2014 was a magical year for us. It was the year Paul de Vroom Architecten and Sputnik joined forces for the first time on a closed competition in Moscow. This collaboration turned out to be better than we could ever have imagined. The teamwork during that first project proved to be refreshing and stimulating, bringing out the best of our joint experience and knowledge. We have continued to work together on projects in The Netherlands and abroad ever since, varying from (social) housing to offices and other commercial buildings. It was a logical step to merge the offices in 2016.
The war in Ukraine has resulted in us suspending our activities in Moscow until further notice. Our thoughts are with our Ukrainian and Russian friends and colleagues during these very difficult times. We hope they are safe and stay strong. While working on the projects in Moscow, we met colleagues with whom we built up a long-term working relationship, who have become friends and with whom we share the core values of peace, freedom and an open society.
Paul de Vroom Architecten was founded in 2013. With this office, de Vroom has embarked on a new and challenging course, after a career of 30 years as founder-partner of DKV Architecten. With DKV, Paul de Vroom realized a series of projects in the field of housing, urban planning, utility constructions and public programs that were received with excellent reviews nationally and abroad.
Sputnik Architecten is a Dutch office. There is no Russian background or affiliation. The name was chosen when the office was founded in 2000, referring to the first satellite that was put into orbit in 1957. A sky-reaching idea, executed with elegant simplicity. The office mirrors its design method on that. It symbolizes innovation and a optimistic view on the future.
Many of the projects prior to 2014 in our individual offices have had a major impact on our development as architects. Therefore, in addition to our recent work, a selection of these projects is presented in the Projects section of this website.