11 Haziran 2005, Meerse Galerisi, Hollanda
Location: Hoofddorp, Galerie de Meerse, Raadhuisplein 3
Date: Saturday 11th of June 2005, from 10.00-22.00 hours.
The City of Haarlemmermeer is situated in the heart of the Dutch Randstad,
the large urban agglomeration in the West of the Netherlands. This region is
exceptionally well accessible by train, (fast) bus, car and plane, while at
the same time being a wanted location for offices and housing projects
preferably with a garden. But the excellent infrastructure has its acoustic
effects. The new KE-contours indicating noise levels around Schiphol Airport
do almost prohibit new housing schemes. A dilemma?
Three strategic locations will be examined in the workshop in order to
develop new ideas and approaching the design with acoustics as point of
departure. About 25 architects will work solely or in teams on this
issue. While the architects are working the public can watch how
architecture is being created through the shopping-windows of the gallery.
The workshop will be opened by three inspiring speeches: Renz van Luxemburg,
DHV (Dorsser-Blesgraaf), acoustician and advisor for a wide range of
buildings (e.g. Casa da Musica, IIT Chicago, Dutch Embassy Berlin, flat
floor auditorium Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam) Toine van Goethem, DRO
Amsterdam, architect and town planner (e.g. project \'the supersonic town\'
around Schiphol) and Marc van Driest, bureau Verheijen Verkoren Knappers de
Haan, architect, Leiden (e.g. highway project The Wall).
Architects and last-years students can participate. Admission free.
The results of the workshop will be featured in an exhibition in the gallery
De Meerse from 14th of June until the Day of Architecture 2005 on Saturday,
2nd of July. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 12.00-17.00
hours. The gallery can also be visited in the evening by guests of the
adjacent theatre De Schouwburg.
More information and enrolment:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 023 566 95 66