Keizer Koopmans is a design office for architecture and urbanism. We work across scales to create a more social, sustainable and future-proof living environment. We create designs with a strong identity that blend into their surroundings.




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Approach


We are interested in the mix of architecture and urbanism. We believe in the ability to translate the essence of a project into a spatial design with apparent radical simplicity. With our team we work on a wide range of projects, from public buildings and places to housing and complex urban challenges.

Recognition


2024 Motorcycle Storage Schiphol, selected, closed competition

2023 Amstelkwartier plot 10B, 1st. prize, development tender

2023 Train Station Enschede, selected, closed competition

2021 Carnisse Eiland, selected, closed competition urban plan 

2020 ARC20 Young Talent Award, nominated promising architects under 35

2019 Europan 15, 1st. prize, European architecture competition

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The office is founded by Wouter Keizer and Ule Koopmans at the beginning of 2020. Before establishing the practice Keizer Koopmans, Wouter and Ule worked at renowned offices in The Netherlands and Germany. They worked on award-winning buildings and international competitions, on Dutch urbanism and German building technology. In these years they gained meaningful experience in all phases of the architecture process.

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.

Hereafter 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.


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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.


Hereafter 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 – where he plays a central role in linking different stakeholders from the perspective of design.


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