• Luchtsingel nominated for Nederlandse Bouwprijs

    De Luchtsingel is nominated for the Nederlandse Bouwprijs (Dutch Construction Award) 2015  in the category Civil Works. The award is handed out every two years since 1991. The foundation Nederlandse ...
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  • MIT CAU + ZUS + Urbanisten win Rebuild by Design competition

    The MIT CAU + ZUS + Urbanisten team in collaboration with Deltares, 75B and VolkerInfra win the Rebuild by Design competition with their proposal New Meadowlands. Today, the U.S. Department of ...
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  • Park Pompenburg on display at the 6th IABR

    The sixth International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam was opened last week on Ascension Day. During the span of the IABR we are buildiong the Pompenburg Park with the help of a ot of volunteers. ...
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  • ZUS wins European Urban Design and Planning Award

    ZUS, together with Maat Ontwerpers en Ruimte Vlaanderen, have been selected as the winner of the tenth European Urban Design and Planning Award. The redevelopment strategy for the old mining region ...
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  • Beach structures Almeerderstrand under construction

    The construction of the Beach Structures in Almere has started. Commissioned by Amvest and Marina Muiderzand, ZUS designed a family of ‘super beach furniture’ at the Almeerderstrand / ...
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  • Pompenburg Park under construction

    This morning the construction of Pompenburg Park was started. The coming days the main features of the park will be built by our contractor GKB, including a circular square and the ground works. In ...
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  • First houses in DUIN under construction!

    The first four houses in DUIN are under construction. Two Dune-villa’s and two so called Dune-houses are being built on top of the new dune landscape in Almere. Construction will be completed ...
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  • Construction fase 4A and 4B

    Last week the construction of fase 4A of the Luchtsingel continued and the construction of fase 4B, the roundabout was started. The coming two weeks the good people of Groot Lemmer will be on site ...
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  • Roundabout under construction in the factory

    The big roundabout which will soon be built near the Couwenburg is currently under construction in the factory. It will be pre-assembled in parts and put together on site in a period of two weeks. ...
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  • ZUS longlisted for Prix de Rome

    ZUS has been selected for the longlist of the Prix de Rome 2014. The Prix de Rome is a prestigious design competetion. From the longlist four candidates are selected to participate. The four ...
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  • New sections built near Couwenburg

    Yesterday two new sections of the Luchtsingel were built.Whenr the sections arrived on site, the sponsors had to opportunity to look for their plank(s). After this the columns and sections went up in ...
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  • Luchtsingel debate full house

    For the Luchtsingel debate last night, BAR was totally packed. The debate consisted of two panel discussions with ample opportunity for the audience to have a say. The first part was introduced by ...
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  • Test Site Rotterdam wins Urban Intervention Award Berlin!

    Last evening ZUS won the Urban Intervention Award for the Test Site Rotterdam. In Berlin Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman received the neon trophee for the best temporary project. The Test Site ...
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  • Test Site Rotterdam wins 'second prize' Golden Pyramid

    During the awarding ceremony for The Golden Pyramid (a government prize for excellence in commissioning) minister Stef Blok awarded first prize to Volkshuisvesting Arnhem for the Modekwartier ...
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  • Luchtsingel Fase 5 completed!

    In the middle of the night, on November 3rd, two sections of the Luchtsingel were lifted in place above the railwail track. During this night train service was suspended for 5 hours. Enough time to ...
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  • Preview spoorovergang

    Saturday november 2nd the sponsors of the planks on phase 5 of the Luchtsingel were invited for a 'sneak preview' to spot their plank. Because of a set time slot of ProRail, fase 5 was built ahead of ...
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  • ZUS at Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale

    On November 5 and 6 ZUS is invited to attend the Track Changes debates of the Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale. The Track Changes program is curated by Crimson Architectural Historians and will ...
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  • ZUS at Oyster Seminar in Stockholm

    Tomorrow (september 27th) Kristian Koreman will participate in the Oyster Seminar in Stockholm. This seminar is organized by the Swedish Association of Architects and it's theme this year’s ...
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  • ZUS lecture in Paris

    Tonight Kristian Koreman will deliver a lecture at CAUE92 in Paris. The bill is shared with Less is More Colectif and Comoco Arquitectos and this evening will deal with (anti-)crisis architecture and ...
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  • Rezone: Playful Interventions

    This weekend will be the last chance to see our installation 'Unreal Estate' during Rezone Playful Interventions in Den Bosch. BAI and De Digitale Werkplaats invited three architects and three ...
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  • ZUS builds 13 bridges for Hoogwatergeul

    ZUS has been commissioned to design two 800 meter long bridges for  the Hoogwatergeul Veessen-Wapenveld. This project is part of the national program ‘Ruimte voor de Rivier’ that aims ...
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  • 06-restaurant Luchtsingel

    After the success of the 06-restaurant in de Dépendance, the Luchtsingel is the next location. Waiters serve the best wines (and other beverages) at long tables on the Luchtsingel. Food can be ...
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  • Dutch Delta Collective and MIT selected for Rebuild by Design Competition

    Together with MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism, the Dutch Delta Collective has been selected for the Rebuild by Design; a large scale competition initiated by the President's Harricane Sandy ...
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  • Almere Dune exhibited at the British Council in London

    ZUS was invited to exhibit the Almere Dune project at th Atlas of the Unbuilt World exhibition of the British Council in London. Atlas of the Unbuilt World provided a snap-shot of the future of ...
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  • Dunes taking shape in Almere

    Last Thursday, 4th of July, the land allocation contract for the first phase of plan DUIN was signed by Henk Mulder (alderman of Almere) and Wienke Bodewes (director of Amvest). Commissioned by ...
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  • ZUS in De Architect

    ZUS is featured in the 'office'-section of leading Dutch architecture magazine De Architect. Elma and Kristian talk about the work and strategies of the office. Don't be fooled by the cover (Zones ...
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  • ZUS at Inaugural Session EME3

    Wednesday 26th of June at 19h30 eme3_2013 will be opened with an inaugural session, where ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles], Paisaje Transversal and [VIC] Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas will present ...
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  • ZUS lecture in Copenhagen

    Wednesday the 12th of june Kristian Koreman will deliver a lecture at the department of Landscape Architect of the University of Copenhagen. The bill is shared with John Bela of the Rebar Group (USA) ...
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  • ZUS lecture in Linz

    Kristian Koreman will deliver a lecture in the Tabakfabrik in Linz. The lecture is part of a conference Identity City, dealing with 'creative regions' and its role in forming of the identity of ...
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  • ZUS shortlisted for the Gouden Piramide

    ZUS in collaboration with IABR has been shortlisted for the Gouden Piramide award. The Golden Pyramid is a prize for 'excellence in commissioning' (inspirerend opdrachtgeverschap) in the fields of ...
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  • Wunderbaum is playing 'De komst van Xia' on the Hofbogen

    Two weeks ago The New Forest - De komst van Xia by Wunderbaum premiered on the roof of the Hofbogen. ZUS created the stage design for this play and we are very happy with the result. The play ...
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  • ZUS and DVVT selected for Prodent Factory Amersfoort

    ZUS and Flemish office Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu have been selected to make a strategic redevelopment plan for the vacant Prodent Factory in Amstersfoort. The assignment includes creating ...
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  • ZUS and GGAU selected for design study Gothenburg Central Station

    ZUS and Güller Güller Architecture Urbanism have been selected for a preliminary design study for the Gothenburg Central Station area. The results of this study will be used as input for the new ...
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  • ZUS lecture at De Brakke Grond

    Tuesday May 14th Kristian Koreman will give a lecture in De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam. The lecture is part of a monthly 'theatrical architecture' series organized by ARCAM. The lecture starts at 20 ...
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  • Wunderbaum tribune under construction

    On the roof of the Hofbogen the tribune en decor for the next theater production of Wunderbaum is currently under construction. The biggest part of this three-part circular wooden stand was built in ...
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  • Dunes progressing

    The dunes of Plan Duin are growing slowly but steadily. If all goes well construction of the houses will start at the end of the year!
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  • GROOS has opened

    Recently GROOS has opened in the Schieblock! GROOS is a concept store for Rotterdam fashion, design, art, music, literature, film, delis and lifestyle products. GROOS will be the platform for quality ...
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  • ZUS lecture at Amsterdam Academy of Architecture

    Thursday May 30th, Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman will give a lecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. The lecture is part of the Capita Selecta series 'Urbanism: Now and Next?', which ...
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  • Gothenburg Rivercity in Swedish press

    The Rivercity project in the city of Gothenburg got some attention in Swedish media. More information on the project which we did together with Güller Güller architecture urbanism can be found here.
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  • Dunes are taking shape in Almere

    In Almere steady progress is being made with the realization of the dunes. For the first fase of the plan 300.000 cubic meters of sand will be used to create a an undulating landscape with height ...
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  • Amsterdam Embassy opened in Rotterdam

    Last week, in the presence of Councillors and 200 ambassadors from Rotterdam and Amsterdam, De Dependance, podium for city culture and the Pakhuis de Zwijger | City lab Amsterdam opened the ...
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  • DUIN featured in Cobouw

    The construction of the artificial dunes of Almere Duin was featured in the Cobouw.
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  • ZUS wins Architect of the Year - category Small

    ZUS has won the title Architect of the Year in the category for small offices. We are thrilled with winning this title and want to thank the organization and the jury for this honor. The winner in ...
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  • Schieblock nominated for AM NAi prize

    The Schieblock Cultural Micro-cluster was nominated for the AM NAi prize 2012. We are truly honored by this nomination and the jury's assessment of the Schieblock: "The jury highly appreciates ...
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  • ZUS to teach at Harvard GSD

    Kristian Koreman and Elma van Boxel have been asked as lecturers by the Harvard Graduate School of Design. More information will follow soon.
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  • ZUS lecture at NAIM/Bureau Europa

    TOPOS and NAIM/Bureau Europa organize a lecture series aimed at broadening the perspective on architecture and urbanism: 'Raakvlakken: Ver Weg'. Wednesday the 21st of november, Kristian Koreman will ...
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  • ZUS wins encouragement prize Job Dura award 2012

    The Cultural Mirco-cluster Schieblock has won the encouragement prize of the Job Dura Award 2012 for the: "fresh and socially involved approach, which ZUS uses to expose, not only the beauty and ...
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  • ZUS interview for DSL

    Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman gave an interview for the Dutch School of Landscape architecture. The DSL is an institute that aims to maintain the strong international position of Dutch ...
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  • ZUS lecture in Wageningen

    On november 1st Kristian Koreman will give a lecture at Wageningen University. The lecture is part of a series organized by AWL called 'The City of Tomorrow'. The lecture will focus on the proces of ...
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  • Test Site Rotterdam in Istanbul

    From october 13th till december 12th Test Site Rotterdam is on display in Istanbul. As part of the main exhibition of the first Istanbul Design Biennale. The other test sites, Sao Paolo and Istanbul, ...
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  • Schieblock nominated for Job Dura Award

    The Cultural Micro-cluster Schieblock has been nominated for the Job Dura Award 2012. The Job Dura Foundation has selected five projects in the Rotterdam region for the Job Dura Award 2012. The ...
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  • DakAkker wins Green Building Award

    The DakAkker has won the jury prize at the Green Building Awards. The jury stated that: "This project is both technically and socially the perfect illustration of the urgency for urban roof ...
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  • ZUS keynote speaker at PICNIC festival

    Kristian Koreman will deliver a key note lecture at this years PICNIC Festival. PICNIC is an event focussing on innovation and creativity. The festival will be held in the new Film Institute EYE. ...
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  • Transforming Shenzen

    Recently ZUS was invited to participate in a tender for the transformation of 33 streets in the Futian district in Shenzen. For this assignment ZUS will team up with local partner NITA group. More ...
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  • ZUS to lead Open Studio at CAFA

    During the Beijing Design Week (28 september-6 october) ZUS will be leading an Open Studio at the Chinese Academy for Fine Arts. Simultaneously ZUS will show some of their recent work at Dutch Design ...
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  • Urbanology wins MUSE Gold Medal

    Urbanology -the central installation of the first BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York- has won a MUSE Gold Medal in the category Games & Augmented Reality. The MUSE awards competition recognizes ...
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  • Opening Rotterdam Embassy in Amsterdam

    As a spin-off of the 'Manifesto for Amsterdam' ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] and de Dépendance will open a Rotterdam Embassy in Amsterdam. On the 26th of september 100 ambassadors from Rotterdam ...
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  • Urban bootcamp and poweryoga

    This summer the Luchtsingel will be the setting for some urban bootcamp / poweryoga clinics. Check the I Make Rotterdam website for more information.
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  • Opening Luchtsingel Phase 2

    Foundation ‘De Luchtsingel’ cordially invites you to the opening of phase 2 of ‘De Luchtsingel’: the crossing of the Schiekade and the breakthrough to the Delftse Hof. In the ...
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  • Luchtsingel fase 2 completed

    On july 3rd, in the middle of the night, the second part of the Luchtsingel was lifted into place. The bridge now spans the Schiekade. The next fase will extend the route until Pompenburg creating a ...
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  • Program 5th IABR / Test Site Rotterdam

    During the 5th International Architecture Biennale de Dependance will host numerous lectures, movies and debates about city making. Every other tuesday there will be an Urban Meeting, in which ...
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  • First harvest!

    Today we harvested the first 'crops' from the new roof garden. Two very red and tasty strawberries! Hopefully soon more people can enjoy our produce.
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  • Start construction DUIN

    Woensdag 25 april is door wethouder Adri Duivesteijn (gemeente Almere), Wienke Bodewes (Amvest) en Nanke den Daas (Marina Muiderzand) met het storten van de eerste vrachtwagen zand het startschot ...
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  • ZUS lecture in Brussels

    On the 24th of May Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman will give a lecture at Jonction, a joint project by Recyclart, Congres and IABI. Jonction tries to investigate and stimulate the debate about ...
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  • ZUS lecture at ETH Zurich

    Today, the 26th of april, Kristian Koreman will give a lecture at the ETH in Zürich. The title of the lecture will be 'How to make city in times of crisis.' More information here.
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  • Vrijdagmiddagkaffee

    Uitnodiging: 1e Vrijdagmiddagkaffee op 27 april Iedere vrijdagmiddag tijdens de 5e IABR: Making City organiseert De Dépendance kleine gesprekken, filmvertoningen en optredens, op uitnodiging ...
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  • 5th IABR / Test Site Rotterdam is OPEN!

    Yesterday evening the Test Site Rotterdam (part of the 5th International Architecture Biennale) was officially opened in the new Biergarten behind the Schieblock. The Rotterdam Central District has ...
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  • Opening Test Site Rotterdam

    Tonight at 1900h the Test Site Rotterdam will be officially opened by our honorable aldermen Miss Antoinette Laan (Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture) and Miss Korrie Louwes (Labour, Higher ...
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  • Construction Luchtsingel started

    Construction on the Luchtsingel has started. Yesterday the first section of the Luchtsingel was hoisted into place. The next steps will be bridging the Schiekade and making a hole in the Schieblock, ...
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  • ZUS lecture in Oslo

    This wednesday (March 28th) Kristian Koreman will give a lecture at the National Museum of Oslo. The lecture is part of a seminar accompanying the Architecture of Consequence exhibition that has ...
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  • ZUS at l'Arsenal

    The Schieblock and the Luchtsingel will be exhibited at an exhibtion at Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris. The exhibition is called 'Re-Architecture' and focusses on the public role of the architect. ...
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  • Preperation Luchtsingel started!

    The preperations for the construction of the Luchtsingel have started. The first section of the bridge was delivered this morning at the Schieblock. The actual construction is scheduled to start in ...
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  • Luchtsingel wins Stadsinitiatief!!!

    Yesterday evening mayor Aboutaleb and alderwoman Korrie Louwes announced the winner of the Stadsinitiatief 2012. From the selection of five projects the citizens of Rotterdam could choose their ...
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  • Campaign launch for the Luchsingel

    Yesterday the campaign launch for the Luchtsingel was held in the Dependance. The Luchtsingel has been selected as one of the five finalists for the Stadsinitiatief! From the 1st till the 12th of ...
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  • Final contracts signed, DUIN starts

    Just before Christmas 2011 alderman Adri Duivesteijn and Amvest signed the final transaction contracts for plan DUIN, formerly known as the littoral zone of Almere. Commissioned by Amvest, over the ...
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  • Luchtsingel bij laatste 5 stadsinitiatief

    This afternoon the Luchtsingel was selected as one of the five projects still in the race for the Stadsinitiatief 2012. From 93 submissions 5 are selected by a board of professionals, now the ...
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  • 75.000 euro for the Luchtsingel!

    We are happy to announce that in just over a month we have already collected 75.000 euro's for the Luchtsingel and that construction can start next month! Although this is a great start there is ...
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  • ZUS lecture in Stockholm

    On the 2nd of february ZUS is invited to give a lecture in Stockholm. The Stockholm Association of Architects is running a presentation series called SpotlightOn, where young architect offices are ...
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  • Architecture of Consequence in Azerbeidzjan

    After a stop in Baku Azerbeidzjan (see image), the traveling Architecture of Consequence exhibition will call next at the National Museum in Oslo. From march 8 till may 27 Almere Duin and ...
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  • 3 Nations: Emerging Architects

    The Neo-localism project will be exhibited at the Dutch embassy in London as part of the 3 Nations: Emerging Architects exhibition. ZUS will be featured alongside several other emerging offices from ...
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  • Interview with Joan Busquets

    On the 8th of November Elma van Boxel will interview Joan Busquets at the awarding ceremony of the Erasmus Prize in the NAi. The topic of the conversation will be 'public space as the core of urban ...
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  • Lecture in Vancouver

    On the 7th of November Kristian Koreman will deliver a lecture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The topic of the lecture will be 'Inclusive Gentrification' and will relate to the ...
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  • ZUS @ Internationale Biennale Leegstand & Herbestemming

    During the first International Biennale on Vacancy & Redevelopment ZUS will participate in a debate with several other practices currently involved with vacancy and re-use. The other participants ...
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  • State of the Art, The vision of ZUS

    On Thursday evening 3 November in TENT, Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman of ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] give their view of the future for art and culture in Rotterdam. Victor Vroegindeweij ...
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  • I Make Rotterdam

    We are building a bridge and we need your help! During the 3rd lecture of IABR, ZUS has launched imakeRotterdam: a crowdfunding initiative for making city in Rotterdam. We need your contribution to ...
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  • TodaysArt The Hague

    TodaysArt is a contemporary art, music and technology festival held in The Hague (and since this year also in Brussels). On the 23rd and 24th of september the Hague will host lectures, concerts, ...
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  • AoC in San Fransisco

    From August 31rd to October 21st a selection of ZUS' work will be exhibited by the American Institute of Architects San Fransisco. As part of the travelling Architecture of Consequence exhibition ...
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  • Stad van Nederland

    ZUS has contributed three projects to the new exhibition in the Netherlands Architecture Institute: Stad van Nederland. Windpost, Tide City and Krachtrand are now on permanent display. All three ...
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  • INSIDE launch

    As co-founder of INSIDE ZUS proudly presents the start of this new international master course for interior architecture. INSIDE is a space for experiment. We go inside everything: inside the surface ...
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  • BMW Guggenheim Lab UPDATE

    The work on the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York is steadily progressing. The structure of the design by Atelier Bow-Wow is already complete. The opening will be the 3rd of august and ZUS is working ...
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  • ZUS @ Architecture and the City Festival

    ZUS has been selected by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design to contribute to this year's Architecture and the City festival. Along with 2012 Architecten, OMA, Van Bergen ...
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  • Happy Sheep in Eindhoven

    A couple of Happy Sheep are now on display in Eindhoven as part of the exhibition 'Ni Houdoe', which is organised by the department Economy and Culture of the municipality of Eindhoven together with ...
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  • RiverCityGothenborg

    In an international workshop RiverCityGothenborg (7th to 11th of June) ten international teams including Sweco, West8, East architecture and Güller Güller architecture, were challenged to propose a ...
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  • ZUS presents design for De Tuin | United

    Recently Kristian Koreman presented ZUS' design for the transformation of an old factory on the edge of the city of Den Bosch. De Tuin |  United (name of the project as well as the consortitium ...
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  • ZUS member of BMW Guggenheim Lab

    Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman, principals of ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] are proud to announce they have been selected as team members for the BMW Guggenheim Lab New York. Conceived as an ...
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  • ZUS @ Baltimore: Open City

    Wednesday the 6th of may Kristian will give a lecture at the North Avenue Market in Baltimore (6p.m. local time). The curators of Baltimore: Open City meet the curators of the International ...
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  • Schieblock on RTV Rijnmond (again)

    The 2nd episode of RTV Rijmond series 'Rotterdam Centraal' features the Schieblock. George Brugman (IABR) and Kristian explain the concept of the 'urban laboratory' where new ideas on the city ...
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  • windPOST POSTzegel

    ZUS' design Windpost is now available for everyone... on a stamp! Windpost has been selected by the NAi for a series of stamps by TNT Post. The series also includes designs by MVRDV, Neutelings ...
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  • Architecture of Consuquence in Mumbai

    After Sao Paulo, Moscow, Rotterdam and Nijmegen the Architecture of Consequence exhibition has now arrived in Mumbai. The exhibition will be on display until the 31st of march.
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  • RTV Rijnmond reports on the Schieblock

    The temporary use of abandoned office buildgins  proves to be an intersting strategy in these times of economic crisis. The redevelopment of the Schieblock has not gone unnoticed. RTV Rijnmond ...
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  • Architecture of Consequence arrives in Mumbai

    The traveling Architecture of Consequence exhibition has reached Mumbai. It will be on display here from the 10th of february till the 31st of march.
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  • ZUS @ DDFA

    A while ago Elma and Kristian gave an interview for Dutch Design Fashion Architecture (DutchDFA), they talk about Zones Urbaines Sensibles and the Schieblock. The video is now online (see below). ...
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  • WEST ARCH Konferenz

    As part of the exhibition WEST ARCH - A New Generation in Architecture, the Ludwig Forum organizes a two day conference on the 6th and 7th of November. The offices involved with the exhibition will ...
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  • IABR 5th Making City

    For the upcoming International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman / ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] will be part of the international curator team. The 5th IABR will ...
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  • Made in China, arrived in Holland

    The Happy Sheep have arrived in Holland. After their success at the World Expo in Shanghai, Gispen decided to add the sheep to their collection. They are available in four different sizes: father ...
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  • ZUS at eme3 market

    ZUS will be present on the eme3 festival, held from the 7th to the 9th of october 2010. Work of ZUS will be exhibited during the so-called market: "an exhibition space that works as a meeting ...
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  • JOR Lustrum

    To celebrate their first lustrum, JOR (Jong Onroerend god Rotterdam) organizes a panel discussion about the added value of architecture and its role in times of crisis. It promises to be an ...
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  • WEST ARCH

    On 12 september a new exhibition goes on display in the Ludwig Forum in Aachen. WEST ARCH shows the work of 25 young (and experimental) from the Netherlands, Berlgium and West-Germany. ZUS' projects ...
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  • Renaissance of the Ruins

    At the opening of the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, the NAi and Volume organised a debate called Renaissance of the Ruins. Rem Koolhaas, Mark Wigley, Jeffrey Inaba and Arjen Oosterman shared ...
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  • From Generic to Genetic City

    Following the exhibition opening 'GENETIC CITY' in the Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai, DCF will host a day-long forum of 30 leading minds in the field of urban planning. The exhibition presents ...
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  • Eternal Love

    On the weblog Spacemakers.nl Adri Duivesteijn proclaimed his 'undying love' for Plan Duin. In his post the Alderman explains why he loves the plan for the coastal zone of Almere so much and that he ...
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  • Happy Royalty

    Crown Prince Willem Alexander and princess Maxima were guests of honor at the opening of the Dutch pavilion in Shanghai. Maxima even tried out one of our sheep...
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  • De Dépendance longlisted for the Van der Leeuw prize

    De Dépendance has been selected for the longlist for the Van der Leeuw Prize. The prize is an initiative of the Van der Leeuwkring - an organisation of private parties engaged with the production of ...
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  • Alderman Karakus starts redevelopment SCHIEBLOCK

    City laboratory enlivens Rotterdam Central District. In the middle of the city of Rotterdam an ambitious project is being realized: Rotterdam Central District, the development of which will take ...
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  • Vrijstraat on display in Amsterdam Oost

    Until the 24th of May the Vrijstraat model will be on display in the Stadsdeelhuis Oost in Amsterdam. ZUS' proposal for Het Nieuwe Diep (a central part of the newly formed Stadsdeel Oost) will ...
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  • Official Opening Happy Street

    Saturday the first of may the Dutch pavilion for the World Expo in Shanghai - Happy Street designed by John Kormeling - was offically opened by prime minister Jan-Peter Balkenende. This also meant ...
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  • Almere Duin to continue

    Yesterday alderman Adri Duivesteijn and Amvest signed the final contracts for Almere Duin. This means that the development of the 'kustzone' can finally start and that the first parts of the plan ...
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  • ZUS at De Unie Late Night

    Kom ook naar De Unie Late Night op 1 april! Schrijver Ernest van der Kwast nodigt ook dit keer bijzondere gasten uit om aan zijn tafel plaats te nemen: Constant van Dijk - de man met de mooiste ...
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  • SCHIEBLOCK infocenter OPEN

    The Schieblock Infocentrum is officialy open to expose the plans for the building and inform potential new users about the possiblity for joining this laboratory for urban development.  For more ...
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  • ZUS at Showroom Arnhem

    CASA, OPA en G.A.N.G. presenteren: 20x20! Showroom Arnhem – een initiatief van CASA, OPA en G.A.N.G. – viert haar 1- jarig bestaan. Het afgelopen jaar heeft Showroom Arnhem bewezen dé ...
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  • Architecture of Consequence

    Architecture of Consequence is a traveling exhibitions and publication showcasing the work of several young Dutch design offices. It discusses the way the current generation of Dutch architects are ...
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  • Rotterdam Nooit Gebouwd

    Rotterdam could have looked very different from what it does today if Witteveen’s plan had been put into action in 1945 or the plan for a large roundabout in the Old port had been taken up or ...
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  • Lecture at Flux S

    For the Flux/S seminar 'Transfiguraties - Kunstenaars, ontwerpers en steden in verandering' Elma and Kristian engaged in a debate about the transformation of inner city areas and the role artists, ...
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  • Debate at the Olifantenkooi

    During the festival 'Zo wil ik wonen', Architectuur Lokaal organizes a special edition of the debating podium 'Olifantenkooi' (elephant cage). The theme of the festival deals with the role of ...
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  • Sao Paulo Architecture Biennial 2009

    Architecture of Consequence is a traveling exhibitions and publication showcasing the work of several young Dutch design offices. It discusses the way the current generation of Dutch architects are ...
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  • Debate at the Tolhuistuin (Vrijstaat Amsterdam)

    In the Tolhuistuin ZUS will talk with various guests about their proposal for Vrijstaat Amsterdam. The Vrijstraat is a design for the 'Nieuwe Diep', an area between the Oostelijk Havengebied, ...
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  • Lecture at the Berlage Institute

    The Berlage Institute will present a public lecture program, entitled Under Construction: Recent Architectural Propositions. The program, brings together architectural practitioners to discuss the ...
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  • IABR 2009, Open City: Designing Coexistence - Vrijstaat Amsterdam

    For the International Architecture Biennial of Rotterdam 2009, the city of Amsterdam organized Vrijstaat Amsterdam; an exhibition on the future of urban planning in Amsterdam. The central question ...
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  • IABR 2009, Open City: Designing Coexistence - Maakbaarheid

    For Crimson Architectural Historians - subcurators of the 4th International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam - ZUS made two proposals for two locations in Rotterdam. The theme maakbaarheid ...
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  • Debate in the Schouwburg: ‘A Sense of Belonging’

    This year’s “Internationale Keuze Debat”, the conference traditionally organized by the Rotterdam City Theater as part of its International Theater Festival, explores the role that ...
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  • ZUS at Buitenhof

    Sunday sepetember 13th ZUS participated in a debate on the political TV show Buitenhof. Together with Adri Duivesteijn (city of Almere) and Coen van Oostrom (OVG) the future of cities was ...
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  • Shanghai Expo bridges completed

    The masterplan for the World Expo Park contains 13 bridges leading from from higher to lower points in the park, serving gr eat panoramas on the Huangpu river. The first of the series has ...
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  • Plan Duin wins Almere Coast competition

    In collaboration with AMVEST, BVR and Christensen & Co, ZUS won the competition for the Coastal Zone Almere. The masterplan was chosen out of three other combinations and aims for realisation ...
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  • DIY Rijnhavenstraat

    Because our proposal for the Rijnhavenbridge compettion has  not been chosen as a winner, we prepared a small papermodel to make it  yourself. For instructions see the movie.
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  • Parks of the 21st century published

    In a closed competition ZUS, together with BVR and Feddes|Olthof, submitted a strategic design for the Park of the 21st century to be realized in the Haarlemmermeer. January 7th there is a ...
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  • ZUS at the Hong Kong Business of Design Week

    ZUS joines the debates on public space during  the Hong Kong Business of  Designweek. The topic of the discussions will be the accessibility, spontaneity and density of public spaces in the ...
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  • A2 plans revealed

    After a long period of silent activity the plans for the A2 tunnel project in Maastricht have been revealed. ZUS, as urban planner and landscape architect, took a leading role in the BA2M ...
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  • Rijnhavenbrug selected

    Within a closed competition for a new connection from the Wilhelminapier to Katendrecht in Rotterdam, the entry of ZUS was selected amoung two others. ZUS proposed to transform the bridge ...
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  • Venice Architecture Biennial, 'Out there: architecture beyond building'

    Public space is dead, long live public space! It is 2014. Europe has undergone 25 years of economic growth. It started with the disappearance of the Communist regimes. Then the neo-liberal system ...
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  • 'Out There: Architecture Beyond Building'

    ZUS has been invited at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale. This years theme 'Out There: Architecture Beyond Building' challenges experimental architecture in an era that is increasingly ...
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  • ZUS invited at Scape 2008

    Wandering Lines: Towards a New Culture of Spacedares you to take a fresh look at Christchurch-New Zealand and the spaces within it. Consider how you move around the central city and beyond it to the ...
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  • Spiegelzee officially opened

    On Friday 18th of July the Directeur Generaal of Rijkswaterstaat, mister Bert Keijts, officially opened the Spiegelzee pavillion at the Katwijk beach. From July 19th until early October, ...
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  • My Public Space open

    In collaboration with the NAi (Netherlands  Architecture Institute) ZUS curated and designed a travelling research exhibbition on European public space, titled: My Public Space. Our immediate ...
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  • My Public Space

    How public is out public space? This is the issue the My Public Space exhibition tried to discuss. Public space  is by definition accessible for everyone, but more and more spaces are being ...
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  • Start construction Spiegelzee

    On the 25th of June the first phase of the construction of the Spiegelzee pavilion will start. After the brief of TNO and TU Delft to represent an experience of 100.000 years of sea level ...
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  • Opening White Park

    On the 6th of april alderman Hamit Karakus will officially start off Operation White Park by opening a new connection through the White Villa Park. See the official press release here and watch the ...
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  • Tide City on television

    Toninght the imaginary project Tide City will be broadcasted on dutch television. The popular science programm Klokhuis will show an item on living on the water.
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  • Remodeling the KPN Campus

    In a closed competition with QuA and SeARCH for the new lobby space  of the KPN complex at the Binckhorst in The Haque ZUS won with an integral plan for a total transformation.
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  • Maaskant prize for young architects 2007

    From the mayor of Rotterdam, Ivo Opsteleten, ZUS received the Maaskantprize for Young Architect 2007. The prize was to make a publication. This evening the first print of the new ZUS book ...
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  • BA2M selected for progression

    As part of the team BA2M, ZUS is selected to continue on the A2-project, which deals with the integration and tunneling of the 6 kilometer long A2 highway that cuts the city of Maastricht ...
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  • Republic to the press

    Today our new book, Re-public-Towards New Spatial Politics (NAi publishers 2007) went to the press. On Friday the 26th of  october it will be presented during the Maaskant award-cermony at ...
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  • Westpunt

    As a continuation of the WP90XXL- project ZUS joined with Sputnik to create a more realistic version of the urban plan. With an adapted program, but with the same ambitions, this 10 ...
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  • Re-public workshop at the BNS conference

    During the yearly confernce organized by the Dutch Urban Planners Association, ZUS will give a lecture on the new book Re-public, followed by a workshop. This will take place on the 11th ...
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  • Urban Patio workshop at the TU

    As a part of the research 'landscape and the city' executed in commision for AIR (Architecture Instute Rotterdam) ZUS started a workshop with 7 international students at the TU Delft. As a ...
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  • Lecture at the Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam

    To open the lecture series Capita Selecta at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam, ZUS researched the phenomenon 'leisure'. It can these days be seen as the most vague and most misused word in ...
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  • A new vocabulary for the Afsluitdijk

    ZUS was commisioned by the State Advisor Infrastructure and Architecture to rethink the design of the world famous Afsluitdijk, the 32 kilometer dike separating the North Sea and the ...
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  • Randstad Health Club published in AU

    As co-author ZUS published an article and a project in the bookazine AU!- Bouwen aan de architectuur van de zorg. The article, including a  project for a mega health centre in the green hart of ...
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  • Villa Rotterdam, 8 ontwerpen van een huis voor de burgemeester

    Tot en met 1 juli staan op het Stadhuis aan de Coolsingel de ontwerpen van een ambtswoning voor de burgemeester tentoongesteld. Studenten van de Academie van Bouwkunst Rotterdam hebben onder ...
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  • Welcome into My Backyard! Zes jaar WiMBY! in Hoogvliet

    Samen met het ontwerpbureau Traast en Gruson ontwikkelde WiMBY! een installatie in de vorm van de galerij van een flatgebouw. De galerijflat is het meest gezichtsbepalende element dat Hoogvliet ...
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  • Indesem billboard revealed

    Last week Indesem 2007 took place at the TU delft with  the main theme: The Legacy. What can architects do in the future to contribute to a better city? Can we  come up with solutions that ...
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  • Lecture at VROM

    In january of 2007 ZUS send a letter to minister Cramer of Housing, Spatial planning and the Environment, presenting their views on the future of spatial planning in the Netherlands. In april ZUS ...
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  • ZUS wins Maaskant Prize 2007

    We are proud to anounce that we won the MAASKANT PRIZE 2007. Because of our constant research on the bo rderline of the private and public sphere and the quest for breaking out of ...
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  • Decode Space for sale

    Since this week the final publication of Laboratorium  Rotterdam: Decode Space is for sale in the specialized book shops. In  case you are interested and they're not available anymore, ...
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  • World Expo Shanghai under construction

    In october 2006 we delivered the preliminary design for the World Expo Park. 4 Months later the first stroke of the park has already been constructed and planted with mature trees. The main ...
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  • Brugstad

    In the smallest gallery in the world ZUS presented a project from the series 'Unasked advice for the city'. For only one week the window in de Witte de Withstraat shows Brugstad, a plan for turning ...
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  • Presentation Villa Rotterdam

    Villa Rotterdam, a project in search for the impossible villa for  the mayor of the city, was presented to 'papa publico' himself. The  design starts with the paradox of a public man trying ...
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  • Dutch pavilion in a surrogate polder

    After winning the design competition for the Dutch entry of the World Expo in Shanghai John Kormeling asked ZUS to design the surroundings of the 'Happy Street'. With the decline of the ...
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  • OASE published Decode Space

    The architectural journal OASE (collective formation) published an article  written by Elma van Boxel en Kristian Koreman on the project  Laboratorium Rotterdam: Decode Space. In this piece ...
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  • 1st prize World Expo

    ZUS won together with the NITA design group and Niek Roozen the first prize in the international competition for the Central Park on the World Expo Shanghai 2010. After the first round consisting ...
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  • Two Waal bridges

    ZUS together with IV- fra is asked to do a study  on the possibilities of a 1.4 km flat and a hanging bridge across  the river Waal near Nijmegen. In the coming months we'll produce ...
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  • Olympic Games in 2028?

    In order to understand the modern meaning of the Olympic Games we set up our critical paranoid glasses and started a research on its history. The century old 'brotherhood-creating intention'  ...
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  • Lecture at the Hogeschool Zeeland

    ZUS has been invited by the Hogeschool Zeeland, Environment & Applied Science, on the occasion of the seminar ‘Wonen in de (ont)polder' to give a lecture on Tidecity. The presentation will ...
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  • Lecture at De Salon, NAi

    ZUS has been invited by the NAi for an introspective presentation of its office philosophy by means of a few of its recents works. This will be on the occasion of the Salon, a gathering of young ...
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  • Lecture at the University of Ghent

    ZUS is asked to give a lecture at the Ghent (B) University on the 7th of December. Within the lecture cyclus 'Landscape theory' at the Architecture and Urban Planning Departement we will present a ...
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  • Amsterdam 2.0: City of inverted space

    How would our cities operate if there were no longer a unified system of laws to monitor the boundaries between the private and public domain? This project examined the possibilities for the public ...
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  • The Dressmachine

    Why is pink a girlish colour? And who decides that men do not wear skirts? Clothes and fashion should not be underestimated as a means of communication in public space, and it is a challenge to call ...
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  • RPB lunch lecture

    In a lunch lecture for the RPB (Ruimtelijk Planbureau) ZUS will present their latest unsolicited advice for public spaces.
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