Keizer Koopmans is an architecture design office based in Amsterdam. We work in the fields of architecture, urbanism and interior design.
It is our goal to contribute to the field of innovative architecture and a sustainable built environment.
We believe in a strong conceptual vision combined with a realistic approach. We aim for simple but significant solutions.
From our studio in Amsterdam we are currently working on a wide range of projects, from designing a new villa to the transformation of an office district into a lively mixed housing district.
We work in multidisciplinary teams on projects with, for example, landscape architects, placemaking, BIM-modellers and visual designers.
1.st Prize / Europan 15
Juryreport: “The jury praises this design proposal’s strong conceptual approach. At first glance, the project looks radical because of the rigorous park fencing, but the opposite is true. The design team builds on existing structures. The oasis also gives the plan a strongly poetical side.”
The office is founded by Wouter Keizer and Ule Koopmans in 2019. Before establishing the practice Keizer Koopmans, Wouter and Ule worked for many years at renowned offices in The Netherlands and Germany.
With award-winning buildings and international competitions to Dutch urban renewal and German building technology they gained meaningful experience in all phases of the architecture process. Besides working for clients, Keizer Koopmans works on self-initiated projects through own development initiatives.
Wouter Keizer (1988) graduated together with Ule at the Technical University Delft in 2012. After his graduation he worked on the National Military Museum and several international architecture competitions at Claus & Kaan Architects.
In recent years he has worked as a projectarchitect at Grüntuch Ernst Architekten on a large transformation project in the heart of Berlin. He was responsible for the design and realisation of a big apartment building in ‘Areal am Tacheles’, where he worked in a masterplan together with Brandlhuber+ and Herzog & de Meuron. Wouter also organizes yearly architecture excursions to a.o. Hamburg, Copenhagen and Basel.
Ule Koopmans (1986) graduated together with Wouter at the Technical University Delft in 2012. After his graduation he worked at Mirck Architecture on the realisation of a modern villa with a garden by Piet Oudolf and the PPS Rechtbank Amsterdam at Rob Hootsmans.
In the last years Ule worked at Next Architects on several different scaled projects, ranging from large housing projects in Utrecht and Portugal to an urban analysis for Sloterdijk in Amsterdam. Besides working in architecture offices Ule started his own real estate development company – De Ontwikkelmannen – in collaboration with a contracter and developer. Ule plays a central role in linking different stakeholders from the perspective of design.