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JAN 27 '17




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According to companies and government institutions in the region of AgriFood Capital, Northeast Brabant will become a special experimental garden: Agro As de Peel. An area where pigs, cows and chickens create cycles with tilapia, insects, duckweed,...
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Proud!
In very good company nominated for the Abe Bonnemaprijs!
The prize ceremony is on November 28, 13.30. in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
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SEP 06 '17
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Goeree-Overflakkee is constantly working on the energy transition where fossil fuels such as petroleum and natural gas are replaced by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy. The island wants to be energy neutral in 2020 by generating...
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We have presented our vision for the redevelopment of the former zoo in Emmen. There are two other competing plans; the municipality of Emmen will choose this month.
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Commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat we made a design for Solar Highway A37 with energy verges.



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We won the Dutch Design Award in the Habitat category!
We are very proud!
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FORT SABINA
NOV 06 '16
Fort Sabina is an iconic heritage building complex, within the Defence of Willemstad and the South Waterline. Fort Sabina has one of the three Tour Modèles from the Napoleonic era the Netherlands. At this location are also multiple layers of...
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The Dutch Smart Thermal Grid and the Biesbosch Museumeiland are both nominated for the Dutch Design Awards! Both projects are exhibited until 30th of October in the Veem-building in Eindhoven.
Photo: Jeroen van der Wielen
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Today it was with great pleasure that the water playground at the Biesbosch Museum was tested by group 5 of primary school 't Landje from Rotterdam (the class of Maas). The playground and the rest of the island are open to the public from July...
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Ever heard of the Southern Water Defense Line ? That will change! We made a 260 page book about it with an enormous amount of information that has never before been brought together on this scale. From historical facts and figures and maps to...
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During the workshop Energy, Space and Regions, organized by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Dutch Smart Thermal Grid is presented. The workshop focused on the relationship between regional and national scale in which...
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This scale model of the Biesbosch with polders, dikes and streams makes the water management operation and the importance of this area for retention clear. With a cycle of half an hour, the water level will change from 'extremely low' to 'extremely...
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The Biesbosch Museum is no less than three times awarded at the Architizer Awards 2016. In both the category Museum as the category [i] Architecture and Landscape i the design won the Jury Prize. In this last category it also won...
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MAR 31 '16
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MAR 17 '16
The Biesboschmuseum is 2x nominated for the Architizer Awards 2016 !! This time we're in the last five into two categories. In Archdaily Awards we were defeated by MAD Architects.
Who wants to vote to help us by (preferably in both categories)?
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Since the opening the Biesboschmuseum has already welcomed 30,000 visitors in three months. Before the transformation there were 30,000 per year! Next winter the water playground and freshwater tidal park will be realized on the museum island....
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The museum reopened on the 27th of June for the public.

CLICK HERE for a sneak preview.

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The Biesboschmuseum will be one of the topics during Nederlandwordtanders/live/ on June 18, 2015
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BioBased Backbone is a design study of the spatial constraints and opportunities for the transition to a biobased economy in the Rhine-Meuse Delta. Also, the chances for a circular economy on a regional scale are examined.

SMV works to develop...
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Nice article in the national paper Trouw about the design of the Biesbosch Museum.

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Around the world cities are struggling with realities of social, environmental and economic change. Seven innovative city transformation firms in Rotterdam joined forces to boost their new approaches for flourishing cities. Together they form...
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The Biesboschmuseum is wind and waterproof! Soon the grass roof will be applied.
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The construction of the Biesboschmuseum is progressing. The contours of the new part are since this week clearly visible. The steel structure stands upright, the floor is poured and the first inner walls are erected. It's already beautiful!
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In the coming years the West Brabant Water Line will be revitalized. Friday September 19 the kick-off took place, attended by deputy Johan van den Hout. An important part of this vision concerns the realization of an educational inundation park...
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Founded: Rotterdam Metabolists. A partnership of Rotterdam firms that are leading in the field of designing with the metabolism of the city. They represent more than fifty professionals who work daily on groundbreaking projects in the field...
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The province of Noord-Brabant has honored the proposal for the development of the West Brabant Water Line with 7,8 million euro from the investment fund 'Landscapes of Allure'. According to the assessment it is a 'high potential priority project...
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The work in the Biesbosch in the context of Space for the River and depolderisation of the Noordwaard are in full swing. The Biesbosch Museum Island is almost a fact. Currently the bridges to the future island are being constructed, after which...
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Against the background of the current reform of the European Common Agricultural Policy, Bureau Europa dedicates the exhibition 'Mansholt, Landscape in Perspective' to the way agriculture has determined the lay-out and shape of the Dutch landscape...
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For the third time in a row is a project of SMV selected for the yearbook! This time the project Biobaseload classified as 'exemplary' project
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BIOBASED DELTA
DEC 11 '13
Our proposal for a design study for the Biobased Delta is selected by the Creative Industries Fund NL for further elaboration! The research focuses on the Southwest Delta , the largest delta in Europe containing Zealand , the southern part of...
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DEC 10 '13
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The Northern Island (where we live and work) became a bit smaller tonight . At 5.30 am the highest water level in decades was reached.
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OP DE REM
NOV 29 '13
Nice article in the national paper de Volkskrant about 'the new generation architects', featuring RAAAF, Zecc, Dus, The Cloud Collective en Studio Marco Vermeulen.

[http://www.marcovermeulen.nl/pdf/20131129_SMV_Volkskrant_Op-de-Rem.pdf...
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On November 15th, the Provincial Council of the Province of North Brabant approved the budget for 2014. In this budget € 3 million is earmarked for the expansion and redevelopment of the Biesboschmuseum. In the picture Douwe Altena, president...
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This week, along with Edion, we have presented our plans to develop the area south of the Reehorst Estate in Driebergen (Hoofdstraat 26) into a reception area of ​​the Utrecht Hill Ridge. Key components are an organic restaurant, a land...
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At the invitation of Archfondas Marco gave a lecture on the spatial opportunities of watersafety.

Living in the Dutch Deltametropolis comes with water threats. Due to the climate change, these threats will only increase. In more than one...
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The world's first biobased facade has been realized in Dinteloord (NL). Studio Marco Vermeulen designed the new gas receiving station (GOS) of the Agro & Food Cluster (AFC) New Prinsenland. The station is cladded with biobased panels made of...
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The design for the Biesbosch Museum Island is ready! The existing museum building will be expanded with 1000m2 of exhibition space, restaurant, offices and a visitor center. The island is designed as sweetwater tidal park with a unique water...
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BIOBASELOAD
MAR 05 '13
Assigned by the Province of South Holland in recent months we have been working on the perspective Biobaseload, a reliable energy supply completely based on renewable energy sources. This is a challenging task for a province with one of the...
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At the invitation of the program 'Advanced Methods and Tools for Sustainable Planning' at the Faculty of Architecture Alghero (University of Sassari, Sardinia) Marco gives a lecture and a multi-day workshop. Subject is the Stagno del Calich...
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Last Saturday the yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Design 2012 was presented in Scheveningen.

The yearbook presents 31 exemplary projects from the period 2010-2012 - a period when landscape architecture and urban planning had to...
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Last Saturday the first water square opened in Rotterdam. The Bellamyplein West now provides a contribution to the hydrology of the city. On the square rainwater is stored temporarily and then dosed discharged into the ground.

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The Deltaprogramme is featuring at the main exhibition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR). Five design offices have developed strategies for the future of the Dutch Delta which combine watersafety with other spatial...
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With the opening of the Floriade also the eastern part of the Greenportlane is open to the public. The first clovershaped business cluster can now be accessed directly from the highway A73. The Greenportlane will function as the infrastructural...
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This week we have presented our contribution to the Delta Studio and the IABR. Our proposal is a quest for watersafety (space for the river) but also for spatial quality and economic potential of the outerdike area. We propose extra wide river...
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The first prototype of the facade panel of the gas recieve station of the Agro Food Cluster Nieuw Prinsenland in Dinteloord is ready. The panel displays the chemical formula of natural gas in the right propotion of hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen....
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Last Monday evening we have presented the design for the bridgehead on the Maaskade to the community of Feijenoord and inhabitants of the Noordereiland. The design was received with enthusiasm and will be linked to the development of the Jan...
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SIZE MATTERS
SEP 13 '11
Interview in Architectenweb Magazine

About the search for the right scale in closing cycles and new challenges for spatial designers.

Click here to view the article

Text Michiel...
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DUTCHVILLE
AUG 18 '11
The exhibition 'Dutchville' in the NAi shows a perspective on the future of the Netherlands by means of sixty designs of which some are already under construction. Four designs of SMV are part of this exhibition: living landscapes, Klavertje...
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LIVING FRONTIERS OF ARCHITECTURE III-IV
The exhibition consists of a crossover between architectural projects, art installations and case stories from various places in the world and is divided in three overarching themes: The Dream,...
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As part of Brabant2018 and commissioned by the Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur (BKKC) SMV has organized a design studio together with MVRDV. BrabantStad is a candidate for European Capital of Culture 2018. The fact that several cities...
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Now that we have Italian, American and Belgium team members, it was time for a typical Dutch experience: sailing on the Ijsselmeer. Especially the metroplitan area of Urk made a big impression.
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SMV has been selected for the design of Ocean World, an initiative to realize an indoor aquatic center on the Spuikomweg in Vlissingen. The basis of the aquatic center is formed by an artificial river that opportunity to practice various water...
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With the construction of the Greenportlane also the first contours of the working landscape Klavertje 4 become visible. If things go according to plan the first clover will be in use by the end of 2011
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Our study on a housing typologie that combines high density with a landscape environment has been awarded at the D3 International Housing Competition
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The spatial design of Logistic Parc Moerdijk is approved by the Provincial Executives of Noord-Brabant

The LPM has high ambitions in the field of sustainability, landscape, energy, water and multiple use of space.
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FEB 15 '11
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Two projects of SMV have been selected for the year book landscape and urban design. Both Klavertje 4 Greenport Venlo and watersquares have been selected by a jury of experts as exemplary projects. The yearbook was presented at December 11th...
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In the Bosatlas of Netherlands Waterland the watersquare is included as one of the solutions which create extra storage room for stormwater which is necessary because of climate change. This publication is an important recognition for an idea...
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From December 9 2010 the project Inside Out will is on display in the Museum of Architecture Moscow. The exhibition en catalogue are the result of a design competition for the building of 500 residential blocks in a new town South of Moscow
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BIENNALE VENICE
AUG 30 '10
Of course we were inspired by all the exhibited projects, but the most relaxing was to watch celebrities parading down the boulevard.
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GOING WEST
AUG 12 '10
After five weeks of travelling through the vast West American desert, designing on the Dutch landscape feels like embroidering.
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Studio Marco Vermeulen has been nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize. The Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation (ICIF) has established a biannual International Prize on the name of Iakov Chernikhov in 2006. The Prize is...
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10 September until 24 October 2010
Exhibition Architecture of Censequence.

Opening: Sunday September 12th at 15h30 by Ole Bouman, director Netherlands Architecture Institute.
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AUG 01 '10
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July 28th: São Paulo (Brazil)

The NAi is organising workshop sessions and a debate in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The program starts with an 8 day Visiting School organised by the AA School London and the Brazilian office SUBdV. It is...
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Between the site of the sugar factory and the village of Stampersgat, SMV designed a miniature landscape park. The park is made out of landforms which are constructed using beet soil, a rest product of the sugar factory. The landforms work as...
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Dutch designs on the future

From 20 February till 16 May 2010 this exhibition is shown at the NAI (Rotterdam).


Architecture of Consequence reveals how 24 Dutch bureaus integrate these global issues into their vision of society and their...
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On Friday March 26th members of the NAi Circle have visited the office of SMV.
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FEB 25 '10
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FEB 18 '10
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NEW WEBSITE
FEB 17 '10
We have a new website! The website displays all recent projects and also the projects of Urban Affairs. With the specially for this site developed PDF-generator (look at downloads) PDFs of our work...
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SMV together with Urban Xchange have been asked by Brainport Development, the Province of Noord-Brabant and Industrieschap Ekkersrijt to make a proposal for the business area of Ekkersrijt. Important part of the proposal will be to create a...
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TOURIST FARMING
JAN 30 '10
The Foundation Streekrekening Het Groene Woud has as its main objective the preservation of agricultural activities within the region Het Groene Woud (area between 's-Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven and Tilburg). At the same time they strive...
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&sourceIn the buffer zone between the sugar factory and the village of Stampersgat, SMV is designing a miniature landscape park. The earthworks are constructed with beetsoil, a waste product of the sugar factory, and are used as sound barrier...
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For the four Architecture Centres of Brabant SMV is drawing out a new map for BrabantCity.

The assignment is to design and produce an intriguing image of the spatial agenda of the urban area of Brabant, a.k.a. BrabantCity. It involves aspects...
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AbC Festival 2009: Water
Water—chemical matrix of life, transportation conduit, industrial feedstock, agricultural necessity–is coming under new pressures. This year Alphabet City considers the current state of this most vital substance,...
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On October 30th the NAi will present a book entitled Architecture of Consequence – Dutch Designs on the Future. The book discusses the work of 25 Dutch architecture firms that all approach city-making from the context of societal issues. Contemporary...
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Around exit 12 on the A73 nearby Venlo SMV makes a design for a pocketpark. The park will become a logo for the working landscape of Klavertje 4. At the same time it will function as a gateway park for the Floriade 2012, world's largest...
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SMV is researching the possibilities for an eco passage made completely out of logs for the future werklandschap (literally: work landscape) Klavertje 4. The eco passage is an important link in the ecological zone on the west side of...
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The Province of Noord-Brabant and Grontmij have selected SMV to make an urban design for Logistics Park Moerdijk (LPM). The LPM site covers approx. 190 hectares and the goal is to make it the most sustainable business park in the Netherlands....
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Studio Marco Vermeulen has moved to an extraordinary location: a monumental building on the river Maas in the centre of Rotterdam (the white building on the picture). The Maaskade is situated on the Noordereiland and looks out on one of the...
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Exhibition NAI Rotterdam: april 1st - may 3rd

During -Shape our country-, Gallery 1 will accommodate a workshop for national planning. Every month, from November to April, it will focus on a specific theme e.g. mobility, housing, work, leisure,...
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The municipalities Horst aan de Maas, Maasbree, Sevenum, Venlo and the Province of Limburg have teamed up to boost the area development in the Venlo region. Under the combined name of Greenport Venlo a joined integral area development will take...
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SMV has been asked by the Province of Limburg to design a masterplan for the Glass- and Energy Campus in Venlo. For this project SMV teams up with Rotterdam based office GroupA.

The Sunrise Campus is located in Trade Port West, Venlo. It...
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A new beginning: the founding of Studio Marco Vermeulen is a fact. We are up for the challenge!
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As of 1 January 2009 we have discontinued Urban Affairs. We, Theo Hauben and Marco Vermeulen, will continue as two independent firms.

We embarked on our collaboration in 1997 while we were studying. Our first project was the conversion and...
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