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NEWS

18-09-2019 | Our MFA Onderdak has been nominated by Architectenweb for the 'Best School of the Year 2019' Architectenweb Awards! MFA Onderdak shelters both a primary school and a community center – but its innovative design means it can be transformed into living spaces to provide accommodation for the town’s aging population in future: a building fit for tomorrow’s world.

12-09-2019 | The Munincipality of ’s-Hertogenbosch, together with the Theater aan de Parade and NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture, proudly presented the design for the new theatre: an extrovert, multifunctional building, cutting-edge in its approach to implementing social space and spatial synergy. The new theatre will be a place where theatre lovers and culture enthusiasts will be able to experience a wide variety of performances, musical genres and cultural events: an irresistible cultural hub.

10-09-2019 | The latest edition of ArchitectuurNL features an in-depth interview with Pieter Benschop, senior architect at NOAHH, about our multifunctional accommodations MFA Onderdak and MFC BS Rockanje. NOAHH designs innovative flexible structures that are able to adapt to future developments to fit changing needs: buildings fit for tomorrow’s world.

Architectenweb Interview Patrick Fransen

02-08-2019 | Architectenweb held an compelling in-depth interview with Patrick Fransen on the topic of going offline in the summer holidays and his new collection of short stories, '23'. The article explores Fransen's experience in Le Meignoux, central France, where he has a summer house. The interview is a wistful poetic contemplation of a region where time seems to have slowed down, faced with rapid population decline.

Five year anniversary NOAHH

14-07-2019 | NOAHH was founded in July 2014, and last weekend we celebrated our five year anniversary in Marseille, exploring the dynamics of a city undergoing a huge social transformation. The perfect ending to the perfect trip was visiting La Cité Radieuse by Le Corbusier, and this short film of our team is inspired by the Modular Man - Le Corbusier’s universal system of proportions, devised to reconcile maths, the human form, architecture, and beauty into a single system.

We are moving!

09-07-2019 | We are excited to announce we are moving to a new office! Our new address is Moermanskkade 111, 1013 BC Amsterdam, and our new office will be located on the third floor in the Mediahaven building.

MFA Onderdak published in Schooldomein

02-07-2019 | Schooldomein has published an in-depth article about our MFA Onderdak. Right now, the building shelters both a community center and a small primary school – but its innovative design means it can be transformed into living spaces to provide accommodation for the town’s aging population in future: a building fit for tomorrow’s world.

Dag van de Bouw 2019

15-06-2019 | Last Saturday the International Education and Culture Cluster - the OCC - was open to the public during the Dag van de Bouw 2019. From 2021 onwards the OCC will be the new cultural heart of The Hague, and will provide housing for the Nederlands Dans Theater, Residentie Orkest, Zuiderstrandtheater, the Royal Conservatory and Stichting Dansen Muziekcentrum Den Haag.

NOAHH Lecture Placemaking Week Europe 2019

14-06-2019 | Patrick Fransen and Loes Thijssen gave a workshop on 'Innovating Cultural Hubs' at Placemaking Week Europe, Valencia, in collaboration with TivoliVredenburg, addressing the issue of how placemaking can become a tool to activate cultural buildings in order to shape the future of our cities?

EVOLUTIONARIES lecture in Wuhan, China

16-05-2019 | We are excited to announce that Patrick Fransen and Loes Thijssen are giving an EVOLUTIONARIES workshop in Wuhan, China from 19-23 May, as well as a lecture on 20 May on '24/7 Transformation and Polyvalence' in Big House, Wuhan.

Highest point of construction OCC, The Hague

09-05-2019 | A major milestone for the four future residents of the International Education and Culture Cluster - NDT, Residentie Orkest, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Stichting Dansen Muziekcentrum Den Haag - the highest point of construction has been reached!

MFC Doelum featured in Architecture Yearbook 2019

07-05-2019 | MFC Doelum was one of the forty projects featured in the prestigious Architecture Yearbook 2019. The multifunctional building, designed by NOAHH + studio Nuy van Noort in cooperation Abbie Steinhauser, is the new cultural living room of Renkum.

Highest Point Construction MFC BS Rockanje

18-04-2019 | We celebrated the highest point of construction for our MFC BS Rockanje! The building will accommodate several elementary schools, a kindergarten, as well as various cultural and sports clubs. The landscape design, by HOSPER landscape architecture and urban design, connects the building to its surroundings through subtly referencing the nearby dune landscape.

NOAHH appoints Loes Thijssen as associate partner

12-04-2019 | We are delighted to announce the appointment of the new associate partner Loes Thijssen, in order to accommodate the need for specific expertise in the field of knowledge exchange, and to insure enduring creative quality within the growing practice of NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture.

NOAHH selected to design Theater aan de Parade

15-03-2019 | NOAHH has been chosen to design the Theater aan de Parade in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. The new theatre will be a place where people will be able to form a connection with one another and will bring together three unique halls, each with its own identity and programming, under one roof.

Interview Loes Thijssen and Bawar Tanay by KUBUS

01-03-2019 | We are fascinated by adaptive and multifunctional architecture. This interview by KUBUS with Loes Thijssen and Bawar Tanay explores a case-study - the Christelijk Lyceum Veenendaal - of how our firm uses new and innovative ways to design and transform sustainable and multifunctional buildings.

Highest point construction Belvédère apartment blocks

27-02-2019 | The highest point of the construction of the apartment block Belvédère in 's-Hertogenbosch was celebrated at the construction site. The complex is located on the southern edge of the Paleiskwartier neighborhood in 's-Hertogenbosch.

Publication 'Vrij Nederland' on TivoliVredenburg: a rebellious beacon

12-02-2019 | Substantive and must-read article interview with NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture founder Patrick Fransen about TivoliVredenburg in the Dutch magazine 'Vrij Nederland' - 'TivoliVredenburg: a rebellious beacon in an increasingly commercial Stationsgebied'.

Grand Opening MFA Biggekerke

08-02-2019 | ‪We were thrilled to be at the opening last Friday of our newly constructed MFA Biggekerke - now with its new name ‘Onderdak’ - the first futureproof and energy-neutral building in Zeeland. The flexible building hosts a community center and a school.

Steel Construction Contours MFC BS Rockanje

01-02-2019 | Our MFC BS Rockanje is coming along nicely - the contours of the building are now clearly defined through the steel construction. The building will accommodate several elementary schools, a kindergarten, as well as various cultural and sportclubs. A central meeting square binds all participants together. Large indoor windows - like vitrines - provide a view to the different domains.

TivoliVredenburg celebrates 5 year anniversary

24-01-2019 | The contemporary music complex TivoliVredenburg is celebrating its 5 year anniversary this weekend. This article in NRC Handelsblad provides for an interesting read on the merger of the legendary squatter's music venue Tivoli and the music centre Vredenburg, which used to on opposite ends of the musical spectrum, but now are united in an iconic music centre with superior acoustics.

Article Omroep Zeeland on future-proof MFC Biggekerke

14-01-2019 | Omroep Zeeland published a comprehensive article on our MFC Biggekerke, the first future-oriented building in Zeeland, which will be taken into use next week. The MFC Biggekerke hosts a community center and a small school. The school is designed so that it can be converted into housing, and is energy neutral.

Sale Launch 'De Kleine Weelde'

18-12-2018 | We are happy to announce that yesterday evening the sale was launched of the housing properties ‘De Kleine Weelde’, in Uithoorn (NH). The innovative and sustainable properties are located in a lush, park-like environment, and are built in clusters around shared courtyards. The homes are designed by NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture for real estate developer Timpaan.

Review Archined on ARCAM debate Innovative Housing Concepts

11-12-2018 | Urban densification: more is not necessarily better. A review of an evening in ARCAM, Amsterdam, on September 26th, where 7 architects, including NOAHH | network oriented architecture, were invited to explore the architectural consequences of that compelling logic: what spatial models are needed to be able to densify?

NOAHH selected to design transformation-renovation ESA-ESTEC

30-11-2018 | NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture has been selected, in collaboration with DGMR, RAVENKOP, Bremen Bouwadvies and CULD, to design the transformation-renovation of two ESA buildings located in the European Space Research and Technology Center in Noordwijk.

Aesthetic commission final approval OCC, The Hague

28-11-2018 | The city council of The Hague has approved the latest details of the new Education and Culture Complex (OCC) in The Hague. Many interior designs have now been finalized and depict aesthetic spaces 'with a warm atmosphere', as one of the committee members described.

NOAHH wins ARC18 Interior Award for MFC Doelum in Renkum

22-11-2018 | The ARC18 Interior Award has been awarded to Multifunctioneel Centrum Doelum, designed by NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture + Studio Nuy van Noort in cooperation with Abbie Steinhaser. MFC Doelum is the new sports and cultural 'living room' of Renkum with educational facilities.

NOAHH guest speaker at ARCAM debate on Innovative Housing Concepts

26-09-2018 | NOAHH was invited to speak at the ARCAM debate on Innovative Housing Concepts, exploring the architectural consequences of that compelling logic: what spatial models are needed to be able to densify? NOAHH will pitch the study 'Elated Life', examining the possibilities of densification in a groundbreaking way for the location Weenapoint, Rotterdam.

Start of construction exoskeleton of the OCC

31-08-2018 | The first iconic façade columns of the new educational and cultural complex (OCC) at the Spui, The Hague, were installed. In the end, the building will have fifty façade columns distributed over four sides.

NOAHH lectures at ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces 2018

28-08-2018 | Patrick Fransen and Loes Thijssen gave lectures and workshops at ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces, the first interdisciplinary workshop dedicated to learning spaces, focusing on the theme “the city for everyone”. According to the idea that school buildings are not exclusively places for learning, the whole city can be understood as an urban learning platform, a place to incentivize the knowledge process.

NOAHH reveals the design for the Christelijk Lyceum Veenendaal

17-07-2018 | Two existing structures of the current school will be transformed and connected to each other by a new volume which is the new social heart of the Christelijk Lyceum in Veenendaal. The design is a combination of new and old. The school has high ambitions in terms of sustainability and circularity.

MFC Doelum is nominated for the BNA Award Best Building of the Year 2018

18-05-2018 | The Multifunctioneel Centrum (MFC) Doelum, designed by NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture + Studio Nuy van Noort in cooperation with Abbie Steinhaser, has been nominated for the BNA Award Best Building of the Year 2018. MFC Doelum is the new sports and cultural 'living room' of Renkum with educational facilities.

Loes Thijssen gives lecture at Delft University of Technology

19-02-2018 | Loes Thijssen's lecture 'The Real-time City: life in a fully adaptable environment’ addresses the issue of a city on demand. The city-based on services, discovering new technologies, evolutionary city structures, circular production methods, and a new economy.

Patrick Fransen Lectures at Cityscape 2017, Ancona, Italy

29-06-2017 | Patrick Fransen gives a lecture 'From collective space to cityscape centre' in Ancona, Italy, at Cityscape 2017, organized by the Architecture Faculty of the Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona. The lecture shows how tot transit from a traditional school building to a multipurpose community centre.

ArchitectuurNL features NOAHH's new furniture collection ELEMENTARY

30-01-2018 | NOAHH's ELEMENTARY furniture collection is about creativity, experience, flexibility, beauty and simplicity. A design language that translates the educational demands in its essence into a product.

Minister of Education Hilde Crevits opens Sancta Maria Institute

22-11-2017 | Flemish Minister of Education Hilde Crevits opened the newly designed Sancta Maria Institute in Kasterlee, Belgium. The Sancta Maria Institute is one of the four projects that are being developed through the public-private school building program 'Schools of Tomorrow'.

Article Loes Thijssen in Responsive Cities Symposium Publication

14-11-2017 | Loes Thijssen published the article 'Do not own, enjoy! Living without ownership' in the publication of the Symposium Responsive Cities // Active public space, which was held 13-14 November 2017 in Barcelona.

NOAHH lectures at ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces 2017

31-08-2017 | Loes Thijssen and Patrick Fransen gave lectures and workshops at ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces in Alghero, Italy. ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces is the first interdisciplinary workshop dedicated to learning spaces, focussing on polyvalence in architecture.

Loes Thijssen gave workshop at InDeSem '17

27-05-2017 | Loes Thijssen gave the workshop 'Crowded' at InDeSem 2017, addressing the effects of densification of cities: decreasing social cohesion and urban stress. These developments affect us in different scales - from the scale of the person to that of the crowd - and affect our environment from the building to the city. This questions our idea of the city and calls for new visions for our urban landscapes and how we manage our crowds.

Official Opening of 'Brede School' Hillegom

13-04-2017 | The 'Brede School' in Hillegom, designed by NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture, was officially opened. The new school building will consist of an ensemble of old and new, and the characteristic gymnasium will continue to exist and be transformed into a multifunctional hall.

Presentation Loes Thijssen 'Real-time City' to Ministry of Infrastructure

23-03-2017 | Loes Thijssen gave a presentation on her Master's research project 'Real-time City' to the Ministry of Infrastructure. The Real-time City is a place where every citizen can create his own personal architecture in real-time. The city-based on services, discovering new technologies, evolutionary city structures, circular production methods, and a new economy.

Patrick Fransen gives lecture 'Polivalenza Dedicata' at ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces 2016

30-08-2016 | Patrick Fransen gave a lecture at ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces in Alghero, Italy. ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces is the first interdisciplinary workshop dedicated to learning spaces, focussing on polyvalence in architecture.

Publication 'Tailor-made cities' by Loes Thijssen for Ministry of Infrastructure

01-02-2016 | 'Tailor-made cities' explores different perspectives on architecture and urban planning in a changing society towards a custom-made city. Citizens now take over certain city planning responsibilities from the government in order to create a tailor-made city.

NOAHH wins tender new Education and Culture Cluster, The Hague

14-07-2015 | Patrick Fransen (NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture), Jo Coenen (JCAU) and NL Architects, in collaboration with Boele & van Eesteren and Visser & Smit Bouw, have won the tender for the new Education and Culture Cluster (OCC) in The Hague.

TivoliVredenburg wins Rietveldprijs 2015

08-09-2015 | The Board of the Rietveldprijs Foundation announced on Tuesday 8 September that TivoliVredenburg is the winner of the Rietveld architecture award 2015. The Rietveldprijs is awarded to Herman Hertzberger (AHH) and Patrick Fransen (NOAHH | Network Oriented Architecture), in collaboration with JCAU, ATA and NL Architects.

His Majesty the King opens TivoliVredenburg

04-07-2014 | His Majesty the King has officially opened the new music center TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht tonight by sounding the gong. TivoliVredenburg is a unique contemporary music complex and consists of five halls with perfect acoustics and facilities for all kinds of music - ranging from pop, jazz and club nights to symphonic music to chamber music.