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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.
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Network Oriented Architecture

ABOUT NOAHH
NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture is a multidisciplinary architecture firm that’s driven by the ambition to meet the challenges of a constantly changing society. Our network-based approach acts as a spring board for social interaction in public spaces through architecture and urbanism – stimulating people to meet and connect. We are fascinated by the interaction between buildings and the environment. We aspire to design innovative buildings that are user-friendly 24-7 and that gradually transform into a canvas for interpretation, rather than a defined place that’s set in time. NOAHH’s design team includes experienced designers and young talent drawn from around the world. We specialise in complex projects with a social agenda, such as cultural, educational and public buildings. The Education and Culture Cluster (OCC) in The Hague, as well as the contemporary music venue TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht and the MFC Doelum in Renkum are great examples of our work: innovative cultural buildings that have a significant impact on the city and its residents. 

VISION
NOAHH’s vision is based on six principles that complement each other and that explore the role of the architect in contemporary society: encourage social interaction, foster polyvalence, create (y)our context, stimulate innovation, set new identities and share knowledge. This vision offers a broad insight into the design practice of NOAHH, as well as guaranteeing an integrated approach. NOAHH considers ambition, cooperation, pragmatism, flexibility, identity, sustainability and implementation as inseparable; it’s only by working in this integrated way that we can achieve success.

AWARDS
In 2018, NOAHH was nominated for MFC Doelum by the Dutch architect’s association (BNA) for best-building-of-the-year award; and the project won the ARC18 Interior Award. In 2015, our TivoliVredenburg project was awarded the Rietveld Award. In 2011, our green and sustainable neighbourhood Schoolenaer won the Lieven de Key Penning, earning the first prize for the best urban masterplan in Haarlem.

PATRICK FRANSEN
The founder of NOAHH, Patrick Fransen, has extensive experience of 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’. Patrick Fransen is also a frequent visiting professor at Dutch and international universities, as well as a jury member in architecture competitions. More about Patrick Fransen.

OVER NOAHH
Het multidisciplinaire architectenbureau NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture hanteert een network-based benadering om sociale interactie in de openbare ruimte te bevorderen door middel van architectuur. NOAHH is gefascineerd door de interactie tussen gebouw, omgeving en samenleving, en streeft ernaar om innovatieve gebruiksvriendelijke gebouwen te ontwerpen die fungeren als platform voor nieuwe typologieën; gebouwen waar een 24/7 attitude centraal staat. Het ontwerpteam van NOAHH bestaat uit een unieke mix van bedreven projectleiders met jarenlange ontwerpervaring en jong internationaal talent. NOAHH is gespecialiseerd in complexe opgaven met een sociale agenda, zoals culturele, educatieve en publieke gebouwen. Het Onderwijs en Cultuur Cluster (OCC) in Den Haag, evenals de concert- en evenementenlocatie TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht en het MFC Doelum in Renkum zijn hier mooie voorbeelden van: innovatieve culturele gebouwen die betekenisvolle impact hebben op de stad en diens bewoners.

VISIE
De visie van NOAHH is gebaseerd op zes kwaliteitsprincipes die elkaar aanvullen met als doel de rol van de architect in de huidige maatschappij te bestrijken: stimuleer sociale interactie, koester polyvalentie, creëer (je) context, bevorder innovatie, geef ruimte aan nieuwe identiteiten en deel kennis. Deze visie biedt een brede kijk op de praktijk en kijkt naar de toekomst, en staat tevens borg voor een integrale aanpak en kwaliteit. Dat betekent dat in onze visie ambitie, samenwerking, pragmatisme, flexibiliteit, identiteit, duurzaamheid en uitvoering niet los van elkaar kunnen worden gezien. Alleen op integrale wijze kunnen we meer bereiken.

PRIJZEN
Het MFC Doelum is genomineerd door de Branchevereniging Nederlandse Architectenbureaus (BNA) voor Het Beste Gebouw van het Jaar 2018, en het project won in november 2018 de ARC18 Interior Award. Voor de concert- en evenementenlocatie TivoliVredenburg heeft NOAHH de Rietveld Prijs 2015 ontvangen. De duurzame groene woonwijk Schoolenaer won in 2011 de Lieven de Key Penning als beste stedenbouwkundig plan in Haarlem.

PATRICK FRANSEN
Patrick Fransen is de oprichter van NOAHH. Omringd door een jong internationaal team van ontwerpers en technische experts, geeft hij als hoofdarchitect en supervisor leiding aan complexe projecten en kleine ‘juweeltjes’. Patrick Fransen is de algemeen directeur en geeft leiding aan NOAHH. Patrick Fransen is daarnaast frequent gastdocent in Nederlandse en internationale architectuuropleidingen en aan universiteiten.

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