TRACY•TV #20 – Canal Festival, Amsterdam Art Prize and Marker Wadden

TRACY•TV #20 – Canal Festival, Amsterdam Art Prize and Marker Wadden

Busy week again! I take you with me to the Canal Festival of which we hosted a saxophone concert in our StadsSalon, and the award ceremony of the Amsterdam Art Prize. Also I visited Sportcomplex Mercator for a story on green façades, the Singer Laren for an interview with Oscar Vos of KRFT and in the weekend I travelled with the Amsterdam Architecture Academy to the Marker Wadden to amaze myself about this man-made nature.

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De stad in De Ochtend: Marker Wadden, gebouwde natuur

De stad in De Ochtend: Marker Wadden, gebouwde natuur

Elke dinsdag ben ik voor het nieuws van 11 uur te gast in het KRO NCRV programma De Ochtend op Radio 1 om actuele ontwikkelingen op het gebied van architectuur en stedelijk leven te bespreken. Vandaag gaat het over iets oer- en oer-Hollands namelijk nieuw land, het maken van land uit water. Dat gebeurt nu in het Markermeer, waar vorig jaar begonnen is met de aanleg van vijf nieuwe eilanden.

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TRACY•TV #19 – Carel Willink, my start in journalism and Singapore

TRACY•TV #19 – Carel Willink, my start in journalism and Singapore

This week I take you with me when I visited the MuseumMore exhibition which featured art of Carel Willink. Later this week I travelled from the beautiful Dutch skies of Willink to Singapore, where I was keynote speaker at the DRIA congress on water resilience. Furthermore, Mieke Dings showed me the National Museum in Singapore, and I interviewed architect Richard Hassell on vertical gardens. And in my weekly radio column I tell you about my very exciting start of my carreer in journalism…

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Kaan Architecten transforms government building into workspace

Kaan Architecten transforms government building into workspace

Built in 1917 by the chief government architect Daniel E.C. Knuttel for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Trade in The Hague, the brick and stone building at Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 has been transformed by the Rotterdam-based Kaan Architecten into a home for five government-related planning and advisory agencies. I wrote an article for Architectural Record about how the once dark and heavy interiors of this national landmark are now light and transparent, and, in keeping with the changing times, B30, named after its address, is ready to facilitate an exchange of knowledge rather than the exercise of power.

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