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Mecanoo

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Locations & Contacts

  • Oude Delft 203
    Delft, South Holland 2611 HD
    Office assistant
    info@mecanoo.nl
    +31 15 2798100

Team

  • Francine M. J. Houben, Hon. FAIA
  • Aart Fransen
  • Francesco Veenstra
  • Paul Ketelaars
  • Dick van Gameren

Firm Description

Mecanoo, officially founded in Delft in 1984, is made up of a highly multidisciplinary staff from 25 countries. The team includes architects, engineers, interior designers, urban planners, landscape architects and architectural technicians.

The company is led by its original founding architect and creative director, Francine Houben, technical director Aart Fransen and financial director Peter Haasbroek, who are joined by partners Francesco Veenstra, Paul Ketelaars and Dick van Gameren.

The extensive collective experience, gained over three decades, results in designs that are realised with technical expertise and great attention to detail. Mecanoo’s projects range from single houses to complete neighbourhoods and skyscrapers, cities and polders, schools, theatres and libraries, hotels, museums, and even a chapel.


Discovering unexpected solutions for the specifics of programme and context is the foremost challenge in all of our assignments. Each design is considered in terms of its cultural setting, place and time. As such, Mecanoo treats each project as a unique design statement embedded within its context and orchestrated specifically for the people who use it.

Within the practice are knowledge centres which enable us to stay current on technological and design innovations in sustainability, eco-engineering, technology, education and learning, high-rise and mobility.

Preoccupied not by a focus on form, but on process, consultation, context, urban scale and integrated sustainable design strategies, the practice creates culturally significant buildings with a human touch.

Projects

  1. Kaohsiung Train Station

    Kaohsiung Train Station

    Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  2. Ede Wageningen Train Station

    Ede Wageningen Train Station

    Ede, Netherlands

  3. Manchester Engineering Campus Development

    Manchester Engineering Campus Development

    Manchester, England

  4. Tainan Public Library

    Tainan Public Library

    Tainan, Taiwan

  5. Namdeamun Office Building

    Namdeamun Office Building

    Seoul, South Korea

  6. Award Winning National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Wei-Wu-Ying)

    National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Wei-Wu-Ying)

    Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China

  7. National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Wei-Wu-Ying)

    National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Wei-Wu-Ying)

    Kaohsiung, TAIWAN

  8. Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    Schiphol, Netherlands, Netherlands

  9. Taekwang Country Club Café

    Taekwang Country Club Café

    Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

  10. Delft Train Station

    Delft Train Station

    Delft, Netherlands

  11. Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

    Boston, MA, United States

  12. HOME Arts Centre

    HOME Arts Centre

    Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM

  13. KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre

    KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre

    Kongsberg, NORWAY

  14. Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre

    Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre

    Sittard, Netherlands

  15. Award Winning Amsterdam University College

    Amsterdam University College

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  16. Award Winning Fontys School of Sport Studies

    Fontys School of Sport Studies

    Eindhoven, Netherlands

  17. Award Winning Whistling Rock Golf Clubhouse

    Whistling Rock Golf Clubhouse

    Chuncheon, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

  18. Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers Museum

    Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers Museum

    Texel, USA

  19. Villa 4.0

    Villa 4.0

    Hilversum, NETHERLANDS

  20. La Llotja Theatre and Conference Centre

    La Llotja Theatre and Conference Centre

    Lleida, SPAIN

  21. Student Housing DUWO

    Student Housing DUWO

    Delft, Netherlands

  22. Mekel Park - Campus Delft University of Technology

    Mekel Park - Campus Delft University of Technology

    Delft, Netherlands

  23. Award Winning Philips Business Innovation Centre Fiftytwodegrees

    Philips Business Innovation Centre Fiftytwodegrees

    Nijmegen, Netherlands

  24. Award Winning Montevideo Residential Tower

    Montevideo Residential Tower

    Rotterdam, Netherlands

  25. Ethiopia Dutch Embassy

    Ethiopia Dutch Embassy

    Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

  26. St. Mary of the Angels Chapel

    St. Mary of the Angels Chapel

    Rotterdam, Netherlands

  27. Award Winning Netherlands Open Air Museum

    Netherlands Open Air Museum

    Arnhem, Netherlands

  28. Award Winning Library Delft University of Technology

    Library Delft University of Technology

    Delft, Netherlands

  29. Award Winning Faculty of Economics and Management

    Faculty of Economics and Management

    Utrecht, Netherlands

  30. House with Studio

    House with Studio

    Rotterdam, USA

  31. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Renovation

    Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Renovation

    Washington, DC, United States

  32. Library of Birmingham

    Library of Birmingham

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

  33. Award Winning Office Villa Maliebaan 16

    Office Villa Maliebaan 16

    Utrecht, Netherlands

  34. Thamesmead Civic Quarter

    Thamesmead Civic Quarter

    London, England

  35. Eden Soestdijk

    Eden Soestdijk

    Baarn, Netherlands

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