Autumn visit to Waalfont Nijmegen

Construction update: Waalfront Nijmegen. The contours of the pentagonal apartment buildings are clearly visible now. Due to their position in Park Fort Krayenhoff, the three pavilions will offer an unobstructed view of the greenery and the river Waal when finalized!

Designed for BPD Gebiedsontwikkeling, built by Trebbe, landscape design by Martien van Osch.


We’re looking for 2 (Dutch speaking) new team members!

Ter uitbreiding van ons team zijn we op zoek naar een BIM Modelleur en Expert Duurzaamheid. Bekijk de vacatures voor meer informatie en misschien doen we binnenkort wel een kopje koffie samen!


Nieuwsgierig naar het team? Bekijk onze team-pagina > 


Orange Architects appointed coordinating architect of Colosseumweg in Feyenoord City

Development consortium OCFC, made up of Heijmans and AM, has appointed Orange Architects as coordinating architect for the Colosseumweg site in Feyenoord City in Rotterdam-Zuid.

The site is part of the Feyenoord City area development – the masterplan for which has been drawn up by OMA and LOLA – and together with Imagine and Rosestraat site (on the other side of the viaduct), the Colosseumweg site forms the entrance to the new city district of the same name.

The Colosseumweg site connects the Hillesluis neighbourhood to the developments along the bank of the Nieuwe Maas. The project consists of about 70,000 square metres of residential, residential care and mixed-use programme, and will be elaborated over the coming years in collaboration with OCFC, Stigam, the Municipality of Rotterdam, Flux landscape Architects and one or two participating architects.

Orange Architects has started work on the first concepts and structure studies, which will be completed by the end of this year. A start will then be made on the Preliminary Design of buildings and outdoor spaces.


Holiday Home ARC21 Detail Award – Finalist!

The word is out! Holiday Home is one of the final nominees for an ARC21 Detail Award.

A couple of weeks ago we welcomed Marlies Rohmer and her panel of judges to Texel for a tour – showing how we allowed the interior to be transformed, experiencing the extension of the spaces and other hidden (and visible) functions of the tiny home. Thanks to the judges for the kind words, the nomination and of course taking the time to travel all the way to Texel. Next to that we would like to congratulate Ronald Janssen, Studio Nauta and De Zwarte Hond for being nominated as well.

Constructed by Cor Koper Bouwbedrijf, photographed by Sebastian van Damme and designed by Orange Architects.


New work: NUVO Business Park, Kyiv

A new adventure: Kovalska invited Orange Architects to come to Kiev this week – together with our colleagues from MVRDV – for a design workshop of the 2nd and 3rd phase of the NUVO Business Park complex. Many thanks for the invitation and good luck to all!

Stay tuned for updates on the project.


Recently completed: THE LINE

Like a moored cruise ship, The Line fronts onto the IJ waterway in the Overhoeks district of Amsterdam. Sitting on private verandas behind the refined grid that wraps the building like a veil, residents enjoy views of the water just in front of them and of the city centre. The verandas are real outdoor rooms, their ceiling design making them feel like an extension of the interior space.

Read more ánd check out all amazing photo’s of the project >


Orange Architects goes Torino

As some might have already noticed, this Friday we were not at our desks – but on a search for inspiring projects in Torino. And did we succeed! It only took us 4 days and 27 bikes, but we managed to visit  34 (!!) projects. Take a look at our Instagram for a small impression of the trip.


PTT Binnenrotte nominated for a Brick Award

PTT Binnenrotte – the transformation of the former PTT building in the heart of Rotterdam – was just annouched as one of the final nominees for a Brick Award 22. We’re nominated in the cathegory Living together – multi-family houses: innovative residential solutions taking into account the trends & challenges of urbanisation.

Winners will be presented at the Brick Award 22 ceremony in June 2022. Fingers crossed!

Find out more about the project. 


First day of construction at Floating Gardens

A new phase for Floating Gardens! As of today construction at the former SITA-site has started.

With this project, we are creating a place where pioneers can actively contribute to the development of their neighbourhood. A place that highlights the contrast between small scale communities and big city living while bringing them together. A place that combines an abundance of greenery with living in a dynamic city. With the transformation of the area, Sloterdijk changes from an office district into a mixed-use district.

Read more on the project. 


We’re looking for a junior architect!

Are you passionate about design, love to make presentations, have consultations and produce architectural drawings? Make sure to apply for our junior architect job opening.

Our perfect candidate has the following profile:

  • educated as an architect;
  • minimum 1 to 2 years work experience, preferably with Dutch housing projects;
  • good designer; both conceptually and architecturally strong;
  • excellent skills of Archicad (BIM), with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of practical experience;
  • attention to detail;
  • independent, proactive and accurate;
  • (basic) knowledge of Dutch architectural regulations;
  • good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign;
  • fluent with the English language (speaking and writing);
  • available on short term.

Check out the full vacancy. 


Update The Bow – Going into a new phase

As of today construction has started at The Bow in Amsterdam Overhoeks! The Bow is the second residential building designed by Orange Architects in this new district in Amsterdam-Noord – the first being the nearly finished The Line. We can’t wait to see yet another project arise.

Find out more about the project.

Team The Bow: Amvest, DGMR, dioCON ingenieurs, Kondor Wessels Amsterdam bv, Mabutec and Rienks Bouwmanagement.


KAAP Amsterdam up for sale

The first two KAAP blocks are up for sale! Horn, one of the two luxury apartment buildings we designed on the northern bank of the IJ, and Coast (by Powerhouse Company) are on the market of this week. With the design of the two buildings we tried to pay tribute to both the industrial past of the area, and to new opportunities that come with the explicit landmark position of the towers within the future development of the area.

As in love with the area and project as we are? Make sure to register before July 19, 10:00.

Want to know more about the project? Check all ins and outs here.



Floating Gardens Architizer A+Award winner!

With entries from over 100 countries, we’re proud to say that Floating Gardens was selected as Jury Winner in this year’s Architizer A+Awards!

Special thanks to everybody who took the time to vote and of course team Floating Gardens: Rowin Petersma, Synchroon, Felixx Landscape Architects, IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Merosch, M+P, BK ingenieurs, Root B.V., Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs en Zonen B.V. and CBRE Global Investors Netherlands.

Read all about the project.


Jeroen Schipper supervisor Amsterdam Overamstel

We are proud to announce that the City of Amsterdam has appointed Jeroen Schipper as urban and architectural supervisor of the Overamstel project area as of June 1.

Over the coming decade this part of Amsterdam, just south of the River Amstel, will continue to evolve from a peripheral working area into a metropolitan district with a mixture of living and working. Proposing and strengthening sustainable and spatial quality – while also embracing the existing highly diverse identity of the area – is one of the spearheads that Jeroen will focus on as supervisor.

“As the density of this metropolitan area increases, my goal is to shape the changes within the resulting dynamism and, at the same time, preserve the specific and multiform character of Overamstel for the future, allowing a unique, sustainably beautiful and well-functioning city district to flourish.”

Jeroen will carry out his duties as supervisor alongside his work as architect-partner with Orange Architects. Both parties have expressed the intention to ensure the lasting involvement of the supervisor in the development of Overamstel.


Come and check our office on Saturday, June 26

Orange Architects opens it’s doors on Saturday June 26 for the Rotterdam Architectuur Month Open Office day. Be quick to get your time slot for the tour.

Our office is located in the centre of the world port city of Rotterdam. Traditionally a city of national and international trade, a city with residents from around the globe. This is our home, and we share with Rotterdam the identity of our company: creative, ‘hands-on’, proactive and international.

See you Saturday!


Orange talks sustainability for Rotterdam Architectuur Maand ’21

For Rotterdam Architectuur Maand Orange Architects Julija, Dirk & Kapilan are sharing ánd opening a dialogue about our sustainable mission: WORLD | WE | VALUE. Make sure to join our (free) online talk on Thursday the 24th at 17:00.

Discover how we integrate sustainability into our projects and the tools we use to implement it in our designs. Learn more about specific sustainable materials we applied in various projects in Rotterdam and Amsterdam – and more about our vision and focus on innovation.

Let’s create a better living environment together!


Not one but TWO of our projects are finalists in the Architizer A+Awards

This is so cool! ZOHO ánd Floating Gardens are selected as finalists in the Architizer A+Awards. Support us – and all of our partners – by voting. We’ll explain how:

  • Go to the Architizer A+Awards website
  • Sign in & search for the right category
  • Vote for ZOHO in the category Unbuilt Masterplan
  • Vote for Floating Gardens in the category Unbuilt – Multi-Unit Housing (L >10 Floors)

Thank you so much! We’ll be here with our fingers crossed…

Team ZOHO: Orange Architects, Echo Urban Design, More Architecture, Studio Nauta, MoederscheimMoonen Architects, Stebru and Leyten
Team Floating Gardens: Orange Architects, Rowin Petersma, Synchroon and Felixx Landscape Architects


We are hiring!

Do you share with us the Rotterdam identity of our company? Are you creative, ‘hands-on’, proactive and international? We are looking forward to meet you! Currently we look for a:

Medior architect (Fluent in the Dutch and English language)

Junior architect (Fluent in the English language)

Intern (Fluent in the English language, minimum period for 6 months)



Welcome to the Zomerhofkwartier! During the ON AIR: ZoHo lecture you will be introduced to this creative and diverse area that is enclosed by the Hofplein and the RCD on one side and the Agniesbuurt on the north side. Esther Heemskerk (municipality of Rotterdam) explains why it is especially important in this area to make connections between the different city districts. Robbert Jan van der Veen, partner and urban planner at ECHO Urban Design, discusses the different principles underlying the design of the neighbourhood: how do you preserve and enhance the specific qualities of a neighbourhood that is known for its diverse inhabitants and users? Finally, Patrick Meijers (Orange Architects) discusses the architecture and the different residential typologies of the new ZoHo.

The broadcast can be followed on Thursday 3 June at 12:00 PM via the AIR YouTube channel and Facebook.


Orange Architects x Rotterdam Architectuur Maand ‘21

Orange Architects will join the Rotterdam Architecture Month 2021! During the whole month of June you can discover the undercurrent and experience how architects work and think about the city of tomorrow by means of scale models, drawings and installations. Orange Architects will contribute to this in various events throughout the month.

To start off, the month will be opened on the 2nd of June (this Wednesday) with a live talkshow from the festival heart in the garage underneath the Kruisplein. Patrick Meijers will join the discussion about the space in the city in unexpected places and how the undercurrents and upper currents of the city relate to each other.

You can watch the show on the YouTube channel of Rotterdam Architectuur Month.

To see the complete programme visit: rotterdamarchitectuurmaand.nl


Saint Petersburg’s skyline is changing! 

The image shows Block 6, a residential development with mixed urban functions as part of the Golden City development in Russia.

Project design for Glorax Development by Orange Architects + KCAP Architects & Planners with local office A.Len.


The Line close to delivery

The Line, appearing in the street & balcony view. Just 2 more months until delivery! Designed for Amvest, built by Bouwbedrijf De Nijs

Read more about The Line here.


S-West is progressing nicely!

The 3 buildings of S-West that will border the Ir Kalffstraat seen in a row; in the back Benjamin, in the middle Maria and in front Frederik. Tower Frits on the Torenallee will make the ensemble of 4 on Strijp-S complete! Designed for MRP Development, built by Stam en de Koning.

Read more about S-West on the project page.


Block 2 of The Hudsons has come out of scaffolding

The stepped back and expressive corner on the Hudsonstraat is clearly visible by now; just 3 more blocks to go! Designed for BPD and Era Contour, built by Era Contour.

Read more about The Hudsons on the project page.


No ordinary April Fools’ Day at Orange Architects!

We celebrated Paul Kierkels who has been working with us for 15 years! What a day to have this anniversary. Looking forward to the next 15 years Paul!


Spectacular images of Jonas!

The public route through the canyon, leading to the tranquil forest patio is clearly visible by now. In the future, part of the building site will be transformed back to water again, allowing the canal to touch the building.

Amvest, Ballast Nedam West, orange architects, ABT bv, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, Pubblik&Vos, JMJ Bouwmanagement, De Boom Betonwerken.


Construction update The Line

The Line is getting unpacked! Super thin vertical facade elements, made by HiCon concrete, are wrapped around the stacked verandas like an orthogonal spider web. Designed for Amvest, built by Bouwbedrijf De Nijs.


Construction update S-West

3 of the 4 different characters that form S-West on Strijp-S in Eindhoven are getting unveiled: Frederik, in deep red brick with generous French balconies, Maria, with arched facades in warm grey masonry and Benjamin, with white concrete details and dark brown fences contrasting the yellow sawn brickwork. Waiting for tower Frits to follow up and complete the family of 4! Designed for MRP Development, built by Stam en de Koning.


Vacancy (NL) PR & Communicatie medewerker

We are looking for a PR & Communication hero (Dutch speaker/writer)!

Are you the one who can bring our story out in the world?

Looking forward to meet you!

Read the vacancy here.


Construction progress of Jonas

The construction of Jonas is progressing rapidly! The concrete structure is rising, and the shape of the canyon is already clearly visible. Contractor Ballast Nedam and subcontractor De Boom are currently preparing the formwork of the spectacular three-layer concrete portals that will span the public living room. Great work!

In collaboration with Amvest, Ballast Nedam, ABT, Felixx, JMJ Bouwmanagement, De Boom Betonwerken.


Recently delivered; Rietzoom!

Our recently delivered Rietzoom project is located in Park 16Hoven in Rotterdam. The abundance of greenery and water in the immediate surroundings prompted the concept of sculptural building blocks which, with their staggered facades and roof terraces, harmonize well with the explicitly green character of the neighbourhood.

Designed for and built by Dura Vermeer, Photography by Sebastian van Damme.

Take a look at all the photos on the project page!


Podcast Architectenweb & Orange Architects

Listen to the latest Architectenweb Podcast (in Dutch), it’s online now!

In this episode Michiel van Raaij, Editor-in-chief of Architectenweb, Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper, architects and founders of Orange Architects, talk about the mission and vision of the office, our contextual projects and the position Orange Architects has on creating sustainable living landscapes.

Sit back, relax and learn more about Orange Architects in this episode of Architectenweb Podcast.


3d printed model Showcase wall!

Our showcase wall is up and running! Beautifully built in oak veneered plywood by Luis Cardoso, it offers space for our most favorite collection of 3D printed models, in house produced by Angeliki Chantzopoulou & team. Let us know what you think of it!


Execution progress The Line

Our project The Line coming out of scaffolding! Around 900 ultra thin concrete facade sticks, combined with only 7 cm thick balcony slabs, made by Hi-Con Nederland, create a mesmerizing facade filigree.

Designed for Amvest, built by Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs en Zonen B.V.


Hogeweg district nominated for SKG public award 2021!

Hogeweg district in Amersfoort is nominated for the SKG public award 2021! The SKG Award for sustainable development will be presented by the jury on the 31st of March.

Will you help Hogekwartier to win the public award? Vote here before the 29th of March!

Orange Architects designed the first perimeter block that was constructed along the Axis, north of Hogeweg, for De Alliantie.
You can find more information about our contribution to the Hogeweg district on the project page.

The urban plan for restructuring the Hogeweg district – which includes about 850 dwellings – was developed by KCAP.


Winter shot Tinbergenlaan in Park 16Hoven Rotterdam

Nice seasonal contrasts in our latest Rotterdam project, on Tinbergenlaan in Park 16Hoven, Rotterdam.

Designed for and built by Dura Vermeer.


Meet the team

In the last 3 months we have welcomed 8 new team members! We are happy that our team is growing in these strange times, because of new and ongoing assignments. Although three of these new faces are not entirely new; Welcome back Anna and Paulina, after previous internships in Orange Architects and Ivan rejoining our Russian projects! And hello Martha, Lena, Rik, Marlene and Robin-Jay!

From left to right:
1st row: Ivan Shkurko (junior architect), Martha Castilla Riasco (intern), Anna Kolasa (architect trainee)
2nd row: Marlene Hamacher (junior architect), Paulina Kurowska (junior architect), Rik Meijer (junior architect)
3rd row: Robin-Jay King (junior architect), Lena Papanikolaou (intern)

You can read more about each team member on our team page.


Best wishes from Orange Architects!

We wish you a happy and healthy new year!

At the beginning of this new year we want to express our gratitude to all who have been working with us through these bumpy times. As an office we look back on a dynamic period, in which we merged to a multidisciplinary and internationally operating office for architecture and urban design.

Based on our newly defined vision ‘concept + craft’, beautiful projects came to life last year, either in concept phase or getting realized.

With our team we look forward to an inspiring and colorful new year, creating vibrant ‘living landscapes’ and starting new opportunities together!

Project pictured: Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg | Golden City Block 6. Designed for Glorax Development by Orange Architects + KCAP in collaboration with A.LEN. Photo by Andrey Belimov Gushchin.


Golden Trezzini Award for ZOHO

In the first days of December, when the most of us are immersed in the Sinterklaas and Christmas gift-seeking euphoria, the team of Orange Architects, ECHO Urban Design, MoederscheimMoonen Architects, MORE Architecture and Studio Nauta with developer Leyten & STEBRU has received their first wonderful winter present – the Golden Trezzini Award for our project ZoHo! The beautiful Golden trophy will have an honorable place under our office Christmas tree.


PUUR21 in Noorderhaven, Zutphen

Tess Landsman of Orange Architects talks about our project PUUR21 in Noorderhaven, Zutphen. ‘Every home is designed in such a way that it suits its location in the neighborhood, 3 different housing types with 3 living experiences’.

Do you want to know more about how the design was created? Watch the video or read the interview on the website.



Join the online Meetup (in Dutch) of Stadsmakerscongres this Thursday at 16:00 hours. Meetup SMC #3 is about creating space in the compact city of Rotterdam, complexity, layering, proximity and good living and working in the city. Together with Robert Jan van der Veen (ECHO) and Paul Vernooy (Stebru), Patrick Meijers will talk about ZOHO as mixed used neighborhood for the future.

Register here


Webinar: How Orange Architects perceives the importance of BIM

Orange Architects has gained extensive experience with BIM. BIM makes our work more efficient and faster with fewer mistakes. The work has also become more fun: from sketch to the delivery of a project we work in a 3D environment. Each project can therefore be made transparent to everyone at any time and everywhere. But above all, BIM guarantees the quality of the joint construction process.

Curious how Orange Architects perceives the importance of BIM? In this webinar (in Dutch) of ‘BIM’mers aan het woord’, Florentine van der Vaart tells you all about this. On 4th of December, 10.00 AM and at no cost.

Register now


Zoho Finalist for Golden Trezzini Award!

Zomerhofkwartier is a finalist of the Golden Trezzini Award! The winners will be announced 1st of December. Yet, everyone can help us to receive the Public Award. Vote here for our project, there are only 4 days left!

Creative team ECHO Urban Design, Orange Architects, More Architecture, MoederscheimMoonen Architects, Studio Nauta and Leyten / Stebru


Architecton Award for Ligovsky project!

Ligovsky City designed by international team consisting of KCAP, Orange Architects and A.Len received the Architecton Award! The project was awarded the Golden Diploma in the category Housing and Residential Complexes. The annual award is held by the Architectural Union of St. Petersburg and the exhibition of projects took place in the famous Pavlovtsev mansion!

You can find more information about Ligovsky City, in this article with interview of all three teams.


ARC20 Urban Award Nomination!

Yes! We are nominated for the ARC20 Urban Award! The project ZoHo in Rotterdam, designed for consortium Leyten / Stebru, with design team ECHO Urban Design, Orange Architects, More Architecture, MoederscheimMoonen Architects and Studio Nauta, has been selected by the jury as one of the projects that contribute to a liveable city and the well-being of society, which the Award is all about.

ZoHo is a remarkable piece of ‘almost inner city’ that is Rotterdam through and through, yet it also has an identity all of its own, shaped by contemporary entrepreneurship, social initiatives and vibrant communities.

Read more about the ARC20 Urban Award and the other nominees here: https://www.dearchitect.nl


Launch BIM basic IDM 2.0

A nice step for Dutch professionals working with BIM, because version 2 of the BIM basic IDM is a fact. This new version has been refined on all fronts and expanded with important components.

Speaking the same language is essential for an integral cooperation. That is why Orange Architects is affiliated with the BIM basic IDM. Orange Architects has gained extensive experience with BIM in recent years. Mainly because we have collaborated on various projects with numerous companies, our knowledge of BIM has grown enormously. As an architectural firm, we are proud to be front runners in the use of BIM. We integrate BIM in every project from the design phase until the implementation phase. With the BIM basic IDM version 2, the BIM basic IDM-movement is entering a new phase: one in which an unambiguous collaboration is possible for an even wider audience.

For the launch movie, go to: https://youtu.be/3Kb4Ehw5fak


Online lecture; “Sustainable solutions for sustainable living”

The long-awaited Eurasian Prize award ceremony and the Arch Eurasia Summit will be held in Yekaterinburg from October 1st to 3rd. Orange Architects will take part in a teleconference where Jeroen Schipper will present “Sustainable solutions for sustainable living”. If you are in Yekaterinburg, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the event!

Check the program here: https://eurasian-prize.ru/forum/programma20/

The lecture will be recorded and available online later.


Beaufort, Kerckebosch Zeist

On behalf of Slokker Vastgoed BV and NCB Projectrealisatie, Orange Architects made the design for a sculptural tower of stacked forest villas, located on the edge of a forested area in the municipality of Zeist. The tower is part of a plan to restructure the Kerckebosch neighbourhood, and is the last in a series of new apartment buildings in one of the green wedges on the edge of the forest. The building contains 19 spacious apartments offering panoramic views of the forested surroundings. Pre-sale has started; visit it here!

Or read more about the project on our own project page.


Digital contribution for the Eurasian Prize award ceremony

Behind the scenes! A glimpse of Patrick (Orange Architects) and Deborah (Felixx Landscape architects & planners) on the windy Rotterdam market square; recording our contribution to the award ceremony of the Eurasian Prize and a word of thanks to organizers and guests at the “ArchEurasia” summit, which will be held on October 1-3 in Yekaterinburg. Our project Jonas received first prize in the category Architecture and Design.


Construction continues on Texel

Our project Holiday Home is nearing completion, getting ready for autumn on Texel; listen to the rain, smell the wood, watch the leaves turn red.

Read more about the project on the project page.


Orange Architects is a partner of BIM basic IDM!

Orange Architects has gained extensive experience with BIM in recent years. Mainly because we have collaborated on various projects with various parties (client, architect, consultants, contractor, etc.), our knowledge of BIM has grown enormously. As an architectural firm, we are proud to be front runners in the use of BIM. We integrate BIM in every project from the design phase until the implementation phase. That is why we are from today on an affiliated partner of BIM basic IDM. Orange will BIM… together with you?

Read more about Bim basic IDM (in Dutch)


A pleasant surprise just after the summer break; Jonas received yet another award!

The International Competition for Architecture and Design “Eurasian Prize 2020” announced the finalists. This year, our project Jonas took part in the competition and received the First Prize in the category Architecture! The award ceremony will take place at the “ArchEurasia” summit, which will be held in October 1-3 in Yekaterinburg! Orange Architects and Felixx look forward to take part in the award ceremony either digitally or personally. Follow the news!


Orange Architects with KCAP and A.Len present urban plan and vision for Ligovsky City

Orange Architects along with KCAP Architects & Planners and the Russian office A.Len designed the urban plan and architectural vision for Ligovsky City on a site that was previously a railway yard. The design for the large scale mixed-use development consisting of residential commercial and educational programs integrates and highlights the industrial character of the site. The history of the railway yard defined the identity of the development in which several industrial elements are preserved while creating an attractive and diverse living environment.

Read more about the project on the project page.


Plan ahead with this interactive COVID 19 data tracker and forecast dashboard!

The summer holidays are coming! With the ongoing pandemic, it is relevant to have access to the latest data and to stay informed about the expected developments, both at home and at your favorite vacation spot.

Data analyst Frank Meijers developed a COVID-19 dashboard, offering an overview of the history, current status and forecast of the impact of COVID-19 on global, continent and country level. The COVID-19 dashboard can be explored here.

Orange Architects will be closed for a summer break from August 3 till August 14.


Rotterdam based design team wins ZOHO tender!

The design team consisting of Orange Architects, ECHO urban design, Moederscheim Moonen, More Architecture and Studio Nauta – commissioned by Rotterdam developers Leyten and Stebru – has won the tender for the Zomerhofkwartier (ZOHO) in Rotterdam!

ZOHO is a remarkable piece of ‘almost inner city’ that is Rotterdam through and through, yet it also has an identity all of its own, shaped by contemporary entrepreneurship, social initiatives and vibrant communities. Based on an explicit concept that strengthens the existing qualities of ZOHO, the winning design connects green structures and generates a sustainable and collective neighbourhood.

Three living environments are stacked on top of one another in the project: the Lab Layer, Land Layer and City Layer. Placed on top of the existing industrial ‘maker layer’ is a raised peat landscape, with on top of that a tower landscape.

The project stands out on account of the rich variety of places. Containing a vibrant programme and dotted with public and collective spaces, the new district will be a resilient quarter in the centre of Rotterdam. Welcome to ZOHO!

Read more about the project on the project page.


Designing the profile of the future architect

‘Designing the profile of the future architect, the first editorial project of the @SHARE Society is a collection of thoughts, architectural manifestoes and interviews to which 100 architects from all over the world have contributed’. Both Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper from Orange Architects contributed to this publication.

The book is for sale at share-architects.com.


The sale of Park Fort Krayenhoff in Nijmegen has started!

The presale of the first apartments, in the pavilion situated along the river Waal, has started last week, with lots of enthusiasm and registrations! Commissioned by BPD, Orange Architects made the design of 3 pavilions located in Park Fort Krayenhoff, in the Waalfront area in Nijmegen. The design transforms a historical but forgotten place into a premium waterfront location, bringing a piece of Nijmegens’ history back to life.

Read more about the Waalfront project on our website or go to the sales website.


Publication in Green Buildings magazine

Green architecture is our common future, as states Green Buildings magazine. The magazine is dedicated to green architecture and innovative building technologies. In the new issue, seven spreads were dedicated to our Jonas project! It is one of the most detailed publications on Jonas, which describes the project from the first conceptual ideas until detailed drawings. Moreover, it explains comprehensively the many measures that ultimately led to earning a BREEAM Outstanding certificate!

Subscribe to the magazine, or read the full article online with your existing subscription: http://green-buildings.ru/


Online lecture by Rutger Schoenmaker

Online lecture – This Tuesday – 9th of June at 7.00 PM (CEST).

Rutger Schoenmaker, senior architect at Orange Architects, will be giving an online lecture organized by Dienstagsreihe, an initiative of architecture students of Coburg University in Germany. The lecture is open to the public. Please feel invited!

Please find here the link to join the lecture.


Online lecture Brusnika Lectorium

Following the merge of JSA and Orange Architects, Patrick Meijers presented the vision and mission of the newly merged company in an on-line Brusnika Lectorium where he was invited to give his view on an integral approach to the sustainable mission of Orange Architects. With the lecture “World | We | Value” Patrick explained the most essential aspects of this concept and illustrated the Orange sustainable approach with several exceptional projects of the company.

If you missed the presentation in real time, you still have a chance to see the online recording!  (available only in Russian)


Orange and JSA merge to form Orange Architects!

We – Patrick Meijers and Jeroen Schipper – are delighted to announce that, as of April 2020,  Orange Architects and JSA (jeroen schipper architecten) have teamed up to form Orange Architects! The merger has created a multidisciplinary and internationally operating office for architecture, urban design, interior design and outdoor space.

Click here to read the full announcement!


The signs for KAAP are up!

A beautiful location on the former harbour area featuring stunning views over the IJ river!
For more information, visit www.kaap.amsterdam.


The model of Floating Gardens is finished

We really love model making! Models are a great way to visualize our ideas for our clients and for other people. Recently, we’ve finished a presentation model of our Floating Gardens project, soon to be realized in Sloterdijk in Amsterdam. Check out the model in the entrance hall, when you visit our office! Do you notice the smart trick we did?


Jonas at Arcam virtual tours list

We are proud to let you know that our project Jonas is on the list of online tours recommended by Arcam! In these special times of staying @home, we would like to introduce a small escape with our 360 tour of Jonas. Using our interactive tour, you can go through the most astonishing spaces of Jonas; visit a cozy public living room, walk up the mountain path and look around at the roof beach. Don`t miss an opportunity to visit an award-winning project that is soon to be built.

Simply click here to see the tour or visit the Arcam page to see the most recent list of architectural tours.


The construction of our Holiday Home in Texel has started!

In times when our lives are more focused on homes than holidays, our holiday ‘plans’ are taking shape together with Cor Koper Bouwbedrijf. We are happy to share that the construction of our Holiday Home project in Texel has started! #stayhome or better #stayatholidayhome


The Hudsons from the air

Aerial photo of The Hudsons in Rotterdam; nice overview of the first two blocks being built!


Golden City published at Bauwelt magazine

An active waterfront development in St. Petersburg is changing its silhouette. Golden City by An active waterfront development in St. Petersburg is changing its silhouette. Golden City by KCAP + Orange Architects defines a major step in creating an iconic and recognizable entrance to the city from the Gulf of Finland. In an article published in Stadtbauwelt 6 Prof. Barbara Engel states the Golden City district is on its way to become not only a beautiful city entrance, but also an attractive and livable quarter in St. Petersburg for residents and tourists alike.

The joined forces of KCAP + Orange Architects as designers together with Glorax as developer and A.Len as local architect, ensured maximum quality perfectly fitted within the local building culture of St. Petersburg.

Read more about background St. Petersburg waterfront development here! (In German)


Jonas has won 2 BREEAM awards in an award winning ceremony last evening in London!

Two times a winner with the BREEAM 2020 awards! Last night Jonas won in two categories, ‘Homes-Design Stage Award’ en ‘Regional Award-Western Europe’. Paul Kierkels from Orange Architects and Nick Vlaun from ABT attended the award ceremony in London yesterday, representing the Jonas project team. The integral concept is designed by Orange Architects, ABT and Felixx Landscape Architects for Amvest.

The jury praises Jonas in their report: ‘Its mix of sound but innovative technical solutions, widespread engagement and broader community benefit meant it stood out from the crowd. A powerful example for others.’

Receiving two BREEAM awards feels as a huge compliment and reward for our team efforts!

Congrats to the whole team; Amvest, Orange Architects, ABT, Felixx Landscape Architects, SITE urban development, Floor Ziegler, Pubblik&Vos, Sprangers Bouwbedrijf, Bureau Stadsnatuur and Build2Live.


The pre-sales website of our project Noorderkaap is online!

The pre-sales website of our project Noorderkaap is online! The two apartment buildings we designed for Amvest and Hurks, Kaap 2 and Kaap 6, are located at the north side of the IJ river in Amsterdam. Together with Powerhouse Company’s Kaap 1 and 5, and Next Architects’ Kaap 3 and 4 they will form a spectacular waterfront living area.

Check it out now: https://kaap.amsterdam/.


Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2019

We had a great evening last Wednesday at the ceremony of the Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2019 in the Cityhall of Rotterdam. Beautiful words from the Jury about the transformation of the former PTT building!

‘With outright craftsmanship the architects of JSA recognized and used the opportunities of the former PTT-building’.


The construction of Jonas has started!

Yesterday we were invited by Sprangers Bouwbedrijf on the construction site. ‘The Whale’ of the legend Jonas was symbolically brought to life by Alderwoman Marieke van Doorninck and Amvest CEO Heleen Aarts. The start of a sustainable icon for IJburg. We can’t wait for Jonas to be built! Keep an eye out for construction updates, as we’ll be sharing more and more of Jonas.

Go to the website of Jonas for more information and the sale of apartments: https://jonasijburg.nl/.

In collaboration with AmvestABT bvFelixxSprangers Bouwbedrijf, JMJ Bouwmanagement and SITE urban development.


The construction of The Hudsons has started!

The construction of The Hudsons in Rotterdam has officially started! Yesterday we visited the festive kick-off organized by the clients, ERA Contour and BPD Gebiedsontwikkeling. It was a warm welcome in the neighborhood Bospolder-Tussendijken. Are you interested to join the neighborhood? Sales for phase 3 of The Hudsons will start soon! For more information visit www.nieuwbouwthehudsons.nl.