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Alfa-college sneak peek!

An innovative new school is being constructed in the Netherlands using Circular Design principles. The project is a close collaboration between Alfa College, and project team of Zwartwoud, Hunebouw, ICS advisers, Team 4 and Hollandse Nieuwe interior architects and designers. In line with the ideas of Circular Design, the raw materials for the new project are extracted and refined from the demolished part of the building, keeping the materials within a closed loop life cycle. The ‘new’ materials added alongside the reused materials are also sustainable and circular. These feature panels from Unilin and Herso and surface finishes such as Copperant Pura, which is free from fossil raw materials. The construction methods also contribute to sustainability and circularity, with furniture constructed in such a way as easily allow it to be disassembled and reused. The project is due to be complete by the end of 2020.

More images and project information will follow soon…

SHFT selected for final 5 for the “workplace of the Future award”


Hollandse Nieuwe designed SHFT. This is one of the five  nominees for  the “workplace of the Future award” organized by  magazine deArchitect and innovative furniture supplier Lensvelt.

SHFT is built around the question how the user can be the director of the stage on which the user can excellerate.  The only certainty we have is that  the user needs are due to constant change and that the speed of change is increasing through internal or external factors.

SHFT is the answer to maximize on change of functionalities and shift scenery and user experiences. SHFT is a future forwarded solution in this era of change.

Geoffrey Timmer and Christiaan Fokkema have become partner

Geoffrey and Christiaan will be part of the management team of Hollandse Nieuwe. This step confirms the important role that they play in the development of Hollandse Nieuwe architecture & interiors. In the past years they worked for clients such as adidas, Schiphol, APF International, Scotch & Soda, Being development, Fontys Hogeschool, Highbrook Investors, Aidsfonds besides their management tasks.

Hans; “I am very proud that Geoffrey and Christiaan have confirmed their commitment in this manner. We share the passion of matching user needs, visions of organisations and the power of beauty of the built environment. We accomplish this by clear processes, innovative technologies, distinguishing strategies and specific design solutions”.

Together with Hans Reineke they will contribute to provide inspiring answers to our growing client base.

Preview: Nictiz The Hague

The new office of Nictiz in The Hague is finished as part of a larger renovation. The remaining floors will be delivered soon and are accommodating the VZVZ organisation and the company restaurant and reception.
The new interior is a reflection of the core values of the two organisations Nictiz and VZVZ. Both organisations represent the public health sector and are responsible for the exchange of health and care information. Technology and nature are the two main drivers for this project, resulting in contrasting materials that represent both drivers.
Project together with Cerius Projects. Picture by Peter Brugmans

Structural Design for Stedelijk Gymnasium Haarlem

Commissioned by the Stedelijk Gymnasium in Haarlem and ICS adviseurs, Hollandse Nieuwe developped a structural design transforming and modernizing the school. These monumental buildings located in the center of Haarlem have a rich history of several renovations and extensions. This made the transformation of the school a challenging project.

See full project here

University of Groningen – Faculty of Law


Hollandse Nieuwe has been involved twice with studies for the University of Groningen. In 2018 we made a conceptual study on the new housing for the faculty of law in the building designed by the great Italina architect Girogio Grassi.

In 2019 Hollandse Nieuwe, together with DAAD participated in the tender for a complete design proposal. This tender was based for all participants on our previously researched design.

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We’re proud to share our latest project: Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

The project has been published by many media platforms such as De Architect, Architectenweb and Office Snapshots.

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Publication Heidrick & Struggles on Architectenweb

Robert Muis, editor of Architectenweb, wrote an article about our project for Heidrick & Struggles Amsterdam. The article was published July 17th. Read the full article here

INSIDE Awards Finalist

We are very proud that our project Pand Noord is a finalist at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2019 in the ‘Offices’ category. This 7000m² complex accommodates all kinds of creative businesses. Hollandse Nieuwe was approached by HighBrook Investors to rethink the routing and communal areas into a lively, cool and attractive end result.

New project for TNO: Leiden

TNO uses their knowledge to stimulate the innovative grow of businesses, and therefore strengthen the sustainable wellbeing of the society. The office should reflect this by supporting the effectiveness of the work process. Think of less square meters by introducing shared workspaces. The office should be driven by functionality.

Next to making the work process efficiently, sharing knowledge with your peers will be stimulated in this new office, meeting areas will be made more accessible and it will be more attractive to work by creating a positive user experience for office functions and laboratories.

Working for Bonnefanten

With an exhibition area of 4.000m², the Bonnefantenmuseum welcomed over 114.000 visitors in 2017. The staff that made that possible, asked for an office design where internal communication, visibility and collaboration would form the fundament of the work process.

We were asked to develop a workspace in this building, designed by Aldo Rossi, which is characterized by a lot of open spaces, high ceilings and beautiful daylight that form a great fundament.

Soa Aids Nederland

After a good 20 years at the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam, Soa Aids Nederland decided it is time to move to a ‘real’ office. They asked us if we could develop a design for this office and give it the unique qualities of the organization.

Next to the fact that all the 150 employees are going to work in a different building, they will also start working in a different style. Moving from their own little workplace in different rooms in the building, they will now move to open, same floor, communicated focused workplace concepts where ‘activity based’ working will be the base.

Greenpeace in Office et Culture

Greenpeace is published in Office et Culture. The French magazine with trendsetting articles on topics of the future of work. Greenpeace Amsterdam is an inspiring example on re-use, re-purpose, remanufacture, recycle, redesign, refurbish and circular design principles .

Dezeen Awards nomination

Dezeen Awards interior workspace Hollandse Nieuwe

In the category Workspace Interior, the recently completed Equity Estate office has been nominated by Dezeen.


DELA Headquarters completed

After a renovation that took a year and a half, DELA HQ has officially been opened by the mayor of Eindhoven Mr. Jorritsma and the DELA CEO Mr. Edz Doeve. The working environment has been made ‘furture proof’ and supports DELA’s agile and scrum work processes. The ground floor restaurant Lieve is open to the public, functioning as a public living room.

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DGBC lid

Hollandse Nieuwe is a member of the Dutch Green Building Council.

‘There are three main themes woven through our projects: health, circularity and sustainability. The experience of the user is key when designing space, however we are constantly learning about how to create a positive impact on the occupant. We want to make sure that from a holistic and technical point of view, we improve the wellbeing of the user, besides creating a beautiful and functional design.’

Read more about our motivation to be a member of the DGBC here.


PANL Hollandse Nieuwe

Collaborating with Cowerk, Hollandse Nieuwe has developed the multifunctional PANL. This smart, mobile system is able to support agile and scrum work processes. DELA is the launching customer for this innovative product.