We Are Powerhouse

The foundations of architecture and design lie in the powerful process of creativity and in the mastering of craftsmanship. That is also why we are proud of our projects. They are the result of an intensive, service-oriented interaction with our clients, our partners and the project context. Our approach is comprehensive: the creative concept, the detailing, materiality and spatial qualities are intrinsic and integral parts of our projects. That's why our clients love them so much.

At the same time, we think that optimizing budgets, orchestrating schedules and making technically perfect buildings are things of beauty, too.

Powerhouse Company has office in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and Beijing (China) and a site office in Munich (Germany). We are a full-service architecture, interior architecture and design company. This means that we continuously work on a wide range of projects: from public projects such as train stations and schools, to developer initiated projects such as office buildings and housing blocks, to private residences, interiors and products. We do this not only because we are excited by the diversity of challenges and opportunities that each of these commissions bring. We strongly believe that architecture, interior design and product design are areas of expertise that strongly influence each other and ultimately can improve each other. This not only brings more value to the design and the way our buildings and objects create quality, it fundamentally raises the value of our projects for our clients.

Originally founded in 2005 by Nanne de Ru and Charles Bessard, Powerhouse Company is now being run by partners Nanne de Ru, Stijn Kemper, Stefan Prins and Paul Stavert. Charles Bessard in 2016 founded a new practice together with Lotte Bessard named Bessard’s Studio.

If you wish to know more about the different ways in which Powerhouse Company can be of service to you, please contact Jessie Lansbergen or Esther Nieboer at +31 (0)10 4046789 or office@powerhouse-company.com.

Hallway

Team

  • Nanne de Ru
  • Paul Stavert
  • Stefan Prins
  • Stijn Kemper
  • Sander Apperlo
  • Ryanne Janssen
  • Nolly Vos
  • Jessie Lansbergen
  • Esther Nieboer
  • Dirk Jan Schaap
  • Meagan Kerr
  • Dik Houben
  • Frank Loer
  • Thomas Ponds
  • Maarten Diederix
  • Anne-Ragnild Larsen
  • Anouk Bras
  • Erwin van Strien
  • Max Tala Nossin
  • Emma Scholten
  • Robbert Verheij
  • Erik Hoogendam
  • Thomas Grievink
  • Yoko Cao
  • Edison Xie
  • Joppe Kusters
  • Giulia de Mauro
  • Albert Richters
  • Bjørn Andreassen
  • Rami Aman
  • Murat Cona
  • Sanna Wolter
  • Mike Dugenio Hansen
  • Gert Ververs
  • Ard-Jan Lootens
  • Stefan de Meijer
  • Michael Schuurman
  • Marco Overwijk
  • Franca Houg
  • Máté Molnar
  • Borys Kozlowski
  • Koen van den Dungen
  • Alex Niemantsverdriet
  • Mitchel Veloo
  • Alex van Eekelen
  • Maruli Heijman
  • Andreea Nea
  • Antonia Pohankova
  • Wiktor Kudzin
  • Bart Wolbert

Awards and nominations

Award mies van der rohe award

Mies van der Rohe Award2013

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Award nykredit

Nykredit Motivation Prize2012

Awarded

Award ecole speciale architecture

Prix Spéciale de l'Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture2011

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Award mies van der rohe award

Mies van der Rohe Award2011

NominationSpiral House

Award rotterdam maaskantprijs

Rotterdam-Maaskantprize for young architects2011

Awarded

Award nationale staalprijs

Nationale Staalprijs2010

NominationVilla 1

Award chernikov award

Chernikov Award2010

Nomination

Award ecola

ECOLA2010

NominationSpiral House

Award marcus prize

Marcus Prize2009

Nomination

Award mies van der rohe award

Mies van der Rohe Award2009

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Award europe 40 under 40

Europe ‘40 under 40’ - One of Europe’s best upcoming practices2009

Top 40

Award am nai

AM/NAi Award – Best building by architect under 402008

WinnerVilla 1

Award ecole speciale architecture

Prix Spéciale de l’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture2008

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Award dutch design award

Dutch Design Award2008

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