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Times of over-digitization and lack of personal contact.


Archi-Europe annually visits more than 900 architects in Belgium, Luxembourg and most important architectural firms in more than 15 European countries. Architectural firms today regret that they are no longer visited by many large companies.
A personal B2B contact remains very important after the Covid-19 crisis. In the meantime, Archi-Europe has restarted visiting architects. It was a great pleasure to see the architects delighted to meet us again. They miss the personal contact.
Architects are clearly a bit tired of the over-digitized and often impersonal approach of many companies. Digital is useful and essential, but digital only is a bridge too far. It must also all remain human. Listening to a presentation from a technical representative or special consultant is so much more telling than reading specifications on a PDF or website. Being present digitally is necessary and important, but face to face meetings are in most cases the start of lasting relationships.
More than ever, Archi-Europe continues to invest in quality meetings with inspiring architects who need information about innovative products. Architects looking to make every project better than the previous one.

Jacques ALLARD

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Architecture Competition:
European Architecture Awards 2020


Archi-Europe the largest international architecture platform has launched, together with its partners the second edition of the European Architecture Awards® on the topic:

‘When Creativity and Innovation meet Sustainability’

The European Architecture Awards® rewards outstanding international projects in key sectors such as co-living projects, retail, office and public buildings, healthcare & educational facilities…

Entering the competition is entirely free of charge and the registration will only take you a few moments of your time, so why not send us today your best projects?

- Dear Architect, The European Architecture Awards Submission is now closed. With over 500 registrations and 400 projects, this 2020 edition is a real success. Featuring the finest architectural projects in and around Europe. The Jury members will take it from here and early September 2020, we will announce the nominated projects followed by the winning projects and architects.

- Thanking you all for you highly appreciated participation. Jacques ALLARD And the EA-Awards team


Registration for the EA Awards is now closed

Previously Archi-Europe organised the Archi-World Academy Awards

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June 5, 2020    Felix Meritis Amsterdam by i29

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Felix Meritis Amsterdam by i29

The unique Felix Meritis building on Keizersgracht in Amsterdam was built in 1788 for a society of scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and thinkers. Commissioned by investment group Amerborgh, i29 made the interior design of Felix Meritis anno 2020. A charismatic design inspired by the rich history of the building, every space refers to a specific time in the building’s history.

Photo credits: Ewout Huibers

The starting point was to show diversity and to give all rooms their own identity, just as in 1788 each department had its own area. Together they form a collection of colorful characters. The building has been completely renovated in collaboration with a large team of specialists and advisors; new installations and acoustic facilities have been carefully inserted within the monumental shell.

The “Entrée”: Photo credit Ewout Huibers

 

The “Zuilenzaal”: Photo credit Ewout Huibers

In contrast to the classical environment, i29 made new interventions and finishes in the interiors clearly recognizable, bringing the building up to the present again. The new Felix Meritis experiments with programs for a curious audience, drawing on domains like technology, entrepreneurship, science and art.

The “Teekenzaal”: Photo credit Ewout Huibers

The “Teekenzaal”: Photo credit Ewout Huibers

Amerpodia programs four historic ‘culture houses’ in Amsterdam, including the Rode Hoed, the Compagnie theater, De Nieuwe Liefde and Felix Meritis. Together they make a substantial contribution to the cultural and social life in Amsterdam.

The “Restaurant”: Photo credit Ewout Huibers

The biggest challenge was to bring this classic building to the “now”, not only in terms of technology, installations and acoustic facilities, but also in appearance and experience. In line with the Felix Meritis society, the new interior is progressive but made with respect for it’s history. A new chapter of the house for the curious mind.

 

The “Shaffyzaal”: Photo credit Ewout Huibers

 

The “Concertzaal”: Photo credit Ewout Huibers

Credits:
Amerborgh, Amerpodia, i29, MATH architecten, Verlaan & Bouwstra, Marcia Sookha, B3 Bouwadviseurs, Buro Bélen, De Fabryck, Judith Bohan, Jurriens, Stooff, Huisman & van Muijen, Mega Elektra, Easy Controls, SID Studio, Peutz, Level Acoustics, Lichtconsult, Lensvelt. Photos Ewout Huibers.

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