Architecton Award for Ligovsky project!

Ligovsky City designed by international team consisting of KCAP, Orange Architects and A.Len received the Architecton Award! The project was awarded the Golden Diploma in the category Housing and Residential Complexes. The annual award is held by the Architectural Union of St. Petersburg and the exhibition of projects took place in the famous Pavlovtsev mansion!

You can find more information about Ligovsky City, in this article with interview of all three teams.


ARC20 Urban Award Nomination!

Yes! We are nominated for the ARC20 Urban Award! The project ZoHo in Rotterdam, designed for consortium Leyten / Stebru, with design team ECHO Urban Design, Orange Architects, More Architecture, MoederscheimMoonen Architects and Studio Nauta, has been selected by the jury as one of the projects that contribute to a liveable city and the well-being of society, which the Award is all about.

ZoHo is a remarkable piece of ‘almost inner city’ that is Rotterdam through and through, yet it also has an identity all of its own, shaped by contemporary entrepreneurship, social initiatives and vibrant communities.

Read more about the ARC20 Urban Award and the other nominees here: https://www.dearchitect.nl


Launch BIM basic IDM 2.0

A nice step for Dutch professionals working with BIM, because version 2 of the BIM basic IDM is a fact. This new version has been refined on all fronts and expanded with important components.

Speaking the same language is essential for an integral cooperation. That is why Orange Architects is affiliated with the BIM basic IDM. Orange Architects has gained extensive experience with BIM in recent years. Mainly because we have collaborated on various projects with numerous companies, our knowledge of BIM has grown enormously. As an architectural firm, we are proud to be front runners in the use of BIM. We integrate BIM in every project from the design phase until the implementation phase. With the BIM basic IDM version 2, the BIM basic IDM-movement is entering a new phase: one in which an unambiguous collaboration is possible for an even wider audience.

For the launch movie, go to: https://youtu.be/3Kb4Ehw5fak


Online lecture; “Sustainable solutions for sustainable living”

The long-awaited Eurasian Prize award ceremony and the Arch Eurasia Summit will be held in Yekaterinburg from October 1st to 3rd. Orange Architects will take part in a teleconference where Jeroen Schipper will present “Sustainable solutions for sustainable living”. If you are in Yekaterinburg, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the event!

Check the program here: https://eurasian-prize.ru/forum/programma20/

The lecture will be recorded and available online later.


Beaufort, Kerckebosch Zeist

On behalf of Slokker Vastgoed BV and NCB Projectrealisatie, Orange Architects made the design for a sculptural tower of stacked forest villas, located on the edge of a forested area in the municipality of Zeist. The tower is part of a plan to restructure the Kerckebosch neighbourhood, and is the last in a series of new apartment buildings in one of the green wedges on the edge of the forest. The building contains 19 spacious apartments offering panoramic views of the forested surroundings. Pre-sale has started; visit it here!

Or read more about the project on our own project page.


Digital contribution for the Eurasian Prize award ceremony

Behind the scenes! A glimpse of Patrick (Orange Architects) and Deborah (Felixx Landscape architects & planners) on the windy Rotterdam market square; recording our contribution to the award ceremony of the Eurasian Prize and a word of thanks to organizers and guests at the “ArchEurasia” summit, which will be held on October 1-3 in Yekaterinburg. Our project Jonas received first prize in the category Architecture and Design.


Construction continues on Texel

Our project Holiday Home is nearing completion, getting ready for autumn on Texel; listen to the rain, smell the wood, watch the leaves turn red.

Read more about the project on the project page.


Orange Architects is a partner of BIM basic IDM!

Orange Architects has gained extensive experience with BIM in recent years. Mainly because we have collaborated on various projects with various parties (client, architect, consultants, contractor, etc.), our knowledge of BIM has grown enormously. As an architectural firm, we are proud to be front runners in the use of BIM. We integrate BIM in every project from the design phase until the implementation phase. That is why we are from today on an affiliated partner of BIM basic IDM. Orange will BIM… together with you?

Read more about Bim basic IDM (in Dutch)


A pleasant surprise just after the summer break; Jonas received yet another award!

The International Competition for Architecture and Design “Eurasian Prize 2020” announced the finalists. This year, our project Jonas took part in the competition and received the First Prize in the category Architecture! The award ceremony will take place at the “ArchEurasia” summit, which will be held in October 1-3 in Yekaterinburg! Orange Architects and Felixx look forward to take part in the award ceremony either digitally or personally. Follow the news!


Orange Architects with KCAP and A.Len present urban plan and vision for Ligovsky City

Orange Architects along with KCAP Architects & Planners and the Russian office A.Len designed the urban plan and architectural vision for Ligovsky City on a site that was previously a railway yard. The design for the large scale mixed-use development consisting of residential commercial and educational programs integrates and highlights the industrial character of the site. The history of the railway yard defined the identity of the development in which several industrial elements are preserved while creating an attractive and diverse living environment.

Read more about the project on the project page.


Plan ahead with this interactive COVID 19 data tracker and forecast dashboard!

The summer holidays are coming! With the ongoing pandemic, it is relevant to have access to the latest data and to stay informed about the expected developments, both at home and at your favorite vacation spot.

Data analyst Frank Meijers developed a COVID-19 dashboard, offering an overview of the history, current status and forecast of the impact of COVID-19 on global, continent and country level. The COVID-19 dashboard can be explored here.

Orange Architects will be closed for a summer break from August 3 till August 14.


Rotterdam based design team wins ZOHO tender!

The design team consisting of Orange Architects, ECHO urban design, Moederscheim Moonen, More Architecture and Studio Nauta – commissioned by Rotterdam developers Leyten and Stebru – has won the tender for the Zomerhofkwartier (ZOHO) in Rotterdam!

ZOHO is a remarkable piece of ‘almost inner city’ that is Rotterdam through and through, yet it also has an identity all of its own, shaped by contemporary entrepreneurship, social initiatives and vibrant communities. Based on an explicit concept that strengthens the existing qualities of ZOHO, the winning design connects green structures and generates a sustainable and collective neighbourhood.

Three living environments are stacked on top of one another in the project: the Lab Layer, Land Layer and City Layer. Placed on top of the existing industrial ‘maker layer’ is a raised peat landscape, with on top of that a tower landscape.

The project stands out on account of the rich variety of places. Containing a vibrant programme and dotted with public and collective spaces, the new district will be a resilient quarter in the centre of Rotterdam. Welcome to ZOHO!

Read more about the project on the project page.


Designing the profile of the future architect

‘Designing the profile of the future architect, the first editorial project of the @SHARE Society is a collection of thoughts, architectural manifestoes and interviews to which 100 architects from all over the world have contributed’. Both Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper from Orange Architects contributed to this publication.

The book is for sale at share-architects.com.


The sale of Park Fort Krayenhoff in Nijmegen has started!

The presale of the first apartments, in the pavilion situated along the river Waal, has started last week, with lots of enthusiasm and registrations! Commissioned by BPD, Orange Architects made the design of 3 pavilions located in Park Fort Krayenhoff, in the Waalfront area in Nijmegen. The design transforms a historical but forgotten place into a premium waterfront location, bringing a piece of Nijmegens’ history back to life.

Read more about the Waalfront project on our website or go to the sales website.


Publication in Green Buildings magazine

Green architecture is our common future, as states Green Buildings magazine. The magazine is dedicated to green architecture and innovative building technologies. In the new issue, seven spreads were dedicated to our Jonas project! It is one of the most detailed publications on Jonas, which describes the project from the first conceptual ideas until detailed drawings. Moreover, it explains comprehensively the many measures that ultimately led to earning a BREEAM Outstanding certificate!

Subscribe to the magazine, or read the full article online with your existing subscription: http://green-buildings.ru/


Online lecture by Rutger Schoenmaker

Online lecture – This Tuesday – 9th of June at 7.00 PM (CEST).

Rutger Schoenmaker, senior architect at Orange Architects, will be giving an online lecture organized by Dienstagsreihe, an initiative of architecture students of Coburg University in Germany. The lecture is open to the public. Please feel invited!

Please find here the link to join the lecture.


Online lecture Brusnika Lectorium

Following the merge of JSA and Orange Architects, Patrick Meijers presented the vision and mission of the newly merged company in an on-line Brusnika Lectorium where he was invited to give his view on an integral approach to the sustainable mission of Orange Architects. With the lecture “World | We | Value” Patrick explained the most essential aspects of this concept and illustrated the Orange sustainable approach with several exceptional projects of the company.

If you missed the presentation in real time, you still have a chance to see the online recording!  (available only in Russian)


Orange and JSA merge to form Orange Architects!

We – Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper – are delighted to announce that, as of April 2020,  Orange Architects and JSA (jeroen schipper architecten) have teamed up to form Orange Architects! The merger has created a multidisciplinary and internationally operating office for architecture, urban design, interior design and outdoor space.

Click here to read the full announcement!


The signs for KAAP are up!

A beautiful location on the former harbour area featuring stunning views over the IJ river!
For more information, visit www.kaap.amsterdam.


The model of Floating Gardens is finished

We really love model making! Models are a great way to visualize our ideas for our clients and for other people. Recently, we’ve finished a presentation model of our Floating Gardens project, soon to be realized in Sloterdijk in Amsterdam. Check out the model in the entrance hall, when you visit our office! Do you notice the smart trick we did?


Jonas at Arcam virtual tours list

We are proud to let you know that our project Jonas is on the list of online tours recommended by Arcam! In these special times of staying @home, we would like to introduce a small escape with our 360 tour of Jonas. Using our interactive tour, you can go through the most astonishing spaces of Jonas; visit a cozy public living room, walk up the mountain path and look around at the roof beach. Don`t miss an opportunity to visit an award-winning project that is soon to be built.

Simply click here to see the tour or visit the Arcam page to see the most recent list of architectural tours.


The construction of our Holiday Home in Texel has started!

In times when our lives are more focused on homes than holidays, our holiday ‘plans’ are taking shape together with Cor Koper Bouwbedrijf. We are happy to share that the construction of our Holiday Home project in Texel has started! #stayhome or better #stayatholidayhome


The Hudsons from the air

Aerial photo of The Hudsons in Rotterdam; nice overview of the first two blocks being built!


Golden City published at Bauwelt magazine

An active waterfront development in St. Petersburg is changing its silhouette. Golden City by An active waterfront development in St. Petersburg is changing its silhouette. Golden City by KCAP + Orange Architects defines a major step in creating an iconic and recognizable entrance to the city from the Gulf of Finland. In an article published in Stadtbauwelt 6 Prof. Barbara Engel states the Golden City district is on its way to become not only a beautiful city entrance, but also an attractive and livable quarter in St. Petersburg for residents and tourists alike.

The joined forces of KCAP + Orange Architects as designers together with Glorax as developer and A.Len as local architect, ensured maximum quality perfectly fitted within the local building culture of St. Petersburg.

Read more about background St. Petersburg waterfront development here! (In German)


Jonas has won 2 BREEAM awards in an award winning ceremony last evening in London!

Two times a winner with the BREEAM 2020 awards! Last night Jonas won in two categories, ‘Homes-Design Stage Award’ en ‘Regional Award-Western Europe’. Paul Kierkels from Orange Architects and Nick Vlaun from ABT attended the award ceremony in London yesterday, representing the Jonas project team. The integral concept is designed by Orange Architects, ABT and Felixx Landscape Architects for Amvest.

The jury praises Jonas in their report: ‘Its mix of sound but innovative technical solutions, widespread engagement and broader community benefit meant it stood out from the crowd. A powerful example for others.’

Receiving two BREEAM awards feels as a huge compliment and reward for our team efforts!

Congrats to the whole team; Amvest, Orange Architects, ABT, Felixx Landscape Architects, SITE urban development, Floor Ziegler, Pubblik&Vos, Sprangers Bouwbedrijf, Bureau Stadsnatuur and Build2Live.


The pre-sales website of our project Noorderkaap is online!

The pre-sales website of our project Noorderkaap is online! The two apartment buildings we designed for Amvest and Hurks, Kaap 2 and Kaap 6, are located at the north side of the IJ river in Amsterdam. Together with Powerhouse Company’s Kaap 1 and 5, and Next Architects’ Kaap 3 and 4 they will form a spectacular waterfront living area.

Check it out now: https://kaap.amsterdam/.


Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2019

We had a great evening last Wednesday at the ceremony of the Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2019 in the Cityhall of Rotterdam. Beautiful words from the Jury about the transformation of the former PTT building!

‘With outright craftsmanship the architects of JSA recognized and used the opportunities of the former PTT-building’.


The construction of Jonas has started!

Yesterday we were invited by Sprangers Bouwbedrijf on the construction site. ‘The Whale’ of the legend Jonas was symbolically brought to life by Alderwoman Marieke van Doorninck and Amvest CEO Heleen Aarts. The start of a sustainable icon for IJburg. We can’t wait for Jonas to be built! Keep an eye out for construction updates, as we’ll be sharing more and more of Jonas.

Go to the website of Jonas for more information and the sale of apartments: https://jonasijburg.nl/.

In collaboration with AmvestABT bvFelixxSprangers Bouwbedrijf, JMJ Bouwmanagement and SITE urban development.


The construction of The Hudsons has started!

The construction of The Hudsons in Rotterdam has officially started! Yesterday we visited the festive kick-off organized by the clients, ERA Contour and BPD Gebiedsontwikkeling. It was a warm welcome in the neighborhood Bospolder-Tussendijken. Are you interested to join the neighborhood? Sales for phase 3 of The Hudsons will start soon! For more information visit www.nieuwbouwthehudsons.nl.