With infamous architectural landmarks such as the cube house, the market hall and the Erasmus bridge, the city of Rotterdam is one of the major cities in Holland. It has a diverse and happening nightlife with its multitude of pubs, bars and nightclubs and has the largest port in all of Europe. Nicknamed “Gateway to the World” for the European subcontinent, the city’s art, festivals and multiculturalism attracts a large number of tourists year by year.  

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

Alsemgeest Design and Build 

Scope of services: Interior Design, Architectural Design, Urban design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, hospitality, recreational, residential, education
Locations of Built Projects: Rotterdam
Style of work: restaurants, retail, schools, offices, workshop spaces, factory design
Website: www.alsemgeestdb.nl

Design, architecture and site development are believed to be the starting point for smoothly arriving at the construction implementation of wishes and requirements, as well as monitoring this process in budget and planning.

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Alsemgeest Design and Build – House Nacken ©https://www.alsemgeestdb.nl/projecten/woonhuis-nacken/

A1 Design Group  

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential
Locations of Built Projects: Rotterdam
Style of work: single residences, villas, retail, multi-family residences
Website: www.a1-ontwerpgroep.nl

A1 Design Group provides their expert services in various fields in addition to traditional design facilities. This enables them to carry out diverse projects and work with minute detailing. They also specialize in building decision calculations and regulatory advice. 

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123DV – Residence by the firm ©http://a1-ontwerpgroep.nl/index.php?page=recente-projecten

Anders

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Landscape architecture
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, civic, urban planning, corporate
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: single residences, villas, retail, offices, community planning, floating structures
Website: www.andersarch.net

The firm’s professional focus is on exploring the underestimated role of landscape in providing long term quality in the living environment. They believe that in the near future, the energy transition and other challenges will lay large claims on both built and unbuilt environment. 

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Anders – Adaptive Collectibles ©http://www.andersarch.net/projects.php?project=1&page=1

Architecture Brio 

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Landscape architecture
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, civic, urban planning, corporate,
healthcare
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: single residences, villas, retail, offices, community planning, hospitals, clinics
Website: www.architecturebrio.com

Architecture BRIO engages actively in the creation of contextually appropriate, sustainable design solutions within an increasingly changing world. The work of the studio addresses new ways of understanding interrelations between the city, architecture, landscape, and the world of interiors. 

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Architecture Brio – Mumbai’s Artist Retreat ©http://architecturebrio.com/projects-item/mumbai-artist-retreat/

ASAS 

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Landscape architecture
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, civic, sports, corporate, healthcare, education
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, hospitals, clinics, schools, campus planning, apartments
Website: www.arjanscheer.nl

The architecture of ASAS stands out for its rigorous analysis of the client’s expectations and the rigorous analysis of the potential of the site. In the architecture of ASAS, the expectations of the client of the project and the potential of the site are united as an individual entity. 

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ASAS – National Science and Innovation Center ©https://arjanscheer.nl/en/portfolio-item/national-science-and-innovation-centre/

Arjen Reas 

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, education
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, schools, apartment
Website: www.arjenreas.nl

The architecture of AR stems from an awareness of contemporary developments and the urge to re-examine the possibilities within the context of a project with existing and new techniques. In this way they are able to offer innovative design solutions. 

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Arjen Reas – Residence Le Garage © https://www.arjenreas.nl/nl/residence-le-garage

Banning Architects

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, apartment complexes
Website: www.banningarchitect.nl

The firm is based in Rotterdam and provides its expertise mainly in the restoration and renovation of existing built projects. From planning, supervision, implementation to delivery the firm promises a hands-on experience. 

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Banning Architects – Residence by the firm © https://www.banningarchitect.nl/projects/nieuwbouw/nieuwbouw-woning-rotterdam/

Barcode Architects 

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Master planning
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, education, corporate
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, apartment complexes, schools, campus planning
Website: www.barcodearchitects.com

The firm’s work is pushed by their ambition to create spaces and places that revitalize and transform their environment. Design of buildings that move people and generate aesthetic sense and that people can identify with are the firm’s main aims. 

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Barcode Architects – Dresden City Headquarters ©https://barcodearchitects.com/projects/dresden-city-headquarters/

BDP 

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Master planning
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, education, corporate, mixed-use
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, apartment complexes, schools, high-rise
Website: www.bdp.com

The firm’s unique position as a collective with experts spanning the spectrum of the built environment gives them a special status and capability in the design world.  They are place makers who work at every scale; from bespoke light sculptures to entirely new cities. 

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BDP – One Angel Square © https://www.bdp.com/en/projects/m-o/northamptonshire-county-council-headquarters/

Biq Architecten  

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Master planning
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, apartment complexes, single residences
Website: www.biqarchitecten.nl

Biq is a full-service architectural firm and they approach design assignments integrally and offer their clients a broad and coherent range of services such as structural recording, feasibility study and cost estimation of various projects. 

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Biq Architecten   – Waterway © https://www.biqarchitecten.nl/vaartweg
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Anusha Kiran is an Architecture Student from Bangalore who frequently dances, seldom sketches, is always seen with a book in hand and terribly misses playing basketball.

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