Jacques Brelsteiger Zeebrugge

2007 | In commission of ZJA, Michel Heesen worked on the architectural design of a wooden pier in the city of Zeebrugge (Belgium). Instead of ending the pier with a...

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Greenhouse dwellings

2007 | Michel Heesen made an urban and landscape design concept for greenhouse dwellings in the Westland greenhouse area. 3rd prize in the Casanova 2007 design competition.

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Roundabout and wildlife crossing: 1st prize ‘Rond de Rotonde’

2007 | Michel Heesen is one of the winners of the architecture competition Rond de Rotonde (‘around the roundabout’). The design turns an existing roundabout across highway A27 into a...

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Floating community center Rotterdam

2007 | Michel Heesen, Thomas Gillet and Kobbe Nouwens have made a design for a floating community center/ office/ dwelling in Rotterdam.

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Urban design former wetland area

2007 | Michel Heesen and Thomas Gillet have made an urban design concept for a former wetland area in Amsterdam. The concept is based on water retaining and high density...

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Tower with roof terrace The Hague

2007 | In commission of Bouwfonds MAB development, Michel Heesen, Thomas Gillet and Kobbe Nouwens have made a preliminary design for a tower with 55 apartments, a bicycle parking, dental...

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Unsollicited: Public square The Hague

2007 | Michel Heesen, Thomas Gillet and Kobbe Nouwens have made a design for the public space at the crossing of Hengelolaan and Leyweg in The Hague. The new design...

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Design specification A4 Amsterdam – Antwerp

2006 – 2007 | In commission of ZJA/ Okra, Michel Heesen has been working on the design concept for the international highway A4 Amsterdam – Antwerp. The A4 is a...

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Office blocks harbour Rotterdam

2004- 2007 | In the Rotterdam harbour area Waalhaven ZJA designed four office blocks. The buildings are linked by means of a ‘red carpet’: a pedestrian route made out of...

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Appels op Zuid: a green urban strategy for Rotterdam Zuid

2006 | Michel Heesen and cameraman/ photographer Hans Stakelbeek have made an urban strategy for the public green in post-war areas in Rotterdam-Zuid. Instead of offering a top-down Masterplan, the...

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Nomination Nieuw Tij Zeeland

2006 | Michel Heesen and Thomas Gillet have been nominated for the architecture competition Nieuw Tij Zeeland. Heesen and Gillet designed a building with 1,000 dwellings underneath an elevated highway.

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Prize winning urban strategy Rotterdam

2006 | The Ministry of Economic Affairs has rewarded architect Michel Heesen and cameraman/ photographer Hans Stakelbeek with an honourable mention. The team made a spatial strategy for an industrial...

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Unsolicited: holiday house above sea level

2006 | Michel Heesen has made a design for a zero-energy, autonomous holiday house in Almere, a city close to Amsterdam Almere was build on the bottom of a former...

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IN/OP wins Bouwfonds MAB competition

2006 | Michel Heesen, Thomas Gillet and Kobbe Nouwens are the winning team of the Bouwfonds MAB designprize 2006 young architects. The team designed a tower with 60 apartments in...

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Elevated highway in Amsterdam

2006 | In commission of ZJA/ Strukton, Michel Heesen has been working on a design concept for an elevated highway in Amsterdam. The design offers an alternative for the controversial...

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Footballstadium AZ Alkmaar

2000-2006 | UEFA semi-final playing football club AZ Alkmaar urgently needed a new stadium. A large triangular plot of land, alongside the A9 national highway at the southern entrance to...

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Nomination Bouwfonds MAB

2005 | Michel Heesen, Thomas Gillet and Kobbe Nouwens are nominated for the Bouwfonds MAB designprize 2006 young architects. Their first stage is a generic urban concept for the design...

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Club Cinema Motel Rotterdam-Noord

2004 | Large scale infrastructure, such as highways, railways and canals, often cut off urban tissue, leaving strips of undefined public space. Michel Heesen made an urban and architectural design that...

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Urban strategy Heidestrasse Berlin

2004 | Michel Heesen has made an urban design for an abandoned industrial brownfield site in Berlin. Instead of offering a Masterplan, the concept is a strategy based on defining...

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