The city was founded at the northernmost point of the Hondsrug area. While the oldest document referring to Groningen’s existence dates from 1040, the town was occupied by Anglo-Saxons centuries prior. The oldest archaeological evidence of a civilization in the region stems from around 3950–3650 BC, and the first significant settlement in Groningen traces back to the year 3 A.D. In the 13th century, Groningen was an important trade center, and its inhabitants built a city wall to underline its authority. The city strongly influenced its surrounding lands, and the Gronings dialect became a common tongue. The most significant period of the city was at the end of the 15th century, when the nearby province of Friesland was administered from Groningen. During these years, the Martinitoren was built, which is considered to be the city’s most significant landmark. 

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.

AAS Groningen

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: Research based multidisciplinary architecture
Website: aasgroningen.nl/

They have been doing this since 1986 with a broad multidisciplinary team. They can play a role in every project phase – from idea, research to delivery.

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Adema Architecten

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa, Restaurant
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: Restoration
Website: www.adema-architecten.nl/

Adema Architecten has been located in the northernmost city of the Netherlands since 1972. Over the years, the restoration specialization has been further expanded, resulting in high-profile restorations and repurposing. 

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Adviesburo Van der Plas b.v. (bouwkundig)

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa, Restaurant
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: Consultancy
Website: vd-plas.nl/

Adviesburo Van der Plas bv was founded on January 1, 1973 by mr. AAM (Dick) van der Plas. Over the years, our office grew into a medium-sized architectural consultancy.

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AnArchitect

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa, Restaurant
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: According to client’s wishes
Website: anarchitect.nl/

Architectural firm AnArchitect was founded in 2007. Characteristic of the office is the intensive investigative attitude within the design brief, in close relationship with the client.

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architectenbureau Beek

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa, Restaurant
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: Construction management
Website: architectenbureaubeek.nl

After years of experience in various positions related to construction, They made the choice in 2019 to return to the profession in which they once graduated and worked for a few years. 

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Architectenbureau Gerben van der Kooi

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: Context based
Website: www.gerbenvanderkooi.nl/

From 1990 to 2020 they worked at Oving Architekten. Already in 2015 they started an architectural firm under they own name: Architectenbureau Gerben van der Kooi. 

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architectengroep ARCHIVIEW

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: Construction management
Website: www.archiview.nl/

Archiview is a multidisciplinary architectural firm for private individuals, companies, cooperatives, collectives and governments. Residential and utility construction, interior and model construction

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Bahama-architecten

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa, Culture
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: Research based
Website: www.bahama-architecten.nl/

They form a design and research team that works enthusiastically on spatial assignments. The assignments range from urban planning, architectural to interior issues. 

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bardo heeling ARCHITECT

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa, Culture
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: Design interpretation
Website: www.bardoheelingarchitect.nl/

They started in 2010 with a different interpretation of my work as an architect. They combine a part-time job as a teacher with architectural work.

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buro DECIDE

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: House, Office, Villa, Culture
Locations of Built Projects: Groningen
Style of work: Flexibility
Website: burodecide.nl/

buro DECIDE is a construction engineering firm, located in the city of Groningen with various permanent employees and a support base of flexible employees.

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