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The roof of the AZ Alkmaar club stadium partially collapsed as a result of strong winds.

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  • Date occured Saturday, 10 August 2019
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 01:00

The Dutch solution to rising seas

In a country vulnerable to floods, water management engineering is outstanding, with the chance of failure in any given year being one in 10,000

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 01:00

Could circular runways revolutionize air travel?

The new airport concept, called ‘the endless runway’, could be used in all wind conditions, since there is always a point without a crosswind on the circular track

Last Tuesday, October 17th, the Netherlands inaugurated the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists. The bridge, which crosses a canalized river in the southeastern town of Gemert, is made of 800 layers of reinforced, pre-stressed concrete with a steel cable running through it to handle tensile stress. Constructed in Eindhoven by the Technical University of Eindhoven and the Dutch construction company BAM, it is 8 meters long by 3.5 meters wide and it took around three months to put together, while its life cycle is estimated at 30 years at least. “The bridge is not very big, but it was rolled out by a printer, which makes it unique,” Theo Salet, from the Eindhoven University of Technology. The new bridge is part of the Noord-Om project, a new section of ring road around the village of Gemert linking the existing routes N605 and N272, and hundreds of cyclists are expected to ride over it every day.

Patch22, a creation of the Dutch architectural office FRANTZEN et al, is the highest wooden apartment building in the Netherlands.

The first 3D printed estate in the United States is set to be complete by the end of 2017. The ambitious project is being undertaken by New York City architect Adam Kushner, alongside partners including 3D-printing pioneer Enrico Dini and his D-Shape firm. The estate will feature a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, carport and a 2,400 square foot house in upstate New York.

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  • Date occured Friday, 19 June 2015
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 22:41

The Netherlands Largest Hotel Unveiled

Located on the southern edge of the Amsterdam RAI convention and exhibition center, construction on the Netherlands largest hotel will begin in the middle of next year. The 650-room, 91-meter tall nhow Amsterdam RAI was designed by OMA and the NH Hotel Group and will be developed by COD.