All IBA (Internationale Bauausttelung) projects in Hamburg are being opened this weekend. About a year after our own IBA project, Open house has been completed, this weekend there will be lots of festivities around all 60 IBA Hamburg projects. Of course Onix architects Alex van de Beld and Berit Ann Roos will be present at this opening. For more information about the programme of the opening please visit: www.iba-hamburg.de
Just before Christmas, the Damsterpoort was finished. The new building accommodates the headquarters of Nijestee, other offices and a parking garage. The building, that is located in a prominent spot in the city of Groningen, has a gate function for the city, it incorporates the Damsterdiep and new Damster Square in the city center. The parking garage was already open to the public and now the rest of the building is also finished to such an extent that Nijestee can move in.
The Michael School in Leeuwarden, developed by Onix, is the winner of the Vredeman de Vries Prize for Architecture 2012. The jury unanimously chose the design of Onix ‘architect Allart Vogelzang. According to the jury, the school serves as an example: “The jury has not seen a school in the last ten years that has such as spacious and rich interior.” The Michael School is designed on behalf of Stichting Vrije Scholen (Free Schools Foundation) Athena from Deventer. The jury also praised the ‘cross-fertilization’ between the client and the designer. ” Deputy Jannewietske de Vries presented the award Saturday on December the 1st in the Woudagemaal in Lemmer. Onix and the client received a check for € 5,000 and a certificate. The Vredeman de Vries Prize of the Province of Friesland is an annual award. The architecture prize is awarded in recognition of the result of a successful collaboration between client... Lees verder over: Michael school wins provincial award »
Onix is one of the 120 invited architects around the world in the running to become the designer of the new building for the Nobel Prize committee in Stockholm. The selection procedure consists of 3 phases. In the first phase, 20 architect are selected for an interview, based on portfolia and office philosophy. Off these 20, ten firms are selected in the second phase to make a plan. Of these plans, three plans are selected for the final round. The winning plan is the basis for the new building of the Nobel Committee. The new building will have a surface area of 25,000 m2 and is centrally located in Stockholm. In the summer of 2014, the winning plan is chosen.
Onix has won design competition for the accommodation of 650 students. Student housing foundation SSH together with the university of Utrecht chose for the “Student Cloud” by Onix. The Student Cloud explores the properties of a cloud. Light, air, views and urban conditions form the cloud. Meanwhile, the preliminary design has been completed. It is expected that construction will start in 2013.
Onix has been selected as one of the firms in the running for moving Kiruna, a city in Sweden. Kiruna is a city in the north of Sweden that threatens to sink due to the extraction of iron ore from the mines. Therefore the plan is to move the city to a place 3 kilometers to the east. Onix has been selected for the next selection round for this unique assignment after a pre qualification in which 55 teams joined. Onix is for this assignment a member of the design team led by AIM. The other team members are: Noema Culture Mapping & Place (London), Atkins (Malmo), Farawaysoclose / Apocalypse Labotek (Malmö). The team has the assignment to design a plan for the move. In addition to our design team, there are 9 other international teams with whom we compete.
In early June Haiko Meijer, co-founder of Onix, presented The Cube Newspaper. In this issue, that is published in Dutch, you can read all about the cube: a very affordable, versatile, wooden building of 6 x 6 x 6 meters, that can, for example, serve as a home or studio. In the newspaper we discuss the origin of the cube and we outline the many uses. We also present the Onix project ‘High Five’, which focuses on self-assembly of a cube under professional supervision. The cube can be seen in Zuidwending (Netherlands) untill the 8th of july. There, three cubes are currently used for the cultural event “Geluk – Chekhov in de Veenkoloniën”. For more information about this event please visit: www.gelukscompagnie.nl Would you like to receive The Cube Newspaper or do you have any questions about the cube? Please send an e-mail to email@example.com Rectification: In the Cube newspaper... Lees verder over: Compact Cube newspaper »