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Royal Dutch Military Police Complex : KMAR Building Amsterdam

KMAR Building, Holland design by Zvi Hecker Architects

22 Apr 2008

KMAR Amsterdam

Location: Royal Marechaussee, Marine Barracks, centre of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: 2005-
Design: Zvi Hecker Architekt

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Photographer: Michael Krüger
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KMAR Amsterdam design

KMAR Amsterdam architect : Zvi Hecker

Actual KMAR Amsterdam (completed building) design by Wansleben Architekten

The Corps de Maréchaussée was created by King William I to replace the French Gendarmerie on October 26, 1814. The word gendarmerie had gained a negative connotation, so William called the new force “marechaussée” (he forgot the first acute accent in the document).

Maréchaussée is an alternate French word for gendarmerie. At that time, the Marechaussee was a part of the army (landmacht). The Marechaussee was tasked with maintaining public order, law enforcement, and safeguarding the main roads. Although not specifically mentioned, this included police duties for the army. As such, the Marechaussee was part of the national police (rijkspolitie).
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Location: Royal Marechaussee, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Zvi Hecker (born 1931) is a Polish-born Israeli architect. His work is known for its emphasis on geometry and asymmetry.

He was born as ‘Tadeusz Hecker’ in Kraków, Poland. He grew up in Poland and Samarkand. He began his education in architecture at the Cracow University of Technology. He immigrated to Israel in 1950. There he studied architecture at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, graduating in 1955. After his military service, he founded a firm with Eldar Sharon (until 1964) and Alfred Neumann (until 1966).

Dutch Buildings – selection below:

Diamond Exchange
Design: ZJA
Diamond Exchange Amsterdam building
photo © Capital C Amsterdam
Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam
The Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been awarded with a prestigious MIPIM Award 2020 for ‘Best Refurbished Building’ at the Paris Real Estate Week. The historical building, designated as  a national monument, has undergone a major renovation designed by the architectural office ZJA in collaboration with Heyligers design + projects.

Café de Parel
Interior Design: Ninetynine
Cafe de Pare Westerstraat Amsterdam
photograph : Ewout Huibers
The Pearl Café on Westerstraat
Café de Parel was originally a typical Amsterdam ‘brown bar’ with an old-fashioned dark interior and low lighting. The traditional stained-glass windows and monumental tile tableaus create the perfect setting for the new Parel.

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