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FABRIC. Architecture. Urbanism. Regional Strategies.

FABRIC is a knowledge intensive design practice, which is conducted by Eric Frijters and Olv Klijn. Their involvement in architecture, urbanism and research results in FABRICations, which appear in a large variety of media ranging from actual buildings to visual representations and written texts.

FABRIC concerns testing. Thinking while doing rings our motto, whereas a hands-on approach ultimately leads to knowledge based designs. Our aim is to challenge our clients into a joint adventure. The goal is to find innovative solutions during a common process in which the client is seen as a partner in the project.

In each project FABRIC largely invests in research to expand the available knowledge. We believe that this is necessary to widen the amount of possible solutions. To make sure that this is also the most accurate knowledge FABRIC regularly forms alliances with other offices.

FABRIC won the Prix the Rome 2010 for architecture, which is the most prestigious prize for young architects in the Netherlands that is awarded once in four years.

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Infra magazine publishes on Urban Metabolism

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The map FABRIC made for IABR-2014 Projectatelier Rotterdam on a new Metabolism for Rotterdam is featured in the december 2014 issue of Infra.

Read the spread here or go the website of Infra Magazine.

Trylletromler on cover of Landscape Design

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FABRIC’s Trylletromler is featured on the front cover of the 2014 special issue ‘Flexible Design – Temporary Landscape’ of the Chinese magazine Landscape Design.

Preliminary design for EEN finished

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FABRIC, STUDIO1:1 and LOLA Landscape Architects finished the Preliminary Design for the Ecological Energy Network pilot. In a 100+ page hardcover book the EEN concept is developed further and tested on a site in the city of Eindhoven.

The PD is made with financial support of TenneT, the national electricity transmission system operator of the Netherlands. It serves as a document for feedback from the stakeholders already involved in the EEN project and as a toolbox for a dialogue with local stakeholders and initiatives.

For more information on the Ecological Energy Network and Pilot EEN, go to www.EcologischEnergieNetwerk.nl

Green Cities in Tbilisi, Georgia

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Bas Driessen of FABRIC was invited by the Dutch Embassy to present the IABR Urban Metabolism project today at the Green Cities conference in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Although Rotterdam and Tbilisi are two worlds apart, the flow approach could help Tbilisi to become a more sustainable and green city.

Arcam Fietslab meets with Copenhagenize

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On the second workshop day of the Arcam Fietslab, the team of Dutch urbanism and mobility experts met with Clotilde Imbert and Meredith Glaser, bicycle experts from Copenhagenize, to discuss future solutions for cycling infrastructure in Amsterdam.

FABRIC featured twice in Hitte in de Delta publication

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Architectuur Lokaal has published a magazine at the event of the Hitte in de Delta manifestation. It is available through the Hitte in de Delta website.

FABRIC’s Heathub concept is featured with a full spread. The Ecological Energy Network, developed together with Studio1:1 and Lola Landscape Architects is featured as one of Government Advisor for Landscape Rients Dijkstra’s ‘Young Innovator’ projects.

 

Hitte in de Delta

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This Friday FABRIC will present two of its design concepts at the Hitte in de Delta (‘Heat in the Delta’) manifestation at Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam: the Heathub and the Ecologisch Energy Network.

Hitte in de Delta is the sixth edition of the national event for and about (public) commissioning and design, which Architectuur Lokaal traditionnally organizes every four years in the year of the municipal elections. Directors, designers, research institutes, government officials, developers and corporations in the vanguard share their innovative ideas with fellow aldermen, councilors, deputies, dike wardens and all others involved in commissioning and design in the Netherlands.

Eric Frijters will speak at 12:45 at the Grote Zaal. Olv Klijn will present between 10:15 and 14:00 at the Tuinzaal. For more information go to the Hitte in de Delta website

Arcam Fietslab in December

How will Amsterdam’s inner city streets look when the flexible character of cyclists becomes the base of spatial design? In order to find answers to this question a group of designers led by FABRIC will meet at Arcam Architecture Center Amsterdam.

Arcam wants to discuss the results of the design sessions with politicians, designers and the public in expectation that they will be inspired to face similar questions in the future with an open mind.

This ‘Fietslab’ is a sequel to the I Bike Amsterdam workshop of Summer School Thinking City Amsterdam 2014 and is made possible by Stadsregio and the City of Amsterdam.

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For more information go to the Arcam website

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FABRIC presents Heathub design at Let’s Gro Festival

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This Friday FABRIC will present it’s design for a Heathub on the Zernike Science Campus at the Let’s Gro festival in Groningen. Come to the Spiegeltent on Waagplein at 15:30!

See for more information and the festival timetable at the Let’s Gro website
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FABRIC curates IABR workshop in Albania

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Sitting next to Minister of Urban Development and Tourism Mrs. Eglatina Gjermeni, who is about to make her opening statement at ‘the Metabolism of Albania’ of which .FABRIC is workshop curator.