We are practical idealists. Of course we enjoy dreaming about beauty and a circular world as much as anyone, but what we really like is to work on it: day after day, together with clients, and always with the users and the environment in mind. The resulting designs inspire the way people live, work and learn. Our architecture creates space, strengthens the environment and gives something back to society. We are Kraaijvanger.


Our agency consists of 70 specialists, in everything we do the following 4 areas of expertise are always central

Thermen museum


The Termen bathhouse stands, as the oldest stone building in the Netherlands (63 AD), for the Roman past of Heerlen. The museum around it was created in the 1970s (arch. F. Peutz) where the bathhouse was covered with the then new 'spaceframe'. On top of the museum there is a curious concrete archive tower. The building is technically outdated and lacks a relevant expression. The renovated museum makes the 'Roman secret' of Heerlen accessible to a wide audience.

Amersfoort House for the City

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In the assignment for the House for the City of Amersfoort the themes of 'future-proof' and 'meeting centrally' form the overarching framework under which all the established ambitions fall. Hereby a prioritization of 5 top ambitions is indicated; conscious investment, social connection, smart use of space, healthy work environment and appealing appearance.

Bicycle parking and square Zwolle

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Bicycle parking and Railway Station Square Zwolle is a 'Design and Construct' by Kraaijvanger and Maxwan that provides functionality, comfort, safety and double capacity with plenty of daylight, natural green and energy-saving lighting.

Crossing Keileweg


Team Crossing Keileweg consisting of Kraaijvanger Architects, Miss Clark and concept developer De Mannen van Schuim, has been selected by the Municipality of Rotterdam in the public sales procedure for the development of the former factory building in M4H.

Holland Hydrogen 1


Green hydrogen is an important part of the energy transition. The Holland Hydrogen I, in Rotterdam on the second Maasvlakte, will be one of the largest hydrogen plants in the world.

Stationspostgebouw The Hague


The monumental Stationspostgebouw in The Hague, designed in 1939 by Chief Government Architect Bremer, has a completely new and contemporary interior. In the last century PostNL loaded and unloaded their mail trains here, now the company is stepping into the future at this historic site. The national monument has been transformed into a modern and special working environment.

De Doelen - Green Roof


The icon of Rotterdam's reconstruction, the national monument De Doelen, is being radically preserved as part of the international 7 Square Endeavour project. The mission of this international preservation initiative is to make the environment ready for the future. The Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam is the first test case in a series of 7 locations worldwide.

SEM Hoofddorp


Hoofddorp has turned from the village into a city and that calls for a transformation of the central square in the city. Raadhuisplein demands structure, connection, vitality and urbanity. Concrete parking will be turned into a real meeting place; a place for everyone.

A Dream Come True