2DVW (JDWA+RDVA) in collaboration with Studie10, wins competition Voorhavenlaan in Ghent. Our proposal for the housing project is about quality, tailored to the wishes of the residents and maximizing the benefits of port and water.
2DVW (JDWA+RDVA) winning design for SHM Social Housing arro Leuven (SWaL) in Belgium. The project consists in the design and realization of 12 properties in a development which has already been partially implemented at present.
Current images of the building site in Turnhout (BE) where a lot of progress has been made on our project ‘De Bosschen’ for De Ark.
The construction works started in 2016. The plan of De Bosschen consists in 50 new houses around a new green public space: family houses in different typologies, group housing for people with special needs and a new public space that links the existing neighbourhoods and the city park.
For more pictures and updates
End of September Johan de Wachter gave a lecture ‘ Exploring The Potential of the Microrayon’ at 10th Lithuanian Urban Forum which was a part of Kaunas Architecture Festival (KAFe2016). The aim of the Forum is to discuss the topic of revitalization of Lithuanian cities.
Info about event.
More images here.
Our freshly finished DECA Packaging Group building was submitted for ARC16 Detail competition. Read more at De Architect (NL).
‘Heldergemstraat’, the design of 2DVW (RDVA+JDWA) Architects wins this competition of 24 new houses in Haaltert (BE). The design devides an oblong stretch of land into three distinct living characteristics 1) Yard, 2) Orchard & 3) Belvedere.
JDWA heeft de wedstrijd voor transformatie van Loods 36 op het oude Zwitsal terrein aan de Kanaalzone in Apeldoorn gewonnen. Het gebied van De Zwitsal locatie zal stapsgewijs worden gerevitaliseerd. In opdracht van De Passerel zal JDWA de loods transformeren tot activiteitencentrum voor mensen met een beperking. Onlangs is het eerste ontwerp met maquette gepresenteerd aan gemeente, opdrachtgever en gebruikers.
Zorginstelling De Passerel in Apeldoorn.
Starting February 2015, Johan De Wachter teaches also at the Kaunas University of Technology. Together with Martynas Marozas he is leading the ‘Microraion transformation strategies’ design studio. Students research and design on the renovation of Lithuanian socialist housing estates (micro-districts). Attention is paid to aspects such as Public realm, infrastructure, community development, (housing) typology and identity.
Johan De Wachter is the only Belgian architect to be selected for the “Europe 40 Under 40″ award 2014. With his selection for this award Johan De Wachter is recognized as one of the 40 leading young design talents from Europe.
Download: the press release.
Read More About: The “40 UNDER 40” award.
View: Johan’s admission.
Last Saturday October 18th, the new building for Gigos youthwork opened.
We’d like to thank everyone for their efforts. It truly was a nice party and a beautiful start for the Veranda.
In the last weeks various architecture platforms have published about The Passerel, JDWA’s care housing project for 20 people with a mental disability. You can read about this special project in Apeldoorn on Metalocus (En/Es) AECCafe (En), ArchitectuurNL(Du), Architectenweb(Du) and DeArchitect(Du)
July 2014 JDWA project The Passerel House was completed. The Passerel House offers people with a mental disabillity a way to live as independantly as possible.
View the first images.
JDWA Office has moved!
Last weekend we have taken up residence in the imposing Heineken office-building at the Crooswijksesingel 50 D, 3034 CJ in Rotterdam.
Current images of the building site in Genk (BE) where a lot of progress has been made on our project ‘The Veranda’ for Gigos Youthwork.
2DVW Architects (Johan De Wachter & Rik De Vooght) win first prize in competitions with their designs ‘Dornik Square & Park Villa’ (for the development of a plot in the centre of Geel (BE) and ‘Klimopstraat’ for the Braselwijkarea in Dessel (BE). Visit 2dvw.eu website for more information about these two projects.
ArchitectuurNL magazine this time features the article “Strategies for Renewal” by Johan De Wachter, about the possibilities for renewal, redesignation, redevelopment and renovation of exosting buildings and structures in the Netherlands.
A nice and comprehensive interview with Johan De Wachter can be found in the December issue of ArchitectuurNL magazine.
JDWA wins 1st prize in a competition with our design for a sports hall & neighbourhood lounge in Schaarbeek, Belgium!
Schaarbeek Municipality in collaboration with Beliris want to integrate neighbourhood services with the “Institut Technique Cardinal Mercier” school. New accomodations consist of a sports hall with dressing rooms, storage ed. and a neighbourhood lounge. The accomodation will be used by will the residents and associations in the neighborhood and the school.
In collaboration with Rik De Vooght Architects.
Work on Bodenloods has started. As part of the Havenkwartier (dockyards) of Deventer JDWA, together with users, redevelops a number of old industrial buildings in this area. The Bodenloods is the first to be realized.
Building phase of our project “Housing Factory Hogeweg” has begun. The former knitware factory Henri Verhulst on the Hogeweg in Erembodegem, Belgium, gets a residential purpose (20 housing units). By keeping existing facades and re-using valuable parts of the exisitng buildings the overall characteristics of this example of interbellum architecture are conservated. The space with exisiting buildings wil be redeveloped into a distinctive housing factory. The Northern part of this lot will be transformed to a “factory garden”.
Article in Belgium newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
View latest images here.
Very good progress on the construction of the new factory building in Herentals. The effect of sunlight reflecting of the folded façade panels on the nearly completed East façade, surpasses our expectations.
Last Friday September 7th, work on the cultural center “De Nieuwhof” was officially finished by Westervoort’s alderman Boone.
The building of De Passerel has begun! Yesterday, May 21st, the representative Jan Jacob Van Dijk officially started the building process.
De Passerel is a project for people with mental disabilities. An upscaled house, with two housing sheds & a garden at the Lepelaarweg in Apeldoorn.
Huis Van Droo, our entry for AIT AWARD competition was awarded with a prize in two categories; “Öffentliche Bauten/Public Buildings” & “Next Generation (unter/under 40). Registrations from 47 countries, 825 participating offices and 1,750 submitted projects. An international jury selected the best projects in each of the 20 categories.
The AIT-AWARD – The international magazine for architecture and interior design AIT initiated this global competition.
Johan de Wachter presented his office to visitors from Spain; students of the Universidad Europea De Madrid & their profs. Andres Perea & Nieves Mestre. A relaxed reception with drinks, models & a powerpoint were very much appreciated.
View pictures on our JDWA facebook page.
Villa Astridlaan – JDWA won 1ste place in the Astridlaan competition! Redevelopment of former office villa on the Koningin Astridlaan (Turnhout, Belgium) for the benefit of social housing and services. Clients: Housing corporation the Ark and city of Turnhout. In collaboration with Rik De Voogt Architects.
Boterwijk Gooreind – JDWA has won 1st prize for the Gooreind competition – A substantial development of 242 houses on a 9 hectare plot in the north-east of Gooreind, Belgium. Commisioned by housing corporation de Voorkempen.
In collaboration with Rik De Vooght Architecten.
For both the competitions of Rozenwijk and Molenakkers, JDWA came in second place.
You can see some pictures of our entries on JDWA’s Facebook.
JDWA organised a workshop with users of the Davo barracks. A proposition for the new layout ‘who goes where?’ was discussed.
View project Business incubators Deventer.
Pictures of the building process of Kulturhus De Nieuwhof are now online in our Facebook Album.
With the signing of the contracts, construction of Kulturhus De Nieuwhof is now official.
View our Facebook album.
Our plan for the New Cultural Center the Jonkhove en the Sports Park Aartrijke is presented to a jury with the future users of the project and to the team of the Flemish Government Architect.
View projects Sportpartk Aartrijke & De Jonkhove.
JDWA organises a workshop with users of the Kulturhus Dinxperlo. We introduced our first design for the new Kulturhus and discussed wishes with regards to the distribution of space. (Who goes where and; will there be enough storage space for the instruments of the brassband?)
View our project Kulturhus Dinxperlo.
We are happy to announce that the JDWA.NL web site, allnew, is now online and welcoming visitors.
Apart from an update of information and a fresh style, we made this site to properly showcase JDWA projects.
Please ‘share’ and let us know what you think.
JDWA wins 2nd prize for ‘Amphorastraat Wingene’, our entry for Open Call (2303), Flemish government architect .
In collaboration with OPEN Architecten.
VMSW endorses design ‘Housing factory Hogeweg’. The Flemish Social Housing Corporation (VMSW) endorses the preliminary design for the ‘Housing factory Hogeweg’. The building permit file is in draft.
View project Housing factory Hogeweg.
JDWA & OPEN Architecten win 1st prize with house prototype for housing corporation Landwaarts in Genk. Elaboration on this project starts at the beginning of September.
Visit Aldermen to the site of Huis van Droo. In November the Huis van Droo will be completed. Marieke van Hensbergen gave a tour so the board could have a look at how the construction progresses.
View this project: Huis van Droo.
JDWA’s sanitary pavilion in park the ‘Hoge Rielen’ in Belgium is nearing completion! In collaboration with OPEN architecten.
View project Hoge Rielen.
1st prize for ‘de Veranda’. JDWA & OPEN Architects win competition for Gigos jouth work with accommodation; ‘De Veranda’. Plan elaboration for this youth center in Klein Sledderlo, Genk (BE) starts September 2011.
View project De Veranda.
Our project for the City Academies Deinze is published in A+230, the Belgian archtictural magazine. This was a project for the Flemish Government Architect (Open Call) and the city of Deinze.
View project City Academies Deinze.
JDWA en OPEN win with Residential area ‘De Bosschen’. This project for Housing Corporation De Ark in Turnhout (BE) consists of 65 houses of different typologies, a new garden for the neighbourhood and an integration of the new connections to de neighbouring communities.
View project De Bosschen.
JDWA in collaboration with Open Architects wins 1st prize for 12 new houses in the center of Wommelgem (BE). Centre for Social Welfare (OCMW) is client of this project.
View project Living at the park.
JDWA & Open Architecten win competition for SHM Denderstreek in the center of Aalst (BE). The plan consists of about 50 new houses and the new offices for housing corporation Denderstreek embedded in an existing housing block at the Heilig Hartlaan.
JDWA wins competition for a cultural center in Westervoort. Our plan to develop De Nieuwhof into a ‘Kulturhus’ convinced both the jury of aldermen and the associations and users. The elaboration of the plans will start immediately.
View project Kulturhus De Nieuwhof.
Our entry for the Koivusaari International Ideas Competition gets an honourable mention & the audience award. Not a standard residential area, but a new compact and sustainable icon with ample space for nature on the divide between Espoo and Helsinki.
View project Silta Helsinki.
Johan De Wachter presents the Play yard, our project for a new daycare center and municipal parks department in Merksem (BE). Designed in collaboration with Open Architects commisioned by Vespa and Flemish Government Architect (Open Call).
Two days of sketching, together with stakeholders and inhabitants of Het Dorp, visualising the future of this area in Arhem.
Johan De Wachter presents JDWA portfolio at the annual congress of the aesthetics committee federation of Nijmegen.
JDWA and Andries Geerse urban developer win closed competition for the redevelopment of the dockyards in Deventer. Having failed to redevelop the site in one big operation, we propose a gradual approach where the initiative lies primarily with the end user.
View project Dockyards Deventer.
The former practice rooms of the Brewinc site are preserved. JDWA starts designing the starter homes within the existing structure of these sheds. ‘Living under the sheds’ proposes a different way of living, with lots of light and air in the center of Doetinchem.
View project Brewinc Sheds.
JDWA, in collaboration with Andries Geerse urban developer, starts working on plans for the renewal of Het Dorp (The Village), a well known living community for people with physical or multiple disabilities in Arnhem since 1962.
Open Architecten & JDWA win competition for sanitary pavilion in the ‘Hoge Rielen’ park in Kasterlee (BE).
View project Hoge Rielen.
OPEN Architecten & JDWA work together on a design for a villa in Almancil in the Algarve region in Portugal.
Johan De Wachter is in Jinhua City (China) attending the opening ceremonie of the Jinhua Architecture Park. Restaurant 13 is one of seventeen buildings in this park, a design of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. View project Restaurant 13.
JDWA presents the master plan for the Brewinc location and the preliminary design for the Culture cluster to the Doetinchem city council. The library of Doetinchem, the regional Achterhoek archive, the Staring instituut en the center for contemporary art all get a space in the former school building. The practice rooms become houses. Two new residential buildings complete this ensemble around a yard in the center of Doetinchem.
View project Het Brewinc.
De Passerel and housing corporation ‘de Woonmensen’ commision JDWA to the design of 20 houses for people with a disability. The plan is part of our master plan for the Southern Canal Area in Apeldoorn. View project Apeldoorn Passerel.
JDWA projecten China Contemporary en Restaurant 13 op de Architectuur Biënnale in Santiago de Compostela in Spanje.
Andries Geerse urban developer in collaboration with JDWA win closed competition for redevelopment of the Southern Canal Area in Apeldoorn. The heritage of the existing factories and factory houses in this area is highly appreciated, indeed a treasure.
Johan De Wachter presents JDWA portfolio at the sixth edition of the Pecha Kucha Night in Rotterdam.
Johan De Wachter Architects is featured in Dutch magazine Bouw. Theme of the article was ‘Design from within the context’.
JDWA and Andries Geerse organise design workshops for the renewal of area Droo Zuid in Duiven. Current residents participate in finding a perfect mix of one family houses, senior houses, studios and local services.
View project Huis van Droo.
Our case study of the Delfhavense Schie in Rotterdam has been awarded this prize by the ministry of Economic Affairs. With the strategic development of new businesses in the city time and investment are linked to each other.
JDWA wins competition ‘Room for children’ organised by the foundation Guarantee Fund Childcare. Marieke van Hensbergen receives the first prize from the hands of Umberto Barbieri in the congress center of the Delft University of Technology.