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Nanne de Ru

Founder

Paul Stavert

Partner Architect, Rotterdam

Stefan Prins

Partner Architect, Rotterdam

Stijn Kemper

Partner Architect, Rotterdam

Sander Apperlo

Partner Architect, Munich

Johanne Borthne

Partner Architect, Oslo

Esther Nieboer

Financial Director

Albert Takashi Richters

Associate Architect

Janneke van der Velden

Associate Architect

Maarten Diederix

Associate Architect

Angelo Haemers

Project Leader, Technical Architect

Anne-Ragnhild Larsen

Project Leader, Architect

Asia Greger

Office Manager, Munich

Azat Dzhunushev

Architectural Trainee

Caja Cabbollet

Chef

Christian Runge

Intern, Munich

Daan Masmeijer

Architect

Daphne Delissen

Architect

David Fang

Intern

Dejan Mladenovic

IT Manager

Dik Houben

Project Leader, Architect

Eleni Antoniadou

Intern

Emma Scholten

Project Leader, Architect

Erwin van Strien

Visual Artist

Ferdi Bektas

Project Leader, Architect

Franca Houg

Project Leader, Architect

Gerben Knol

Project Leader, Architect

Gert Ververs

Art Director

Giovanni Coni

Visual Artist

Hanae Wilke

Public Relations Officer

Iván Guerrero

Architect

José Hogendoorn

Office Manager, Rotterdam

Justyna Kruk

Intern

Kevin Chen

Project Leader, Architect

Kevin Snel

Business Development, Architect

Koen van den Dungen

Technical Architect

Lisa Brustolin

Graphic Designer

Martijn Ravia

Junior Architect

Meagan Kerr

Project Leader, Architect

Melanie Wiedenbauer

Intern

Michael Schuurman

Project Leader, Architect

Myriam Mahi

Project Leader, Architect

Nick Huizenga

Junior Architect

Niek Koning

Project Leader, Architect

Niels Baljet

Project Leader, Architect

Nolly Vos

Architect

Paula Meganck

Financial Officer

Paul Sanders

Project Leader, Architect

Remko van der Vorm

Architect

Robyne Somé

Junior Architect

Romano van den Dool

Project Leader, BIM Engineer

Romée Rodriguez

Intern

Rostislav Krones

Technical Architect

Ruben Pot

Engineer

Rui Wang

Project Leader, Architect

Sandra Brus Pyłczewska

Project Leader, Architect

Sanja Kralj

Engineer

Serena Yingying Zhang

HR Manager

Stanley Zevenbergen

Intern

Stefan de Meijer

Project Leader, Engineer

Stephanie Fernanda Bernadina

Financial Officer

Tmmam Almarzouk

Junior Architect

Thomas Ponds

Project Leader, Architect

Willem van de Vorle

Intern

Verginia Pozneac

Technical Architect

Xavier Silva

Junior Architect

We give meaning to space through profound form and function.

We are Powerhouse Company, an award-winning architecture office based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our story begins in 2005. Newly founded back then, we operated from kitchen tables in Rotterdam and Copenhagen. We have since grown into a multidisciplinary office of around 100 professionals, with international studios in Beijing, Oslo and Munich. Along the way we have won a number of prizes, including the Dutch Design Award, the Maaskant Prize and the AM/NAI Award.

Some things don’t change however. We are still led by founder Nanne de Ru, these days along with Paul Stavert, Stijn Kemper, Stefan Prins, Sander Apperlo (Munich) and Johanne Borthne (Oslo).

Our mission is to create meaningful spaces that enhance people's lives.

We shape our projects through the collective intelligence of our dedicated team, plus our in-depth research into the historical and future context. We love to be close to our clients, thinking along with them so that we can embrace their social, economic and sustainability goals. Our multi-disciplinary team and collaborative ethos allow us to take full responsibility for any project, from sketch to construction.

We pride ourselves on the sensorial richness of our work, which results from our constant search for the sweet spot between constraints and possibilities. This process enables us to make conscious design decisions that enhance the subconscious design experience. Our approach to function is based on our belief that every inch in and around a building should enrich the overall sensation it creates. This is how we intertwine context, aesthetics and function. The outcome is the serene clarity that people sense in all our projects.

We are Powerhouse Company. We give meaning to space.

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