Living, working and relaxing in a former milk hall

  1. Enschede
  2. transformation
  3. designing research
  4. role definition
  5. social engagement
  6. renovation

In 2014, IAA Architects took the initiative to protect the monumental industrial complex of the former Lonneker Cooperative Milk Establishment from imminent demolition. Together with developer Vincent Spikker and a number of enthusiastic entrepreneurs, a plan was developed for the complex and its surrounding area. By reinterpreting the cooperative idea, various joint ventures concerning energy, facilities and (healthy) foods are facilitated between users. Read more

Condo Competition Eindhoven won by IAA Architects with: Change the Scene

  1. vision
  2. Eindhoven
  3. empathy
  4. the strength of visualisation
  5. designing research

Last Saturday saw the award ceremony of the Condo Competition to create a flexible interior for a new residential tower to be constructed in Strijp-S in Eindhoven. Theo Franken had the honour to receive the first prize from jury chairman Jurgen Bey. The openness and transparency of the design in particular were experienced by the jury as distinctive. In addition, they said, because of the limited interventions in the space, it was still possible for residents to create a personal identity in their new home. Read more

Renovation of former hospital Ariënsplein in Enschede has started

  1. Enschede
  2. designing research
  3. role definition
  4. Saxion
  5. reutilise
  6. transformation

Over the coming years, the former hospital at the Ariënsplein in Enschede will be transforming into a vibrant spot where business, work, relaxation, recreation and student housing will meet. The building complex, owned by project developer LIFE from Antwerp, will be rebuilt in stages and ultimately turn into the new beating heart of the neighbourhood. Read more

Renovation of MST building at Haaksbergerstraat Enschede has started

  1. renovation

The renovation of the Medical Spectrum Twente (MST) Haaksbergerstraat complex in Enschede has commenced. After a process of major rebuilding, the Medlon Laboratory, the Euregio Acute Care, MST's nuclear medicine department, its first-line diagnostic centre and its logistics centre can move into their new accommodation by the end of 2017. Read more

Virtual Reality brings buildings to life, before they are even built!

  1. Simulation
  2. Virtual Reality
  3. innovation
  4. empathy
  5. the strength of visualisation
  6. designing research

Want to take a look around a not yet realised design? It's all possible with Virtual Reality (VR). For several years, IAA Architects has investigated the possibilities of VR for Architecture. We turn our designs into 3-dimensional spaces that provide a lifelike experience of the functionality and appearance of a design when using 3D glasses. Read more