Design of a work environment is about much more than implementing activity based working or the translation of a program into a clever layout. It is about much more than a profound understanding of materialisation and detail and it is… >>
Last week one of our Young Professionals and her mentor shared their experience with the Dutch BEP (Professional Traineeship *) at the faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology.   Vera Vorderegger graduated from TU Delft in 2015 and entered… >>
From upcoming architects to established design studios, the Pi collection caught the imagination of many in the enthusiastic crowd who came to test and discuss the collection of chairs designed by FOKlab for Finnish manufacturer Piiroinen. Last week a large… >>
On January 30th, the team of Fokkema & Partners Architecten celebrated the festive opening of the European head office, located at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. President Yozo Shimano from Japan traditionally opened the new state-of-the-art office building that… >>
Fokkema & Partners made a respectful design to radically transform the 2.600 m2 office of real estate company Newomij in Naarden into a modern, sustainable and energy efficient building. The introvert cellular office floors have been opened up and visually… >>
On February 16th the Pi Collection will pop-up at the Lensvelt showroom in Amsterdam!   The Pi Collection is developed by FOK lab: the research- and design platform, powered by Fokkema & Partners Architecten. Piiroinen and FOKlab were able to… >>
Diederik Fokkema, Laura Atsma, Marieke van Schaaijk, Anita Smeets, Anne de Bruijn, Anne Marie Boon, Bart Semplonius, Bénine Dekker, Bonnie Schaafsma, Cheyenne Hensgens, Dirk Zwaan, Erik Dral, Erik Wolsky, Estelle Batist, Evie Nagelkerke, Gina Nieboer, Helga Boks, Karin Jansen, Lennart… >>
Two years after opening its doors, the Edge in Amsterdam does not cease to amaze her users and visitors from around the world. They take special interest in the innovative and high tech environment integrating sustainable solutions into a great… >>
This week the team of Fokkema & Partners celebrated the opening of the Stadhuis Campus in Tiel, together with its three users: the Municipality of Tiel, Werkzaak Rivierenland and UWV.   Two monumental buildings and the city hall, situated around… >>
The Netherlands' Central Government Real Estate Agency has awarded the contract for the renovation of Mandemaat 3 in Assen to BAM Bouw en Techniek, who partnered with Fokkema & Partners Architecten for the winning design. The Mandemaat 3 Design &… >>
It has been eighty years since the Apollo House was built to house the social welfare administration offices. Thanks to the - at that time innovatory - steel construction it reaches a height of 40 meters. The slender construction is… >>
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In August of 2016 the new detention centre JC Zaanstad was opened. The facility is designed to host over 1.000 inmates, including 125 persons in a penitentiary psychiatric centre. Most of the 676 cells are a multi-user type cell. The… >>
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Located next to the iconic Rotterdam Central station, the new Robeco Office finds itself at the heart of the city. International asset manager Robeco has settled in the first seven floors of FIRST, occupying the entire block underneath the tower,… >>
FOKlab - our research and design platform - developed a collection of chairs for Piiroinen. This week at Orgatec we present the “Pi Collection” designed by Diederik Fokkema. It is the result of the ambitious teamwork between Foklab and the… >>
Fokkema & Partners is proud to announce, that the office is selected for the renovation and complete interior design of the NS (Dutch Railways) office at the Laan van Puntenburg in Utrecht. Together with project-partner Arcadis, Fokkema & Partners will transform the 30.000… >>
Smurfit Kappa, one of the market leaders in the field of cardboard packaging materials, has opened its new European headquarters in The base, the multi-tenant building at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The European Headquarters comprises approximately 1000m2 of floor space… >>
Last week the new university laboratory building OI2  was opened by city councilor and deputy mayor of Amsterdam, Kajsa Ollongren. The OI2 lab is a building for 850 scientists and master students working on Human Life Sciences. Fokkema & Partners… >>
Robust and elegant go hand in hand in FIRST.   In May 2016 the law firm NautaDutilh moved to a new office in the high rise of FIRST Rotterdam. The new building opposite Rotterdam central station tops out at 130… >>
Last week the construction of Werkzaak Rivierenland officially started. Fokkema en Partners designed the new addition of 1000m2 and the renovation of the sheltered workshops building. The new addition accommodates office space and a restaurant. The design for the facade… >>
The grand opening of the new Stibbe office at the Zuidas in Amsterdam was an exceptional, festive occasion, enlivened with music of the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest in the central atrium. After a sparkling speech of Amsterdam’s mayor Eberhart van der… >>
His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander has opened the new 'Justitieel Complex Zaanstad' (detention centre). He was accompanied by State Secretary for Safety and Justice Mr. Dijkhoff. The interior is designed by Fokkema & Partners. The 68.000 m2 building, designed by EGM Architecten, contains… >>
After the Department of Agriculture moved out of their office building at the Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië, the owner Van Wilsum Vastgoedbeheer was left with a typical nineties office building with cellular office layout plans, outdated installations and poor energy… >>
Fokkema & Partners Architecten is proud to announce the finalised interior design of Shimano's new HQ on Eindhoven's High Tech Campus just three months after winning the pitch. The Japanese multinational is a market leader in the development and production… >>
On June the 20th the new building of Stibbe, one of the renowned Dutch law firms,  opened its doors at the Zuidas in Amsterdam.   Fokkema & Partners is proud to grant a sneak preview of the acoustic panels designed… >>