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Personal Review

age 26

nationality Lithuanian (EU) residence Rotterdam

Egle Kalonaityte

My name is and I would like to invite you to browse through my academic and practice design portfolio. I am a young and ambitious professional with seven years of experience in the field of architecture: traveling, learning and working in three different countries. Therefore, my experience has been broadened by international aspects, introducing new working methods in my arsenal. These could be named as poetic engineering in Lithuania, Scandinavian sensible relationship with nature, good design analytical skills at TU Delft as well as practical skills gained during the traineeships and work. This portfolio presents several selected projects that reflect my diverse experience.


At the same time, I want to pinpoint my personal relation with architecture that is based on spatial awareness and the corresponding human interrelations. In each of my projects I am experimenting with new tools and different techniques reflecting on design issues and goals. Aiming for the best results, I consider computer design as valuable as developed freehand drawing skill that I use not only as a final ilustration, but also as an analysis tool. I indulge in hand-craft and operate it within idea generation, research and presentation. Consequently, I am looking forward to use my analytical and visualizing skills along with broad international experience for working with my future partners, ensuring great design product and enjoyable process.

Personal Review| CV

EDUCATION Technische Universiteit Delft MSc | Architecture Urbanism and Building Sciences | 2010-2013 Master thesis: Urban culture centre COGO Rotterdam Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas BSc | Architecture | Lithuania | 2006-2010 Undergraduate thesis: Workforce Training Centre in California Tampereen Teknillinen Yliopisto | Erasmus exchange | Finland | 2008-2009 Kaunas Antanas Martinaitis School of Arts | Diploma in Arts | Lithuania | 2000-2005 Dyploma work: eight piece graphic instalation Rains of Spring

EXPERIENCE Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur | Architecture design| Netherlands | 2012-2013 Profile: Architecture traineeship Type 22 | Product presentation for Heathrow | Netherlands | 2011 Profile: Drop & Fly (self-service check-in product) instalation, adverticement and competition graphic material. Andre Baldi.Architektura Urbanistika | Architecture and Management | Lithuania | 2009 - 6/8 Profile: Architecture traineeship UAB ‘Achema’ | control department | Lithuania | 2007 - 6/8 Profile: sectretary


Europan 10 | an exemplary habitat | Montreux | Switzerland | 2009 Entry: From my terrace ( in collaboration with: S. Grineviciute| L. Katkus| M. Grabauskaite| A. Grigas| A. Dovydaviciute) Pirrkala Parish Shore Competition | recreation area development | Finland | 2008 Entry: Pirrkala Islands 1 st prize | Birstonas City Vision competition | recreation city development ideas | Lithuania | 2007 Hronas glass competition | 2007 Entry: Amorphous glass cell (in collaboration with: I. Zukauskaite | A.Galaunyte | M. Grabauskaite | U. Petreviciute | R. Makutenaite)

COMPUTER SKILLS AutoCAD 2D/3D | ArchiCAD 2D/3D | Arkey 2D | Artlantis | Maya | SketchUp Adobe suite: Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | AfterEffects Microsoft: Power Point | Word | Excel


English - excellent | Russian - sufficient knowledge| Dutch - learning | Lithuanian - native speaker


Graphics | Freehand drawing | Jewelry | Animation | Furniture design | Yachting




01 Master thesis project | Urban culture centre COGO Rotterdam | TU Delft | 2012-2013


02 Bachelor thesis project | Workforce Training Center | VGTU | 2010


03 Why Factory studio | Anarchy city | TU Delft | 2011


04 Border Conditions | Dance Theatre Rotterdam | TU Delft | 2010


05 Urban intervention| Residential quarter for young | VGTU | 2009


06 Recreation| Yachtclub | VGTU | 2007


07 Furniture instalation| Antoniuscollege Gouda | Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur | 2013 - 2013


08 Interior renovation competition| Utrech University| Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur | 2013


09 D & Î’ competition| Haarlemmermeer Lyceum | Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur | 2012


10 Europan 10| Residental quarter in Switzeralnd | ABau| 2008


Master Graduation project TU Delft 2012/13 | NO. 1 Bachelor Graduation project VGTU 2010 | NO. 02 StudioWhy Factory TU Delft 2011 | team with I.A.Alexandropoulou | NO. 03 Border Conditions TU Delft 2010 | team with Kay Wang | NO. 04 Urban intervention Residentail Quarter VGTU 2009 | NO. 05 Recreation project in the nature VGTU 2007 | NO. 06

Master Graduation project TU Delft 2012/13 | NO. 1


COGO Rotterdam Urban Culture Cluster



COGO is designed in the inner city site of Rotterdam that is known as ‘OMA cube’s site. In cooperation with I. Alexandropoulou and W. Wang, an urban symbiosis was developed, determined for both public and private domains. Following the rules of hybridism, three functions were merged for creating a public forum: informing, working and resting. COGO is one of three master plan projects dedicated for a personal development centre. It consists of three main programs: creative art centre, gastronomy centre and lecture centre. As part of the Public Realm department, Studio Rotterdam work is driven by deep urban, social and morphological analysis. This directed work towards the idea of hybridization and synergic relations within the building, urban block and the city. Focusing on the problems, the most controversial aspects are found within the metropolitan surreal image of Rotterdam. The centre represents a consumerist culture, while an individualistic and cold atmosphere connects the city to a person.

As a solution to this situation, the idea of synthesis between commerce and culture, work and leisure, nature and urban, public and private was announced. The most effective way of combining these distinct elements into a unit is creating a cluster where people can gather for spending their free time and learning not only from professionals but also from each other. The space where workshops can turn into galleries, restaurants where food comes from gardens and gastronomy schools located at higher levels sum up in forming a new urban culture. The image formed by the master plan structure of three morphologically autonomous, but spatially related projects is based on the rules of an urban parallax. The grid formation that fills the void between historically valuable buildings is driven by morphology studies of Rotterdam centre buildings inspired by Steven Holl’s Alphabetic City. The model of building mass is strongly supported by the meaning of the voids in combination with urban passages and vertical landscaping through interiors.


COGO Rotterdam Urban Culture Cluster

Rotterdam block morphology

evaluation graphs


master plan visualization

urban situation


Master Graduation project TU Delft 2012/13 | NO. 1






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Monumental and historically valuable surrounding buildings such as the ABN-Amro bank, Lijnbaan group and Donner direct the idea of facade grid and gateway formation to the block interior. Project COGO is situated on the south entrance of the urban block between the ABN and Donner buildings, and is directly connected to the former bank using part of it for workshops and galleries of visual art centre. A Billboard-like gateway hovers above the central entrance into the glass gallery that leads to the interior plaza.


1 culinary centre reception 2 personal changing rooms 3 sculpture garden 4 urban passage 5 entrance to the bike storrage 6 open auditorium/gift shop 7 re-use centre reception 8 technical room 9 cloakroom 10 open garden 11 gallery/shop 12 entrance to the re-use centre 13 re-use centre reception 14 gallery/shop









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urban passage


COGO Rotterdam Urban Culture Cluster

gardens and public passages

The building mass is segmented to gate, plinth and tower. Existing buildings and new structures are related by voids that consolidates visual and emotional images of historical value. Thus, a void above the gateway gives a visitor the ability to experience the multi-layered space where all segments of building mingle together. Raw experience of in-between space is guiding one into the open and bright interior plaza. The other connection to the block is using Lijnbaan roofs as a green public recreational path. This roof-path is connected to the restaurant terraces below the gastronomy tower and continues inside the lecture centre as an interior landscape. Ramps, bridges, open auditoria and terraces merge into the circulation scheme as continuity of public root. The loops of this public interior corridor pass by every storey of creative centre and plinth, whereas, the tower is featured with gardens and culinary school and serves a semipublic function.


interior landscape


COGO Rotterdam Urban Culture Cluster

Gardens are implemented into the tower plan as part of the synergy theory. They aid in regulating climate, connecting different storeys and rendering the environment more cosier. In addition, gardens are part of the economical scheme of urban culture, providing several species of food to the culinary centre. The exterior part of the tower forms an exploded view due to green spots of the plan where gardens are aiming towards the urban user.

The facade of the COGO consists of vertical terracotta brick stripes that vissualy amalgamate several colours and green islands into one expression of constant change. The angle of the terracotta brick plane is changing along with the image of the facade while moving around the building. One single brick may look totally different depending on the observer’s possition, weather condition and light. The building can glow yellow in the morning and look dark brown or red in the evening light. It may look blue watching from an upper terrace and white from distance. Like the city - COGO Rotterdam is formed by many small objects and details that come together forming the unity and recognisable character.



Bachelor Graduation project VGTU 2010 | NO. 02

Workforce education centre

Leading Edge Competition


GREEN EDUCATION CENTRE 1. The current area situation has a great impact by railway, two intensive streets and private small pattern neighbourhoods. 2. The growth of the borders is the solution to create high quality spaces. 3. The need of strong position with attractive spaces and cool natural climate has emerged. A small student housing apartment area appears close to the school building. 4. The inner courtyard with terraces and surrounding classes makes it an ideal spot for recreation, studies and also it is the main idea of alternative choises of function amalgamation. The task of the Final Architecture bachelor study is to design a Workforce Training Center with Students Residence in California. The main aim is to create an environmentally-friendly and sustainable public building – training centre in an intensive urban environment where students could learn and rest. The (designed) building has three levels with expressive inner yard, terrace, class rooms, employment counselling office, media centre and administration. The student Residence building is presented as a visual architectural and urban concept. The main project idea is a new organism operating on the Renewable Energy Sources, and interacting with the surrounding environment via inner voids. The final work consists of architectural, constructional and engineering parts as well as a study of analogues.


Workforce education centre

Bachelor Graduation project VGTU 2010 | NO. 02

Interior garden open terraces serve as study and recreation spaces all year round.



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The window shading system varies depending on sunlight. Possible variation forms an active facade. [The top layer of the facade slabs is covered by Fotovoltaice films]: 1. Different facade mode visualisation. 2. Structural scheme for shading system presentation in different states.



StudioWhy Factory TU Delft 2011 | team with I.A.Alexandropoulou | NO. 03


Why Factory

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Porpurs Paradise city as the idea of the anarchism




PARADISE CITY The AnarCity studio explores the ultimate anarchistic situation as well as when and where it goes wrong. In order to investigate the relationship between density and anarchy, study is simulated as an interactive generative process based on an abstract city model and applied on a real city whose density increases in time.


The Anarchy city project is developed as a two persons’ interaction, while merging the ideas of parasitism self-sustainability. The first stage of the project is stressing the level of atomicity. The design of the residential of an individual is divided in two levels: regular and irregular. The interaction of the second stage (what with?) is enhancing the relation of provider and consumer. The city size grows to 10 people. The dualism of the project merges into one hybrid structure of hexagonal network while the city reaches the limit of 1,000 inhabitants. Natural free form deformation and collective atomism are ideas against the existence of rules. Buildings are based on the excavation into the natural soil. Sand stone bacteria form the scaffolding and inhabitants are filling the emerging gaps with their facilities. The city is developed till the stage of 1,000,000 inhabitants. (The end result in the animated movie.)




StudioWhy Factory TU Delft 2011 | team with I.A.Alexandropoulou | NO. 03

A Sponge-like urban system develops under water. The existing structure of pergola serves as a green factory producing shelter for food supply and experimental bio-laboratories. Porous development is inhabited by people creating a tissue of natural environment for a fully functioning city where the environment is dedicated to self-sustained process of agriculture, fertilisation, transport and even buildings.




1. Zoom in section through the sponge system illustrating the living compartments. 2. Zoom out section through the porous city demonstrating variations of the infrastructure.


Dance theatre Rotterdam

Dance Theatre Rotterdam

Gjon Mili - Time & life Pictures/Getty Images. Pablo Picasso, south of France, 1949.


Sittuation scheme - Rotterdam, Lloydpier, Schiehaven


Border Conditions TU Delft 2010 | team with Kay Wang | NO. 04

Gjon Rotterdam bridge mapping schemes


Studio Border Conditions is part of the Public Realm department of TU Delft University. Studio Theatrical space – Bodies in Motion focuses on the influence of architecture and architectural space in Rotterdam. The process of researching, mapping multilayered conditions, developing research tools and index models is translated into the final result: the Dance Theatre Rotterdam. Working in group with Kay Wang we discovered the topic of theatricality while approaching intermittent urban scenarios and balanced structure of bridge.

Several bridges (Erasmusbrug, Willemsbrug, Koninginnebrug, De Hef ) and areas around them were investigated for inspiration. Rediscovering remnants of De Hef bridge brought to the conclusion of the mapping idea. Bridge semantics, as an urban element, can be deliberately de-stabilised and this counteraction was mapped while observing human reactions. Several black and white line drawings were produced, illustrating how passers-by relate actual space boundaries to perceptive space.


Border Conditions TU Delft 2010 | team with Kay Wang | NO. 04

Pinhole picture index scheme


Longitudinal section


Border Conditions TU Delft 2010 | team with Kay Wang | NO. 04

In parallel to mapping process the experimentation tool was developed: a pinhole camera that is made just by a hole and a hermetic box. This is how Picasso Light drawings and light technique photography is found in a field of exploration. The beauty of temporality and possibility to capture it as an abstract image is a topic discussing theatricality. The sensual and short contacts with people on the bridges that were interactively questioned are presented by a light drawing. These images are combined into a sequence and are evaluated as a graphic of black and white pixels. The graphs are part of the space development plan of the theatre interior.


Dance theatre Rotterdam is a huge bridge-like structure, balancing in the middle of the Lloydpier plane, between De Delft workshop and a youth basketball site. The building volume comes from the index model that is a twisted shape consisting of numerous parallel cuts. The building implements the motion idea, that is fragile in its temporality as the light drawings or human motion. However, in terms of the urban context, theatre Rotterdam is a strong monumental gesture demonstrating its unique origin between new housing development projects and renovated pier warehouses. The theatre volume touches the ground in two spots in the opposite edges of the building.

Thus, two main entrances are defined: one leading into the dancing school and the other into dance theatre. The in-between space that lifts from the ground and joins the two parts together by a twist forms an urban passage, or an arched frame towards the harbour water behind the building. This raised space is dedicated to the experimental arts of dance, music and performance. The network of small bridges and floating islands is discovered through the light drawing image graphs. On these bridges, the transitory space can become tranquil or vice versa. Here the constant change and movement takes place revealing the beauty of metamorphosis.


Border Conditions TU Delft 2010 | team with Kay Wang | NO. 04

13 mm plaster 200 mm mineral wool 2 mm water isolation

Floor and facade

LED system layer metal sheets 5 mm vinyl flooring 2x9 mm playwood sheet 20 mm elastic bearers 77 mm floor heating 40 mm impact sound insulation 170 mm reinforced concrete on ribbed

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steel beem 330 mm deep

Pinhole picture index scheme


Interior islands visualization

Buildingstructural scheme The structural framework of the building volume is similar to the index model. It is made from massive trusses that stand parallel to each other, twisted in the middle. The rigid structure is balanced on two points and the rest is suspended like bridge. The whole structure is cladded from the exterior by a movable metal sheet faรงade. Sheets are perforated and lit by LED system at darkness. The faรงade pattern is relatively similar to the idea of motion. It is made built using black and white mapping graph lines. Inside the theatre volume, the complete framework is visible. Here, the flexible bridge system is suspended from trusses, and lit , so that all steel work becomes a knitted pattern of machine-like space. The atmosphere in this area is close to what one would feel climbing up on the frames of the pre-war train bridge.


Residential Quarter Young Vilnius

Urban Intervention

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RESIDENTIAL QUARTER FOR YOUNG Residential quarter for young people is designed in a revival post-industrial area in Vilnius. The specific situation of the building site and the surrounding neighbourhood gives a charming savour of the decay to the project. Vilnius New Town area sometimes is nicknamed as a slumbering dragon. Although, it suffers from an infusion of various styles and types of buildings, poverty, as well as social problems it is having a crucial benefit –the centre of the capital with all the activity and culture is easy to reach. The big sized sites and urban pattern gives opportunities for new projects, such as business and housing projects. However, the character of area will fade away if it is rebuilt from ground zero. It may be of preference to make an intervention into the existing layers of the New town by building a housing block for young users trying to respond to the situation rather than demolishing old material.

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Urban intervention Residentail Quarter VGTU 2009 | NO. 05


Urban elements layered together: all combined together

building mass layer

green aereals layer

main road infrastructure layer


Urban intervention Residentail Quarter VGTU 2009 | NO. 05

A suggested location for the housing projects is on the corner of two important streets in the district. One of them is the main intercity bus infrastructure road, leading to the bus station, and the other is the reduced traffic road linked to a popular supermarket. The surrounding area is also rich in terms of building types. The concept of a young people housing is a mixture of public usage spaces and small private apartments that could match each individual taste.


Street level spaces are used for workshops, sport centres, vegetable shops and even kindergartens. The exploded perimeter of the building mass along the road provides a block interior with lots of light and airy vistas towards the outside. This also gives the opportunity to peek inside the commune life for street users. The chess board pattern of the building volume creates cosy green areas in front of each block.

Urban intervention Residentail Quarter VGTU 2009 | NO. 05

However, it is not only the yard in use for recreation, but also the platforms above the ground floor. Here open semi-public ramps lead one on the roof top gardens, where each young family can have their own garden providing seasonal food. The blocks of building volumes are divided into separate units repeatedly interrupted by the shared communal spaces. Each of these building blocks consists of mixed type flats that form a puzzle shape composition with core corridor in the middle. Some of the flats are aimed for inhabiting student groups, other are for young couples, or young parents. In addition, there are small studios for an individuals. There is also diversity in apartment spatial configurations in terms of height and public share.


The main feature of the residential quarter is the economical type of spaces suitable for people who have small oraverage income. However, small apartments have a comfortable shared spaces and commune gardens that balance the spatial quality of living. The shared semi-public space is perfectly suitable for social groups of young people who intend to spend time together and cooperate.


Urban intervention Residentail Quarter VGTU 2009 | NO. 05

Capital city Vilnius


New Town district Vilnius Old Town Train station area

Semi public space Private space Public space of streets Building mass

New town district pattern


Yachtclub LT Curonian lagoon

Wind Sails & Water

Waters of a lagoon. White sails in the wind. Tall grass on wild shores. A recreational area is designed as a Yacht club, situated in a beautiful area near the Lithuanian Nemuno Delta Regional Park. The area is surrounded by waters of the river delta with arterial-like channel branches, the Curonian lagoon, and an entrance to the Baltic sea. This particular position between the continent and the Curonian peninsula is ideal for those who adore wilderness and open landscape.


During the development of the project, great attention was put to the economical factor of the region. The location of the project is remote from any larger city or urban centre. The most convenient way for reaching the region is by water transport. Several months per year, part of the river delta is flooded and the land is intercepted from roads. When defining the possible visitor groups the first role is played by the local yachtsmen and summer tourists traveling by bicycle.

An equally important part is played by visiting ships from abroad. The Curonian area attracts large numbers of visitors. Most small harbours are situated on the peninsular side of the coast line leaving the continental delta part underdeveloped. The picturesque landscapes are being less attractive for possible visitors because of the lack infrastructure. The new program for the Yacht club consists of two different marinas for smaller and larger ships, a boatyard and club building for sail-makers, administration and meeting premises (including lecturing).

The second part of the program is dedicated for the boatel that consists of eight floating houses with most of the necessary conveniences. Each housing unit may accommodate up to five sleeping spots. The Yacht club has its fuel station and a restaurant building that is providing food for the water travel visitors, and also for biking tourists who are active during the holiday season. The restaurant area is expanding beyond the building limits extending all the way to the shores of the lagoon. This new recreational development is creating new hot spots in the yachts050 men charts and also new attraction points in the region.

Recreation project in the nature VGTU 2007 | NO. 06


Yachtclub LT Curonian lagoon








bike path

The shores of the Curonian lagoon are preserved in their natural state composing a swampy and muddy water line vegetated by high grass reed. New structures of wooden bridges are merging with the vegetation creating natural walls and cosy intimacy for the user.

Recreation project in the nature VGTU 2007 | NO. 06

Club building


The bridge and pantone system are forming bike paths and restaurant islands that are hidden in the tall shore grass. The idea is to preserve the water line in its natural state and use mud plants for creating natural boundaries for the restaurant area. The feeling while walking through the wooden bridges is as if one is roaming through the meadow. Apart from the nice scenery and cosy feeling, a natural meadow hosts numerous unique species of birds, bugs and reptiles. There is no place for those who do not like nature. The aesthetics of the recreational centre were developed using traditional Lithuanian symbols related to pagan religions. The pantone squares with the club building and restaurant represent the sign of the air, while the zigzag represents the water sign. The boatel plan and restaurant islands create a pattern that alludes to the traditional Baltic fabric patters. From the far distance of the lagoon the yacht club is visible just as a white speck reflecting summer light from snow white surfaces. However, while approaching it, one will recognize the building as sails in the wind. The aesthetics of the architecture is brought from sail design, promoting sharp angles, and mast system structures carrying the weight of the observation decks and sun protecting curtains. Transparency and light feeling are translated into both interior and exterior parts of the building structures. The maximized flexibility of changing facades and climate conditions inside are dedicated to five months of warm season per year.


Club building

Yachtclub LT Curonian lagoon

Recreation project in the nature VGTU 2007 | NO. 06

Club building Sailing in Lithuania is a seasonal sport that depends on weather conditions. Therefore, the yacht club is designed to function for the warm season that lasts approximately five months per year. Thus, it is not required to use buildings during the cold season. The light faรงade structure is magnified by recycled sail material applied as a flexible skin on the surface of the buildings. The concrete board slabs are sheathed by dacron fabric and left to naturally age during the season. Visualization of the natural changes of the facades is part of the metamorphosis of nature.



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Yachtclub LT Curonian lagoon

Recreation project in the nature VGTU 2007 | NO. 06


Visualization of the natural meadow and restaurant islands with the marina in the distance and the buildings illustrating sales.



Furniture instalation project JDA 2013 | NO. 07 Competition hand rendering JDA 2013 | NO. 08 Competition JDA 2012 | NO. 09 Europan 10 competition ABau office 2008 | NO. 10

Furniture instalation project JDA 2013 | NO. 07

Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur

Antoniuscollege Gouda

Student entrance furniture blocks

Technasium interior

Teachers entrance furniture blocks


Technasium interior

Sketch by Helga Snel

Interior renovation and furniture design realization project is done at Antonius College in Gouda. Rrenovation is combined with several teaching methods and disciplinary changes at existent school. In collaboration with the school board and thte subject teachers changes were applied for entrance halls, music department, creativity classrooms and recreational areas outside. The main design inspiration and aesthetical idea comes from the existing school wall subdivision grid that influences the cubistic geometrical compositions. The elements emerge as furniture blocks in the hallways for students to relax and communicate during the brakes.

Each element has a trash-bin, exposition stand and is leveled while positioned in the space to provide comfortable space. Similar elements are designed for music department and new creativity interdisciplinary spaces - technasiums. However, in these areas design elements are occupying wall and ceiling space creating interactive atmosphere and new surfaces for storing instruments and art production. My personal contribution into this project is combining workshop material preparation, design, visualization, building drawing preparation and color matching. Project is going to be finalised in October 2013.


Furniture instalation project JDA 2013 | NO. 07

Student entrance furniture block plan

Teachers entrance furniture block plan


Student entrance furniture sketch

Denktank section at Technasium

Guest reception element before and after reconstruction


Competition hand rendering JDA 2013 | NO. 08

Renovation at

Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur

Utrecht University campus

Main entrance view


Recreational space influx

Main hall view

Exterior Heidelberglaan 7

These are the freehand renderings of the interior renovation competition for Utrecht University campus building Heidelberglaan 7. The existing building was designed by Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur, so the renovation concep is extending the same idea of the light and cozy atmosphere for students. Additional to interior renovation proposal glassed faรงade is introduced for exterior changes.

New accents are bridges, open auditoria for public use and more green accents all around the common spaces. Different areas are connected together and refreshed by new colors, skylights, vegetation and light installations. Hand sketching rendering is illustrating the proposal in more abstract manner, more stressing on the sensual image of the new design rather than detailing.


Competition JDA 2012 | NO. 09

Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur

Haarlemmermeer Lyceum


Haarlermmerneer lyceum is situated in the new urban stripe called Zuidrand next to freshly designed building House of Sports. School curriculum is artistic, sport and nature science studies for mavo, havo and vwo secondary school and general secondary education students. The main design task is to distinguish different teaching clusters within the school and to combine them via main community space. According to this concept aula is the core element of the school where programs are stacked around forming canyon like terraced views.

At the same time, aula is projected to outside playground, where stepped tribunes are connecting inside to outside spaces. School shape is curved adding original vivid element into Zuidrand stripe. However, at the same time monolithic sculptural shape is based on very rigid and tectonic grid. This combination is illustrating the merge of science and arts within the school curriculum. Building design is based according to Frisse Scholen standards providing natural ventilation, heat accumulation and special work environment requirements.


Residential Quarter in Switzerland

Europan 10 competition ABau office 2008 | NO. 10

Europan 10 VIEW FROM THE CITY TERRACE We start from the smallest and most delicate space – an apartment terrace (I). These terraces are arranged in the plan proposal to create a space for the community (II). Smaller communities gather into bigger spatial clusters neighbourhood public space with public areas (III). The space starts to pulsate, change, and communicate differently every time one enters it. From building cell to body, people have inherently the ability to create new public spaces in the shared spaces and in the modified personal area. The main focus is on spaces between buildings, communities and neighbourhoods. The architectural concept is based on the fact that particular size of spaces can set various scenarios for the success or failure of the community life. While planning a socially healthy habitat it is of prime interest what is found in the vicinity of existing buildings. Architecture comes following spatial rules. The feeling of privacy is enhanced as one comes closer to the personal apartment.


Location: Montreux, Switzerland | Building area: | Program: Residence | Design: 2008 | Office: Andre Baldi. Architektura Urbanistika


Residential Quarter in Switzerland

Europan 10 competition ABau office 2008 | NO. 10


1. Private space is organized as to allow people to contact with neighbours or to keep their privacy. The utopian idea of dining all together in one garden would fit into the structure of space organization. 2. The community space serves as a friendly neighbourhood junction for common use. 3. Public functions are situated among the private cells but in an extravert orientation towards the street. They are pointed towards public spaces used for all district or even city use.

1. Site plan 2. Scheme of the borders 3. First floor plans 4. Section of the terraces

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Frames from animation presented for Image Motion and Exparience course, TU Delft 2012

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