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Festive ceremony marks the final phase of the Oosterdokseiland construction project

New Booking.com campus of 72,500m² combines public spaces, apartments and sustainable office space in the heart of Amsterdam!

On Thursday 5 July, one of the largest urban construction projects in Western Europe was officially inaugurated with a festive ceremony at the eastern edge of the Oosterdokseiland in Amsterdam. To celebrate the start of the construction for the new campus of Booking.com, Gillian Tans, CEO Booking.com, and Walter de Boer, CEO BPD, welcomed representatives from the city of Amsterdam, architectural firms UNStudio and HofmanDujardin and contractor Züblin, to announce the start of the last development phase on the last plot on the island.

In addition to a brand new office space for 4,000 Booking.com employees in Amsterdam and a training center for more than 17,000 employees worldwide, the 72,500m² project will also offer multifunctional facilities that are available to a wider audience. The ambition is to create an inclusive and hospitable work environment where sustainability plays a key role and at the same time create an architectural center that is accessible to a wider audience. The project must be completed in 2021.

To get an idea of ​​the size of the project: the 1,200 concrete piles that serve as the foundation of the building have a total length of 20 km, equal to the distance between Amsterdam and Haarlem. The amount of steel that is used for the construction of the campus is equivalent to half of the Eiffel Tower. It is expected that a total of 2.3 million man hours will be spent on the construction of the project, with an average of 200 people who will be present daily for three years and about 450 people during the peak periods.

For a teaser video about the first phase of the construction of the project, go to: http://bit.ly/ODE-NL.

Aronsohn Constructies has designed the constructions, detailing and construction calculation.


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Time lapse construction OCC Spuikwartier

The construction of the OCC Spuikwartier in The Hague is in full swing.

Click here to view the progress of January – June 2018 in a time lapse video.



Musis Sacrum in Arnhem receives Golden Feniks

After first being awarded the title Building of the Year 2018 in the category Identity & Icon Value, the Musis Sacrum has now also been awarded the Golden Phoenix in the Renovation category.

Read the full article here.


Publication ‘Licht verdicht’ wins European Design Award medal

The publication ‘Lichtverdicht – pioneering ideas for creating new floors in the city center of Rotterdam’ has won the silver medal 2018 in the Publications / Book Layout category of the European Design Award.

A nice compliment for Michel Schamp, Bobbejaan Scholten, Rob Hoogenboom and Erik Klein of Aronsohn consulting engineers and the rest of the design teams that have contributed to the publication.

The full article can be read on the BNA site.

Read more about the Design Award here


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Civil business days 2018 TU Delft

On 17 May 2018 Aronsohn consulting engineers was at the civil business days at TU Delft. Many students and almost graduates were introduced to our firm for a possible internship, graduation project or job.

The civil business days are the annual career event for civil engineering students.

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Work ZONPTC Maastricht in full swing

For the insertion of the components of the Proton Therapy installation by Mevion, a recess was left in the 3.4 m thick roof of the bunker. The recess is not definitively closed because it must be able to be opened later for maintenance purposes.

In the meantime, all parts have been inserted through the roof recess and the roof recess must be closed permanently as a “constructive” operation.

The “roof hatch” is made up of separate prefab concrete parts that are stacked on top of each other in brickwork. The roof is closed in half a day.

See the timelapse of 12 April 2018. The images are taken from the ZON PTC webcam.


WVO Woonzorgcentrum Vlissingen nominated for the Golden Piramide 2018

The jury, led by Chief Government Architect Floris Alkemade has announced the nominations for the Golden Pyramid 2018. The state prize for inspiring commissioning in architecture and area development.

One of the nominations is the WVO Woonzorgcentum Scheldehof in Vlissingen. Aronsohn Constructies has provided the complete structural design, specifications and detail drawings as well as the constructive calculations of the WVO Zorg Scheldehof. The design is by Atelier Pro.

In May, the jury visits the clients on location and determines a winner. On 27 September 2018, the minister will hand over the trophy in The Hague.




Musis Sacrum nominated for building of the year

Musis Sacrum in Arnhem has been nominated for the title Building of the Year 2018.

Aronsohn Constructies was responsible for the structural design of the building designed by van Dongen-Koschuch. The jury will determine whether this particular building will be chosen as the building of the year, but the public also has the opportunity to choose his favorite. Click here to vote.