NETWORK ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE
NOAHH Network Oriented Architecture is an all-round international operating architectural office specialized in complex projects with a social agenda; theaters, cultural and educational buildings, multifunctional meeting facilities and public space. The International Education Culture Cluster (OCC) in The Hague and the Music Centre TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht are relevant examples of such complex projects. These projects show not only the ability to manage complexity but to create as well invigorating learning environments that have a great impact in the city.
Driven by the ambition to meet the challenges of an ever-changing society, NOAHH explores a network-based approach to deal with the embedded nature or the building tradition and the unexpected factors of the architectural and urban processes, continuously keeping the social aspects of architecture and urban design at heart. The core of NOAHH’s approach is to create buildings which stimulate social encounter in public spaces and enable people to meet and connect. Every project is the result of an intensive interaction and collaboration between clients, building specialist and financial advisors in order to deliver a building that integrates in the context and functions efficiently.
NOAHH’s vision is based on six principles that complement each other aiming to cover the role of the architect in today’s society: encouraging social interaction, caring for polyvalence, creating environments that create and redefine context, stimulating innovation, setting new identities or strengthening existing ones and sharing knowledge. This vision offers a wide scope into the practice.
NOAHH has been awarded for TivoliVredenburg with the Rietveld Prize Award 2015 and for a large Urban Masterplan for Haarlem Schoolenaer with the “Lieven de Key Penning 2011, obtaining the first prize for best urban project in Haarlem of the last decade.
Patrick Fransen, founder of NOAHH, has a wide experience managing and guiding large teams of architects and experts, working closely together. Surrounded by a young international team of designers and technical experts, NOAHH is operating in several fields and countries in Europe. Patrick Fransen is a frequent visiting professor at Dutch and International universities and jury member in architectural tender selections. More about Patrick Fransen