March 2018

City Archive Delft nominated for BNA Best Building of the Year 2018

We feel proud and happy with our nomination for BNA Best Building of the Year 2018. The new accommodation for the archive, which Office Winhov designed in collaboration with Gottlieb Paludan Architects (DK), has been nominated in the category Identity & Iconic value. More information >

March 2018

Local Heroes number 16

Local Heroes #16; Jean Renaudie. By Anton Zoetmulder (red. Fenny Ramp)

February 2018

Transformation Koopmans building

At this moment, demolition work is taking place at the Koopmans building on the campus of Tilburg University. After the transformation, the building will offer accommodation to the faculties of Economics and Literature. The design was made in collaboration with Studio Linse and Bedaux de Brouwer Architects.

February 2018

Model on display

From the 1st of May till the 1st of July 2018, our model of the W Hotel Amsterdam will be shown at ARCAM. It is part of the exhibition 'Modellenbureau ARCAM', which will be officially opened on the 23rd of February.

January 2018

Lecturer at Gevel 2018

During the Gevel 2018 fair, which took place from the 23rd till the 25th of January in Ahoy Rotterdam, Jan Peter Wingender spoke to some enthusiastic visitors about tectonics in brick architecture and about the research on almost energy-neutral brick buildings (Brick-BENG). 

January 2018

Bus canopies for the Amsterdam Amstel Station ready

The canopies are the first completed part in the plans for the renovation and extension of the listed monument.

January 2018

A green courtyard for the city hall of Leiden

The municipality of Leiden has accepted our concept design for the renewal of the city hall. An important part in the design is the transformation of the now closed off atrium into and open air lush garden to enhance the original building typology and create an inspiring environment for work and exchange.

More information >

December 2017

Apartments Sud Amsterdam now online

The 45 apartments on the Kop Zuidas are now online. Sud Amsterdam is located along the historic border of Berlage's Plan Zuid. The façade resonates with the monumental brickwork of the plan and is characterized by careful use of brick patterns and expressive bay windows with loggias.

More information >

November 2017

Shortlist Brick Award announced

We are happy we contributed to the Wienerberger Brick Award 2018. Jan Peter Wingender was part of the panel that nominated 50 projects out of the nearly 600 projects that have been submitted. The winners will be announced during the award ceremony in May 2018.

November 2017

Paradijshof reached it's highest point

Thursday the 9th of November we celebrated that the construction of Paradijshof in Rotterdam has reached its highest point. Here we designed, in collaboration with HP Architecten, 43 apartments.

October 2017

Selected for the research of the transformation of the Amsterdam Museum

The Amsterdam Museum and the Municipality of Amsterdam have selected five architectural offices and collaborations for research on the tranformation of the complex. We are proud to be part of this. The challenge is to present opportunities to modernize the historic complex. The selected parties are Cruz y Ortiz Amsterdam, Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen Architecten, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten and the collaborations AL_A /NEXT/1meter98 and Office Winhov/Inbo.

October 2017

The Dolls’ House exhibition will be shown at ARCAM from the 4th of November till the 9th of December

This summer, a traveling exhibition started with architectural dollhouses for children with a severe energy metabolism disease. The initiative comes from architect Peter Masselink, whose son suffers from this condition. We participated in this project and also made a design. A series of exhibitions of eighteen sculptures throughout The Netherlands during 2017 is to be concluded by an auction of all sculptures; the revenue will be donated to scientific research on the diseases.

October 2017

KNB MasterClass Brickwork

How do you design and realize brickwork that will preserve it’s strength and beauty over time? That was the core question of the 15th edition of the KNB MasterClass Brick for architects. Jan Peter Wingender, Bart van Kampen (DeZwarteHond) and Marlies Rohmer (Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists), shared their knowledge about and experience with this material. Every architect did this from his or her own vision, design signature and routine.

September 2017

City Archive Delft has been opened

The new building of the Delft City Archive has been officially opened on September the 7th. Office Winhov and Gottlieb Paludan Architects won the European tender for the new building in April 2014. The new location includes various depots, offices, workspaces and a public reading room.

Image below: the Mayor of Delft and visual artist Amie Dicke are looking at a treasure from the Archive; the birth registration of the painter Johannes Vermeer.

September 2017

City Archive Delft nominated for the Fritz-Höger-Preis 2017

Office Winhov, in collaboration with Gottlieb Paludan Architects (DK), is nominated in the category 'Öffentliche Bauten, Freizeit und Sport' with Delft's recently completed city archive. More information >

July 2017

Zeeburgereiland Block 30 is completed

The island is transforming from an industrial area into a densely populated urban area in the coming years. Block 30 forms the corner of a facade wall along the IJburglaan; the central access road across the island. The building contains 64 social housing apartments.

July 2017

Post Piraeus - About the building site and the city

On the 5th of July eleven architects (including Jan Peter Wingender) reflected on the Piraeus building by Hans Kollhoff. Now, 23 years later, the influence of this building on the city, the culture of building and the influence on their own work will be discussed. A special issue of 'de Architect' magazine was presented on this occasion. Initiative: Jan Peter Wingender, Hans van der Heijden & Alexander Pols. More information > 

June 2017

European tender for Leiden City Hall

Office Winhov in collaboration with Studio Linse, is announced as winner of the competition for the renovation of the Leiden city hall. The city hall is designed by C.J. Blaauw in the ’30's and is a listed monument. The building needs to be prepared for the increasing demands on sustainability and a variety of alterations are required to suit the building for the new ways of working of the municipal organization. The renewed city hall will be opened in 2020.

June 2017

Start of construction former V&D complex

The transformation of the former V&D complex in the center of Amsterdam has started. The original qualities of the monumental complex will be reduced in contemporary form.

More information 

June 2017

Local Heroes number 15

Local Hero #15; Jan Leupen. By Bernard Leupen (red. Fenny Ramp)

May 2017

W Hotel Bank nominated for the NRP Gulden Feniks

As presented yesterday, the W Hotel Bank is nominated in the category ‘Transformation’. We feel, together with the client Europe Hotels | Private Collection, honored and are proud of this nomination.

May 2017

Start construction Het Paradijshof

The construction of Het Paradijshof in Nieuw Crooswijk Rotterdam will begin soon. 45 apartments will be built that we designed in collaboration with HP Architecten. On Tuesday 9th of May the first brick will be layed.
For more information about The Paradijshof >

March 2017

Selected for the renovation of the Koopmans building, Tilburg

Office Winhov is, together with Bedaux de Brouwer Architects and Studio Linse, selected for the renovation of the Koopmans building on the campus of the University of Tilburg. From the academic year 2019 – 2020, the building will house the faculties of Economics, Literature and Theology. Therefore the building has to be renovated.

March 2017

Local Heroes News

With great pleasure we would like to inform you about the continuation of 'Local Heroes'. After the death of Joost Hovenier, the driving force behind the project, it’s been quiet for a while but this spring we will make a dynamic start. Through the new group ‘Local Heroes – Office Winhov’ on LinkedIn we will keep you informed about new publications, lectures and excursions. 

March 2017

Publication The story of a Bank that became a Spa

This publication explores the metamorphosis of the underground vault in the former Kasbank into a sumptuous spa.
Publisher: Design Story Publishing

February 2017

Office Winhov, in association with Studio Linse, selected for the renovation of the historic town hall in Leiden

The town hall in Leiden has to be rebuild in the coming years so that the historic building can be better utilized for the administrative and official accommodation. Office Winhov, Bierman Henket architects and cepezed may make a proposal for the renovation.

February 2017

Transformation of the former V&D retail complex, Amsterdam

Office Winhov was commissioned for the renovation and transformation of the former complex of Vroom & Dreesman at the Rokin and Kalverstraat in the center of Amsterdam. The complex will be transformed with respect to the original twentieth century ensemble designed by Caron and Kuyt.

January 2017

Publication Haratori Office Mathon

This publication appeared after a project in Graubünden Switzerland where Office Haratori and Office Winhov transformed an old hay barn into a alpine loft. Publisher: A Dino Simonett Book, Switzerland.

December 2016

First prize Geurt Brinkgreve Bokaal 2016

We are pleased to be the winners of the Geurt Brinkgreve Bokaal 2016. W Hotel Bank was awarded by the municipality of Amsterdam, as the best project of this year in the field of transformation and renovation. The award is also honouring our commissioner Europe Hotels | Private Collection.

November 2016

Office Winhov wins ARC16 Oeuvre Award

Office Winhov is the proud winner of the ARC16 Oeuvre Award. Our office is praised by the jury for our ability to translate social developments into interventions in the daily environment. A growing number of buildings illustrate a strong feeling for location and atmosphere. According to the jury, Office Winhov inspires the future generation of architects and designers.

November 2016

Publication Freilager Zürich

Following the transformation of the former Zollfreilager-Areal in Zürich to a new urban quarter an impressive publication came out. (Text: German)

Publisher Park Books, commissioned by Zürcher Freilager AG

November 2016

Nomination Uri Gilad for Abe Bonnema Prize

We are very proud with the nomination of Uri Gilad for the Abe Bonnema Prize for Young Architects 2016. On December 9th the winner will be made public.

October 2016

On site
Bucherer Flagshipstore

The mock-up of the facade elements for the Bucherer Flagshipstore is installed on site.

October 2016

De Architect, October 2016
article about the student housing in Eindhoven

The Dutch architectural magazine De Architect published our new project Student accommodation at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in a special issue on recent developments in Dutch residential architecture.

September 2016

Cast in concrete

The entrance for the Delft Archive arrived on site.

August 2016

First inhabitants

First inhabitants moved into their rooms in the studenthousing at the Eindhoven Univerisity of Technology

July 2016


Our housing proposal has been accepted by the WerkbundStadt Berlin. The plans will be presented in September, the construction of the new quarter along the Spree will start in 2018. More information >

July 2016

The best of the province of Norh Holland

We Are proud that the W hotel Amsterdam is nominated for the Arie Keppler Prize 2016. More information >

June 2016

European tender for Amsterdam Amstel Station

Office Winhov together with Gottlieb Paludan Architecs won the European tender for the third largest trains station in Amsterdam. The team will act as ‘station architect’ and will design and guide the renovation and extension of the station in the upcoming years. Amsterdam Amstel Station (1939) is a listed monument. The station was designed by architects H.G.J. Schelling (Dutch Railways) and J. Leuven (Amsterdam municipality).

June 2016

Competition Havenlaan Brussels

Team Office Winhov & Trans Architecture are selected for the design competition for a residential development (28.500 m2) on the Havenlaan in Brussels.

June 2016

Volume #48 The Research Turn
Interview with Jan Peter Wingender

' What follows is an issue comprised entirely of dialogues - a first for Volume - whose character ranges interviews to conversations. We wanted to learn from individuals whose stories and experiences we understood as being instrumental in shaping the contemporary field of creative knowledge production.'

May 2016


Ground breaking ceremony for the new municipal archive of Delft. A time capsule is integrated in the foundations of the new building.

April 2016

W Hotel Amsterdam and Care center Maisbaai are published in the Netherlands Architecture year book 2015-16

We are honored with the publication of two of our projects in the new Yearbook Architecture in the Netherlands 2015-2016. Beside the projects, two of our publications, ‘Local heroes’ and and ‘Brick an exacting material’, are mentioned in the essay of Kirsten Hannema.

April 2016

Werkbund Stadt Berlin 2016

Upon invitation by architect and professor Paul Kahlfeldt have started the design for our contribution to the Werkbund Stadt Berlin 2016. Other participants include Uwe Schröder, Max Dudler, Kleihues + Kleihues, Hans van der Heijden, Hild und K, Hans Kollhoff, Caruso St John, Rapp & Rapp and jessenvollenweider. More information >

March 2016

Joost Hovenier, 1963-2016

Our beloved friend and partner, Joost Hovenier, passed away on March 12, 2016. We feel a great void in Joost's absence. His time came too soon. Joost was a passionate architect, who united precision with curiosity and exploration and a savant man, who paved his way in architecture. We will build on what he left behind for us.

March 2016

Brick, An Exacting Material wins the silver medal in ’The most beautiful book of the world’ competition in Leipzig

‘Ein anspruchsvolles Thema, eine anspruchsvolle Gestaltung, ein anspruchsvolles Buch’. More information (DE)>

February 2016

The best designs

Brick, An Exacting Material is selected for The Best Dutch and Flemish Book Designs 2015. More information >

February 2016

The X BANK opens its doors to the public

X BANK makes its debut in the iconic former Kas Bank building on the Spuistraat and is part of W Hotel Amsterdam. It will present a comprehensive collection of mostly Dutch fashion, art and design.

February 2016

Local Heroes number 14

Local Hero 14; Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, Glasgow. By R.S Proudley & D.M Meijerink

January 2016

European tender for the Trippenhuis complex

Office Winhov together with HOEK architecture & preservation won the European tender for the famous Trippenhuis complex. The Amsterdam complex is seat of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and owned by the Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB). The project involves the design and transformation of the entree, the foyers and related public areas of the KNAW. In addition a long term plan for the restoration of this monumental complex is asked for.

January 2016

Brick, An Exacting Material

The book edited by Jan Peter Wingender offers a colourful palette of insights and inspiration on the use of brick in contemporary architecture. The book is a collection of essays by diverse authors around three themes: 'Facing the City', 'Tectonics of Cladding' en 'Brick Dresses'. Many previous unpublished drawings and photos accompany the essays. The graphic design is by Joost Grootens. The book can be ordered at Architectura and Natura Press >

December 2015

Building a polderroad

Groundbreaking for the first house at Oosterwold Almere

November 2015

City model of Zürich

Commissioned by the city of  Zürich, Office Winhov, Office Haratori and Lorenz Eugster are researching the possibilities of urban densification of Seebach.

October 2015

1st Prize competition for the flagship store of Bucherer in Zürich

Office Haratori and Office Winhov have been announced winner of the design competition for the new flagship store of the jeweller Bucherer, a 127-year-old family company, on the prestigious Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich. The project involves the renovation of the existing building from 1961 and the design of the new facade.

October 2015

WINHOV + Learning from City Hotels

Winhov + is our platform to share our methodology, reflection and fascination which underpin the fundamentals of our architectural design to those who participate in the design of our daily life. This issue of Winhov+ will focus on the phenomenon of City Hotels and shows the result of the interest of Office Winhov in the recent developments into the field of new hotel concepts in Amsterdam. Furthermore the issue is a continuation of the exhibition ‘City Hotels’ that was at display at the architecture institute ARCAM last spring 2015. Download Learning from City Hotel (Dutch) >

October 2015

W Hotel Amsterdam opened

Thursday the 22nd of October the W hotel Amsterdam opened its door to the public.

October 2015

Jan Peter Wingender takes a stand

Together with Floris Cornelisse, Job Floris and Hans van der Heijden, Jan Peter Wingender has taken a stand for the necessary renewal from within the discipline of architecture itself. In de October issue of the Dutch architectural magazine ‘De Architect’ the editor Harm Tilman interviewed the four architects and wrote about their search for the alternatives that present architecture can offer. 
de Architect > 

September 2015

W hotel Amsterdam received the sustainable BREEAM certificate

W Hotel Amsterdam is the first monumental building in the Netherlands to receive the sustainable BREEAM very good certificate. The certificate was given to the team Office Winhov, DPA  Cauberg-Huygen , C2N and SPARK Intelligent Design in a ceremonial event during the symposium of the Dutch Green Building Counsel.  The transformation and renovation of this historical monument into a five star hotel was done by the architecture firm Office Winhov and interiors by BK architecture.

September 2015

Building upon Building

The Forum publication ‘building upon building’ presents a collection of dialogues between contemporary European architects and the past through their designs of imaginary extensions for existing buildings. Office Winhov is participating in the publication with the article ‘Celebrating the architecture of the banal', an intervention in Le Havre, France.

Building Upon Building
AetA 160 - FORUM Magazine
Edited by Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld.

September 2015

Werkbundstadt Berlin, second congres, theme sustainability
Münchenbernsdorf 24.09.2015

Office Winhov participate in the WerkbundStadt Berlin 2016. The urban plan for the site in Berlin-Charlottenburg and the design for the buildings will be presented in September 2016. Photo: Stefan Müller

September 2015

Students housing TU Eindhoven

Load bearing elements at the factory. The first elements were transported from the factory to the building site.

July 2015

Tobias Wootton
Photo of mockup Freilager Albisrieden in exhibition

A photo of a mock up of office haratori & office winhov is part of the presentation ‘Mockups’ by the English photographer Tobias Wootton (1981). By isolating mockups form their original, spatial and architectural function Wootton presents them as found objects and by doing so enhance their abstract and visual character. The photographer has printed several mockips in the format of an advertising poster. The posters are exhibited on the facade of the F + F Schule für Kunst und Design in Zürich. ‘Mockups‘ is part of the manifestation Art Altstetten Albisrieden and can be visited until 13 September 2015. Address: Flurstrasse 89, Zürich

June 2015

The restaurant The Duchess is open

The restaurant The Duchess in the former KAS Bank Amsterdam is officially open. The  monumental building is transformed and restored to the new W Amsterdam by Office Winhov, interior by BK.

June 2015

The Big Leisure Congress
Lecture on City Hotels by Uri Gilad

On Thursday June 18 Architectenweb organized the Big Leisure Congress in Dordrecht. The congress focused on the design and concept behind hotels, sport facilities and cultural buildings in the Netherlands. Office Winhov contributed with a lecture on City Hotels, which focuses on the transformation of monumental buildings in Amsterdam into hotels and the role that these hotels take in the development of the city. The lecture was based on a recent study on City Hotels by Office Winhov. More information > Architectenweb (NL)

June 2015

Local Heroes number 12

Local Hero 12; Heinz Bienefeld, Cologne. By Peter Meijer

May 2015

Ground breaking

Construction has started for 300 student apartments at the campus of the University of Technology Eindhoven

May 2015


New assignment for 23 houses in the Pardijshof, Nieuwe Crooswijk Rotterdam

April 2015

Forum Learing From City Hotels
Tuesday April 14th at ARCAM

ARCAM centre for architecture Amsterdam, the municipality of Amsterdam and Office Winhov have organised a discussion entitled Learning From City Hotels. The event organised to mark the end of the exhibition of the research project City Hotels, will focus on insights into the project and its outcomes and will feature commentary by René van Schie, Paul Rosenberg and Jeroen Schilt, Jan Peter Wingender and Engin Celikbas. More information > ARCAM

March 2015

HSLU campus in Horw, Luzern Switzerland

The team of Office Haratori, Office Winhov and Territioria is selected for the testplanning phase of the HSLU campus in Horw, Luzern. The assignment is to develop a masterplan for the campus and the renovation and extension of the existing buildings of the Architecture and Technique department.

March 2015

Interview with Jan Peter Wingender
Werk, bauen + wohnen

In the interview Stumbling Block, three architects, experienced in the use of brickwork, discuss the pros and cons of the material, its possibilities and renaissances and talk about the direction in which this material and the way we use it could develop. Matthias Kohler, Charles Pictet and Jan Peter Wingender in discussion with Tibor Joanelly and Ronald Züger.

January 2015

Opening exhibition City Hotels
Saturday, Januart 17th at 15.30

'City Hotels’ is an exhibition by Office Winhov and Arcam over fifteen distinctive or monumental buildings in amsterdam that have been transformed into hotels.  In recent years a wide variety of building types including former schools, banks and offices have been converted into hotels with features that have been made accessible not only to guests but to the people of Amsterdam.
More information > ARCAM

February 2015

First inhabitants

First inhabitants move into our recently finished care complex Maaisbaai with 27 apartments, 3 care groups for the elderly and a care building

January 2015

Demolition has begun
Zusterflat Den Helder

Demolition has begun to clear the site for the construction of the new project in Den Helder. The project will redevelop a prominent corner site in the city with a series of buildings containing 15 apartments and 6 single family houses.

December 2014

Silbernen Hasen

The residential tower Zölly has been awarded the Silbernen Hasen; the Swiss architecture prize by Hochparterre

December 2014

W Amsterdam in the former KAS Bank building

W Amsterdam which is under construction in the former Telephone Exchange on Dam Square, will be expanded with the adjacent former KAS Bank building. This National Monument is being restored and transformed by Office Winhov and BK Architecture.
More information at Starwood media centre >

December 2014


The 1:1 mock-up of our housing project at Freilager Albisrieden Zurich has been completed
Webcam > 

November 2014


We have started the design of 3 buildings with 75 dwellings in Jeroen Bosch Park, Den Bosch

November 2014

Office Winhov wins the Arie Keppler Prize 2014

The project Bloesemplein in Zuidoostbeemster, Netherlands was awarded first prize in the Residential category.

October 2014

Dirty hands

Clay plaster Workshop for office haratori at the Alpine loft Mathon, Switzerland

September 2014

Shops and residential complex in Oss completed

Our shops and residential complex in Oss is completed. The project is designed by Wingender Hovenier Architecten with Van Santvoort

August 2014

Amstelkwartier Amsterdam
The first phase of Block 3A is completed

Residential building, day care centre (office winhov) and Montessori school De Amstel (Liag).

June 2014

Residential Tower Zölly in Werk, Bauen + Wohnen

The facade of the Residential Tower Zölly is published in the latest edition of Werk, Bauen + Wohnen

June 2014

Architects' Table Football Tournament

On June 12th Office Winhov and Weber Beamix hosted the First Amsterdam Architects’ Table Football Tournament. Our colleagues of Studio Nine dots are the winners of this first edition. We already look forward for the next edition.

June 2014

Raid Arctique 2014

Joost Hovenier is co-organizer of the Raid Arctique 2014, a journey of 3400km in classic Citroëns CX from the arctic circle to Paris. The Citroën CX is designed by the architect and car designer Robert Opron in 1974. Forty years after the press presentation of the CX in Lapland, the Raid Arctique 2014 will follow the exact route of the historic Raid Arctique in 1974. The prologue is at August 26th in Kiruna, Sweden. For more information about sponsoring or participating please contact

May 2014

Highest point

Construction has reached it's highest point of our residential and Care buildings, Maisbaai Middelburg

April 2014

Architecture in the Netherlands
Yearbook 2013/2014 is available!

Our project a Private house on Rieteiland Amsterdam is published in Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook 2013/2014. The yearbook Architecture in the Netherlands is the international business card for Dutch architecture. The four members of the book’s editorial team select 30 of the outstanding projects completed in 2013 and describe the most important developments and trends that have an influence on the production and design of Dutch architecture. nai010 publishers >

April 2014

Winning European tender City Archive Delft (NL)

The team Wingender Hovenier Architecten Amsterdam & Gottlieb Paludan Architects Copenhagen won the European tender for the new City Archive of Delft. Our team will develop the project as total engineering in collaboration with Strackee (structural engineer), Spark Intelligent Design (MEP), Archisupport (quantity surveyor)

March 2014

Office Winhov Lecture series
Bruno van den Elshout New Horizons

On Wednesday, March 26, the artist and photographer Bruno van den Elshout will give a lecture at our office in Amsterdam about his project New Horizons. In 2012 Bruno van den Elshout photographed the North Sea Horizon every hour for one year. Creating in 366 days a collection of 8785 abstract, poetic and yet realistic portraits of the horizon. For participants please RSVP via
New Horizons >

February 2014

Zusterflat Den Helder

Office Winhov has been selected to design a residential complex in the centre of Den Helder

January 2014

Prix de Rome Architecture 2014

Our partner Uri Gilad has been selected for the longlist of the Prix de Rome

January 2014

Shopping Center Terwijde

Both blocks with 5.500 m2 of shops and 134 apartments have reached the highest point.

December 2013

Office Winhov
Uri Gilad, Joost Hovenier and Jan Peter Wingender

Our new name Office Winhov has been launched

November 2013

High point

The highest point has been reached of Zölly residential tower in Zürich, Switzerland
Webcam >

September 2013

Residential and Care buildings, Maisbaai Middelburg
Construction has started

The project includes 20 apartments, three residential care groups and a care support centre. It is located in the historic center of Middelburg, on the Dokhaven site where the VOC shipyard once stood.

August 2013

Alpiner loft

The restoration and transformation of the listed barn into an Alpine Loft has started. The barn which is located in the centre of Mathon (CH) is an essential part of the urban structure of the village. In collaboration with office haratori

July 2013

W Hotel Amsterdam
Construction has started

In the night of 14th of July the crane was installed on the roof of  the former Government Office for Transactions and Telephony. The building will be restored and transformed into a hotel.

July 2013

Freilager Albisrieden

Construction has started of our housing at the Freilager Albisrieden in Züich
Webcam >