Almere Entertainment Centre Building, Holland, Architects, Images, Design, Project

Almere Architecture : Pop Zaal

Pop Zaal Development design by Will Alsop Architect in The Netherlands

page updated 14 May 2018 ; 6 Aug 2009

Almere Entertainment Centre

Date built: 2004
Design: Alsop & Störmer – Will Alsop

Almere Entertainment Centre Pop Zaal Building by Will Alsop

Almere Entertainment Centre Pop Zaal by Will Alsop

Almere Entertainment Centre by Will Alsop architect

Almere Entertainment Centre - Dutch timber clad building
photographs © Adrian Welch

Three buildings including the Pop Zaal structure.

The Urban Entertainment Centre in Almere comprises of 16,000sqm of new buildings containing shopping, pop concert hall, disco, hotel, bicycle park and associated leisure, cafe and restaurant facilities. These elements are grouped together beside a new sunken square and form an edge to the southern limit of the existing town centre.

Pop Zaal Pop Zaal Pop Zaal - Almere Entertainment Centre Pop Zaal Almere Entertainment Centre
photographs © Adrian Welch

Pop Zaal

Will Alsop Architect, London, UK

Location: Almere, Netherlands, western Europe

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Almere department store
Date built: 2007
Design: Christian de Portzamparc Architects

La Defense Almere : Offices “La Defense”
Almere building
La Defense Almere, 2004, UN Studio
La Defense Almere
La Defense office complex is well integrated with the larger urban plan. Both its height and the entrances into the inner courtyards tie in with the larger site. The exterior façade reflects the larger urban condition, while the interior façades of the courtyards have been designed with the office tenants in mind.

Almere Masterplan
Design: Rem Koolhaas Architect, OMA
Almere Masterplan
image courtesy of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Almere Masterplan
OMA’s development of the plan show a central square that is fractured with non-retail buildings scattered to the west along the water’s edge. The diagrams look attractive but more importantly the spaces are human-scaled and varied.

“WoZoCo” Housing for Elderly
Design: MVRDV Architects
photo © Adrian Welch
WoZoCo Amsterdam
This building was the first housing complex realized by MVRDV. The client, a large housing corporation, wanted 100 units for elderly people with a gallery-type circulation.


Café de Parel
Interior Design: Ninetynine
Cafe de Pare Westerstraat Amsterdam
photograph : Ewout Huibers
The Pearl Café on Westerstraat
Café de Parel was originally a typical Amsterdam ‘brown bar’ with an old-fashioned dark interior and low lighting. The traditional stained-glass windows and monumental tile tableaus create the perfect setting for the new Parel.

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