Archive for 2014

Reading Drents Museum Assen


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Delegation Leeuwarden visits Liyang


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Press conference Elfstedenhal

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Chinese projects under construction

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Hans Achterbosch just came back from hist last visit of Liyang in China. The steel frames of the houses are being constructed now. The infrastructure has already been completed. Everything as being planned! In about a couple of months all the treehouses are ready. Afterwards the construction of the Spa and Clubhouse will start.

Realisation Thialf goes to Ballast Nedam

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GEAR heeft in het Friese consortium met Jorritsma Bouw en Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma de uitspraak van de rechtbank inzake de aanbesteding van Thialf met gemengde gevoelens ontvangen. Ondanks dat heeft zij besloten niet in hoger beroep te gaan. De lagere prijs, het ambitieuze ontwerp en het onderscheidende duurzaamheidconcept heeft niet het resultaat geleverd waar het consortium op hoopte. Het vonnis heeft dit niet doen veranderen. Daar legt het consortium zich nu bij neer. Ze wenst Thialf en Ballast Nedam succes met de realisatie van het project en zal zich nu richten op andere kansen.

Start project Nieuwe Schrans

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Bouwbedrijf Lont has made a start with the construction of 15 dwellings with 22 parking lots at the Murandstraat-location in Leeuwarden. Bouwbedrijf Lont is the developer and constructor of this project, which smoothly fits into the urban context of ‘Huizum- West’. Specific style-characteristics from the beginning of the 20th century are re-used in a contemporary way, which unpretentiously fits this project esthetically into this little neighbourhood.

Wooden bridge publication in Swedish Trä


Our wooden bridges are well known in Sweden now they have published the project in the glossy Trä. We’re proud of it of course! To read the whole piece you can also visit the Trä website.

AchterboschZantman footvolley tournament

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AchterboschZantman was the main sponsor of the very succesful ‘Achterboschzantman International Footvolley Tournament’ in Groningen. Footvolley is a very spectacular sport which has its origins in Brasil. The upcoming sport is played in the whole world nowadays.  32 teams from all over the world we’re battling this weekend. Bart Zantman plays in the first Dutch team. Together with  Martijn ten Duis they won the tournament last year. This year they lost the semi-final against Spain. It was very close, but at the end Holland 1 became third when beating Italy 1. Winner of the biggest indoor footvolley tournament of Europe was Spain after beating Brasil in the finals. More information you can get here:

In the middle of trees


On January the 2nd Hans Achterbosch visited the building area at Garden Valley resort in Liyang. Here the treehouses will be built soon. A mockup of the path to the treehouses has totally been constructed in bamboo. Walkig here gives you the right feeling, exactly which we had in mind during the design process of this project: It’s like sitting in a treehouse, with a maximum of privacy in the middle of trees and at the right time having a panoramic view of the whole valley! The treehouses will rise up at the same spot as where you can see the bamboo terrace now. This will be the ideal place for having a bath or massage. This summer the houses will be completed. It’s getting fast, we can’t wait to visit Liyang again in February!