Our mission is to create vital buildings:
buildings that move, motivate and activate people.
We design bold, original, and highly functional spaces.
Always working from the perspective of our clients and end-users.
As architecture is not about buildings, but about people.
Welcome to P·A. We are looking forward to getting to know you!
Phase I of investment property realized
P·A was commissioned by Hanna, an ambitious young woman, to restore and redevelop an early twentieth century building in Rotterdam and turn it into a long-term investment property. The five-story building, which previously housed a health clinic, will become a private residence. Phase I, the realization of Hanna’s (current) private residence, is complete.
“Built water”: National presentation of research findings
On Thursday, September 28th P·A presented the results of a large-scale research project that explores Rotterdam’s resilience when it comes to water. Various research partners, including the Municipality of Rotterdam, three local water boards, Havensteder housing corporation and water experts from i.a. the TU Delft were present for Sander van Schaik’s presentation of work carried out in collaboration with DJGA and Brink Architecture and Urban Design. The presentation addressed the mounting problems surrounding water storage in large cities, using the neighborhood of Rubroek as a case study. The results of the study offer practical solutions for smart water management in the private domain.
WORKSHOP ‘DESIGNING SOCIAL INITIATIVES
The Environment and Planning Act aims to simplify regulation regarding spatial projects and better support social initiatives throughout the Netherlands. In response to this new legislation, all parties (local governments, companies, citizens and designers) will need to acquaint themselves with their new role in social initiatives. Maarten Polkamp has been invited by the Achitectuur Lokaal to lead a workshop intended for anyone involved or interested in the realization of a social initiative. After the workshop, Maarten will give a tour of the Stakokay hostel in Bergen op Zoom, a successful example of a future-oriented partnership between diverse local players. The event will take place on Thursday, December 14th.
What do our clients and partners think?
"The new design that P·A suggested was quite extreme but we haven’t regretted it for one second."
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"P·A is serious about architecture, but they are always quick to laugh. Just how I like it."
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Personal architecture Office
Graaf Florisstraat 62a,
3021 CJ Rotterdam
+31 (0)10 8865093