Hello, we are team pauldevroom + sputnik #

team pauldevroom + sputnik is an office for architecture, urbanism, and research. Our team is led by Paul de Vroom, Henk Bultstra and Bert Karel Deuten and consists of creative professionals with various international backgrounds who know their business. We work with a small team in which everybody carries responsibility and decision power in his own field of expertise. This work method guarantees our clients a personal treatment of the project.

team pauldevroom + sputnik started as a collaboration between two offices: Paul de Vroom Architecten and Sputnik Architecten and is currently working on international projects that vary from (social) housing projects to offices and other commercial buildings.

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 200, 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.

Together we form a solid base for design and technical elaboration: We share our preference for typological thinking, for clear, unexpected designs and for refined architectural details. Combined with the compatible talents and experiences of the team this immediately evokes synergy.

We create high quality design based on social commitment and craftmanship. We aim to realize buildings that fullfil the needs of its users, sit right in their context and are in line with the vision of the client.


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ir. Paul de Vroom (1953)

“Architecture is the art of omission. The more projects I make, the more I am aware of this. It is always about the essence of an architectural design, in a successful project every part contributes to this at every scale level, from the elementary concept to the most minute detail.”

Paul founded Paul de Vroom architects in 2013, after the closing of DKV Architects, of which he had been a founder-partner since 1985. With DKV, he was responsible for more than 200 projects in residential, urban and non-residential construction, which brought him a lot of fame, both in the Netherlands and abroad. With Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik he will continue this course. The many lectures, jury participations and educational activities that Paul has to his name have contributed significantly to his reputation. Besides building, studying is his great passion. Favorite subjects he has devoted himself to over time are Urban Prototypes, the Russian Avantgarde, Catalan Modernism and the relationship between Dutch-Indies and Indonesian architecture.

Master of Architecture 1981, TU Delft, with honors

career:

  • O.M.A., Rem Koolhaas, Rotterdam
  • Founding partner DKV Architecten (1985)
  • Founder Paul de Vroom architecten (2013)
  • Founding partner Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik (2014)

E-mail: paul@teampauldevroomsputnik.nl

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ir. Henk Bultstra (1971)

“I like simplicity and beauty. I try to find the simplest answer for every assignment and to bring out the beauty hidden in that answer with an attractive design. I don't see that as a style issue but as an approach. There is never just one answer to a question, but there is always one that appeals to me the most.”

Henk plays a decisive role in all projects. He was an architect/advisor at Bureau Spoorbouwmeester. Henk teaches architecture courses in Delft, Amsterdam and Tilburg and leads international workshops for architecture students.

Master of Architecture 1996, TU Delft, with honors

career:

  • UN Studio, Ben van Berkel, Amsterdam
  • Rijksgebouwendienst, Rob Hootsmans, The Hague
  • Toyo Ito, Tokyo/ Rotterdam
  • Architect Advisor at Dutch Railways
  • Founding partner Sputnik (2000)
  • Founding partner CULD (2009-2012)
  • Founding partner Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik (2014)
  • Graduation Studio tutor, TU Delft (2019-)


E-mail: henk@teampauldevroomsputnik.nl

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ir. Bert Karel Deuten (1970)

“For me, the essence of architecture is the way in which spaces enable optimal use. Solving that puzzle for the end user is my main goal.”

Bert Karel is involved in every phase of the design and implementation of our built projects, from the first sketch to the last brick. In addition, he is specialized in developing typologies and innovative concepts. This specialism is reflected in our research projects. Bert Karel teaches at TU Delft and leads international workshops for architecture students. He gives lectures on our work and social housing studies, both in education and at professional meetings.

Master of Architecture 1996, TU Delft, with honors

career:

  • West8, Adriaan Geuze, Rotterdam
  • O.M.A., Rem Koolhaas, Rotterdam
  • Rijksgebouwendienst, Rob Hootsmans, The Hague
  • Founding partner Sputnik (2000)
  • Founding partner CULD (2009-2012)
  • Founding partner Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik (2014)

E-mail: deuten@teampauldevroomsputnik.nl


Oeuvre Awards #

  • Winner of Archiprix 1981 (Paul de Vroom in collaboration with Dolf Dobbelaar)
  • Charlotte Kohler Award, Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation, 2004 (Sputnik)

Project awards and nominations #

team pauldevroom + sputnik

  • Rublevskoye Housing Complex, invited competition, Moscow, Russia, 2nd prize, 2014
  • Donskoy 5th Proezd, invited competition, Moscow, Russia, 2nd prize, 2017
  • A forest with gentle giants, invited international competition, Moscow, Russia, 1st prize, 2018
  • Dutch House; Silver Award at The Golden Capital Fair ’19 in Novosibirsk
  • Dutch House; Silver Award at Dom na Brestskoi Priglashaet ’19
  • Dutch House; Diploma of the Union of Architects of Russia at Zodchestvo ’18 International Architecture Festival
  • Big Green Egg; Adriaan Dessing Prijs 2020, jury + public vote
  • Wellton Gold; Grand Prix Moscow Urban Awards 2022
  • Wellton Gold; Best Business Class Apartment Complex - Moscow Urban Awards 2022

before 2014

  • Betonprijs Nederland 2003, DKV Architecten: Housing sector, for the Velserbroek apartment building in Velsen
  • Nico Nijmeijer Prize Amsterdam 2004; Meer en Oever, nomination DKV Architecten
  • Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2004; 2nd Port of Katendrecht; nomination DKV Architects
  • Brick Awards 2005; 2nd Port of Katendrecht; nomination DKV Architecten (in collaboration with McGreanor Lavington)
  • Architecture Prize Apeldoorn 2004; Beekpark, nomination DKV Architecten
  • Zuiderkerk Prize 2005; Australia-Boston, nomination DKV Architecten
  • Concrete Prize 2005 housing sector 2005; Australia-Boston, DKV Architects
  • The Bex Awards 2006; Australië-Boston, runner-up, DKV Architecten
  • Rietveld Award 2005'; Parkwijk, nomination DKV Architecten
  • Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2007; Hoek van Holland, nomination DKV Architecten
  • Amsterdam New Build Award 2008; Schutterstoren, DKV Architecten
  • Amsterdam New Build Award 2008; The Funen, nomination DKV Architecten
  • Gouden AAP 2009; block 14 IJburg and Westerkaap II, nominations DKV Architecten
  • School Building Prize 2008; Insula College, DKV ArchitectenNEPROM Prize 2009; Westerdokseiland including Westerkaap II, DKV Architecten
  • Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2009; Klinkenburg, nomination DKV Architecten
  • Arie Kepler Prize 2011, Droste Terrain, DKV Architecten
  • Lieven de Keypenning 2011; Droste Terrain, nomination DKV Architecten
  • Leiden Architecture Prize 2011; Roomburg, nomination DKV Architecten
  • Gouden Piramide 2011; Het Funen, DKV Architecten
  • Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2012; Achterhaven, nomination Sputnik
  • Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2014; Parking garage Erasmus University, nomination Sputnik
  • Rotterdam Architecture Prize 2014; Qualm, nomination Sputnik
  • Gemma Smid Architecture Prize 2014; Schoutenhoek, nomination DKV Architecten


Clients #

Our clients are diverse. They vary from a couple who wants to build their own new home, to commercial developers and housing associations that are building large apartment complexes and from (family) business owners who take the step towards their own custom-designed office building, to clients of commercial real estate. The company logos below show the diversity. With our designs we make the wishes and vision of the client come true, we work closely together with them and build up a long-term relationship.

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