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18 january 2024

The world is changing, and Westraven is changing along. In 2023, sustainability ambitions apply, and work is done in a different way. Together with cepezed, Moss, DGMR, Nelissen ingenieursbureau, Pieters Bouwtechniek, and engineer Multical, we won the tender to give shape to this.

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Publication: the new office of Hollandse Nieuwe in Project & Interieur

18 january 2023

Working, learning and inspiring: the new office of Hollandse Nieuwe shows what it stands for.

‘The studio is a creative place where architecture, sustainability, health, cooperation, learning and fun are central to the working environment and where experiments are carried out with what the clients are advised to do.’

Read the entire article by Rutger van Oldenbeek in trade journal Project & Interieur: New office Hollandse Nieuwe (Only in Dutch)

Hans chairman of jury ARC ’22

13 may 2022

Hans takes place as chairman of the jury in the ARC ’22 award – category interior. Together with four other design professionals, the jury will consider the best interior projects of the past year. The full jury consists of: Hans Reineke, Daniele Schelle, Saskia van Stein, Bram Vanderbeke and Charlotte Thomas.
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Hollandse Nieuwe for De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

29 november 2021

We are very proud to announce our latest project. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek has asked Hollandse Nieuwe to design their new 17.700 m2 (VVO) office at Tripolis park, a development by Flow Real Estate, a building designed MVRDV. De Brauw is a leading international law firm in the Netherlands. It aims to create a dynamic professional setting where it is possible to work together as a collective. De Brauw strives for an innovative and progressive approach. The wellbeing of their employees and office environment is a key part in their ability to deliver excellence for their clients. A vibrant and green city campus, should help them to bring out the best in themselves, together.

ARC21 Interior – Bonnefanten Museum

23 august 2021

We are super proud to announce that our project for the Bonnefantenmuseum made it to the final 3 for the Arc Award.

Christiaan joins FRAME Awards 2021 jury board

10 may 2021

This month, Christiaan is part of the international Frame awards 2021 jury board. Together with 14 industry professionals from across the globe, he will be reviewing the best design projects that contest in this the highly regarded design award. We would like to thank FRAME for this exciting opportunity to provide insight in our design profession.

Other jury members are: Anne-Rachel Schiffmann from Snøhetta, Chunji Zhang from Brand Republic Creative, Gudy Herder from Eclectic Trends, Justine Fox from Calzada Fox, Leni Popovici from KAP Studios, Liam Doyle from Jump Studios, Omar Abdelghafour from L.S.Design, Ruud Belmans from WeWantMore, Yifan Wu from Sò Studio, Mengjie Liu from Sò Studio, Sonia Tomic from Universal Design Studio, Stefan Weil from Atelier Markgraph, Tina Norden from Conran and Partners and Veronica Givone from IA Interior Architects

Where we Work

26 march 2021

‘WHERE WE WORK, design lessons from the modern office’ is a Frame special contemplating on the current and future workspaces. Throughout the observations of 51 projects worldwide they explored today’s ground-breaking workspaces, providing  an indispensable reference tool for interior designers, architects and companies alike. Our project for Equity Estate was choosen as one of of these 51 projects.

Explore the full project here or get your copy here.

Transformed campus for Fontys Hogescholen in Eindhoven

1 december 2020

In the coming years, the existing campus Rachelsmolen in Eindhoven of the Fontys University of Applied Sciences will be transformed from a closed-of island in the city to an inspiring educational environment. A campus that puts meeting each other at the heart and where cross-pollination between different fields lead to innovation, experimentation, and entrepreneurship. Barcode Architects, together with OKRA Landscape Architects and Hollandse Nieuwe are responsible for the design of the new ambitious Fontys campus.

More information on the project here.

Alfa-college sneak peek!

20 october 2020

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. 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”

3 september 2020


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.

Preview: Nictiz The Hague

7 may 2020

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

University of Groningen – Faculty of Law

7 april 2020

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 Giorgio Grassi.

In 2019 Hollandse Nieuww, 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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New project: Naturalis Biodiversity Center published

2 march 2020

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.

Publication of Pand Noord on deArchitect

22 juli 2019

Astrid de Wilde wrote a nice article about our project Pand Noord for deArchitect. The article was published July 19th. Read the full article here.

Publication Heidrick & Struggles on Architectenweb

18 july 2019

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

16 july 2019

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

5 february 2019

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.

Greenpeace in Office et Culture

26 october 2018

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

2 augustus 2018

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

DELA Headquarters completed

31 july 2018

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

20 july 2018

Hollandse Nieuwe is now 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.


15 june 2018

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.

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