Collaboration between Academy of Architecture and Reinwardt Academy students during ‘Week of the Vacant Building’

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In the second edition of 'de Week van het Lege Gebouw' (the Week of the Vacant Building) from 22-26 May 2014, students from the Academy of Architecture and the Reinwardt Academy are working in interdisciplinary teams on new concepts for a vacant building. The teams worked on-site, in order to incorporate the optimal perception of the building into their designs.

In the second edition of de Week van het Lege Gebouw (the Week of the Vacant Building) from 22-26 May 2014, students from the Academy of Architecture and the Reinwardt Academy are working in interdisciplinary teams on new concepts for a vacant building. The teams worked on-site, in order to incorporate the optimal perception of the building into their designs.

The world of real estate has changed drastically. The number of vacant buildings is growing by the day, but no solution has been found to deal with all these vacant buildings. The transformation assignment required the parties involved to take a fundamentally different approach to the building assignment. Intergrality is one of the key words in the process. A young generation of professionals can take the lead in this new building culture.

Princess Juliana Barracks
The Dutch Government Buildings Agency made the empty Prinses Juliana Kazerne (Princess Juliana Barracks) in The Hague available. The end product of de Week van het Lege Gebouw is a business case for the future of the vacant barracks. Central to this is the integration into the context, the identity and the added value of the place, and the social and financial result of the plan for the parties involved.

Collaboration
De Week van het Lege Gebouw is a collaboration between the Dutch Government Buildings Agency, the Chief Government Architect, the National Redevelopment Programme of the Dutch Cultural Heritage Industry and numerous educational institutions.

The participating educational institutions are: The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Willem de Kooning Academy, TU Delft, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and the Amsterdam School of the Arts. The students of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture from the Academy of Architecture and the students of Cultural Heritage from the Reinwardt Academy are taking part within the framework of the Herbestemming Erfgoed (Heritage Redesignation) project of the Amsterdam Creative Industries Centre of Expertise.

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