Bekkering Adams architecten is a dynamic and versatile office, founded in 1997 in Rotterdam by Juliette Bekkering and reinforced with Monica Adams in 2005.
Bekkering Adams architects is a Dutch architectural firm that stands for unique architecture by creating buildings with a soul. The aim is to make environments where users and visitors can identify themselves with and can be proud of. Together with an enthusiastic team of architects and designers, the founders Juliette Bekkering and Monica Adams work on innovative and sustainable projects with a strong identity, defined by expressive architecture with a tactile expression of material and detail.
Over the years a distinct oeuvre has been established, characterized by iconographic and characteristic buildings. Research plays a key role within projects and parallel to the design process the office frequently seeks collaboration with other parties to set up research routes to deepen the content of the design, including research into sustainability, materialization, scenographic and typological studies. The office has a special interest in the potential of public and collective space in the contemporary transformation processes of our cities.
The commissions vary from complex building assignments to concept development, ranging from headquarter offices to public buildings, from urban plan to interior design. The work of Bekkering Adams architects has been published in a wide range of renowned national and international architectural reviews and books. Various projects have been nominated for national architectural awards.
Realized buildings comprise the Head office Benelux of Esprit, the Bloemershof, an urban ensemble containing a vocational school, fire station, sport facilities and housing, Fire station Doetinchem, School and daycare centre de Schatkamer, Public Playground in Rotterdam, Head office of Schuurman Group, Pump station Boostergemaal-Oost in Amsterdam, Offices Maashaven, Rotterdam and the fire station and rescue service Vlissingen Middelburg.
Currently the office is working on a Primary School in Evere, Belgium, a pavilion in Oss and is the School Campus in Peer, Belgium, comprising of a secondary and preliminary school, a boarding school and a sport complex under construction. The office recently exhibited the installation Fundamentals: Form-ContraForm at the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy.