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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, Norway

Esther Nieboer

Financial Director

Albert Takashi Richters

Associate Architect

Janneke van der Velden

Associate Architect

Maarten Diederix

Associate Architect

Ahmad Hallak

Junior Architect

Aleksandra Gojnić

Architect

Alexa Holder

Intern

Angelo Haemers

Project Leader, Technical Architect

Anne-Ragnhild Larsen

Project Leader, Architect

Antónia Pohanková

Architect

Antonio Omicevic

Intern

Asia Greger

Office Manager, Munich

Ayse Karssen

Junior Press Officer

Bjørn Andreassen

Designer

Beyza Uyar

Intern

Caja Cabbollet

Chef

Chiara Dorbolò

Architect

Christian Runge

Intern

Daan Masmeijer

Architect

Daniel Liu

Intern

Danique van de Sanden

Architect

Daphne Delissen

Architect

Davide Del Sante

Junior Architect

Dejan Mladenovic

IT Manager

Dik Houben

Project Leader, Architect

Emma Scholten

Project Leader, Architect

Erwin van Strien

3D Engineer

Ferdi Bektas

Project Leader, Architect

Franca Houg

Project Leader, Architect

Francesca Vittorini

Junior Architect

Friso van Dijk

Intern

Gerben Knol

Project Leader, Architect

Gert Ververs

Art Director

Giovanni Coni

Visual Artist

Iván Guerrero

Architect

Jaco Forrer

Junior Architect

Joppe Kusters

Architect

José Hogendoorn

Office Manager, Rotterdam

Jugoslav Stankin

Visual Artist

Justin Tjon Kie Sim

Intern

Kaan Kalak

Intern

Kevin Chen

Project Leader, Architect

Kevin Laurence Snel

Architect

Koen van den Dungen

Technical Architect

Lachlan Million

Technical Architect

Laura Miezite

Junior Architect

Laura van Lankeren

HR and Recruitment Officer

Lewis Kahn Philpot

Technical Architect

Martijn Ravia

Junior Architect

Maureen Stolk

Financial Officer

Meagan Kerr

Project Leader, Architect

Melissa Fourie

Project Leader, Engineer

Michael Schuurman

Project Leader, Architect

Michiel Bosch

Project Leader, Architect

Mike Fritsch

Architect

Mitchel Veloo

Engineer

Muamer Tabakovic

Project Leader, Architect

Myriam Mahi

Project Leader, Architect

Nick Huizenga

Junior Architect

Niek Koning

Architect

Niels Baljet

Project Leader, Architect

Nolly Vos

Project Leader, Architect

Ouassif Yaya

Driver

Paula Meganck

Intern

Paul Sanders

Project Leader, Architect

Rafael Zarza García

Visual Artist

Remko van der Vorm

Architect

Reto Egli

Junior Architect

Robert Cuijpers

Intern

Robyne Somé

Junior Architect

Romano van den Dool

Project Leader, BIM Engineer

Rostislav Krones

Junior Architect

Rui Wang

Project Leader, Architect

Sandra Brus Pyłczewska

Project Leader, Architect

Sanja Kralj

Engineer

Seline van der Linden

Office Manager, Rotterdam

Serena Yingying Zhang

HR Manager

Severino Iritano

Architect

Stefan de Meijer

Project Leader, Engineer

Tmmam Almarzouk

Junior Architect

Thomas Ponds

Project Leader, Architect

Thowalfakar Humady

Junior Architect

Verginia Pozneac

Technical Architect

Vivian Zuidhof

Press Officer

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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