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About Space Encounters
Space Encounters liberates itself from the dogma of strict functionalities and researches old and new forms of space and material, free from self inflicted burdens. We do not pretend that architecture provides solutions but acknowledges that good architecture is relevant. Serendipity is crucial in our research.
The constant search for innovation and different perspectives is expressed in both the practice of modern technology and the revaluation of old techniques and analogue methods. Any obtained commission or taken initiative is an inducement to create an applied artwork. All our projects are teamwork.
Partners & Team
Our current team members are Esther Bentvelsen (NL), Raquelle Bergsma (NL), Carlos Callejo (ES), Bram van den Heuvel (NL), Rolf van der Leeuw (NL), Vincent van Leeuwen (NL), Agata Popieluch (PL), Diede Ramakers (BE), Antione Servigne (FR), Anna Sitnikova (RU), Giulia Tomaselli (IT), Vadim Varnerot (FR), Joke Versteeg (NL) and Jordy Vos (NL).
Former team were Daniël Ankoné, Roxana Aron, Alberto Doncato, Eric Goldhorn, Daan van Gool, Lars Goossens, Jonathan Hibma, Isai Hoogeveen, Dobritsa Ivanova, Clara Jansen, Rick Mouwen, Ana Lima, Martina Lucchese, Anna Paluch, Job van der Sande, Naomi Cheung San, Ines van Sandick, Margarida Konig dos Santos, Piotr Michal Szczesniak, Katarina Labathova, Maria Vankova, Anke Verhees, Sarah el Yousefy and Andy Yu.
Dutch Chamber of Commerce
Dutch Central Government Real Estate Agency
Edwin Oostmeijer projectontwikkeling
Nexus Real Estate
New Cheese Development
Scandinavian Hospitality Management
The Student Hotel
TU Delft, Department of Architecture
Jaarboek Architectuur in Nederland 2016/2017
Volkskrant Space Encounters wint Next Step Award
Architectenweb Gezondheidscentrum is helder baken
Designboom Mellow Yellow Healthcare Centre
Dezeen Space Encounters converts Amsterdam factory into greenhouse-filled offices
Various off- and online publications for Boring Collection
Frame Magazine Speed Building
Volkskrant Delicaat doosje
Dezeen Rebel House reflects surrounding colours
Space Encounters is regularly teaching and lecturing at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam and in Amsterdam and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK).
The Booger Project, supported by KABK and curated by Space Encounters, was joined by Štěpán Smetana, Marta Sigríður, Juliette Groenendaal, Jungmin Lee, Yuri Choi, Iris Erkelens, 叶政达, Allegra Santis, Fabienne van Steensel, Rick Mouwen, Nanneke Boomgaard, Arjen Witteveen, Anna Groet, Hyunwoo Koo, Anna Sitnikova, Domi Czajak, Daniel Kuiper, Ashton Yangwook Kang, Irene Wu and Dominika Wardzińska.
Awards and Nominations
2017 Joolz office wins The International Architecture Award for 2017
2017 Space Encounters wins Sloterdijk N3 Competition
2017 Joolz office wins BNA Building of the Year 2017 in the Stimulating Environments category
2017 Space Encounters wins Next Step Award 2017
2016 Joolz office nominated for Arc Awards 2016
2016 Boring Collection finalist for the Dutch Design Awards 2016
2016 Boring Collection wins Milan Design Award 2016
2016 NCG office, Groningen, first prize invited competition
2016 Joolz office, Amsterdam, first prize invited competition
2015 ClinkNOORD, Amsterdam, first prize invited competition
2014 Zaaiersweg apartments, Amsterdam, first prize open competition
2014 Sid Lee office, Amsterdam, first prize invited competition
2014 Rebel House, Almere, first prize Best Architecture 2014
Space Encounters accepts interns from (international) Architectural Schools for internships with a minimum duration of 6 months. Excellent knowlegde of Autocad, Adobe CS, strong modelmaking skills and a talent for design are required. Fluency in Dutch and rendering skills are a plus. Please send your portfolio and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the large number of requests we are not able to respond to everyone personally.
For press kits, high resolution material or other inquiries, please email to email@example.com
Photography, website and graphic design
Space Encounters works together with various photographers, artists and designers.
Partner photo by Milan Hofmans; Photo around model by Dick Kikstra; Boring Collection by Lernert & Sander; Gezondheidscentrum Buiksloterham, Joolz office, SONY Music Entertainment A’DAM Tower, Designplus Pavilion and GMK5 office by Peter Tijhuis; Sid Lee office, OHPL House, Joolz office, NCG office and White Label Coffee by Jordi Huisman; Joolz office by Charlotte Odijk; Grenswerk by Allard van der Hoek, ClinkNOORD and Courtyard Marriott by Wouter van der Sar; REBEL House, SH House, V House, JM House and Dames Dietz by Yvonne Brandwijk.
Graphic design by Sanne Beeren.
Special thanks to Edwin.