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Rhapsody wins Amsterdam Architecture Prize

Rhapsody wins Amsterdam Architecture Prize

The audience jury of the Amsterdam Architecture Prize (Gouden A.A.P) chose Rhapsody because it is a catalyst for the neighborhood and the entire city. "This project has the most direct impact on the living environment of people in the neighborhood and the quality of...

Future proofing highrise

Future proofing highrise

‘Is it possible to make highrise corona proof?’, Harm Tilman [editor of de Architect] was asking in his blog of 31 August. His doubt was triggered by the news that the upper floors of many tall office buildings are sitting empty as they have become virtually...

Futureproof work: near home

Futureproof work: near home

The article Thuiswerken 2.0 (Working from Home 2.0) is included in the digital magazine  'Futureproof werken'.  Will the corona pandemic provide a different way of working and thus a new urban program? Bart Mispelblom Beyer sees opportunities: the corona crisis can...

The City after Corona: Bart on national TV

The City after Corona: Bart on national TV

In the Nieuwsuur series The World after Corona, Bart Mispelblom Beyer and Chief Government Architect Floris Alkemade were interviewed about the City after Corona. What can we learn from this pandemic? Architecture and social themes meet. That is clearly noticeable...

Tangram in times of corona

Tangram in times of corona

Since March 16, we have been working mainly at home in these uncertain times of the corona crisis. Fortunately, that works fine, helped by all kinds of online apps and tools. And through the efforts of our clients.  Our office in Amsterdam IJburg has a minimal...

5th nomination for Rhapsody

5th nomination for Rhapsody

Although there are more important things at the moment, we would like to share that Rhapsody in West has been nominated for another prize. This time the Golden A.A.P. , the prize for the best building in Amsterdam. It's the fifth nomination in a row for Rhapsody. That...

Fourth nomination for Rhapsody

Fourth nomination for Rhapsody

For the fourth time Rhapsody in West is nominated for an important architectural prize. This time it is the Zuiderkerk prize. It represents the best housing project that was completed in Amsterdam this year. The three other nominations that Rhapsody won earlier this...

Cité in advertising campagne TomTom

Cité in advertising campagne TomTom

Cité can be seen in the latest advertising campaign by the navigation company TomTom. The high urban building on the Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam is one of the navigation images. Cité is an example of clever compaction and multifunctional use. There are students and short-stayers.  

Two nominations for Rhapsody

Two nominations for Rhapsody

The Amsterdam rental housing project Rhapsody in West has been nominated for two awards: the ARC Awards 2019 and Residential Building of the Year 2019. We are very honoured! For the prestigious ARC Awards (the Architect) there were 155 entries. Only three projects have been nominated, including Rhapsody. About 40 entries and four projects were […]

Rhapsody officially opened

Rhapsody officially opened

Rhapsody in West, our residential complex in Amsterdam, was festively opened on Thursday 4 July. The theme of the opening was “Local flavors”. In the inner garden stories from local artists were told, music played and special snacks handed out. In four years, an empty site on the A10 in Amsterdam’s Kolenkitbuurt has been transformed […]

From impossible place to city oasis #DeVolkskrant #Rhapsody

From impossible place to city oasis #DeVolkskrant #Rhapsody

Rhapsody in West receives four stars from architecture journalist Kirsten Hannema (de Volkskrant)!  “Tangram Architekten knows how to make densification in the city attractive.” “With Rhapsody […], Tangram Architekten has transformed an impossible place into an urban oasis. They did not oppose the limitations of the place, but used it as ingredients for their design.” […]

Opening KolenkitKas #Rhapsody in West

Opening KolenkitKas #Rhapsody in West

June 20, the opening of the KolenkitKas in the courtyard garden of Rhapsody in West was celebrated with music and snacks. Residents from the Kolenkit neighborhood celebrated this party together with the residents of the newly completed residential complex. The KolenkitKas is the new meeting place for all local residents and is managed by Rhapsody’s […]

NOS TV News interviews Charlotte ten Dijke #OurDomain

NOS TV News interviews Charlotte ten Dijke #OurDomain

Following the commemoration of the bombing of Rotterdam on May 14, 1940, the NOS TV News made an item about the location of OurDomain Rotterdam Blaak. The residential tower will be located on a small strip along the embankment of the André van der Louwbrug, a ‘frayed edge’ in the heart of Rotterdam that was […]

The book is here! #CityoftheFuture

The book is here! #CityoftheFuture

On Thursday April 18, the book The City of the Future / De Stad van de Toekomst was presented in the New Institute in Rotterdam. The ten design visions for five locations are described and depicted. Also that of team Triangel, of which Tangram is the team leader. Triangel’s contribution concerns the location Eindhoven – […]

Start construction OurDomain

Start construction OurDomain

No building without a party! Yesterday, the construction of the OurDomain residential tower was celebrated at the Wijnhaven in Rotterdam. Charlotte ten Dijke and Bart Mispelblom Beyer were praised by developer Stebru for the ‘inspiring design’.  The NOS-tv news interviewed Charlotte about the special location of the 70-meter-high residential tower, a historically charged place. It is […]

Rhapsody genomineerd voor StiB Award 2019

Rhapsody genomineerd voor StiB Award 2019

Rhapsody in West, in the Amsterdam Kolenkit neighborhood, has been nominated for the Cities in Motion Award 2019. The prize is for the most successful area reinforcement that contributes to the vitality and dynamism of the city or village. The nominated projects are judged on quality, in particular the impulse they give to the environment. […]

Densification is not a goal in itself

Densification is not a goal in itself

Aorta Architecture Center has made a resume of the meeting, 12 March, on densification in Utrecht. We were also present, as advocates of smart densification and as architects of the Galaxy hotel and residential tower on Jaarbeursplein (Utrecht).  The report=> Aorta: Verdichten is geen doel op zich foto: Robert Oosterbroek