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Rotterdam, NL


KAAN Architecten has won the Benelux Aluminium Award 2013 for Sustainable Renovation with the Dreamhouse

By KAAN Architecten
Jan 24, '14 7:58 AM EST
KAAN Architecten / photo Sebastian van Damme
KAAN Architecten / photo Sebastian van Damme

An independent jury composed by figures from the world of architecture, technology and media based in the Netherlands and in Belgium, among whom chairman prof. Jan Brouwer (architect, NL) and vice-chairman Thomas Dierickx (architect, BE) assigned the non-residential buildings category award to KAAN Architecten’s Dreamhouse.

The jury evaluated the entries on the basis of these criteria: the significant use of aluminium, the energy efficiency and consumption, the contemporary design, the socio-economic impact and the value added to the original building.

Dreamhouse is the renovation project of a corner shop of the Rotterdam’s Lijnbaan originally designed by Van den Broek en Bakema during the post-war years.


Awarded project: Dreamhouse
Program: renovation of a state monument consisting of two stores (Schaap + Citroen; COS)
Location: Karel Doormanstraat 278, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
Architect: KAAN Architecten
Project team: Luca Baialardo, Timo Cardol, Luuk Dietz, Paolo Faleschini, Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Antonia Reif
Design: 2009
Completion: May 2013
Size: 1.050sqm

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