History

Housing Korte Hoogstraat Rotterdam

EKP The Hague

Housing Statenweg Rotterdam

Amsterdamsche Bank Incasso Bank

Maasboulevard Rotterdam

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

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.

Museum Voorlinden wins Dutch Daylight Award 2018

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Innovative and of exceptional high level. These were the words used by the jury to describe the way in which the light plays in Museum Voorlinden. The jury itself could not think of a better way to show art. For this reason, Museum Voorlinden was nominated winner of the Dutch Daylight Award 2018 in the category >1000 m2.

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Kraaijvanger to design X

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TU Delft recently opened a new building  providing it’s students with sports, relaxation and culture all under one roof. The entrance of the building represents the mission behind the design: Xplore yourself, Xpand your playground. Students and employees are being challenged to broaden their horizon and excel at social innovations. Services had to be  extended because of the increase in students. Tim van der Hagen, chairman of the colleague board opened the building just before the start of a new academic year.

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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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