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Wiel Arets News

Latest Designs by Wiel Arets

23 Oct 2019
Antwerp Tower, Antwerp, Belgium
WAA progress construction on this Belgian architecture project. In 1907, in Antwerp, Belgium, a new opera house was completed in the then fashionable Beaux-Arts style that was sweeping through Europe as a reaction to the numerous unifications of nations, which had taken place at the end of the nineteenth century.

18 Apr 2019 + 12 Feb 2018
Van der Valk Hotel, Stationsplein, Zuidas District, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Van der Valk Hotel in Amsterdam design by Wiel Arets Architects
image from architects office
Van der Valk Hotel Building
WAA progress construction on the Van der Valk Hotel.

14 Sep 2017
Antwerp Tower, Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp Tower design by Wiel Arets Architects
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Antwerp Tower Building by WAA
Situated on a corner site, adjacent to the Flemish Opera, the Antwerp Tower is an existing building that will be repurposed to hybrid-programmed residential tower, reusing the existing building’s structure, and shape. The Antwerp Tower is the third tallest building in Antwerp. Currently 87 m tall, and expected to be 100m when completed, the building will eventually total 59.800 sqm.

11 Jan 2017
IJhal Pedestrian Passageway, Stationsplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
IJhal Pedestrian Passageway design by Wiel Arets Architects
photography : Jan Bitter
IJhal Pedestrian Passageway in Amsterdam
The central station has been under continuous construction, for approximately the last decade, as the city spearheaded a total transformation of the original nineteenth century building, by expanding it below, above, and at its rear, in order to accommodate the city’s growing population, and increasing number of tourists.

21 Mar 2012
Anna van Buerenplein Tower, The Hague, Holland
Anna van Buerenplein Tower The Hague by WAA
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Anna van Buerenplein Tower
WAAs begin construction on the Anna van Buerenplein Tower in The Hague. The Anna van Bueren square serves as the lobby for AvB Tower, within which a hybrid program will be realized that can be seen as an extension of the commuter-leisure concept

American Academic Architectural Position
Wiel Arets Architect named Dean of IIT College of Architecture

27 Feb 2012
Regiocentrale Zuid, Maasbracht, The Netherlands
Regiocentrale Zuid Maasbracht building by Wiel Arets Architects
photograph : Jan Bitter
Regiocentrale Zuid by WAA

Wiel Arets Architects – WAA Practice Profile

WAA Architectural Projects up to 2011:

Wiel Arets Architecture

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Location: De Lairessestraat 41, 1071 NS Amsterdam, the Netherlands / D’Artagnanlaan 29, 6213 CH Maastricht, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 5776000 / +31 43 3512200

Wiel Arets Practice Information

Architect studios based in Maastricht and Amsterdam (Holland) and Zurich (Switzerland)

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Wiel, born 1955 in Heerlen, the Netherlands, graduated from the Technical University Eindhoven in 1983. In the same year he established Wiel Arets Architect & Associates in Heerlen. In 1997 the office was moved to Maastricht. In 2004, a second office was opened by Wiel Arets in Amsterdam, with a third opening in Zürich during 2008.

The WAA studio has extensive experience in the fields of urbanism, and public, private and utility buildings on every scale. Additionally, the studio develops products for both limited and mass production in collaboration with leading design manufacturers.

Wiel has held a number of academic positions at some of the world’s most renowned schools and universities: from 1986 to 1989 he taught at the Architectural Academies of Amsterdam & Rotterdam, from 1988 to 1992 the Diploma Unit Master at the Architecture Academy London, visiting professor at Columbia University, and from 1991 to 1994 he held several visiting professorships at The Cooper Union in New York, the HAK in Vienna, and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. From 1995 to 2002 the architect was dean of the Berlage Institute Amsterdam/Rotterdam, and held the Berlage Institute Professorship at the Technical University Delft until 2009. Since 2003 Wiel has been a member of the Advisory Board at Princeton University. In 2004 he accepted a tenure professorship at the UdK in Berlin.

The work of WAA has been widely published in magazines and several monographs, such as El Croquis, have been produced. The firm’s work has been recognized through various awards and nominations; the ‘1994 Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Award for European Architecture’ with special mention ‘Emerging Architect’, the 1998 UIA Nomination as one of world’s thousandth best buildings of the 20th century for the Academy of Art and Architecture in Maastricht, the 1988 Charlotte Köhler Award, the 1989 Rotterdam Maaskant Award, the ‘2005 BNA Kubus Award’ for the entire oeuvre and the Rietveld Prize given in 2006.

22 Apr 2015
Wiel Arets – Bas Princen Book
Wiel Arets – Bas Princen Book
photography : Bas Princen
Wiel Arets – Bas Princen Book

Dutch Architecture

Amsterdam Architects Offices, Holland

Dutch Architecture

Contemporary Dutch Architectural News, chronological:

Netherlands Architecture Designs – chronological list

Amsterdam Building Designs – chronological list

Rotterdam Building Designs – chronological list

Contemporary Dutch Architectural Selection

Tij Bird Observatory, Scheelhoek
Architects: RO&AD Architecten
TIJ Bird Observatory in Scheelhoek - Dutch Architecture News
photography : Katja Effting
Tij Bird Observatory in Scheelhoek

The Grace Towers, The Hague, Holland
Architects: Mecanoo architecten, Delft
The Grace Towers in The Hague - Dutch Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture office
The Grace Towers in the Hague

EeStairs Headquarters Building, Barneveld, Gelderland
Design: Bronsvoort Blaak architecten
EeStairs Headquarters Barneveld Netherlands building
image Courtesy architecture office
EeStairs Headquarters Building

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