It was sad to hear that Nigel Greenhill, RIBA, had died (February 2023), a man of integrity and good humour. It was a pleasure to be a part of the celebration of his life, with friends and family, that took place last month at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
The studio this year (Tutors : Jo Barnett and Karlijn Besse)at the Academie van Bouwkunst is exploring how to grow food on an existing roof.
On a return visit this January 2023 to Het Plein we saw how the school was developing since its completion in 2014.
This November we were delighted to attend the lecture and book launch of “Bonte Grijzen – de Kleuren van Wim van Hooff en de Bossche School. ” The event took place at the Klooster van Doornburgh (1964) designed by Jan de Jong - who had been part of the Bossche School.
The school community has been in residence for a few weeks now, and preparations are underway for the official opening at the end of November.
It is always lovely to revisit old projects and see how the surroundings have matured to match and enhance the building.
FROM FIELD TO TABLE – the studio subject with Jo at the Academie van Bouwkunst last semester (2022) took on designing with second use materials.
In July Jo had an interview / discussion, with 3 students from Delft Architectural StudentsAssociation, STYLOS.
The next phase of the Jan de Louterstraat project goes forward. Our design increases the number of dwellings on more or less the same footprint as the original.
Open Day at Kindercampus Mokum on the June 18th took place in record heat, despite this, the day went well and several tour groups were shown around the building.
Some of the newest buildings in Amsterdam will be available for guided tours on June 18th 2022 when Arcam again helps host this special day and allows you to see behind the scenes of how our cities buildings are designed and built.
22nd March saw the highest pointof Kindercampus Mokum – Elzenhagen celebrated with refreshments, and a party for those involved in the project.
An article in the Academie van Bouwkunst Annual Newspaper by Jo Barnett reflects on the work of the design studio P4 this year which was run with Jo, Richard Proudley and Jos De Krieger.
Drawings from the students of Jo’s design Studio at the Academie van Bouwkunst appear in the latest Forum Magazine.
Visio School – the second phase of our restoration of the Catherina Complex has just been published in Schooldomein.
De Wereldboom, which is currently nominated for the Amsterdam Architecture Prize (AAP) 2020, will be featured in the book 'Samenwerken aan de School van Morgen' (Working Together on the School of Tomorrow)
Our building the Humanistisch Kindcenrum de Wereldboom has been nominated for the Gouden A.A.P. 2020 (Golden Amsterdam Architecture Prize 2020)
Hans Berger speaks at Architectenweb partnernetwerk event about the particular challenges concerning the extension and renovation of the Henricus school.
The festive opening of VISIO school, for visually impaired children, took place on January 17th. This completes our restoration of the school section of the Catherina Complex.
We are currently working on the renovation and refurbishment of an Arts and Crafts, Scottish Borders country house for a private client.
A short film showing our latest school De Wereldboom, shot earlier this year. This Humanist School is the first, net-zero energy, primary school in Amsterdam.
Film made by Rem Berger
On May 8th a small group of invited guests looked around the Henricus, our prize-winning school renovation and extension.
Berger Barnett Architecten has been selected to design the integrated educational centre – IKC Elzenhagen-Zuid – in Amsterdam Noord.