Architecture that connects people and society


Architecture, interior and masterplanning

Our architecture firm connects people and society in appealing architecture, by combining professional skill with sustainable innovation. Four key values underlie our way of working: co-creation, communities, sustainable innovation and craftsmanship.

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We are proud of the fact that our clients identify themselves with our architecture and working methods. Our portfolio consists of exciting projects: from small redesigns to complex new buildings and complete master plans. We are known for designing high standard environments for education and research and for transforming monuments; for our involved collaboration and our self-evident use of sustainability measures in our designs and for our extensive experience with an integral collaboration process.

Education Research Transformation Interior

Sustainability Collaboration BIM


We were not only looking for a good design, but especially for a good designer.

Hans Valent, Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim

Broekbakema and Synthon are collaborating for years now. And that’s no coincidence. Passionate people with extensive expertise work for and with us to make the most of our projects.

Koen Kodde, Synthon


Our firm was founded in 1910 and is now located at the famous Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam, designed by the predecessors of our firm, Brinkman and Van der Vlugt. We transformed the former supplying warehouses for coffee, tea and tobacco into an inspiring office space for our team, in which we work together on interesting projects in an open and respectful way.

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Broekbakema LAB

Broekbakema believes in the positive power of architecture. We look ahead, we identify societal trends and we critically review events within our sector. And respond to them through design research, innovative concepts and frank columns. By doing so, we deliver a relevant contribution to the architectural legacy of today and tomorrow.