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About - Patrick Fransen - NOAHH
NOAHH was founded in 2014 by Patrick Fransen (1967; graduated with honors in TU Eindhoven).Patrick Fransen has a wide experience managing and guiding large teams of architects and experts working together closely. This experience resulted in a more networking-oriented attitude and the need for an in-depth research into this way of working. By creating NOAHH, he was able to explore this way of working more thoroughly. Now surrounded by a young international team of designers and technical experts, NOAHH is growing, as well as working in several fields and countries in Europe.NOAHH is specialized in complex projects, such a cultural and leisure buildings. The International Education Culture Cluster (OCC) in The Hague and the Music Centre TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht are examples of its designing ability. TivoliVredenburg won the Rietveld Award 2015. Schools also form an important part of our knowledge, loyal to a strong renewing pedagogical concept. NOAHH believes in the social aspects of the architecture and urbanism. For Schoolenaer he won the ‘Lieven-the-Key penning’, the first prize for best urban project in Haarlem of the last decade. The projects are always the result of an intensive, service-oriented interaction with our clients, our partners, the budget and the project context.Currently, NOAHH focuses on forming design teams with networking relations and partners in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Slovenia, Austria and Germany. Even though NOAHH welcomes new contacts all over Europe, to share knowledge and work in new collaborations and teams. Thanks to the diversity of the team, NOAHH is able to face projects in designing, detailing and conceptual elaboration in diverse categories such as urban design, housing, cultural and leisure buildings and schools, as well as office buildings, transformations, re-use and interiors.
noahh, NOAHH, noahh.nl, Patrick Fransen, Architectuur, network oriented architecture, network architecture, OCC, Theater, School, Tivoli, Vredenburg, Amsterdam, AHH, Herman Hertzberger, Hertzberger,
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ABOUT Patrick Fransen

Patrick Fransen


Patrick Fransen (1967; graduated with honors TU Eindhoven) has extensive experience in managing large teams of architects and experts. Surrounded by a young international team of designers and experienced technical experts, he is the principal architect and supervisor of complex projects and small ‘gems’. This experience resulted in a networking-oriented attitude and the need for in-depth research into this way of working. Through creating NOAHH, he was able to explore this way of working more thoroughly. Patrick Fransen is also a frequent visiting professor at Dutch and international universities, as well as a jury member in architecture competitions.


2020-2021 Participant ‘Ben Cobra’ exhibition | Cobra Museum of Modern Art | Amstelveen, NL
2020 Lecture FABLearn Conference Innovative Learning Spaces | Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, IT
2020 Nomination ArchDaily ‘Best building of the Year’ for MFC Doelum (in collaboration with studio Nuy van Noort)
Lecture in BAI | ‘s Hertogenbosch, NL

2020 Lecture in Academy of Architecture | Amsterdam, NL

2019 Participant BI-City Biennale – Future City Matrix | Shenzhen, CN

2019 Lectures in faculty of architecture Delft University and HNI | Delft – Rotterdam, NL

2019 Lecture in SZAD | Shenzhen, CN

2019 Lecture in Big House | Wuhan, CN

2019 Workshop together with Wuhan University of Technology, UAO, CEFCE, Redtown | Wuhan, CN

2018 – 2019 Graduation mentor | Academy of Architecture | Tilburg, NL

2018 Winner ARC18 Award Interior for MFC Doelum (in collaboration with Studio Nuy van Noort + Abbie Steinhauser)
2018 Nomination BNA best building of the year for MFC Doelum (in collaboration with Studio Nuy van Noort)
2017 – present Graduation mentor | Academy of Architecture | Amsterdam, NL
2016 – present Professor ILS (Innovative Learning Spaces) | University of Sassari | Alghero, IT
2017 Lecture in City Scape | University of Ancona | Ancona, IT
2015 Winner Rietveld-award Utrecht for TivoliVredenburg
2015 Nomination Mies award for TivoliVredenburg
2015 Lecture for Building Leisure Buildings | Utrecht, NL
2014 Lecture at Artez academie | Arnhem, NL
2014 Founded NOAHH | Amsterdam, NL
2014 Visiting Professor University of West England | Bristol, UK
2013 Lecture and exhibition Transition by Polyvalence AIA | Alkmaar, NL
2013 Jury-member, Europaconcorsi Living in Borneo
2012 – present Visiting Professor University of Sassari | Alghero, IT
2012 Visiting Critic The Bartlett | London, UK
2011 Lecture Cagliari | University of Architecture | Cagliari, IT
2011 Winner of the de ‘Lieven de Key Penning’ for Schoolenaer Haarlem | Haarlem, NL
2011 Jury-member, Erasmus University student pavilion | Rotterdam, NL
2010 Lecture | Modena, IT
2009 Lecture | Reggio Emilia, IT
2007 – 2017 Partner Architectuurstudio HH (AHH) | Amsterdam, NL
2006 – 2010 Graduation mentor at Academy of Architecture | Hogeschool Zuyd, Maastricht, NL
2006 Lecture RWTH | Aachen, DE
2005 – 2010 Lecture and guest teacher professor Technical University Eindhoven | Eindhoven, NL
2004 – 2009 Supervisor Waterrijk Eindhoven
1997 Welstand-award province | Noord Brabant NL
1994 – 2012 Guest teacher and external jury-member Academy of Architecture | Rotterdam, NL
1994 – 2004 Guest teacher at the Academy of Architecture | Amsterdam, NL
1994 Startstipendium Fonds BKVB
1993 Lecture at the Technical University Delft | Delft, NL
1993 Archiprix | 2nd prize
1992 – 2007 Architect at Architectuurstudio Herman Hertzberger | Amsterdam, NL
1992 graduated Cum Laude at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven | Architecture and Urban design