The parking garage at the Damsterdiep in Groningen opened last Saturday. The parking garage is part of a new building at the Damsterdiep which includes the headquarters of housing cooperation. Onix is proud that the parking garage is now open and is working hard on the completion of the building.
Nieuwsarchief van: 2011
Onix is very proud of two members of the Onix team. Koen Looman and Joost Maatkamp, together with Olaf Janson (formerly Onix) and Rens Wijnakker won the second prize in Europan 11. Europan is a European competition for young designers. Every two years Europan is organized in many countries, these countries have selected seventy locations in total for which a design can be made. In the Netherlands, six sites for Europan 11 are available, in Almere, Amsterdam, Capelle aan den IJssel, Deventer, Eindhoven and Leeuwarden. The theme of Europan 11 was: The resonance areas and lifestyles. With this theme in mind, Joost, Koen, Olaf and Rens made a plan for the location in Almere titled Envisioning Baucis. The Jury: “Envisioning Baucis is a balanced, well thought out and practical design. The distinctive shape is the icon the clients asked for. “
Woonzorgerf Sprenkelaarshof in Apeldoorn is chosen by readers of ‘Houtwereld’ as the most beautiful wood project 2011. The project received 39% of the votes, . Houtwereld about the prize winning project: “Wood professionals, builders, architects, engineers and many others express themselves – in the motivation of their vote – in many superlatives: beautiful, brilliant, super, beautiful and wonderful. Both the design, architecture, design, appearance, materials, color scheme as the overall project get compliments. One speaks also of a well planned and harmonious design, craftsmanship, creativity, good cohesion between the various buildings, multi-faceted detailing and a unique identity. “A feast for the eye,” said one. “Everything about this plan is correct,” said another. Moreover, the warmth of the woonzorgerf was praised, as well as the fact that wood and stone are combined in a very nice way. “
This Thursday (17th of November) it is Open Day at the IBA Open House in Hamburg. Onix is very proud to have c0-designed the Open House in cooperation with Kunst + Herbert. The program on Thursday starts off with a word of welcome from Michael Sachs and will continue with a presentation from Uli Hellweg (IBA Hamburg), Berit Ann Roos (Onix) and Kunnibert Wachten (RWTH Aachen). After that there is of course plenty of time to walk around and form your own opinion of this beautiful project.
The Chimney House by Onix is nominated for the World Architecture Festival 2011 in the category Houses. The World Architecture Festival is an annual event in Barcelona. Firms from all over the world can send in projects. From all projects a shortlist is made per category. During the Festival, from the 2nd to the 4th of November, the shortlisted projects are presented. From each category the jury then chooses a winner. Apart from the winner per category the nominated projects can also be awarded Building of the Year 2011. The Chimney House by Onix is designed by Haiko Meijer and is situated in Bosschenhoofd (NL). The house has had a lot of (inter)national attention, the nomination for the WAF is the cherry on the cake for both Haiko and Onix.
On the 8th of june, an exhibition called Glimpses opens in New York. This exhibition, has been organised by Arcam and the Center For Architecture in New York. It is about the way both metropole regions work on a sustainable future. Five Dutch and Five New York young architectural firms are asked to make a future vision for the themes: BREATHING, EATING, WORKING, MOVING and DWELLING. Themes that refer to basic conditions for a livable city. Alex van de Beld from Onix has been asked to talk about the sustainable future and New Practices in architecture. To the conversation about the future of architecture will, apart from Alex, participate: Eric Frijters and Harm Tilman.
Alex van de Beld gives a lecture in Selinunte (Italy). The theme of the event, called ‘Architects meet in Selinunte’, is a glance into the future. Subthemes are social involvement, idenitity and ecology. Alex will lecture on the innovative ways of working at Onix. Other presenters will be Daniel Libeskind and Hans Ibelings.
A panel of Dutch and New York architects will compare architectural practice in New York and Amsterdam and exchange ideas on the future of the practice. Members of the Royal Dutch Architecture, including Onix, League and American Institute of Architects will consider the future role of the architect and how practice is changing as a result of the global economic downturn and changing society. Young architecture offices seem to work together more often, in a more interdisciplinary way than before, ready to share knowledge and eagerly including knowledge from other professions in their practice. How will architecture practice develop as public commissions are diminshing and private initiative is becoming more and more important? Is the role of the architect shifting towards process management? Will the architect of tomorrow be a generalist or a specialist? How can architects cope with the complex building situation as it is?
“The jury unanimously decided to declare the firm that in innovation and craftmanship, in quality of the presentation and reflection on their own work, in the consistent attitude in the profession, and in the responsibility towards the community scored above all others: Onix from Groningen and Helsingborg!”