We have moved

2 February 2018

allard architecture are pleased to announce that we have moved. We have relocated to our new office with the following address;

Prinsengracht 17, 1015 DK, Amsterdam.

Our telephone number will remain unchanged.

This move is a step forward for us and we could not be more excited about our new space. The new office space is bigger providing us an ability to expand but also has a direct connection to the street and canal. Enabling us to proactively interact with Amsterdam’s streetscape.



EECA Annual Congress

8 June 2017

allard architecture was invited to the 50th ECCA Annual Congress. Internationally renowned architect Massimiliano Fukas and also former boss of Allard gave the keynote speech which was captivating. In the afternoon, Allard sat on a panel to discuss “The circle of life” which was highly interesting.

The event was an stimulating blend of both supplier and architectural industries and was an example of how we should and can better work together



Allard Architecure at Provada's press release

31 May 2017

allard architecture is attending Provada's press release 2017. It is an event that takes place over three days and he shall be presenting our project, Riga Ontwerpgebouw which is currently building onsite in collaboration with Imagewharf.

For more info on Imagewharf please click here.



Leliegracht 13 nearing completion

11 November 2016

Work on Leliegracht 13 is nearing completion as we speak. For more images, please visit the project page here



Singel 412 Renovation nearing completion

27 July 2016

The scaffolding has come off the building revealing the improvements to the facade. Work on Singel 412 is due to be completed soon.


For more information on Singel 412, click here



Opening for a Dutch Architectural Draftsman or Architect

2 June 2016

Bouwkundige tekenaar of architect


Wij zijn met spoed opzoek naar een Nederlands bouwkundig tekenaar of junior architect. De persoon moet een gedreven vakidioot zijn en die energiek zijn eigen werk oppakt en uitwerkt. Er is verantwoordelijkheid en uitdaging in je werk, waarbij je zelfstandig technisch tekeningen en details vervaardigt.

Je werkt uitstekend met Autocad en Sketch-up en hebt kennis van het bouwproces, bouwmaterialen en hun eigenschappen om ze te verwerken. Het soort werk gaat voornamelijk om het ontwerpen van woningen in historische als en in moderne nieuwe gebouwen. Als we een match hebben kun je meteen aan de slag. Wij kijken uit naar je reactie!



NEMO rooftop terrace official opening

22 April 2016

The NEMO's Rooftop terrace is now officially open. Boasting beautiful views of the city, there is an outdoor exhibition on The Elements.

More information can be found here



X2 is under construction

17 March 2016

X2, neigbouring to XITE HQ, is now under construction

For more on XITE click here



Munich Creative Business Week Lecture

25 February 2016

Allard spoke at the Munich Creative Business Week about Arkitectur made in Holland, alongside Jacob Van Rijs (MVRDV) and Jorrit Houwit (31+ARCHITECTS)

More information and photos from the event can be found here



Allard to speak at the Munich Creative Business Week on the 25th February 2016

22 February 2016

Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) is the largest design event held in Germany for designers and contractors. This year, on Thursday 25th February from 6.30pm, Allard will be giving a lecture on the ongoing work of allard architecture with the theme of Transaprency.

Allard will be speaking alongside Jacob van Rijs (MVDRV, Rotterdam) and Jorrit Houwert (+31ARCHITECTS, Amsterdam) about Architektur made in Holland

Location: Designer Werkschau, Fruchthof, Munich

Time: 6pm

Date: 25th February 2016

For more information click the link here



Summer house completed

19 February 2016

Construction of a summer house near the lakes of the Kaag in South Holland has finished! 



Allard Architecture New Website is Live

31 August 2015

allard architecture is proud to publish their new website! We would like to thank Mack Phillips for the design, and Colibri and ABC Sites for the support.



NEMO Rooftop Restaurant Now Open

4 August 2015

The new restaurant addition by Renzo Piano Building Workshop on the roof of the NEMO Science Centre in Amsterdam is now open!


More information can be found here.



XITE HQ Office Launch Party

4 June 2015

XITE marked their official move-in to their new Amsterdam-North location designed by allard architecture with a roof party on Thursday. The event was a great success for XITE and everyone involved.


Watch the video here.


Check out the XITE website here.



Parool XITE HQ Review

27 May 2015

Ronald Hooft of the Amsterdam design firm Prast & Hooft wrote a very positive review of the new Xite headquarters under construction in the up-and-coming Amsterdam North. The article appeared in the newspaper Het Parool last week.

The article can be found here.



UPDATE - XITE Under Construction

18 May 2015

Construction on the site of the XITE project is well underway in Amsterdam North! The opening is scheduled to be this June.



UPDATE - NEMO Addition

15 May 2015

The new addition to Renzo Piano's NEMO science center in Amsterdam that allard architecture is working on is progressing! Here's a photo sent to us courtesy of Jouke Konijn of NEMO.



Kunstencluster Public Presentation

15 February 2014

Allard gave a public presentation of BIG and allard architecture's Kunstencluster/ArtA proposal to the public in Arnhem today.



Nespresso Amsterdam

23 December 2013

The newly-renovated Nespresso store in Amsterdam opened today! The store is located on the PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam. allard architecture, as local architect, has taken great care for obtaining the building permit.



Kunstencluster Arnhem

18 December 2013

allard architecture + Bjarke Ingels Group as a combination are shortlisted for the new Kunstencluster in Arnhem. We are selected for the second round in the tender process, and are now asked to formulate a vision on this new 10000m2 cultural building. 



Westerstraat Renovation

1 October 2013

Construction at the renovated apartment on Westerstraat in Amsterdam has finished! 



Connie Palmen's AA Bookshelves

11 January 2013

The national paper NRC featured an article about the workspace of a well known writer, Connie Palmen. The article featured this image, in which the bookshelf-system specifically designed to fit Connie's books can be seen in the background. 

image: Mark Kohn, NRC Handelsblad



"Days of Dutch Architects" Event in Tbsili, Georgia

17 December 2012

The Dutch Embassy in Tbilisi and Dr. Lena Kiladze - Associate Professor of Georgian Technical University, a.o. visiting Scholar of GSAPP Columbia University – are organizing an event to promote Dutch Architecture in Georgia. As Georgia is transforming and modernising itself urban and regional development can be seen everywhere, from Tbilisi, Kutaisi to Batumi.

allard architecture will be taking part at this event and our Matchbox model is going to be exposed at the exhibition.

Click here to download the posters allard architecture will be showing at the exhibition. 



Holland-Brazil Corporations in the News

11 December 2012

allard architecture recently had the opportunity to participate in the Dutch Economic Mission to Brazil.
During the Economic Mission in Brazil, Allard Meine Jansen had the possibility to speak with our Princes Maxima, and hand her our book. 

Downloadable here.

The local  Brazillian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo published an article about the Mission, in which Allard Meine Jansen has been featured. All in all the Dutch  Economic Mission to Brazil was a great success!



Architectenweb publishes Het Dak

24 October 2012

allard architecture’s project “het Dak” has been featured on one of Holland’s leading architecture websites architectenweb.

Early 2013 the first phase of this extraordinary project will commence.

Click here for the article.



Final Deliberation on the Overhoeks Tower

3 October 2012

This coming Friday 5 october, will be the final deliberation of who is going to be the new owner and developer of the old Shell tower Overhoeks.

The Overhoeks Tower, which previously served as a central Amsterdam office for Royal Dutch Shell, is to be given a new lease of life. Five parties were selected to to breathe new life into the Overhoeks Tower on the

banks of the River IJ. They all made their own plan and vouch for the development, realisation, financing and subsequent operation of the Overhoeks Tower.

allard architecture has been part of one of the five parties who were selected to make a plan for the new program of the Overhoeks Tower.

The Overhoeks Tower is an eye-catching office complex located opposite Amsterdam Centraal railway station, across the River IJ. The 1969 building is 80 metres high and was designed by the architect Arthur Staal. Although used as an office by Shell for many years, its distinctive features include a sky lounge, providing a spectacular view of Amsterdam, and lush gardens. The latter, known as Tolhuistuin, has recently been repurposed for cultural activities.



Economic Trade Mission in Brazil

27 September 2012

Our Dutch minister  of Trade, Commerce and Innovation, together with the our crown Prince and Princes will be visiting Brazil with a delegation of representatives of agribusiness, yacht building, airline, architecture & design, water and suppliers of the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics 2016

The aim of this mission is to intensify further cooperation between the Netherlands and Brazil  and is organized by the Dutch Ministry of economic affairs.

allard architecture will take part in the delegation of architecture & design together with Architecten Cie, Benthem & Crouwel, Designed by Erick van Egeraat, Dick van Gameren Architecten, KCAP, Kuiper Compagnons, Mecanoo,  MVRDV, Neuteling en Riedijk, OMA, Selfservice Urbanism, UN Studio, van Dongen-Koschuch, Verhoeven CS, Vera Yanovshtchinsky Architecten, Zwarts & Jansma.

We will use our experience to revitalize neglected areas and buildings in Brazil. Allard architecture believes that this should get priority over expansion through mass building all over the world.



Lindenstraat House Finished

7 September 2012

allard architecture's extensive renovation of this private house on Lindenstraat in Amsterdam was officially finished today! 



De Woezel Public Meeting

28 August 2012

Last night a public information session was arranged by allard architecture to discuss the future of De Woezel project. The feedback recieved was excellent and the session was entirely productive and informative to both ourselves and the general public.



Pensionfonde Architectenbureau Publish Interview with Allard Meine Jansen

22 May 2012

Allard has been featured on this month's edition of Pensionfonde Architectenbureau's publication.



Lecture at Holland Design Series in Budapest

11 November 2011

Allard Meine Jansen will be giving a lecture in Budapest on November 6 as part of the Holland Design Lecture Series.



WHO NEW Exhibition in Sydney

15 June 2011

Silvester Fuller’s exhibition ‘Who New’ attracted a lively crowd for the opening last night. The exhibition, showcased in the UTS Warehouse Chippendale, showcases 12 new architecture studios from around the world with whom we share a common collaboration experience. Special thanks to our photographer for the evening Marc Stringa.The exhibition will run until 8th July. For more information including opening times etc click here. 

The studios on exhibition are:  Haberstroh Schneider | Haas Architecture | Barcode Architects | Studio Terpeluk | Studio Becher |allard architecture | ILAI | Chartier Dalix | Studio Bonner | Volkan Alkanoglu | Cast Architecture |Studio Wet




Allard Architecture at Provada 2011

7 June 2011

Together with Piet Hein Eek, allard architecture was proud to attend the 2011 Provada Real Estate Meeting Point, which took place over three days at the Amsterdam Rai. Provada is a conference which allows representatives from various parties including architects, municipalities, property developers, tenants and many more, to present future development plans to potential investors.

With great excitement, we had the opportunity to present one of our current projects, Het Dak, making it public for the first time. In collaboration with Piet Hein Eek, we have brought forward a project which is strong conceptually and structurally, and we are very pleased to have received the complements from the other parties involved.

See our project folder for more information on het dak.


Photos by janus van den eijnden



Nieuwe Dakota in NRC Next's "Culture Around the IJ"

12 April 2011

allard architecture is very proud to have one of its buildings considered as part of the new culture boom in the IJ area of amsterdam, stated in the local newspaper, NRC Next. the article, titled ‘Culture Around The IJ' presents 17 buildings in the area which are forming a new cultural backdrop to the city, including the 'Nieuwe Dakota', a project we collaborated on with Hugo Timmermans from Optic.

The banks of the IJ, which run along the north of amsterdam are undergoing a spectacular transformation. While the southern bank is nearing completion, the north end is excitedly seeing preparations for upcoming projects. 200 of these projects of the area are presented in Sabine Lebesque’s book, ‘het IJ rondom’.

Amsterdam’s abandoned buildings still house the administrators of other creative sectors, leaving stage set designers or fashion designers anonymous in the industry. However, more and more buildings are rising with cultural aspirations like the 'national maritime museum' and the new 'eye film museum', currently under construction.
up until the end of august, 'uitgeverij' is organizing a weekly cultural event called IJ-sunday, to visit a few of the area’s cultural landmarks, like the vibrantly coloured container student accommodation and 'De Overkant', previously known as the 'Storkterrein', which is now a new hub for creative and traditional entrepreneurs.




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