Next architects is an international architecture firm that has worked on research and design projects in the field of urban planning, architecture, interior, and infrastructure since its foundation in 1999. Located originally in Amsterdam they opened a second office in Beijing, China in 2004. By reflecting on the role designs play in their environment, Next incorporates 'connection' as a core theme in its portfolio and work method. The strength of this architecture firm lies in its ability to develop strong ideas that become a persuasive part of the project's specific context. Every project is unique and calls for a keen assessment of the specific needs and qualities of the location. They collaborates in multidisciplinary teams and takes an innovative approach to projects. These teams include consultants in the fields of construction, building physics, construction cost maintenance, and landscape, but also artists, historians, ecologists, sociologists, and designers. In recent years has demonstrated its ability to carry out large and complex projects commissioned by provinces, municipalities, and private clients such as COD, Amvest, Lingotto, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
They received various awards for its work, including the Nationale Bouwprijs (2017), the NRP Gulden Feniks (nomination, 2017), the Geurt Brinkgrevebokaal (nomination, 2016), and the Dutch Design Award (nomination, 2016). They have also been featured in various national and international publications and media including WIRED, Designboom, Dezeen, Monocle, Financial Times, Het Financieele Dagblad, Elsevier, and CNN. Next architects are Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers and John van de Water. They trained at Delft University of Technology and teach at a number of educational institutes.
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