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16 Finalists Announced for Dance and Music Center in The Hague
Posted: Friday, April 23, 2010 |

Sixteen architectural bureaus, including Zaha Hadid, Mecanoo, O.M.A., and Diller Scofidio Renfro, submitted their designs for a new dance and music center on the Spuiplein in The Hague, The Netherlands. Their work can be seen in an exhibition in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall from April 20 to May 7, 2010.

At present there is a European procurement procedure taking place to select the architectural bureau which will build the new dance and music centre. The so-called ‘Cultuurforum Spui’ will serve as the home base for the Royal Conservatoire, Nederlands Dans Theater, Residentie Orkest and the Stichting Gastprogrammering.

The new building on the Spuiplein will become the hot spot in The Hague for dance, opera, musicals, family shows, theatre, concerts, classical music and jazz.

Committee

A selection committee led by politician and royal advisor Herman Tjeenk Willink will evaluate the 16 designs and select three finalists, which will then further develop their ideas. The committee will ultimately recommend one architectural bureau to the Municipal Executive (college van burgemeester en wethouders).

Your opinion

Public opinion will play an important role in the selection committee’s final decision. If your Dutch is good enough, take the time to fill in a questionnaire about the architectural designs. You can fill it in on line on the Cultuurforum Spui website. The committee will take the results of the questionnaire in consideration in making its selection.

Here are the 16 selected finalists:

Finalist - Dance and Music Center in The Hague

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01. Aedas Limited (see more)

Finalist - Dance and Music Center in The Hague

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02. Architectenstudio HH- Rapp+RApp / Jean/Marc IBOS / Myrto VITAT (see more)

Finalist - Dance and Music Center in The Hague

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03. Benthem Crouwel Architekten- Merkx+Girod architecten (see more)

Finalist - Dance and Music Center in The Hague

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04. Capita Architecture (see more)

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05. Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos (see more)

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06. de architecten Cie.- KPMB Architects (see more)

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07. Diller Scofidio+Renfro- Solid Objectives/Idenburg Liu (see more)

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08. Henning Larsen Architects A/S / Grontmij Nederland (see more)

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09. Ian Simpson Architects/ Jonkman Klinkhamer architectuur interieur stedenbouw (see more)

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10. Jo Coenen & Co Architekten/ ARCADIS Nederland (see more)

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11. Mecanoo architecten (see more)

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12. Neuteling Riedijk Architecten/ Kirkegaard Associates (see more)

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13. Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) Stedebouw/ ABT (see more)

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14. RAU (see more)

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15. Wiel Arets Architect & Associates (see more)

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16. Zaha Hadid Architecs (see more)



Comments:
Clark
NY
Friday, April 23, 2010
Congratulations to OMA for the best deisgn - just stunning (no wonder: they know the context the best)...

also, Zaha and So-Ill: very nice contributions.

lil bit dissapointed by rau....

and again: Aedas is a joke (don't let students draft yor designs)

mak
the hague
Saturday, April 24, 2010
oma: top
aedas: sh!it

j boehner
iceland
Sunday, April 25, 2010
...ever hear of a bandwagon

jay
north america
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I do enjoy the city stage presented within OMA's project

mr boombastic
Sunday, April 25, 2010
oma = same ol' design.

Paul Blart
USA!
Monday, April 26, 2010
OMA scheme seems good even if it re-appropriates old ideas. Mecanoo's entry also seems interesting. Cruz and Ortiz is elegant if not radical. DSR should have exhausted this approach by now (its actually a little embarrassing). Zaha's scheme completely fails on the urban scale. Aedas just sucks.

Darrin
London
Monday, April 26, 2010
Zaha's is too arrogant. Aedas is actually the best in response to the site (model needs help). OMA's is not fresh but feels good - if the area was actually achieved.

Cypress
USA
Monday, April 26, 2010
Can't believe OMA wins. Just doesn't make sense considering the design entries

Cypress
USA
Monday, April 26, 2010
Diller&Scofidio; scheme is the most vibrant, creative, urban and refreshing scheme.
RAU design is interest and an urban approach to it.
Henning Larsen Architects windows to the public in an innovative way however its questionable on how exciting it really is.
OMA scheme is boring, dull and archaic. To some level vibrance despite its urban relevance.

Pete
USA
Monday, April 26, 2010
ds&r... way to make a less interesting knock-off of koolhaas's jussieu library

matt
ireland
Thursday, April 29, 2010
diller&scofidio;'s scheme has by far the best internal performace space - the section is quite nice.

oma responds to not only the urban conditions, but also develops an idea beyond that of mere form.

zaha has great graphics and boards - but only really desbribes the phyiscal building, nothing to do with actual context or space.

although to be honest most of the projects are relatively similar - i am a bit disappointed - nothing stands out to me or is unique...

Daniel
London
Friday, April 30, 2010
Amazing, I'm empressed with every building the wooden building number 13 is an astonishing piece of work!

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