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Danish-Dutch brick architecture wins in Delft


The competition to design a new archive building for the Dutch city of Delft was won by a joint proposal by Gottlieb Paludan Architects (DK) and Wingender Hovenier Architecten (NL). The building houses archive collections, a café, public study rooms and offices for the employees of the archive and its partners.

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Unsentimental brickwork


The non-bearing brick-faced façade wall has prevailed and today we miss the structural logic that helped give the masonry of the past its rich expression. By following the structural rules of the brick-faced façade – can we give the masonry of today a richness in expression that can match the past? For Gottlieb Paludan Architects, this is a central, professional challenge.