Firm DescriptionPEÑA is a dynamic architecture company which operates where architecture overlaps with city planning. The firm was founded in 2006 by Gabriel Peña. Demonstrating a Rotterdam élan, it designs buildings for both the city and its environs and encompasses the entire scope of a project. It specializes in the ingenious reallocation, redevelopment and transformation of existing buildings. It emphasizes inventive architecture and town planning with a keen eye on quality, transparency, budget and communication. PEÑA exemplifies outstanding technical knowledge and attention to detail.
The company exhibits a can-do mentality and believes in the power of innovation. Because of its spirit and energy, it offers better and more exciting results. The firm extends the borders of traditional architecture by utilizing a multidisciplinary approach within the current trends. The cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city is its source of inspiration.
The firm pays attention not only to the building’s design but also to the interaction among everyone involved. It entices both clients and target groups during the design process by intuiting their desires and exciting their curiosity. This ensures more cooperation, trust and insight which enhances the result.
PEÑA believes in teamwork and cooperation which foster innovative architecture. PEÑA has an extended network in the construction industry, in creative circles and in the cultural forefront of the city. The firm has experience working in teams – both on large and small scale projects. It connects knowledge, experience and opinions; its key notions are flexibility and outcome.
The firm has ample practical experience and is capable of carrying out a project from inception to completion. The firm links the field of architecture to clients, advisers and supervisors. The last couple of years, PEÑA has completed a wide range of projects which vary in scale and type: residential housing, interior design, museums, sustainable redevelopment, marketing concepts.
Several projects have been featured in national and foreign professional journals. A number of designs have been awarded first prize in open contests. The project Hofbogen-Mini Mall in Rotterdam was published in the Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook 2011-2012 (Architectuur in Nederland Jaarboek 2011-2012). This project has also been nominated for the Rotterdam Architecture Prize and the Job Dura Prize.