Save the date: Rome 25 September

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Embassy of The Netherlands and NRBC organize networking event with Manifesta in Rome

We are pleased to announce that the Embassy of The Netherlands and the NRBC are organizing an evening in Rome with Manifesta on 25 September 2017.

Manifesta is a Dutch foundation that organizes a European Biennial of Contemporary Art and changes its location every two years (see manifesta.org). Manifesta 12 will be held from 16 June until 4 November 2018 in Palermo. The City of Palermo was selected by Manifesta because it represents two important themes that identify contemporary Europe: migration and climate changes and how these themes impact the European cities.

Only members who have paid their 2017 membership will be allowed to attend.

More information will follow.

 

 

 

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Salviamo La Barcaccia – inauguration Fontana delle Api in Rome

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Last Friday, 9 June, Association Salviamo La Barcaccia, of which NRBC members Angela Mannaerts and Claudia de Regt are board members, consigned the beloved Bee fountain (Fontana delle Api), designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and located at the corner of Piazza Barberini and Via Veneto, to the City of Rome, after a restoration of approximately two months.

This gesture would not have been possible without the help of the Dutch company Koninklijke Woudenberg and its subsidiary Meesters in, that sponsored the restoration together with Salviamo La Barcaccia and worked together with the local company CBC to produce this fantastic result. All this under the technical guidance and coordination of another NRBC member, Ing. Leonardo Delle Chiaie, who acted as Clerk of Works (Direttore dei Lavori). The legal work was performed by Angela Mannaerts and some of her colleagues, including NRBC members Romina Protto and Ilaria Giuliani.

The speakers at the inauguration ceremony where the Vice Mayor and Councilor for Cultural Affairs, Luca Bergamo; Councilor of Cultural Affairs for the historic center, Cinzia Guido; Superintendent of Rome’s monuments, Claudio Parisi Presicce; the Dutch Ambassador, Joep Wijnands; Louis Camps, Managing Director of Koninklijke Woudenberg; and Angela Mannaerts, President of Salviamo la Barcaccia.

At the end of the ceremony, Koninklijke Woudenberg invited the numerous spectators, in collaboration with Eataly, to a toast, combined with wonderful slow food hamburgers, at the l’Hamburgheria of Eataly, located next to the fountain.

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NRBC Florence 23 May 2017 – ‘Sneak Peek Hard Hat Tour’ The Student Hotel Florence.

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Last Tuesday May 23rd, members of the NRBC were invited for the ‘Sneak Peek Hard Hat Tour’ through The Student Hotel, to be opened this autumn in Florence.

Later this year, infact, The Student Hotel will be unveiling a seriously cool project: a game-changing hotel and co-living hybrid, with 370 hotel rooms for business and leisure travelers, expats, global nomads and students, complete with an in-house gym, rooftop pool, co-working spaces, bar-restaurant, and much more.
With nine hotels built, eight under construction, and 41 to be open by 2021 The Student Hotel aims to be the world’s largest Complete Connected Community for co-living and co-working. Florence is the first opening of this amazing concept in Italy. More Italian cities will follow in the next future, such as Rome, Bologna and Torino.

Before the start of the Hard Hat Tour, an interesting presentation on the concept was given by Frank Uffen (Director of Partnerships, The Student Hotel) and Marc Sampietro (Regional Operations Director TSH Italy). Pre-tour drinks and bites were perfectly organized by NRBC member Miriam Welsing and her team of the company MIRacoli.

MIRacoli has for this occasion managed to use a private courtyard within walking distance of The Student Hotel, transformed into a colorful reception area, entirely in the colors of TSH.

After the delicious drinks and bites, guests in small groups were personally guided by the staff of TSH to and through the impressive complex under construction of the ‘Palazzo del Sonno’ in Viale Spartaco Lavagnini, including a roof top swimming pool with a breath-taking view on Florence and the surrounding hills.

The Student Hotel in Florence will open its first student rooms this autumn, while the official opening of the entire building is planned for spring 2018.

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Rome 22 May 2017 – how innovative real estate projects can requalify an urban area and stimulate the local economy

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On May 22, 2017, the NRBC Netherlands Roman Business Club, organized, in close collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Rome, a very interesting and successful networking evening at the residence of his Excellency, Ambassador Joep Wijnands.

The topic of the evening was be how innovative real estate projects can requalify an urban area and stimulate the local economy.

We are honored that we had the following important speakers among us:

– Frank Uffen, Director of Partnerships of The Student Hotel (TSH). TSH is currently the most active Dutch real estate developer in Italy. Mr. Uffen illustrated us shortly how concepts like TSH (hybrid hotel/student residence) can stimulate the economy in a city district. The Student Hotel is currently working on new locations in Bologna, Florence and Rome.

– Carlo De Vito, President of FS Sistemi Urbani (the real estate company of the Italian railways). Mr. De Vito showed us redevelopment proposals of the seven “railway areas” in downtown Milan from various international architecture firms, including Mecanoo, a well-known Dutch architecture firm based in Delft, the Netherlands.

 Alessandro Belli, Head of Tourism Real Estate of CDP Investimenti SGR S.p.A. Mr. Belli presented briefly the role of his fund management company (which is owned by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA, ACRI and ABI) as a potential partner for (i) the Italian public administrations (in order to boost tourism by investing in infrastructure), (ii) hotel management companies (to support growth through the separation of Opco’s/Propco’s and to favor new openings), and (iii) institutional investors (to jointly invest in tourism real estate).

– Paolo Desideri, partner of the architectural firm ABDR. Prof. Paolo Desideri shared three innovative projects realized by his firm in Italy, among which the new high-speed railway station of Rome Tiburtina. NRBC member Gijs Pyckevet, who works at ABDR, has actively participated in the design of this project.

– Adolfo F.L. Baratta, Associate Professor in Architecture Technology, Department of Architecture of the Roma Tre University. Prof. Baratta gave us a brief overview of the development of the Erasmus program in numbers of students moving within Europe in relation to student housing available in the various European cities and the Italian legal framework for the (co)financing of student residences.

Slides of the speakers’ presentations can be requested by sending an e-mail to: info@nrbc.it

The NRBC thanks Ambassador Wijnands and his wife Carmen for their hospitality and having contributed in a major manner to a very successful and wonderful evening at their residence in Rome.

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Rome 22 May – how innovative real estate projects can requalify an urban area & stimulate the local economy

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We are very pleased to announce that the next NRBC evening will take place on May 22th. 

The topic of the evening will be how innovative real estate projects can requalify an urban area and stimulate the local economy.

We are honored to have the following important speakers among us:

– Felix Hillen, Managing Director of The Student Hotel (TSH)  and Frank Uffen, Director of Partnerships of TSH. TSH is currently the most active Dutch real estate developer in Italy. Messrs. Hillen and Uffen will illustrate us shortly the TSH concept.

– Carlo De Vito, President of FS Sistemi Urbani (the real estate branch of the Italian railways).

Alessandro Belli, Head of Tourism Real Estate of CDP Investimenti SGR S.p.A.

– Paolo Desideri, partner of the architectural firm ABDR.

Please note that this NRBC evening is a closed event which is only accessible for members and that available places are limited.
If you would like to participate, for more details please send an RSVP to: info@nrcb.it
We look forward to seeing you next week in Rome!

 

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BiciRoma – Orange cycling festival in Rome

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At the end of the annual BiciRoma cycling festival in Rome, from Friday May 5th to Sunday, May 7th, on Sunday the Orange Cycle Tour (La Pedalata Arancione) will start again at Piazza del Popolo, in collaboration with the Dutch embassy.

Participation is free, no registration is required.

For € 10 you get a kit with backpack, t-shirt, bandana, roadmap and pencil, and a refreshment on the go. Order online kits and see cycling routes here.

Program:
9:00 pm: gathering and cornetto party. Eventually pick up kit.
9.15 pm: Speeches by, among others, Ambassador Joep Wijnands
9.45: departure

When: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 09:00
Where: Piazza del Popolo, Rome

Source: www.nederlandersinrome.net

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NRBC Evening Rome with The Student Hotel

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We are very pleased to announce that the next NRBC evening will take place on May 22th.

This evening, the top management of The Student Hotel, currently the most active Dutch developer in Italy, will illustrate us shortly how concepts like TSH,  can stimulate the economy in a city district. We also plan to invite Italians to speak about urban development projects in Italy. More information will follow.

Please note that this NRBC evening is a closed event which is only accessible for members.

 

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Member Gunneman GIS & Geomatics is hiring!

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Member Jochgem Gunneman is opening a Rome office of Gunneman GIS & Geomatics shortly!

Gunneman GIS & Geomatics focuses on the development of geo-applications (on-card-based applications) and serves its Dutch clients preferably from Rome. The company has won a tender together with another Dutch company (Nieuwland). Not only does this mean that a long-cherished dream is coming true, but also that employees from Rome will be hired.

Gunneman GIS & Geomatics is urgently looking for companies that offer payroll services. In any case, we intend to outsource our payroll administration. Do you know a company with which you had good experiences and which you would recommend? Or do you have golden tips about keeping working with Italian personnel? If so, then send an e-mail to jochgem@gunneman-geo.nl .

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News from Tessa Vrijmoed of Beyond the Colosseum (in Dutch language)

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Published on 05 March 2017 on You Tube

Het Colosseum voorbij: lezingen voor scholieren op locatie in Rome

Als classica verhuisde Tessa Vrijmoed in 2008 naar Rome. Destijds was ze pas afgestudeerd en trok haar het ‘nieuwe en spannende’ van het buitenland aan. Ook uw leerlingen staan op het punt een belangrijke keuze te maken: wat gaan zij doen na hun diploma?

In een interactieve lezing vertelt Tessa hoe het is om als twintigjarige je vaderland achter je te laten en zonder enig contact een nieuw leven op te bouwen. Het actuele leven in Rome fascineert haar nog iedere dag: ze beschrijft het in haar columns op www.beyondthecolosseum.com en meerdere keren per week op haar nieuwsplatform Beyond the Colosseum.
Wat doet een Romein als hij twee mensen op straat ziet zoenen? Waar komt het nonchalante gedrag van werknemers in de publieke sector vandaan? Is Marcello Mastroianni’s filosofische opmerking voor de Trevifontein in La Dolce Vita nog altijd actueel? Waar moet je op je volgende bezoek naar Rome absoluut naartoe?

Dat zijn zomaar wat vragen die aan bod zouden kunnen komen tijdens haar presentatie. De leerlingen zullen niet alleen maar hoeven luisteren. Ze worden aan het denken gezet door typisch Romeinse situaties en ze leren wat romanesco, het Romeinse dialect waarin het Latijn soms nog duidelijker zichtbaar is dan in het Italiaans.

Hebt u interesse in een dergelijk programma als u straks met uw leerlingen in Rome bent? Neem dan contact met Tessa Vrijmoed op voor meer informatie omtrent tarieven en reservering: info@beyondthecolosseum

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