History

Energy Building 2nd Phone District Centre

Department Store Rotterdam

Amsterdamsche Bank Incasso Bank

Nieuwe Binnenweg Rotterdam

Head Office Esso Benelux

Wijnhaven Rotterdam

Cats Paper Factory

Oostzeedijk Rotterdam

Office Building Haagse Poort

De Doelen

Department Store Rotterdam

Holbeinhuis Rotterdam

De Doelen

Council Chamber City Hall Tilburg

Department Store Jungerhans

De Hoge Wiek

City Hall Schiedam

Telephone District Centre Rotterdam

Housing Korte Hoogstraat Rotterdam

EKP The Hague

Housing Statenweg Rotterdam

Amsterdamsche Bank Incasso Bank

Maasboulevard Rotterdam

Kraaijvanger was founded in 1927 by two brothers, Evert en Herman Kraaijvanger. They were following in the footsteps of their father, the contractor and architect B.T. Kraaijvanger, who had established a carpentry workshop in 1896. The spirit of the first generation of the family is still alive and well in the company - we don't waste time on vague, philosophical dreams; but we have a carpenter's work ethic and focus on materials and precision detailing.

It's this attitude that has kept us going strong as a company for more than 90 years and countless changes. This company was founded in a carpentry workshop, saw massive growth during the post-World-War-II reconstruction period, and was the subject of dispute during the rise of protest architecture. It came back even more commercially strong with the revival of corporate architecture under Rob Ligtvoet, and now, like so many other companies in the current crisis, we have trimmed down and gone back to the basics.

We are developing a different profile and placing increasing focus on socially relevant architecture - on environments that move people. More and more, Kraaijvanger is designing public buildings, public spaces, and urban districts.

Sustainable City Offices for the City of Ghent

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The city of Ghent revealed the design for the City Office of Ghent. Kraaijvanger Architects together with SAR architects are to design the project. “Their project was selected thanks to their thoughtful and clear urban design and architectural choices, for the strong vision on sustainability, mobility and the new way of working”, says Martine De Regge, SCHEPEN of Facility Management of the City of Ghent. The municipal library and the administrative center will be incorporated in one building.

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Lecture: The ultimate daylight museum

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Dirk Jan Postel will lecture during ARCHITECT @ WORK about his search for the ultimate daylight museum. His fascination for the working of light and how light can contribute to functionality and to a special experience of building, interior and art is still leading in his designs. His special interest in light and the desire for a perfect illumination sometimes leads through specific material studies to tailor-made solutions such as 'light roofs' that are created in close cooperation with clients, consultants and manufacturers. Personal vision and a practical research method take various designs along the way to the ultimate daylight museum.

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public elementary school De Schalm almost ready

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Today pupils from OBS De Schalm took 'their' elementary school into use. The school is currently undergoing a large-scale transformation that will be completed by the end of October. Last summer vacation was a good time outside of the teaching periods to do as much construction work as possible.

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