• Wie aan de Nederlandse steden denkt, denkt allereerst aan de bekende historische steden in de Randstad, daarna misschien nog aan Groningen, Zwolle of Maastricht, maar niet veel mensen zullen de ‘Groeikernen’ of ‘Overloopsteden’, zoals Almere, Purmerend of Zoetermeer als echte steden beschouwen. Het zijn ook geen steden waar je als buitenstaander vaak zult komen.Toch valt […]
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  • Crimson Historians & Urbanists was invited to explore a future scenario for Schiphol Airport as part of an Urban Exploration commissioned by the Royal Schiphol Group. The purpose of this exploration was to collect input for the development of a master plan for the airport. Four other design firms of various signatures were asked to do […]
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  • In January 2022, Crimson Historians & Urbanists completed an area-oriented cultural-historical exploration with a transformation framework to the First Dutch Cement Industry factory site in Maastricht, commissioned by Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, the Cultural Heritage Agency, the Province of Limburg and the Municipality of Maastricht. The marl extraction and cement production on the factory site recently came to a definitive end, possibly opening up a new perspective for the site.
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  • Crimson Historians & Urbanists is door RED Company gevraagd een bouw- en cultuurhistorische analyse op te stellen voor de meelfabriek CO-OP, vandaag de dag in gebruik door graanverwerker Codrico. Het complex werd in 1952 opgeleverd naar een ontwerp van architect J.J.M. Vegter (1906-1982) en in 1966 uitgebreid met een silogebouw. Sinds 2014 hebben de oorspronkelijke […]
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  • For six years Crimson Architectural Historians and journalist/politician Felix Rottenberg have immersed themselves in Hoogvliet, the modernistically planned New Town in the harbour area of Rotterdam. Their mission was to transform this bland and boring borough into a vibrant urban area. While the biggest housing demolition project of the Netherlands was being carried out around them, they tried to respond to the challenges posed by Hoogvliet and by thousands of similar post-war towns and housing projects over the whole world.
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  • Our cities are increasingly defined by the dynamics of temporary inhabitants: expats, refugees, international students and migrant workers are moving in and out. How can cities better adapt to this phenomenon, that has always shaped and defined urban development but will even more do so in the future? A City of Comings and Goings is an international research and development project supported by EFL Foundation and BPD developers.
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Exhibitions
Book launch: ‘A City of Comings and Goings'
3 July 2019
July 11th 2019, 15:00
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A City of Comings and Goings at the Venice Architecture Biennale
1 June 2018
PRESS RELEASE - May 30th, 2018
Crimson Architectural Historians – Central Pavilion, room 9 – May 26th - November 25th, 2018
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Reads
Een onvoltooid project
7 December 2022Over de toekomst van onze GroeikernenMichelle Provoost
Wie aan de Nederlandse steden denkt, denkt allereerst aan de bekende historische steden in de Randstad, daarna misschien nog aan Groningen, Zwolle of Maastricht, maar niet veel mensen zullen de ‘Groeikernen’ of ‘Overloopsteden’, zoals Almere, Purmerend of Zoetermeer als echte steden beschouwen. Het zijn ook geen steden waar je als buitenstaander vaak zult komen.Toch valt […]
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Schiphol 2050
1 November 2022An Urban Exploration from a Cultural-Historical PerspectiveMarch 2022
‘De woningnood heeft Rotterdam overvallen’
23 April 2021Michelle Provoost architectuurhistoricusInterview door Tara Lewis voor NRC 25 maart 2021
Hoe corona ons laat zien wat we eigenlijk al wisten

5 July 2020article by Mike Emmerik
Interview in Trouw about lessons from the corona crisis.

5 July 2020Interview with Wouter Vanstiphout
BNSP 2020
18 February 2020lecture by Michelle Provoost / text by Mike Emmerik, Michelle Provoost, Wouter Vanstiphout
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Historical Research and Advice
Schiphol 2050
1 November 2022An Urban Exploration from a Cultural-Historical PerspectiveMarch 2022
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Fabriekscomplex Eerste Nederlandse Cement Industrie te Maastricht
2 February 2022Gebiedsgerichte cultuurhistorische verkenning met transformatiekaderMaastricht
Meelfabriek CO-OP
20 November 2020Bouw- en cultuurhistorische analyse en waardestellingRotterdam
Spaanse Polder
16 November 2020Cultuurhistorische Verkenning Rotterdam
Voormalige Kolonel Palmkazerne
20 July 2020Waardestellend onderzoekCrailo
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