ING Group Headquarters, Amsterdam: Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten

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NAi Publishers, 2003 - Architecture - 116 pages
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The headquarters of the ING Group in Amsterdam is one of the most spectacular buildings of our time. A steel construction with the largest second skin facade in the Netherlands, it had etched itself into public consciousness even before construction began. For obvious associative reasons, the design by Roberto Meyer and Jeroen van Schooten immediately attracted such nicknames as "the shoe," "the handyvac" and "the TGV" (train grande vitesse, or "high-speed train"). More than just an eye- and attention-catching structure, the building is a complex unity of form, space, construction, technique and detail. This publication takes an in-depth look at the ING Group Headquarters, from its mind-boggling structural framework and perfect detailing to its aura of ambience and spatiality. The architects themselves provide a well-founded and precisely detailed description of how and why their architecture fits together. Plans, sections and photographic details complete this photographic monograph of a buidling.

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Section 2
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About the author (2003)

Hans Ibelings is an art historian, an architecture critic, and the author of numerous works, including Supermodernism: Architecture in the Age of Globalization (1998, 2003). He is also the editor of the international architecture magazine A10 new European architecture.

Philipp Meuser is a Dipl-Ing. Architekt BDA and the author of various works, including Moderne Architektur in Kasachstan, Kirgistan und Usbekistan. He runs an architecture firm in Berlin with Natascha Meuser.

Harald Bodenschatz is professor of the sociology of planning and architecture at the Technische UniversitAt in Berlin and the author of various works, including Stadterneuerung im Umbruch a" Barcelona, Bologna, Frankfurt am Main, Glasgow, Hamburg, KAln, Kopenhagen, Leipzig, MA1/4nchen, NA1/4rnberg, Paris, Rostock, Rotterdam, Wien und Berlin (1994) and Renaissance der Mitte. Zentrumsumbau in London und Berlin (2005).

Rob Krier and Christoph Kohl pursue an approach to town planning oriented around traditional architecture.

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