26 February, 2008

Travel Study 2 The Netherlands

First! You need to bring: Passport (+copy), Student ID, Readings, Sketchbooks + supplies, Camera, etc…

Wednesday February 27 BCN►AMS 15:10
Meeting Place and Time: 14:00 at the BCN Airport Transavia Counter Terminal B. Give yourself at least an hour to get to the airport!
Transavia flight HV5136 departure: 15:10 arrival: 17:30
*If you arrive ahead of me go ahead and get in line. You can check in with your passport. If you go to the counter in groups of 2-3 you will be seated together.
Check into:
Hotel des Arts, Rokin 154-156,1012 LE Amsterdam Tel: 00 31 20 6201558
Doug nearby at: 't Hotel Leliegracht 18, 1015 DE Amsterdam, Tel: 0031 20 422 27 41

Thursday February 28 Amsterdam
Meeting Place and Time: 09.00 start of tour at Hotel des Arts, Rokin Meet Anneke Bokern
followed b tram tram ride to the Eastern Docklands
09.30 Eastern Docklands
former docklands transformed into housing area -explanations about the three urban design concepts, city context etc.
10.00 Housing block The Whale (Frits van Dongen/de ArchitectenCie, 2001)
10.30 Walk across Borneo-Sporenburg
Urban plan by West 8 (1999)- patio houses mixed with megablocks
Housing projects by West 8, Claus & Kaan, Neutelings Riedijk, de architectengroep, de ArchitectenCie, MVRDV, Herman Hertzberger, Koen van Velsen u.v.a.
Bridges by West 8 (2000)
KNSM-Eiland + Java-Eiland (1995/1997)
Urban plan by Jo Coenen and Sjoerd Soeters
Housing projects by Diener & Diener, Hans Kollhoff and Christian Rapp, Wiel Arets, Kees Christiaanse Architecten
Tram ride to IJburg
12.00 IJburg
new housing district on 7 artificial islands in lake IJmeer - (to be completed in 2012)
Explanations about the history of the project, urban design concept etc.
self-built houses and apartment blocks Haveneiland and Rieteilanden
urban blocks with collective courtyards
Housing projects by a.o. Maccreanor Lavington, Bosch Architects, Architecten Cie., VMX Architects

13.00 lunch break

Tram ride back to the city centre
15.00 architecture centre Arcam (René van Zuuk, 2003)
blobby pavilion housing the local architecture centre -Interior visit
Walk along the waterfront
16.00 Housing block Silodam (MVRDV, 2002)
"stacked sea containers" with colourful façade in the old wood shipping harbour
17.00 end of tour return to hotel
Case Study: Silodam (MVRDV)

Friday 29 February Almere/Utrecht
09.00 train ride to Utrecht
university campus De Uithof - densification of a 1960’s campus -
Explanations about the urban design by OMA
interior visits to several buildings:Educatorium (OMA, 1997), Minnaertgebouw (Neutelings Riedijk, 1997), Management-faculty(Mecanoo, 1995), university library (Wiel Arets, 2004), BasketBar (NL Architects, 2003),
NMR-laboratory (UN Studio, 2002), thermal power station (Liesbeth van der Pol, 2005), student housing Spaceboxes (De Vijf, 2005)
12.00 lunch break
13.30 Rietveld-Schröder-House (Gerrit Rietveld, 1924) - icon of De Stijl movement
return to Utrecht station, train ride to Almere
15.00 Almere City Centre- a centre for the sprawl - Masterplan by OMA
Retail and housing projects by a.o. Christian de Portzamparc, Gigon Guyer, SANAA, René van Zuuk, Meyer en Van Schooten, David Chipperfield, OMA, Will Alsop, de ArchitectenCie, SeArch etc.
17.00 end of tour, train ride to Amsterdam

Saturday March 1
Free day to visit museums

Sunday March 2 Amsterdam-West/Hilversum
09.00 start by bike from Central Station
10.00 Sportplaza Mercator (Ton Venhoeven, 2007) - swimming pool and health centre with plant façade -bike ride along housing blocks by Mecanoo (2007), de Architectengroep (1997) en DKV (2007) to
10.30 WoZoCo (MVRDV, 1998) - old people’s housing with cantilevering boxes
11.15 Parkrand (MVRDV, 2007) - housing slab with large view holes
return to Central Station, bike return
12.30 train ride to Hilversum
13.30 Media Park - broadcasting cluster in the Dutch media capital - 14.00 Villa VPRO (MVRDV, 1997) - Interior Visit Institute of Sound and Vision (Neutelings Riedijk, 2007)
Interior Visit, RVU-building (MVRDV, 1998), Media-commissariate (Koen van Velsen, 2002)
City Hall (W.M. Dudok, 1931)
17.00 end of tour, train ride to Amsterdam

Monday March 3
Meeting Place & Time: No later than17:30 at Schiphol airport Transavia counter for check-in
Amsterdam (Schiphol) (AMS) to Barcelona (BCN)
03-03-2008, flight HV5133 
departure Amsterdam (Schiphol) (AMS) at 18:30
arrive at Barcelona (BCN) at 20:45

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