We employ a knowledge-driven approach to design, emphasizing the interplay between research and design. We approach design from spatial, social, and natural ecological contexts, harnessing the strengths of various disciplines. This allows us to create intelligent and sustainable designs.

In the practical tasks of our design firm, we work on themes such as housing for special populations, health, energy transition, talent development, and inclusivity. Through close collaboration with the Veldacademie, these themes are simultaneously approached from a policy and research perspective. This leads to a valuable enrichment of insights, contributing to a broader understanding of the societal challenges of our time.

Based on the conviction that knowledge-driven work leads to a better living environment for everyone, we, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rotterdam and the TU Delft, founded the Veldacademie in 2006. Veldacademie is a research workshop specialized in methodologies for action research on socio-spatial issues. Veldacademie collaborates with both public entities like municipal and national governments, as well as social organizations such as healthcare and welfare providers, and market players like property developers and architects. The guiding principle is that all developed knowledge and acquired insights are publicly accessible.

Otto Trienekens, Andrea Fitskie, Anne-Sophie Wouters, Jasmijn Ooijevaar, Ido Ninburg e.a.