• MEESVISSER: a new adventure!

    How to create a good mix? We will find out along the way!

  • Interior Patch 22

    We designed one of the interiors for unit 17 in the building ‘Patch 22′ in Amsterdam North, designed by Frantzen et al.

  • Canal House Souvenirs

    A souvenir set of canal houses, made from off-cuts of a wood workshop. Project in collaboration with Kees Pet

  • WZNH news

    Uda Visser has recently been appointed as a member of the ‘CRK Den Helder’, the municipal committee advising on building and spatial quality. For more information see www.wznh.nu

  • New office: KBF lab

    We recently moved into our new office space in the ‘Kauwgomballenlab’ in Overamstel. You’re welcome for a cup of coffee at Willem Fenengastraat 2Y.

  • New project: farmhouse Amerongen

    We just finished the sketch design for a house in an old farm in Amerongen. The house was built in 1778 and is listed as a national heritage monument.

  • Loop Lounger Prototype

    The first prototype of the Loop Lounger is finished. It’s a comfortable lounge chair with a strong graphic quality, inspired by ’50s Scandinavian design. We’re currently working on some improvements in order to bringing the chair in production. The prototype was made by Zsolt Kamaras.

  • Publication: DEZEEN

    Our Kea Boumanstraat house was featured on dezeen.com magazine today. Read the article here.

  • Extension Holendrechtstraat

    We are working on an extension in the backyard of a ground floor apartment in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam. Three extra rooms with different functions and different requirements are needed. The idea: a house for everyone with it’s own character

  • Publication: Elle Decor

    Our Kea Boumanstraat house was featured again. You can have a look at ELLE DECOR. Read the article here.

  • Autumn meeting WZNH

    The autumn meeting of WZNH is traditionally a pleasant gathering for advisors, the board and employees. This year the meeting focused on the future of WZNH and the 100-year anniversary in 2016. Uda Visser joined the meeting as member of

  • Competition: Hamburg runner up

    We came in second with our competition proposal for Hafen City in collaboration with Tom Frantzen (Frantzen et al). We developed a scheme for a highly sustainable housing block for a collective ‘baugruppe’. The brief asked for an innovative, sustainable and family friendly building for 28 households, with wood as it’s main building material. (project page)

  • Projects 2015

    In the first eight months in the existence of our partnership we have been busy talking, sketching, researching, studying, rendering, calculating, drawing and thinking. Doing as architects do, really. We’re very proud of the result we achieved in reasonably short

  • Tender Veemarkt Utrecht

    Together with SYNCHROON, METABOLIC and DELVA Landscape we designed an ambitious residential project in Utrecht. Sustainability and a circulair economy were the central themes of this tender submission. Through co-commissioning future residents have a substantial influence on the design of the houses, which leads to a versatile over-all design of the housing block. (project page)

  • Publication: Kea Boumanstraat

    Our design for Kea Boumanstraat has been published in Detail magazine edition 2016/01.

  • New project: Vrijheidslaan

    We just finished the sketch design for the merging of three separate units into one new generous apartment in an old ‘Amsterdam school’ apartment building from the 20’s.

  • Update: North Orleans

    The interiors of 120 rooms in the North Orleans project in Amsterdam Noord have been finished recently. Soon the new tenants will move in.

  • North Orleans logo

    MEESVISER designed the brand-identity, logo and website for 120 ‘fully equipped designer rentals’ in Amsterdam North, a project envisioning a new interpretation of the traditional New Orleans facade. For the same project we are designing the interiors of the apartments.

  • Projects 2016-1

    A roundup of the projects we worked on during the first six months of 2016. We have been fortunate to work with a wide range of clients, including Lingotto, Dura Vermeer, Van Wijnen and Cordaan. Also we have been intensifying

  • New project: Short Stay Sloten

    For developer Lingotto we designed a building containing 30 short-stay apartments. The site is located on a prominent corner of the old village of Sloten, part of Amsterdam, but with it’s own identity which is actively guarded by the current

  • Lab#2 Sluisbuurt

    Architecture center Amsterdam, Arcam, organized a design studio on the topic micro apartments in Amsterdam. Commissioned by housing cooperation Ymere and De Key and developers AM and Synchroon, MEESVISSER participated in the research into the potential for this emerging international

  • Publication: North Orleans in Parool

    A review of the North Orleans project for which we designed the interiors of the rooms. Read the full article here.

  • Publication: Kea Boumanstraat

    Recent publication of Kea Boumanstraat in Eigen Huis & Interieur with photo’s of Sonja Velda.

  • Update: Villa Curie under construction

    Construction has started on Villa Curie in Badhoevedorp. A complete overhaul will turn this dark house into a light filled villa entered around a glass patio.

  • Win: Frans Hals Museum

    Together with SO-IL from New York we won the competition for the renovation of the two locations of the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. Starting in 2018 the Hallen Haarlem and Frans Hals Museum will be integrated into one museum

  • New project: Frequin headquarters

    For branded video content production company FREQUIN we designed a flexible and sustainable office building. The building provides space for their own headquarters, additional rentable spaces for other companies in the creative industry, parking and a camera shop on the ground floor. (project page)

  • Win: Buiksloterham

    We won the competition for an apartment block with 100 small apartments for starters on the housing market and holders of a refugee status permit. Client is the housing cooperation Ymere that is committed to helping to integrate these new

  • Competition: Hamm Kanalkante

    We submitted our competition proposal for the Hamm Kanalkante competition. The proposal for the City of Hamm, located along the river Lippe, laces up the historic inner city with the new and proposed canal front quarter. The design was made in collaboration with Bureau B+B urbanism and landscape architecture.

  • New project: Wisselspoor Utrecht

    MEESVISSER has been selected by developer Synchroon as one of three architects for the first phase of Wisselspoor in Utrecht. Together with Space Encounters and Zecc we will fill in the master plan made by Studioninedots and Delva Landscape architects.

  • Update: Short Stay Sloten

    The building application for the short stay apartment building in Sloten has been submitted.

  • Update: Boerejongens.

    The building application for the renovation of the former office building along the Basisweg (Boerejongens) has been approved by the municipality. Construction will start soon.

  • Study: windmills 21st. century

    A research into a new type of windmill: contemporary, self-sufficient and an addition to the landscape. (project page)

  • Update: KBF atrium

    The building permit for the KBF-atrium has been submitted. We are currently focussing on working out the complex geometry of the steel construction in a BIM-model. The steel will be prefabricated, followed by a trial-assembly in the factory to make before construction on site.

  • Update: BSH plot 4a

    We have finished the first phase of the design of Buiksloterham kavel 4a for Ymere. This phase mainly focussed on finding the right mix of programme and studying various options for the layout of the compact apartments. This involves the design of smart and compact built-in furniture for optimal use of the minimal available space.

  • Study: waterwonen

    In collaboration with DELVA landscape, we conducted a spatial study into the possibilities of a modular urban principle for living on water, informed by organisational systems of informal water-bound villages in Lagos, historical water cities Venice and Amsterdam, but also the aesthetical quality of floating icebergs and waterlilies. (project page)

  • Study: Christelijk Lyceum Veenendaal

    Commissioned by Stichting Mevrouw Meijer we conducted a study into several scenarios for the renovation and expansion of a typical sixties school building in Veenendaal (project page). Parallel to the research project we joined forces with de Architecten CIE to enter the European tender for the commission of the project.

  • Share office space?!

    We’re moving into a new ad very spacious office in De Kauwgomballenfabriek in Amsterdam Overamstel. Interested in sharing space with us? Drop us a line: info@meesvisser.com

  • Update: KBF-atrium

    Next to the factory of the steel production company Evers Staalbouw the construction of the KBF-atrium has been mounted to test the geometry. With a few hard hammer blows everything fit together and will be made ready for assembly on-site.

  • New project: Fluor

    We have been commissioned by Dura Vermeer to join the design team for the infill of the new urban plan for Haarlem Schalkwijk Midden. The ambition is to create a ‘city between the trees’ that offers a quiet, green and

  • New office space

    Our new office space in De Kauwgomballenfabriek is taking shape. The former Maple Leaf factory and later artist studios are currently transformed into a light and open office space. We’re expecting moving in by July.

  • On site: KBF atrium

    The steel construction the KBF Atrium has been assembled on site. Fits like a glove!

  • Study: hostel

    In collaboration with Tom Frantzen (Frantzen et al) we conducted a feasibility study into the transformation of an old factory building into a hostel with 125 prefabricated wooden rooms and adjacent facilities for staff, clients and visitors. We’re awaiting a follow-up.

  • Update: Wisselspoor

    The detail design of Wisselspoor phase one has been finished recently. The project’s materialisation is coming together nicely in a palette of steel, brick and concrete. Our part of the project consists of 12 single family houses, a block with three large apartments and a block with 31 small studios.

  • Study: Weespertrekvaart

    Commissioned by the municipality of Amsterdam MEESVISSER made an architectural design for a 7500sqm block within a new masterplan for Weespertrekvaart. The aim of the study was to test the proposed urban and architectural regulations, find loopholes and make proposals

  • On site: Villa C.

    The construction of Villa C. has been progressing steadily. Recently a truck load of beautiful white marble for the bathrooms and corridors has been delivered directly from Italy.

  • Exhibition: Frans Hals Museum

    Today a small exhibition designed by SO-IL of the proposals for the renovation of Frans Hals Museum Hof and Hal has been opened by Ann Demeester, director of the museum. You can visit the exhibition till the end of September in location Hof.

  • MEESVISSER moved!

    We moved into our new office space. You’re welcome for a cup of coffee at Abram Dudok van Heelstraat 3 in Amsterdam. An opening party will follow after the summer.

  • Recycle: office furniture

    No glue, no screw. We re-used the old underlayment flooring boards of our new office space into a set of stools and tables, as part of our effort to minimise our environmental impact.

  • On site: Boerejongens

    The renovation of the former office building for the new high-end shop of Amsterdam Genetics / Boerejongens is almost finished (project page). Opening of this shiny jewel is expected soon.

  • New Project: Hotel NO

    MEESVISSER has been commissioned for the design of a new 75 room hotel in a former office building in Amsterdam Duivendrecht. We aim to combine the roughness of the existing exterior with a warm and tactile interior of the rooms.

  • Study: Ikalto Academy

    The New Ikalto Academy envisions a new world class boarding school on a beautiful site above the village Ikalto in Georgia. We conducted an architectural study, exploring the sites potential qualities and programme. The study aspires to be the start

  • Update: Fluor Haarlem

    We submitted the concept design for Fluor in Haarlem. Together with Tank and van Dongen Koschuch we are re working on on the first phase of Schalkwijk Midden in Haarlem. In total it consists of approximately 30.000sqm of residential and

  • On site: Amerongen

    Recently the renovation of the Farmhouse in Amerongen has gone on-site. The house was built in 1778 and is listed as a national heritage monument. With this renovation we open up the old barn again, after it became rather clogged through a series of adaptations in the eighties.

  • New project: house on Centrumeiland

    We have been commissioned for the design of a single family house on ‘IJburg Centrumeiland’. It is to become a light, open and energy neutral and sustainable house for a family of four.

  • Invited competition in Chile

    Together with Tom Frantzen (Frantzen et al) we have been invited for an international competition to design the new headquarters of Arauco in Chile.

  • For the perfect picture

    We recently commissioned Peter Tijhuis to make a series of photos of the recently finished KBF-atrium. He goes to great lengths to take the perfect shot!

  • Modular conference room

    Our new conference room is ready for use! The design by Studio JVM is based on a modular system and built up from plywood boxes.

  • Office opening: party time!

    We celebrated the opening of our new office space and updated website launch with over 100 friends, family, colleagues, clients and business contacts. We’re proud to share what we have been building up over the last few years.

  • Completed: KBF Atrium

    Our first actual building, the atrium for the Kauwgomballenfabriek in Amsterdam, has been delivered. The steel construction was prefabricated based upon a 3d scan of the existing building and, after a few hammer blows, fitted like a glove. More information on the project page.

  • New project: Bloemendaal

    We are commissioned for a small extension of a house in Bloemendaal. The main question being how to create maximum contact with the surrounding nature and spectacular view.

  • Update: Short Stay Sloten

    Recently the building permit for the short stay apartment building in Sloten has been granted and the on site work started with demolishing the existing buildings. We finished the working drawings recently and construction work will start early 2019.

  • New project: Hotel Dachstein

    In collaboration with Tom Frantzen (Frantzen et al), we have been invited to design the renovation and extension of a hotel in the Austrian Alps.

  • Completed: Boerejongens

    The construction of latest branch of the high-end coffeeshop Amsterdam Genetics / Boerejongens in Amsterdam Sloterdijk has been finished recently. With a fresh new look we expanded on their brand-identity of high quality shops around town. More information on the project page.

  • On site: Amerongen

    The construction work on the Farmhouse in Amerongen is progressing rapidly. The spatial quality of opening up the historical barn is really amazing and gives the house a whole new feel. More information on the project page.

  • Office tradition: friday lunch

    Every Friday we enjoy a nice self-cooked diner by one of our staff. A nice way to end the week and a good tradition to cherish even in busy times. If you feel like a good lunch, drop us a line and you’re welcome to join in.

  • Second round: Kavel 6 Oostenburg

    We’re happy to have been selected to enter the second stage of the design competition for social housing for starters and elderly residents on Kavel 6, Oostenburg. A project commissioned by housing corporation Stadgenoot.

  • New project: housing in Reeuwijk

    We have been commissioned for the design of a cluster of houses in Reeuwijk. Situated on a plot surrounded by water, the houses enclose a collective square and each have a strong relation to the water.

  • Happy New Year

    We wish you all the best for 2019! For those not on our mailing list please find our latest news letter here. If you want to subscribe, drop us a line at info@meesvisser.com.

  • Update: Fluor Haarlem

    The preliminary design phase for Fluor has started. We are working on the first phase of Schalkwijk Midden in Haarlem. Our share of the project consists of 41 apartments, 10 town houses, 8 loft apartments, commercial space and a parking garage along the Europaweg.

  • Update: start dd phase BSH 4a

    We recently started the detail design phase for the social housing project on kavel 4a in Buiksloterham, Amsterdam Noord. A project with approx. 90 apartments ranging from 25-50 sqm.

  • On site: Short Stay Sloten

    Today the first piles went in for the 36 short stay apartments in Amsterdam Sloten. A project that strikes a balance between vernacular elements and contemporary detailing, to make it within the old village at current times.

  • Update: Kavel 6 Oostenburg

    Today the winners were announced of the design competition for starters and elderly housing. Unfortunately we didn’t win, but we’re proud of our proposal Living Apart Together, that combines individual needs with a collective quality in a scheme with maximum programmatic flexibility.

  • On site: Frequin office

    Another project on-site! Foundation works for the office of video production company FREQUIN have started. See the project page for more info here.

  • Publication: Boerejongens

    Our design for the most beautiful coffeeshop in town has been published in AIT jan/feb 2019 issue with images of Peter Tijhuis. “With the new coffeeshop designed by MEESVISSER, the operator now proves that there are alternatives that improve her line of business!”

  • New project: ODW

    A renovation of a private house in Amsterdam Sloten. Originally built in the twenties, extensively changed in the sixties and extended in the seventies, this renovation aims to clear the clutter and reorganise spaces in order to maximise the houses’ relationship with it’s exeptionally beautiful green surroundings.

  • Completed: Villa C.

    The last few things have been finalised on Villa C. A complete overhaul of this 70’s bungalow changed it from an introverted and rather dark house into a light and open patio villa. We owe much to the whole team involved, designers and builders, which together executed the design sharp a razor blade.

  • Update: IJburg house

    The detail design for the single family house on IJburg is finished. Currently the selection of a suitable contractor is on it’s way and we’re preparing the submission of the building permit. If all goes well, construction will start september 1st.

  • Study: micro living apartments

    For a German developer we are currently working on a concept for a range of micro apartments to be built in Berlin, Düsseldorf and München. Based upon our earlier work in this field we developed a super compact setup that fulfils all the practical needs and by that maximises comfort and living space.

  • On site: Frequin office

    The steel construction for the new head office of  FREQUIN has been assembled on site. See the project page for more info here.

  • Internship position

    We have an internship position (paid) available for a period of six months, starting asap. We’re currently working on a wide range of projects, from large scale housing to high-end interiors and we offer a nice working environment with lots to learn!. More information on how to apply on our office page.

  • On site: Short Stay Sloten

    Another project with rapid progress on site. Concrete work is almost done. The first prefabricated facade elements have been placed on the ground floor. More info on the project here.

  • On site: ODW renovation

    After the building permit has been issued, the renovation of the single family house in Amsterdam Sloten started recently. The project consists of a rooftop extension combined with an over-all renovation of the house in order to improve the energetic performance.

  • Update: BSH 4a phase completed

    The detail design phase of social housing project BSH 4a in Buiksloterham has been completed. Currently the application for a building permit is being prepared. The project consists of 93 apartments around a central courtyard and 750sqm of commercial programme on ground floor.

  • On site: IJburg house

    Under a fantastic Dutch sky, the first pile has been driven in the ground for the single family house on IJburg. This house has been designed ‘upside down’, with a kitchen and living spaces on the top floors, overlooking the water.

  • Update: Fluor phase completed

    We finished the VO-phase of Fluor Haarlem last week. Currently preparations are made for the next phase in which the whole project, together with the designs of Koschuch and TANK, will be integrated in a single BIM-model.

  • New project: pizzeria Loenen

    We are currently working on the interior design of a pizza restaurant in a national heritage monument in Loenen a/d Vecht. A simple palette of tiles, marble and oak make this a light and fresh interior in a quiet neighbourhood.

  • Completed: Javaplantsoen

    The renovation of a 50sqm apartment has been competed. The design has a very compact setup that maximises usable space, storage and atmosphere, and minimises need of loose furniture. And as we like it: meticulous attention to detail plus a sustainably all-electric renovation.

  • Nomination: Architectenweb Award

    We have been nominated for the Architectenweb Interior of the Year 2019 with our interior design for Boerejongens. “The jury sees the social relevance of the project: with their openness and chic appearance, the architects take the coffee shop out of it’s shady atmosphere.”

  • Update: Wisselspoor permit issued

    The building permit for the first phase of Wisselspoor has been issued. Our part of the project consists of 12 single family houses, a block with three large apartments and a block with 31 small studios. Ground breaking will take place end of 2019.

  • Completed: Frequin office

    The office building for video production company Frequin has been completed and the client moved in immediately. The project features big windows, a flexible layout and a rugged look. More information on the project page.

  • Update: BSH 4a permit submitted

    The building application of social housing project BSH 4a in Buiksloterham has been submitted. The project consists of 93 apartments around a central courtyard and 750sqm of commercial programme on ground floor. Construction is planned to start second half of 2020.

  • On site: Short Stay Sloten

    The construction of the 36 short stay apartments in Amsterdam Sloten is almost completed. Exterior works are done, with the black wooden facade nicely reflecting the the winter sun. Currently the interior and landscaping are being finished. The opening is expected first quarter of 2020.

  • New Project: Villa La Marina

    Or first project in Spain: a case-study for and alternative to the anonymous boxy architecture of holiday homes. Our design is informed by local tradition of compact, solid building and adds two patios that bring light and green into the heart of the house. Visit the project page here.

  • Update: Fluor permit submitted

    The building permit for Fluor in Haarlem has been submitted. The designs for four housing blocks in a green park landscape have been made bij MEESVISSER, Koschuch, TANK and ZUS. Construction is planned to start second half of 2020.

  • Update: Wisselspoor on site

    With most houses sold, and a building permit issued, preparations for construction work on project Wisselspoor have started recently. More information on the project: Utrecht Wisselspoor.

  • Competition: Holland Park West

    Together with a big team of architects, urbanists, landscape designers and advisors we participated in the final phase of the housing tender for Holland Park West in Diemen. Our project titled Diemen Hout is a car free neighbourhood with a strong social structure built around six green courts and a lake with in its centre the original forest.

  • On site: IJburg house

    Quick progress is being made on the construction of IJburg house. With all the windows in place, the experience of the specific views and quality of the spaces are becoming clear.

  • MEESVISSER Cook Book 1.0

    Our tradition of cooking a warm lunch every Friday has resulted in the publication of a MEESVISSER Cook Book. A book with 32 recipes from all over the world by our international staff of chefs. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a delicious 2020!!

  • Honourable mention: Wood Market

    Our design for the open competition for the Stockholm Workshop Center got an honourable mention. Our proposal is a public building that is conceived as an open gathering space. It is similar to a market square where production, trade, exhibition and knowledge-exchange take place. A warm, generous and transparent public building on the border between water and the city. More here.

  • Internship position

    We have an internship position available for a period of six months, starting asap. We’re currently working on a wide range of projects, from large scale housing to high-end interiors and we offer a nice working environment with lots to learn! More information on how to apply on our office page.

  • New project: Earthwatch

    In collaboration with the EarthFlag Foundation, MEESVISSER is developing the EarthWatch Pavilion. This refuge, right in the heart of Amsterdam, is an open call to contemplation and meditation. Derived from the shape of the Earth Flag logo, this pavilion presents itself as a light structure opened to the surrounding landscape, and invites visitors to come together, discuss and share a moment of peace.

  • Completed: Short Stay Sloten

    Short Stay Sloten has been completed! We’re very proud, as this was the first major project we got commissioned four years ago right after the start of our office. Contractor KBK did a fantastic job building this building, with sharp execution of the detailing, but also by excellent communication with the neighbours. Thanks to the whole team for the effort! Project page.

  • On site: ODW renovation

    With the first part of the scaffolding removed the new contour of the single family house in Sloten became visible. The rooftop addition links previous extensions to the main house in one architectural gesture, with the old contour staying visible in the new situation as a hint from the past.

  • Office update: working from home

    Due to safety measures regarding the COVID-19 situation, we will be working from home for the time being. It will take some time to fully adjust to this new reality and we hope we can welcome you to our office again soon. In the mean time: stay healthy and stay in touch. We’ll be available online.



  • On site: Wisselspoor start

    With additional measures for the safety of the construction workers, in Utrecht the first piles have been driven into the ground for the houses in Wisselspoor. More info on the project here.

  • Office: space available for rent

    In our studio in the Kauwgomballenfabriek in Amsterdam Overamstel, we have space available for 10-12 people. It’s a fantastic light and open office in a former industrial warehouse with high ceilings. We share meeting space, model room, lunch and good vibes. If you’re interested, please drop us a line. More information and pictures on this page.

  • Completed: IJburg house

    Recently the IJburg house has been completed and the owners moved in. As the first inhabitants of Centrumeiland, they enjoy free views over the surroundings from their top floor living room with loggia. For more information see the project page.

  • New project: World Food Center

    We have been commissioned to design a series of four sustainable office buildings within the masterplan for the new World Food Center in Ede. With a timber construction combined with a breathable, damp open facade and roof we will create fully circular and healthy buildings, aligning to WFC’s ambitions to provide healthy work and research facilities for innovative food companies.

  • Win: tender Utrecht Leeuwesteyn

    With our proposal ‘De Omloop’, together with developer AM, Delta Vormgroep, Sustainer Homes and Koopmans, we won the tender for kavel 13a in Utrecht Leeuwesteyn. The project consists of 36 houses and 8 apartments around a collective garden. Circularity, biodiversity, rain water retention and a contemporary interpretation of Art Deco architecture played a key role in the proposal. More information here.

  • On site: start Buiksloterham

    Work has started on our social housing project for housing corporation Ymere in Buiksloterham, Amsterdam Noord. The building contains 93 housing units for starters and will accommodate Ymere’s regional office.

  • New project: Ketelhuis

    As a second project on the site of the World Food Centre in Ede we have been asked to make a proposal for renovating and transforming a listed monumental heating plant into a bar/restaurant. The ambition is to extend the introverted building in order to create a welcoming gesture at the edge of the forest and the former parade ground.

  • Update: WFC sketch design

    We submitted the sketch design for the four wooden office buildings in Ede. Three of the four buildings are directly informed by the shape and rhythm of the wings of the former military building, reflecting it in the opposite facades. The design has been positively reviewed by the Quality Team and we will move into the next phase soon.

  • New project: Ooievaarsweg

    We have been commissioned to renovate end extend a coffeeshop and the apartments above in a 1917 house in Amsterdam Noord. With this project we expand our efforts to transform the typical dark Amsterdam coffee shops into light and friendly specialty stores.

  • New project: micro housing Enka

    We have been commissioned to design ten small housing units and a bar in a former first-aid building of the Enka factory in Ede. Building on our previous designs for comfortable small-scale living, we wil focus on designing ten functional boxes that define the spaces. These prefabricated wooden boxes allow to be placed in the listed monumental building without affecting the monumental elements.

  • Finalist: kavel 1 IJburg

    In collaboration with GG real Estate and Studioninedots we were selected as finalist for the IJburg kavel 1 tender in Amsterdam. Our design ‘Nest’ proposes an integrated nature-inclusive living-landscape based on a rotated grid that creates an iconic building profile. With gardens and trees at different levels throughout the building, nature is always at arm’s reach. Visit project page here.

  • Update: Leeuwesteyn

    The detail design phase of the housing project in Utrecht Leeuwesteyn has started. After winning the tender for plot 13a we optimised the overall scheme and are currently working on the design and detailing of the brick patterns that play an important role in the Art Deco themed neighbourhood.

  • New project: CLT house Reeuwijk

    For a beautiful site on an island in Reeuwijk we will be designing a freestanding, zero-energy, bio-based single family house constructed in cross laminated timber (CLT). We are exited to further explore the potential of building bio-based, circular and with high standards in energy efficiency.

  • Update: Wisselspoor

    Slowly the houses in Utrecht Wisselspoor become visible after removing the scaffolding. These first four, clad in fiber cement panels, will be followed by a series of brick and wooden houses and an apartment block. Together a pallet of materials that fit in with the industrial character of the new neighbourhood. More information here. 

  • Update: Fluor/Elements

    After three years of preparation finally the construction work for our housing project in Haarlem Schalkwijk has started. In collaboration with Dura Vermeer, Koschuch Architects, Elephant and ZUS the southern end of Schalkwijk will be transformed into a car free ‘city between the trees’. More information here.

  • MEESVISSER moved

    On June 1st. we moved our office to a new space just around the corner, taking both the kitchen and our demountable meeting space by Just In Case to our new address: Paul van Vlissingenstraat 2D. We still have two desks for rent so if you’re interested please drop us a line.

  • Update: Ooievaarsweg

    The design for the renovation of the coffee shop and apartments on Ooievaarsweg is finished and building application approved. Construction on site will start soon. Visit the project page for more information.

  • Update: annexe Anzere

    One of our first projects has been reanimated recently. In 2016 we designed a compact and cozy alpine guesthouse, as an annex to a generous villa. The current iteration is an even more compact version, customised to fit the needs of the owner for writing his memoires and to redraw from busy family life at times. Project page here.

  • On site: Ooievaarsweg

    Construction on the renovation of Ooievaarsweg in Amsterdam Noord has started with digging out the ground floor. Visit the project page for more information.

  • On site: BSH 4a tops out!

    Last week our social housing project for Ymere in Amsterdam Buiksloterham topped out after having gone on-site a year ago. The first tenants are expected to move in by summer 2022. Visit project page here.

  • Update: CLT-house Reeuwijk

    We recently finished the preliminary design for the zero-energy bio-based single family house in Reeuwijk. The clients choose to ‘live apart together’ under one roof, which poses an exiting challenge with interesting spatial consequences. More soon.

  • Win: tender Koffiefabriek Amsterdam

    With the proposal ‘Fitz’ we won the circular tender for the Koffiefabriek-site in Amsterdam. Together with Lister Buildings, U-minds, Boom Landscape and many more, we set a new benchmark for circular architecture and mark the next step in our ambition to contribute to a genuine sustainable environment. More information here.


  • Finalist: Ravel 2B

    For housing corporation Rochdale we made a design for a social housing block on the Zuidas in Amsterdam. A robust, sculptural and flexible building that reacts to it’s surroundings by means of a series of cutouts from the main volume.

  • On site: Wisselspoor

    Next to a series of single family houses that have been completed recently, the scaffolding of the apartment building with 31 studios in Utrecht Wisselspoor came down to reveal the black facade with ‘picture-frame’ windows that double as sound insulation boxes for the inhabitants.

  • MEESVISSER Cook Book 3.0

    Our tradition of cooking a warm lunch every Friday has resulted in the publication of already our third MEESVISSER Cook Book. A book with recipes from all over the world by our international staff of chefs. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a delicious 2022!!

  • Study: WFC next phase

    Our involvement in the WFC-development in Ede has been expanded. Currently we are collaborating with the municipality, Urhahn urban design and Mix architecture on the infill of the next urban fields. MEESVISSER is focussing on several scenarios for two fields with in total 50.000 sqm office and residential programme.

  • For sale: Fluor/Elements

    Ten ‘Townhouses’ and eight apartments in the ‘Lookout’ on the former Fluor site in Haarlem Schalkwijk are now for sale. Find more information on the sales site.

  • Update: micro-housing Enka

    Our interior design for eight small studios and a bar in a former first-aid building of the Enka factory in Ede has been granted the building permit. Construction on site will start shortly.

  • New project: Ymere interior

    We have been commissioned to design the interior for the new regional office of housing corporation Ymere. The office will be located on the ground floor of the social housing building ‘De Goudvink’ which we designed and currently is under construction.

  • Update: Koffiefabriek

    We recently finished the VO-phase of the design for ‘Fitz’, the circular residential building in Amsterdam. In an intense collaboration with the team, the ambitions of the tender design were subjected to a rigorous reality-check. We are proud that the ambitions still stand strong and we will start the DO-phase shortly. More information here.

  • On site: Ruijterkade

    The walls of the spectacular winding steel stairs in our Ruijterkade project have been cladded with brass panelling. Still waiting for the marble steps being cut in Italy at the moment.

  • New project: Elzenhagen

    In collaboration with Arons & Gelauff and WE-architects we are commissioned to design a block of 185 apartments in Elzenhagen, Amsterdam Noord for developer AM. A total of 185 units will be split in smaller blocks and a tower around a central courtyard.

  • Update: BSH 4a

    Rebranded as ‘De Goudvink’ (Gold Finch), the building with 93 social housing apartments is nearing completion. With the removal of the scaffolding the striking stepped and cantilevered volume of the building finally became visible.

  • Teaching: TU Delft

    For the second year in a row we will be teaching ‘Studio Hout’ at the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft. In this studio the second-year students design a housing building, exploring the possibilities of wood construction methods.

  • On site: Fluor/Elements

    Recently the highest point of the first building of our housing project in Haarlem Schalkwijk has been reached. This block contains 44 mid-level rental apartments for investor Bouwinvest.

  • Update: Ketelhuis

    The building permit for our design for the extension of the listed monument Ketelhuis in Ede has been granted. The existing building will be renovated and two transparent extensions with a timber construction will house a bar and restaurant.

  • Update: Ymere interior

    The interior design for the regional Ymere office is done. The main elements in this calm and modest interior design are three functional boxes containing services, meeting space and workspaces for concentration. More soon.

  • New project: coffee shop Almere

    A new design for a coffee shop in the city centre of Almere, which extends the small shop with a simple and transparent volume, showing the products in two iconic circular displays. The design builds upon earlier interiors where we focus on creating transparency and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Win: tender Pijnacker-Nootdorp

    We won the tender for Centrumlijn-Noord in Pijnacker-Nootdorp, a development of 330 apartments, a mobility hub and public plaza next to the subway station. Commissioned by Dura Vermeer, the design team with WE architecten, ZUS, MEESVISSER en Studio Komma designed the winning entry ‘WijCK’. See: woneninwijck.nl

  • Update: Koffiefabriek

    With a positive advice from the municipal supervision team, the DO-phase of the circular building ‘Koffiefabriek’ has been formally approved. The development of the design is a delicate balancing act, a necessary negotiation of interests, all part of pioneering sustainable and circular architecture.

  • Update: permit for timber office

    We recently received the building permit for the first of four timber office buildings at the World Food Center in Ede. Exited with this crucial step in the development of this wooden building, we look forward to engineering the building together with our partners BPD, Van Wijnen, Goudstikker De Vries, Derix, Deerns and Equans. More info on the project page.

  • New project: Multitenant Timber Building

    Our ongoing involvement in the development of the World Food Center in Ede has lead to another commission for a sustainable timber multi-tenant building. This L-shaped 8000m2 building aims to house innovative companies and sustainable startups in the agro-tech sector.

  • New project: coffee shop Bellamy

    We got the commission to design a new interior and facade for coffeeshop Bellamy, a household name in Rotterdam since it was established in 1986. The design aims to open up the shop front to the street and with a spectacular reflective ceiling multiplies the spatial experience of the interior.

  • Recognition: Goudvink

    The ‘Goudvink’ social housing project was preselected for the Zuiderkerkprijs. The prize awards the best housing project built in Amsterdam in the previous year. With stiff competition from a few spectacular projects, we did not make it to the top three, but non the less we are proud of this recognition.

  • New project: social housing

    Two opposed L-shaped blocks with a wide timber veranda negotiating a sloping plot at the edge of the Veluwe National Park might not be your average site for a social housing project. The exceptional qualities of this site give us the opportunity to develop a scheme that seeks maximum interaction with its lush green surroundings.

  • Update: Fluor/Elements

    After the first block is almost finished, Dura Vermeer announced the start of the second phase of Fluor/Elements in Haarlem: ten townhouses and eight lofts will complete the western edge of the redevelopment of the former Fluor site in Haarlem Schalkwijk. More information here: sales website.

  • MEESVISSER Cook Book 4.0

    The tradition is here to stay: Friday recipes compiled in a cook book as a yearly Christmas present for the office. This year with an extra: the MEESVISSER Baking Book with the best baking recipes. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Update: Short Stay Enka

    The renovation of the former medical post of the Enka factory in Ede is nearing completion. The nationally listed monument has been transformed to incorporate eight small short-stay apartments and a restaurant, serving both the tenants and the neighbourhood. Visit the project page for more information.

  • Update: WijCK Pijnacker

    The VO-phase of WijCK Pijnacker has been finalised with the approval of the design by the supervisory team. With the signing of the contract between Dura Vermeer and the municipality the development of 330 apartments and a mobility hub enters the next phase. Construction is to start by the end of 2023.

  • Update: Steupel CLT-house

    The building permit for our design for a sustainable CLT single family house in Reeuwijk has been granted recently. We are now in the process of making the working drawings and hope to start building in the second quarter of 2023. For more information visit the project page here.

  • Publication: Detail Timber Buildings

    The CLT single family house ‘Kea Boumanstraat‘ has been featured in the latest Timber Buildings S/M/L book by Detail Magazine. The book showcases 30 sustainable and holistic projects built with timber as its main construction material. Buy the book at Detail’s website. 

  • New project: Gedempte Gracht Zaandam

    We have been selected by Dalpha Real Estate to make a design for a small scale housing project on top of an existing Blokker branche in Zaandam. 18 prefabricated wooden units around a common elevated courtyard are to become a close knit community for starters and elderly.

  • Completed: Short Stay Enka

    The renovation of the former medical post of the Enka factory in Ede has been completed. The nationally listed monument has been transformed to incorporate eight small short-stay apartments and a restaurant, serving both the tenants and the neighbourhood. Visit the project page for more information.

  • Publication: Yearbook Architecture in The Netherlands

    Our project Wisselspoor has been included in the Yearbook Architecture in The Netherlands 2022|2023. We are proud that we made it through to the final selection of works. This is a recognition of the collective effort by all the architects, advisors, builders and client to make this project into a big succes.

  • Nomination: Amsterdamse Nieuwbouwprijs 2023

    We are proud that our project de Goudvink has been nominated for the Amsterdamse Nieuwbouwprijs 2023. This prize awards the best new building in Amsterdam in 2023. It’s an audience award so please vote for us via this page.

  • On site: coffeeshop Almere

    The new interior and extension of Coffeeshop Almere has gone on site and is progressing steadily. The circular display and perforated ceiling, multiplied in a ceiling high mirror, look really promising.

  • On site: Leeuwesteyn

    Our project De Omloop in Utrecht Leeuwesteyn has gone on site. 36 single family houses and 8 apartments are grouped around a common natural garden. 10 of the houses will be constructed with the timber system by Sustainer Homes. It’s an impressively big building site and we are exited to see the project built.

  • Completed: regional office Ymere

    Housing corporation Ymere has moved into their new regional office in September. Placed in the transparent ground floor of the social housing block, also designed by MEESVISSER, the office space is organised around several intricately designed functional boxes.

  • Update: WijCK Pijnacker

    The building permission for the first phase of WijCK in Pijnacker has been granted. Our contribution to this phase consists of two blocks with social housing and housing for elderly. The other two blocks were designed by Studio Komma.

  • Update: Koffiefabriek

    After a year of intensively (re-)engineering the design, we have finally submitted the building application of this ambitious circular building. The balancing act it takes to design truly sustainable buildings, taught us allot about cooperation, flexibility and persistence. Ground breaking is planned Q3 of 2024.

  • Completed: Coffeeshop Noord

    After a long process of renovating the whole building, the interior for Coffeeshop Noord has been completed. In this newest branch of Amsterdam Genetics resellers, the brand identity’s material palette of oak, marble, brass and mirror creates a bright and intimate experience.

  • Update: WijCK Pijnacker

    By revealing the ‘WijCK-Mus’ by minister of housing Hugo de Jonge, the official start of construction of this new neighbourhood was celebrated. Designed by Streetart Frankey, this sculpture of a sparrow symbolises the ultimate feeling of ‘home’ for both animals and humans.

  • New project: Aeres MBO

    We’re exited to share that we started work on a new school building for Aeres MBO in Ede. Actually this is a transformation of the design of two yet unbuilt office buildings we designed earlier. The school’s ambitious goals in sustainability align perfectly with the existing bio-based design and the food-theme of the WFC-development.

  • On site: Leeuwesteyn

    Celebration: in Leeuwesteyn the last prefabricated modules have been placed of the circular single family houses based on the technology of Sustainer. All future residents got to see their homes for the first time. For us this marks the first of a range of bio-based projects that finally materialise..

  • Update: Fluor /Elements

    The last phase of Fluor/Elements has been completed. Ten townhouses and eight lofts complete the western edge of the redevelopment of the former Fluor site in Haarlem Schalkwijk. More information on the project page.

  • New project: Kerkweg Oosterland

    We have been commissioned to design a new single family house with a CLT-construction for an artist and a landscape architect/musician on a beautiful rural plot in Oosterland near Den Oever. The goal: compact and low-tech, comfortable and intimate.

  • Win: tender Strandeiland

    With the design “Mix, Max, Match (M3)” we won the recent tender for Strandeiland. Together with the client AM and architects LEVS, Beta and DELVA we designed a sustainable neighbourhood with 344 housing units, community hub, commercial spaces and health center. Development of the design will start soon.

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