Boompjes 255, 3011XZ, Rotterdam, Netherlands
KAAN Architecten is a Rotterdam and Sao Paulo based architectural firm operating in a global context and merging practical and academic expertise within the fields of architecture, urbanism and research on the built environment.
The studio, led by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio, consists of an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and graphic designers. KAAN Architecten believes in cross-pollination between projects and disciplines as an essential tool to fostering a critical debate within the studio.
Since the launch of the firm, KAAN Architecten has handled and supervised a wide range of projects, actively working with the private and the public sector, with project teams that become increasingly multidisciplinary and dynamic. KAAN Architecten maintains a culture of constant evolution, which is essential in a profession that changes at a rapid pace. KAAN Architecten seeks to uphold long-term relationships with its clients, consultants and partners.
KAAN Architecten’s projects transcend the traditional notion of scale and typology, ranging from furniture and interiors to urban development and from retail and offices to museums and buildings for health and education.
– Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay, Paris, France, 2018
– Faculty of Medicine, Sao José dos Campos & Piracicaba, Brazil, 2018
– B30, The Hague, Netherlands, 2017
– Supreme Court of the Netherlands, The Hague, Netherlands, 2016
– Provinciehuis of North-Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, 2015
– Education Center Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014
– Crematorium Heimolen, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 2009
– Dutch Embassy, Maputo, Mozambique, 2004
Works in Progress
– Chambre des Métiers et de l’Artisanat, Lille, France, 2018
– Utopia, Aalst, Belgium, 2018
– Crematorium Aalst, Aalst, Belgium, 2018
– OZC – Education and Self-Study Center, Tilburg, Netherlands, 2018
– Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, 2019
– New Amsterdam Courthouse, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020
– Museum Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, 2021
– Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Terminal, Schiphol, Netherlands, 2023
Project selected for Archmarathon: Supreme Court of the Netherlands