Paul de Ruiter Architects is quite possibly the most sustainable architecture office in Europe and is a true gem in the impressive Dutch architectural landscape. From its very start in the nineties the firm has been pioneering the realms of sustainability and ever since it has been a great advocate and practitioner of sustainable, energy saving architectural design.
PDR works from the principle that research and innovation are necessary to create buildings that are not only aesthetically beautiful but also sustainable, energy saving, healthy and –not to forget- pleasurable to be in. Among other products we have developed the so called Mercator climate façade as well as special sun screens, for villas and office buildings. In all our projects we strive for the highest sustainable standards in regards to: limiting energy, water use, pollution and waste while improving health, well being, ecology and management processes. Hence we are experienced in meeting the high standards of leading sustainability certificates like LEED and BREEAM.
Our office is engaged with a myriad of projects; residential projects and schools as well as large developments like university buildings, theatres, office buildings and (underground) car parks. Specialising in technically complex assignments, our designs can vary from a completely self sufficient villa to a large distribution centre containing four different climate zones and several cooling rooms. We thrive in a complex project environment where many stakeholders are engaged. For large projects we organise inspiring design workshops in which we visit similar projects to compile the best ideas, make an inventory of all stakeholders’ wishes and demands, and make several form studies.
Amsterdam, NL , 1059 CD
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