Our Rotterdam studio is located in the central district of the pulsating harbour city. This is the base for our projects in mainland Europe. From the sixth floor of the listed Groot Handelsgebouw, an icon of post war reconstruction, a dedicated team of architects and designers gives shape to the buildings and cities of tomorrow.
We are specialists in integral design solutions in which ecology, climate adaptivity, water management, circularity and social cohesion are strongly embedded. We are passionate about creating sustainable human centred buildings and neighbourhoods in which everyone can feel comfortable, happy and at home.
As the importance of integrating social value into design increases Beth Bourrelly explores its effects on social cohesion, wellbeing and happiness.
Architect Björn Bleumink describes how adaptive eco-systems can transform measures for water mitigation into an asset to enhance the public realm.
Ged Couser looks at the challenges of designing cancer hospitals that facilitate the concept of team science in both research and treatment.
BDP has appointed Björn Bleumink as architect director to lead its Rotterdam studio.
A new two stream primary school and early years facility that accommodates over 400 pupils plus a nursery for 120 children.
The challenges of designing for communities with too much or too little water.
The masterplan aims to maintain the particular character of the area, while at the same time providing new connections and relations with the city.
BDP has won the Düsseldorf Ulmer Höh design competition to redevelop a former prison site in Germany. BDP’s Dutch studio was up against five German practices for the 5 hectare mixed use urban redevelopment project.