Mecanoo, officially founded in Delft in 1984, is made up of a highly multidisciplinary staff of creative professionals from 25 countries. The team includes architects, interior designers, urban planners, landscape architects as well as architectural technicians and support staff.
Mecanoo is led by Creative Director/Founding Partner, Francine Houben and Design and Research Director/Partner Dick van Gameren.
Mecanoo has extensive experience designing and realising exceptional buildings which serve client ambitions while creating vibrant end-user spaces. Each project responds to our philosophy of People, Place and Purpose: to the client's requirements and the user's needs (People); the physical context, climate and culture (Place); and the current and predicted potential of a building's function (Purpose).
The result is unique solutions for each varying situation, in which the disciplines of architecture, urban planning, landscape and interior combine in a non-traditional way. Over the years we have learned that functions inevitably change. Therefore, we must create buildings that are prepared for (un)predictable change.
Sustainability is an inherent aspect of our design approach, feeding into an ambition to create new identity in a world of globalization, resulting in inspiring and authentic places, socially relevant for people and communities.
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.

Realizations and projects

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National Performing Arts Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2007-12
National Historical Museum, Arnhem, 2007-11
Fox Hill housing, Sheffield, Anglie, 2005-10
Business Innovation Center FiftyTwoDegrees, Nijmegen, 2001-07
Univerzitní campus TU Delft, Holandsko, 2004-07
Rekonstrukce Exchange-World Trade Center, Rotterdam, 2002-07
Learning Centre, Lausanne, Švýcarsko, 2004
Bijlmer Park, Amsterdam, 2003-04
Vondel Parc, Utrecht, 1998-2002
Nieuw Terbregge, Rotterdam, 1998-2001
Office villa Maliebaan 16, Utrecht, 1998-2000
Westergasfabriek Terrain, Amsterdam, 1997-2001
Compagnie Theater/former Trust Theater, Amsterdam, 1995-96
National Heritage Museum, Schelmseweg, Arnhem, 1995-2000
Dům s ateliérem, Maliebaan 16, Utrecht
Obytný soubor, Nieuw Terbregge, Rotterdam
Rozšíření Přírodovědného muzea, Rotterdam, 1995
Het Baken Public Library, Haven Noordeinde/Het Baken, Almelo, 1991-94
Experimentální bytové domy IGA, Stuttgart, 1992-93
Herdenkingsplein, Maastricht, 1990-94
Dům s ateliérem, Rotterdam
Ringvaartplasbuurt Oost, Rotterdam, 1990-93
Canal House & L. A. Rieshaus, Vinkenstraat, Brouwersgracht , Amsterdam
Youth Housing Kruisplein, Rotterdam, 1980-84

2006 International Highrise Award for Montevideo, Rotterdam
2003 Dutch Building Prize for the National Heritage Museum, Arnhem
2001 A.M Schreuders Prize for Office Villa Maliebaan 16, Utrecht
2000 4a Bienal Internacional de Arquitecturaís Award, S„o Paulo, Brazil
2000 Building Quality Award for Nieuw Terbregge, Rotterdam
1998 National Steel Prize for Library Technical University Delft
1996 School Building Prize for Isala College, Silvolde
1996 Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Award for Faculty for Economics and Management, Utrecht
1994 Jhr. Victor de Stuerspenning for Herdenkingsplein, Maastricht
1990 New Maas Prize for Hillekop, Rotterdam
1987 Rotterdam Maaskant Prize for Young Architects

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