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Architects
Architectenbureau cepezed, Delft
Collaborators
Consultant building physics, fire safety and Sustainability.-Nelissen Ingenieursbureau b.v., Eindhoven. Consultant mechanical & electrical engineering.- Nelissen Ingenieursbureau b.v., Eindhoven. Structural engineering.- IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Rotterdam. Landscape architect/urban planner.- Atelier Quadrat, Rotterdam. Contractor steel construction.-Buiting Staalbouw, Almelo. Etfe roof.-Buitink - Technology, Duiven. Lighting.-Atelier LEK, Rotterdam.
Client
City council Tilburg
Contractor
Main contractor.-BAM Infra bv, Gouda. Contractor installations.-Hoppenbouwers Techniek, Udenhout.
Area
180m²
Dates
Design phase.-October 2016 – September 2017 Construction phase.-March 2018 – March 2019

Jan Pesman, Ronald Schleurholts, Paddy Sieuwerts. cepezed

cepezed is a Dutch Architects firm, with headquarters in Delft, Netherlands. Cepezed is a architecture office with a of projects both in and outside its home country The Netherlands.

Assignments address high-profile and sustainable projects such as the revitalization of State Office De Knoop, the circular catering pavilion The Green House, the dismountable Temporary Courthouse in Amsterdam and the new pier at Schiphol Airport, but also e.g. state-of-the-art laboratories, infrastructure and ingenious educational buildings. Cepezed uses an integral design method in which building components often fulfil various functions at the same time.

This way, the agency forges various aspects such as spatial design, construction and installation techniques into an indivisible whole. Cepezed has a lot of in-house knowledge: there are internal specialists for every design part and the office has separate departments and sister companies for interior design, property development and construction management. With a constant focus on buildable and high-quality architecture, the various branches collaborate closely and transparently.

Jan Pesman (Utrecht, 1951) studied architecture at the Technical University in Delft and was one of the founders of cepezed in 1973. In 1971 he was co-initiator of the Utopia scientific entertainment magazine, to which he remained connected as editor and designer until 1977. Pesman was also a co-initiator of the still existing magazine for design Items. From 1983 to 1992 he was a member of the editorial board. Jan Pesman was a senior lecturer at the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam during the 1994-1995 academic year. In the period 2010-2014, he was chairman of the Construction Department of the Royal Institute of Engineers KIVI NIRIA. In 2018, he was named Delft Entrepreneur of the Year by the professional jury of the Delft Verbindt business platform. In addition to his many activities as an architect and spatial designer, he gives lectures at home and abroad.

Ronald Schleurholts (Roden, 1972) studied architecture at the Technical University in Delft, where he focused on architecture, building methodology and interior design. During his studies he worked for some time at the architectural firms Claus & Kaan and Koen van Velsen. He has been working at cepezed since 1999, where he joined at the beginning of 2005 as a partner and member of the board. In 2009, the European Center for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Atheneum voted Schleurholts as one of the forty most influential emerging European architects aged under forty. Between 2010 and 2015 he was a board member of the Association of Dutch Architects (BNA) and between 2011 and 2015 chairman of the Living Daylights Foundation. In 2019, he was selected for the ABN AMRO Sustainable 50, an annual inventory of leaders in sustainability within the Dutch construction and real estate sector. He also gives lectures at home and abroad about sustainable and integral design.

Paddy Sieuwerts (The Hague, 1977) studied architecture at the Rotterdam Institute for Architecture Architecture Civil Engineering & Urbanism and architecture at Delft University of Technology. Since his graduation in 2003, he has worked at various architectural firms, including cepezed and Atelier Kempe Thill in Rotterdam. He also worked at a series of industrially designed distribution centers at cepezed's sister company Bouwteam. In 2004 he definitively rejoined cepezed and developed, among other things, into a specialist in the field of estimates, forms of cooperation, contracts and large-scale non-residential construction, including (lab) buildings for scientific research. Sieuwerts was also part of cepezed's management team for many years. In 2015 he became a partner within the agency. He has been a member of the BNA Council of Members since the beginning of 2019.

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