Atelier Kempe Thill
Atelier Kempe Thill architects and planners was founded in 2000 by the two German architects, André Kempe and Oliver Thill. In the last 16 years the practice has grown from a ‘two-man band’ to a stable, medium-sized office with around 25 employees.The office’s range of work has systematically broadened since its foundation. Beginning with collective housing and small public building commissions, the practice portfolio has developed to include large renovation, infrastructure and urban design projects, throughout The Netherlands and Europe. The office has appeared in around 500 publications worldwide, amongst which were two monographs. In addition, the office’s partners have given over 200 lectures. This professional recognition enables the office to acquire increasingly complex projects and compete with the larger, more commercial practices.
Founded by Pier Paolo Tamburelli in 2004, Baukuh is based in Milan and Genoa. The firm has won international competitions, produced masterplans, built public and mixed-use buildings, restored public buildings and curated exhibitions. Baukuh took part in the Rotterdam Biennale (2007 and 2011), in the Istanbul Biennial (2012) in the Venice Biennale (2008 and 2012) and in the Chicago Biennial (2015).
GRAU architects and urbanists is an office founded in Paris in 2010 and led by two partners: Anthony Jammes and Susanne Eliasson. In 2016, GRAU was awarded the Young Planners Award by the Ministry of Housing and Sustainable Living. They work on strategic, conceptual and building projects. They see each project as a new experience that requires a precise methodology to communicate ideas. The tools they use are always exhibited so that they can be collectively discussed and understood. As an architectural practice they advocate a pragmatic and optimistic vision of the built environment.
Lola is a Rotterdam-based design office for progressive landscape architecture. Founded in 2006 by Peter Veenstra, Eric-Jan Pleijster and Cees van der Veeken, LOLA already has several national and international projects, publications and awards to its name. The firm researches and designs the ongoing development of public space and landscape, both in the city and the countryside. The team members teachers at various international academies and universities, including: TU Delft, Wageningen UR, the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico) and the Academies of Amsterdam and Groningen. Their work is characterized by a fusion of urban and natural landscapes and the integration of innovative spatial phenomena.