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The Dutch Design Week 2019 has been opened! At the central square "Ketelhuisplein" the "Biobasecamp" can be found, a pavillion designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen.

In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2600 designers to more than 350,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than 110 locations across the city, DDW organizes and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.

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Marco Vermeulen features on TV show on the chances of building with wood

oct '19
Marco Vermeulen features in the episode "Timber Builders- is the Wooden Revolution Approaching?" of Dutch TV show “Backlight” on Dutch national television on October 20, 2019. Marco andd other architects talk about the solution that large-scale timber construction in the Netherlands can offer for the climate challenge.

The Netherlands faces a paradoxical challenge: building more and emitting less. To solve the housing shortage, more than one million houses must be built in the Netherlands by 2050. But with our current construction method (mainly with concrete), the environmental standards are being exceeded. Can building with wood be the solution? This vision is explored in the "Houtbouwers" episode of VPRO Tegenlicht.

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Timelapse Biobasecamp on website Dutch Design Week

oct '19
A timelapse of the construction of the biobasecamp can be seen on the website of the Dutch Design Week. You can see how quickly building can be done when CLT is used as building material.

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The road to Paris

oct '19
We are on the eve of the transition to a renewable energy system, to shared mobility, to healthy agriculture and to a circular economy. This is the time to calibrate the identity of the Netherlands and determine our course of action. The design exploration “The road to Paris” shows how we can shape the energy transition in the coming decades. It shows an inspiring picture of the future for 2050 that is based on the logic of (energy) systems as well as spatial quality. It shows that this transition offers opportunities to make the Netherlands cleaner and even more beautiful; an inspiring narrative, a "bigger story" that gives direction to the transition to a post-fossil society.

Want to read more? You can download the entire book (in Dutch) by clicking on this link. A hardcopy version is available at The Board of Government Advisors.

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Deltagrid 2050

jun '19
Commissioned by the province of Zuid-Holland, we have recently worked on the regional elaboration and implementation of the Circular Mainframe, a robust and future-proof energy and raw material ...

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The Dutch Mountains: agreement signed with Eindhoven Municipality

jun '19
At the Provada, the biggest Dutch real estate exhibition, the agreement on The Dutch Mountains was signed by the municipality of Eindhoven and 'The Mountains Corporation'. The parties have agreed to develop the building within the Internationale Knoop XL, ...

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The Dutch Mountains is moving!

dec '18
We have decided to establish The Dutch Mountains in the railway zone of Eindhoven. The municipality of Eindhoven wants to focus fully on the transformation of the station area into a vibrant urban and green environment. These ambitious plans are part of th...

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NZKG Energy transition report approved

dec '18
Companies and governments that are active in the North Sea Canal Area (Noordzeekanaalgebied) have the ambition of an almost completely CO₂-neutral and circular economy by 2050. In the report Ontwikkelstrategie Energietransitie NZKG' they indicate which s...

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Concept Region of the Future presented

dec '18
The professional associations; The professional association of Dutch urban planners and planners (BNSP) and the Dutch Association for Garden and Landscape Architecture (NVTL) have invited StudioMarcoVermeulen to make a contribution to regional and national...

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Circulair Mainframe

jul '18
Today the climate agreement is presented in broad outline to Minister Wiebes. Here the climate measures until 2030 and the transition path to a CO2-neutral society in 2050 are outlined. The Climate Agreement amounts to one of the biggest tasks for spatial ...

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2x winner Brood & Spelen

jul '18
Our entries Productive Peppelland and Circular Farm Beers have been chosen as winners in the Brood & Spelen competition about promising and innovative ideas for innovation in rural Noord-Brabant. The second round of the competition will start in September....

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The Dutch Mountains

jan '18
In 2018 we will work on the development of The Dutch Mountains in Veldhoven. The construction of the 80,000-square-meter multifunctional building is made of wood (CLT).

The Dutch Mountains is an initiative of BLOC, Studio Marco Vermeulen and Urban XChan...

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Nova Caximba Curitiba

dec '17
The first results of last week’s New Town Lab in Curitiba, Brazil are online! An urban strategy was developed for Caximba, an informal settlement in the southern part of the Tatuquara area. It is partly located in the flood zone of two crossing rivers an...

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Agro As De Peel

oct '17
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, lupins ...

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Nominated for the Abe Bonnema Award!

oct '17
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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Goeree-Overflakkee supplies energy

jul '17
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 as mu...

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Design Park Emmen presented

jan '17
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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Solar Highway A37

nov '16
Commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat we made a design for Solar Highway A37 with energy verges.


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We won a Dutch Design Award!

nov '16
We won the Dutch Design Award in the Habitat category!
We are very proud!

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Fort Sabina

nov '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 military hist...

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2x nominated for Dutch Design Awards

oct '16
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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Test water playground Biesbosch

jul '16
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 19th.

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Book about Southern Water Defense Line presented

jun '16
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 exciting idea...

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Dutch Smart Thermal Grid presented at International Architecture Biennal Rotterdam

may '16
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 the energy tran...

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Biesbosch Experience under construction

apr '16
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 high'. ...

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3x awarded at Architizer Awards 2016!!

apr '16
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 the Public Awar...

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mar '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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30,000 visitors in 3 months

oct '15
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. We are very ...

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Biesbosch Museum almost finished!

jun '15
The museum reopened on the 27th of June for the public.

CLICK HERE for a sneak preview.

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Extreme gardening in the Biesbosch

jun '15
The Biesboschmuseum will be one of the topics during Nederlandwordtanders/live/ on June 18, 2015

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Animation Biobased Backbone launched

may '15
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 this per...

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Biesbosch MuseumEiland in Trouw

may '15
Nice article in the national paper Trouw about the design of the Biesbosch Museum.

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Introducing: the Rotterdam Metabolists

apr '15
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 the Rotterdam...

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Wind and waterproof

apr '15
The Biesboschmuseum is wind and waterproof! Soon the grass roof will be applied.

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Biesboschmuseum fast forward

feb '15
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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Breaking ground Biesbosch Museum

nov '14
Representatives of the province of Noord-Brabant, Rijkswaterstaat, the Forestry Commission and the municipality Werkendam have broken ground for the extension and of the overall renewal of the Biesbosch Museum. It is really going to start now!

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Kick-off West-Brabantse Waterlinie

sep '14
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 / water par...

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Rotterdamse Metabolisten founded

apr '14
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 of urban planni...

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West-Brabantse Waterlinie honored as Landscape of Allure

mar '14
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 with a str...

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Almost an island

jan '14
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 the remaini...

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Mansholt , Landscape in Perspective

jan '14
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 after 19...

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Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Design 2013

dec '13
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 '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 South Holland...

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High water at the Northern Island

dec '13
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 '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.

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3 million for Biesboschmuseum

nov '13
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 of the Foun...

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Slow food on the fast lane

oct '13
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 market for prod...

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The beauty of danger: lecture Kaunas (Lithuania)

oct '13
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 way we can exp...

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World’s first biobased facade

oct '13
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 Nabasco, a com...

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Design Biesbosch Museum Island is presented

sep '13
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 playground.

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Biobaseload

mar '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 highest concent...

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Workshop Alghero

feb '13
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 north of Algher...

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LPM in yearbook L&S

dec '12
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 reinvent itsel...

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First watersquare of Rotterdam opened

nov '12
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.

The residents were involv...

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Delta scenarios at International Architecture Biennale

jun '12
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 issues.The exhi...

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Greenportlane open

apr '12
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 backbone of...

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Uiterwaardecreatie

mar '12
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 forelands wi...

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Prototype biocomposite facade panel

jan '12
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. The in tot...

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Bridgehead Noordereiland

sep '11
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 Eleveld park.

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Size Matters

sep '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 van Raaij

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Dutchville

aug '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 4, watersquare...

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SMV's Inside Out in the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (DK)

jul '11
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, Cell/Network ...

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Designstudio Brabant2018

jun '11
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 including the...

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Office excursion Urk

jun '11
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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Ocean World Vlissingen

jun '11
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 sports like ...

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First contours Klavertje 4 emerge

may '11
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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Living Landscape 1.0 gets honorable mention

feb '11
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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Design Logistic Park Moerdijk is approved by the Provincial Executives of Noord-Brabant

feb '11
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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Twice in year book landscape and urban design

dec '10
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 at the Creativ...

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Watersquares in Bosatlas

dec '10
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 which was dev...

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SMV is on display in the Museum of Architecture in Moscow

dec '10
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 '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 '10
After five weeks of travelling through the vast West American desert, designing on the Dutch landscape feels like embroidering.

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Nomination Iakov Chernikhov International Prize

aug '10
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 given to the b...

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Exhibition Architecture Institute Nijmegen

aug '10
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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SMV takes part in the NAi/AA Visiting School in Brazil

jul '10
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 followed by a ...

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Design village park Stampersgat completed

may '10
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 a sound barri...

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SMV in exhibition and publication 'Architecture of consequence'

mar '10
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 ideas for t...

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NAi Circle visits SMV

mar '10
On Friday March 26th members of the NAi Circle have visited the office of SMV.

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New website

feb '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 can be compose...

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A new future for Ekkersrijt

feb '10
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 new identity fo...

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Tourist farming

jan '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 to improve th...

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Land art for the sugar factory

jan '10
&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 as well as a ...

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SMV develops new map of BrabantCity

dec '09
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 like acces...

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Prototype watersquare in Toronto

oct '09
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, from ...

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Book launch Architecture of Consequence

oct '09
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 des...

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Pocketpark for the Floriade

sep '09
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 agricultural...

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SMV designs eco passage with logs

sep '09
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 the city of Ve...

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SMV designs Logistics Park Moerdijk

aug '09
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. Closing the c...

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SMV has moved to the Maaskade

jun '09
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 busiest navigat...

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Shape our country: Water

apr '09
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, greener...

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Masterplan Klavertje 4 endorsed

feb '09
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 place to re...

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SMV and GroupA team up

jan '09
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 serves as an o...

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Founding of Studio Marco Vermeulen

jan '09
A new beginning: the founding of Studio Marco Vermeulen is a fact. We are up for the challenge!

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Discontinuance of Urban Affairs

dec '08
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 design of the...

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