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Project • By KAAN ArchitectenCemeteries


The new building for the crematorium in St. Niklaas (Belgium) has been divided into two parts: a reception building, and a technical building (the crematorium proper). The decision to separate the two buildings was based primarily on practical and environmental considerations, but it also provides an opportunity to give each building a character and look of its own deriving from its function. It also enables a spatial rite de passage on the site and in the buildings which is appropriate to the different stages of a funeral ceremony. Emptiness, space and clarity predominate in the new reception room. The use of clear spatial gestures and materials results in a room with a presence, but nowhere do the accents introduced take over. The... More

Project • By Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen ArchitectenPalaces


The new building for the Central Fine Collection Agency (CJIB) is a striking and timeless building to house a comfortable and modern working environment. The building is open, light and transparent. The maximally open façade of the offices has a second skin to meet all the criteria for climatisation, comfort and sustainability. This second skin consists of narrow, curved glass panels and is draped around the volume like an ethereal veil. Since the building is raised above a half-sunken parking facility and has rounded corners, it seems to float about its green surroundings. The new CJIB building is a specific building with generic qualities. The building has optimal flexibility. Instead of a standard office layout with rooms, corrid... More

Project • By Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen ArchitectenCommunity Centres


Tynaarlo is the name of the local authority in Drenthe which has been created from the fusion of Eelde, Vries, Paterswolde, Zuidlaren and several small villages. The new town hall is not situated in one of the cores of Tynaarlo, but outside, in beautiful surroundings that will look even better after having been tidied up. The white steel and glass building nestles in this luxuriant natural setting like a Modernist jewel. It has an allure that you usually only find in the head offices of large corporations and in luxurious villas such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, but rarely in civic buildings, especially in the Netherlands. The underground car park prevents the idyll of a radiant building in the countryside from being dist... More