office for architecture

Connecting to a bigger story

We are Fokkema & Partners, an office for architecture with extensive experience in the interior realm. Our aim is to design spaces that surpass the pure functional and make the connection to a much bigger story.

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Designing tomorrow's workplace

In these times of social distancing we realize more than ever, that we need a new and better normal. The office can act as a powerful guide to shape new workstyles, create and consolidate communities. Recent interview data shows us the short comings of the present situation and gives us leads to design the new normal office.

project

Construction has begun on the new Food Science Centre for Upfield, a design by Fokkema & Partners

The Upfield Food Science Centre has broken ground in Wageningen. The building was designed according to our inside out approach and features a rythmic timber and green covered facade. It will house an experience area, tasting kitchens, a restaurant, a pilot plant, laboratories and a work environment that support the research and development of Upfield's plant-based foods.

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Nationale Nederlanden completes the first floors of a renovation that is 100% circular

The offices of Nationale Nederlanden in Rotterdam and The Hague have turned into the largest circular mining pit in the Netherlands. Thanks to intensive collaborations with user groups, construction- and consulting parties, a fully circular design was made to result in a contemporary workenvironment that fits current user needs, optimally performs on health and well-being and inspires.

office

The quality of what we do comes down to the people in our team

We are at our best when standard solutions cannot solve the problem and the key questions need a new answer. This is when our pioneering heart awakens and we set out with the client to explore new frontiers, raising the bar to aim for the best possible results for the end users.

For EY Parthenon, Fokkema Architects realised a bright and surprising office environment, with a renovation of de nieuwe bank building in Rotterdam.

renovation

There is beauty in the gaps

To create a design that embraces the unexpected and takes in the heritage of a site, can be the hardest yet the most rewarding thing to do. In the end it's all about unlocking the potential of people, communities and buildings by making just the right connections.

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Perfect people and buildings are beautiful, but imperfection is perhaps more exciting.

Embrace the unexpected and find beauty in the gaps.

projects

Brand identity, culture and space make a perfect fit

The transformation of a former laboratory hall for a young engineering company is complemented by a bright yellow chandelier: it's design inspired by motion compensated gangways for easy offshore acces. The office marks Ampelmanns' transition from a start-up company into an established enterprise, without losing its stamina.

private residences

When where you live, love and play is also the place where you work, it gets even more personal.

Our home is an extension of our personality. Since the start of our firm we have designed private residences, supporting friends and clients to find out how and where to realise their objectives. These assignments are a true joy to be working on. Up close and personal.

objects

Furniture, lighting objects and experiments

The development of a truly new, top performance component often takes place outside the scope of an architectural design project. In order to fill these gaps we frequently design these ourselves. In order to facilitate the design of a series of products we established an independent label to broaden the product library for all architects and designers in collaboration with renowned manufacturers.