Oresti Sarafopoulos, architect partner OZ, elaborates on the importance of inner city developments, with a special focus on Rotterdam, in the newest VG visie edition ‘INRotterdam’. The interview is illustrated by the OZ designs for The Terraced Tower and Hofplein 19. Read the full article here Read more
OZ appoints three associates
Due to strong business growth and anticipating the future, OZ is pleased to announce the appointment of three associates. Marlies Zwols, Ewout de Jager and Lyongo Juliana, together with the architect partners John Bosch, Oresti Sarafopoulos, Chris Zwiers and Wouter Zaaijer and business director Victor Frequin, will shape the future of OZ. “We see a […] Read more
EUROPA light installation Hamburg
For a few years in a row now, OZ has been a sponsor of the light installation „EUROPA“ initiated by morePlatz architects. This project represents and symbolizes a united and open Europe in the public space. In addition, this installation supports cooperation in general and encourages to look beyond boundaries. We value the extra power […] Read more
Exposition Collective Comeback
“Collectivity makes a comeback in Amsterdam architecture.” Nowadays the architect’s focus when designing collective housing and building reveals interesting parallels with architects designing for shared spaces and facilities back in the period between 1965-1985. The ‘Collective Comeback’ exposition reflects on iconic buildings through a presentation of scale models, photographs, drawings and films of architecture from […] Read more
Chris Zwiers in Wintergasten #17
OZ partner architect Chris Zwiers was interviewed for ‘Wintergasten’ edition 2018/2019 #17. A Dutch publication of VG visie. Zwiers elaborates on the modernistic ideology, in being receptive for changes and inclusiveness. Read the full article here Read more
Op Oostenburg plot 3 / Mixed area
Oostenburg; Mixed residential work area The island of Oostenburg is transforming into a sturdy and attractive residential area, rich in contrast and with attention to the development of an inclusive city. The eye-catcher of the design is the robust industrial Werkspoorhal where commercial activities, employment and casual encounters can take place. Within a dynamic team, […] Read more
Codam / Education
Codam is a cutting edge, new computer coding school opening in Amsterdam, September 24th 2018 which, Corinne Vigreux, the founder of the children’s charity Sofronie is spear-heading. It will make a fantastic contribution to Amsterdam’s computer science industry providing job worthy education to people regardless of their experience or economic background. Codam is situated 15 […] Read more
The Terraced Tower / residential high-rise
This project is about residential high-rise as a form of habitat. The design represents as a building that expresses the joy and leisure of its inhabitants. The reasons to enjoy living in such a high and large building are plentiful; the view of the city and river, the services (restaurant, fitness etc.), the quietness, the retreat.
Transformation of an industrial space into a tough, high-contrast and attractive residential area. The plan contributes in a sustainable way to the development of Oostenburg in the center of Amsterdam.
VORM is designing this piece of city in a dynamic team with OZ, Workshop Architects, BETA Architects, FLUX Landscape Architecture and Buro Bouwfysica.
Rotterdam as a modern town is provocative as hip and trendy. It urges for ever higher, bigger, bolder and more. In this continuous state of renewal, it is worth to cherish its modern legacy. The heroic buildings from the reconstruction period are worth maintaining for future generations. Therefore we would like to introduce the revival […] Read more
Oliphant / Offices
The redevelopment of the Oliphant — an office building in the Southeast of Amsterdam — typifies the era in which we find ourselves today. It is a transformation of a closed 90’s office system into a transparent, ‘urbanized’ building — fit for the contemporary way of working, and one that is closely intertwined with our personal lives.