12.14 Shift presents two temporary squares for Almere Buiten

Shift, in collaboration with Plan B, presents the results of their spatial and programmatic strategy to revitalize the centre of Almere Buiten, in the presence of the municipality, alderman Henk Mulder and representatives of Almere Buiten. The research within the framework of ‘Oog voor de buurt’, is commissioned by the Chief Government Architect and the specific assignments were formulated by the International New Town Institute.


11.14 Museum square Limburg published in national newspapers

We are proud to see our design for Museum square Limburg covered in the two leading Dutch newspapers NRC and the Volkskrant.

10.14 Museum square Limburg breaks ground

The construction work for Museum square Limburg has started! The first sheet pile walls are set in to place and the contours of the underground building volume start to emerge. For a real time update of the building site, please check the building site webcam via the following link.


06.14 Shift presents plans for Beach City for the Hague

Shift has presented their research for a beach city for the Hague city during a first meeting organized by the municipality. The city is looking for new ways to revitalize the beach along the harbor of the Hague, and has asked Shift to develop a design strategy that transforms the current sports beach into a ‘beach city’, a vibrant area with several accommodations that will activate the beach year round.

Shifts research seeks to inspire the existing and new stakeholders of the area and will function as one of the starting points for future plans of the area.

05.14 Shift contributes to the IABR 2014 ‘Urban by Nature’

With their research ‘High Tech Indoor Farming for the city’ Shift has made a contribution to the main exhibition of the 2014 International Biennale of Rotterdam. This year’s Biennale questions the relation between city and nature. Shift’s contribution investigates the potential of the new indoor farming technology developed by the Dutch indoor farming pioneers of Plantlab and proposes new architectural and urban typologies for indoor city farm typologies.


03.14 Shift contributes to vision document for Sport Axis Amsterdam

Shift has developed several design scenarios for the Atlas of the Sport Axis of Amsterdam. The Sport Axis is an initiative of the municipality of Amsterdam that transforms the area between the Amsterdam Forest and the Olympic Stadium into a conglomeration of high end sport facilities combined with sport themed public space for both visitors and inhabitants.

The Atlas has been well received by the aldermen of the city, guaranteeing the commitment of the municipality to this project for the coming years.


02.14 Province of Limburg gives green light for Museum square Limburg

The province of Limburg has approved the plans for Museum square Limburg and signed for a 14 million euro subsidy of the project.

The existing science museum Continium will be extended with two new visitor attractions: a Red Dot Design Lab and an Earth Lab. Museum square Limburg will bring together the worlds of technique, science, design and the world itself, into an interactive visitor experience for the Parkstad Limburg region and beyond.

During the festive event to celebrate the green light, a large scale model of Shift’s design for Museum square Limburg was revealed by the mayor of Kerkrade Jos Son, the director of the museum Hans Gubbels and the deputy of the province Noël Lebens.

The project is planned to break ground end of 2014. End of 2015 the new museum is envisioned to open its doors for the public.

01.14 Shift + Point Supreme selected for open call Flamish Government Architect

Shift, in collaboration with Point Supreme Architects, has been invited by the Flamish Government Architect to participate in the competition for the design of a Park & Ride facility for 550 cars for the city of Ghent, Belgium.

Apart from Shift-Point Supreme, 4 other teams have been selected out of 94 competitors to present their plans to the municipality of Ghent in June 2014.