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22 Sep 2011

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Observation Tower, ‘De Onlanden’, Drenthe, near Groningen
Date: 2011
Design: UNStudio
Observation Tower Groningen building design by UNStudio
picture : UNStudio
Observation Tower

UNStudio’s design for an Observation Tower for ‘De Onlanden’ presented to Natuurmonumenten

On September 22nd the design for an observation tower for the nature reserve ‘De Onlanden’, situated to the South-West of the City of Groningen, was presented to Natuurmonumenten (the Dutch Society for the Preservation of Natural Heritage) during the mini-symposium ‘Experience Nature with innovative concrete’ in Peize. The observation tower is the result of a study into the optimal application of Ultra High Performance Concrete by a case study team comprising of UNStudio, ABT, BAM Utiliteitsbouw en Haitsma Beton. Natuurmonumenten received the design as a gift from the case study team.

Groninger Forum
Date: 2011-
Design: NL Architects
Groninger Forum design by NL Architects
image from NL Architects
Groningen Building : Latest Design

Groninger Forum is a new type of public building; an innovative center for debate that aspires to blur the boundaries between Library, Museum and Cinema. A public ‘square’ winds up and makes all the ‘pores’ of the building accessible. The intelligent organization of open and closed functions creates an explicit figure: a 3D logo for the public character of the institute.

20 Apr 2011
Education Executive Agency and Tax Offices in Groningen
Dates built: 2009-11
Design: UNStudio, Architects
EEA and Tax Offices Groningen, Dutch Tax Offices
photo : Ronald Tilleman
IBG Building Groningen
UNStudio / Ben van Berkel, with consortium DUO², realizes one of the most sustainable large office buildings in Europe for two governmental offices. A greener approach to tall buildings in the post-iconic age – The Education Executive Agency and Tax Offices move to one of Europe’s most sustainable offices.

14 Aug 2008
New Martini Hospital
Date built: 2007
Design: Burger Grunstra architecten adviseurs
New Martini Hospital building Groningen by Burger Grunstra architects
photograph : Rob Hoekstra
New Martini Hospital
Flexibity is currently one of the most important factors in an ever mutating healthcare environment where rapid developments in medical technology make it difficult to predict the future.

Groningen Building Photos

Groningen Photographs by Adrian Welch, Aug 2009

Academic Hospital Groningen / Researchlab UMCG
Groningen Building Academic Hospital Groningen Academic Hospital Groningen Building Groningen Hospital Building
photographs © Adrian Welch
Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen – University Medical Center Groningen
UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the world

Town House
Groningen Architecture Groningen Town House Groningen Town House Architecture
photographs © Adrian Welch

Church buildings
Groningen Church building Groningen Church building Groningen Church
photographs © Adrian Welch

Building on south edge of the city
Groningen building
photographs © Adrian Welch

Groningen Buildings

Key Groningen Building Projects, alphabetical:

Euroborg Stadium
Date built: 2008
Design: Wiel Arets Architects (now – WAA)

Gronignen Museum
Dates built: 1990-94
Design: Coop Himmelb(l)au et al

Schots 1 & 2, CiBoGa Terrain
Date built: 2003
Design: S333 Architecture + Urbanism

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Music Video Pavilion
[1990] – project
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Location: Groningen, TheNetherlands

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Almere Masterplan
Design: Rem Koolhaas, OMA
Almere Masterplan

Theatre Agora, Lelystad, Flevoland
Design: UNStudio
Theatre Agora

“WoZoCo” Housing for Elderly
Design: MVRDV
WoZoCo Amsterdam

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