working on the design of a new residential tower at the Europaplein in Maastricht

07.2021

Office Winhov is working on the design of a new residential tower at the Europaplein in Maastricht

These are several 3D printed variations, with which the first sketches are made. The tower will be experienced in a pleasant way from all sides and from all perspectives. That is why the tower will not have a front, back or side. And in terms of appearance and materials, it will have the elegant and material appearance that belongs to Maastricht.
Client: Ballast Nedam

07.2021

Sneak peek of the new West Entrance and facade of Nijmegen’s train station (preliminary design).

07.2021

Sneak peek of the new West Entrance and facade of Nijmegen’s train station (preliminary design).

Commissioned by ProRail and gemeente Nijmegen

In collaboration with Arcadis and Atelier LEK

Render by Nanopixel

07.2021

Construction on Frederiksplein has begun

07.2021

Construction on Frederiksplein has begun

After years of overdue maintenance and ad hoc renovations, the former bank building, designed by Arthur Staal, needs restoration and sustainable modernisation.

06.2021

Vote for the Bucherer Flagship Store!

06.2021

Vote for the Bucherer Flagship Store!

Bucherer Flagship Store (designed by Office Haratori and Office Winhov) has been shortlisted for the public prize ‘Best Buildings of the City of Zurich’. Please vote for us before 27 July by clicking on the heart in this link.

06.2021

A new storefront for Kroonenberg Groep B.V. has been completed on the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam

06.2021

A new storefront for Kroonenberg Groep B.V. has been completed on the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam

Facade built from solid aluminum by Custom Made Steelproducts B.V. and De Geus Bouw B.V.
Image: Max Hart Nibbrig

05.2021

It’s been a year since Office Winhov won the Gouden A.A.P. for the Trippenhuis complex…

05.2021

It’s been a year since Office Winhov won the Gouden A.A.P. for the Trippenhuis complex…

This year’s award ceremony will be broadcasted online from the complex on Friday 28 May 2021 at 16:00. Check out this year’s nominees… And tell us your favourite. 

04.2021

Nine design teams selected to make iconic city churches more sustainable

04.2021

Nine design teams selected to make iconic city churches more sustainable

From the 37 teams that responded to the Open Call for making large city churches more sustainable, the jury has selected nine teams of professionals in the fields of design, sustainability and heritage, including team Studio LA, Bob Geldermans (TU Delft) and Office Winhov. They have been invited to participate in the competition 'Sublime Beauty | Sublime Sustainability', issued by de Rijksbouwmeester en de Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed in collaboration with nine large city churches. The teams were asked to create a vision of the task, to which three urgent themes were suggested. These themes relate to interior space, energy connections and connection to the environment. In June, the jury will select one team per theme to develop the vision into a design.

03.2021

First view of our residential tower August Allebéplein in Amsterdam Nieuw-West

03.2021

First view of our residential tower August Allebéplein in Amsterdam Nieuw-West

Office Winhov is responsible for the design of a 65m high residential tower at the August Allebéplein in Amsterdam Nieuw-West by client De Key. The tower comprises of 174 social housing apartments and is part of a new building block. The design is part of the densification of De Westelijke Tuinsteden and follows the ensemble in which the building is located through its horizontal alignment and closed parapets. The use of prefabricated concrete elements provides speed of construction and more control over the quality of construction. The outer shell of these elements also consist  of concrete, in different finishes. The load-bearing facades and core enable maximum flexibility within the interior. This flexibility of the plan ensures a long lifespan for the building. Construction will start in the third quarter of 2022. 

Image: Filippo Bolognese.

03.2021

Pillows Hotel Oosterpark reaches highest point

03.2021

Pillows Hotel Oosterpark reaches highest point

The new Pillows Hotel Oosterpark at the Mauritskade in Amsterdam has reached its highest point.

Photography by Wijnanda Duits

02.2021

Restoration murals Amstel Station

02.2021

Restoration murals Amstel Station

The restoration of Peter Alma's murals in Amstel Station is in full progress. Each colour area is first dry-cleaned, then a sticker is placed on it so that it is clear which area has already been done.

Restoration by Davique
Photography by Wijnanda Duits

01.2021

Uri Gilad member of Committee for Spatial Quality Amsterdam

01.2021

Uri Gilad member of Committee for Spatial Quality Amsterdam

As of 1 January 2021, Uri, in addition to his daily work for Office Winhov, will hold the position of architect-member of the Committee on Spatial Quality in Amsterdam. The Committee on Spatial Quality advises the city of Amsterdam on the integral quality of the physical living environment. Three area-oriented subcommittees (Committee 1, 2 and 3) advise on applications for building permits. Uri Gilad is a member of Committee 1, which covers the city center of Amsterdam.

01.2021

W Hotel in Converted. Reinventing Architecture

01.2021

W Hotel in Converted. Reinventing Architecture

Converted. Reinventing Architecture, written by Agata Toromanoff, features spectacular conversions on the international architecture scene, accompanied by an insightful text and photographs. The book covers over 60 projects around the world, including the W Hotel in Amsterdam.