Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Transformation of a modern business palace

Mei will breathe new life into the former Stokvis-building at the Westzeedijk in Rotterdam (better known as the Oceanhouse). Commissioned by Waterford Investments & Vervat Vastgoed, this national monument will be converted to a unique residential building. The building was originally built for the company firm Stokvis & Zn., renowned for their industrial products...

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Residential tower ‘De Verkenner’

residential building

A new residential tower completed on Churchilllaan in Kanaleneiland, Utrecht, will give a big impetus to the development of this typical post-war reconstruction district. The new 50-metre-tall building, designed by Mei architects and planners, acts as a gatekeeper to Kanaleneiland. The tower contains a mixed programme of housing: 71 private sector rental dwellings in the...

Gouda, The Netherlands

Gouda Cheese Warehouse

lofts in monumental cheese warehouse

Cheese Warehouse ‘De Producent’ in Gouda, the international famous Dutch Cheese Capital, experienced a spectacular transformation to residential lofts. Mei architects and planners together with White House Development initiated this successful development. In the heart of the building a spacious atrium is created, enclosed by 52 unique and sophisticated loft homes. Because of the...

Gouda, Nederland

The Spaardersbad

Transformation from swimming pool to residential

The name Spaardersbad comes from the many people of Gouda who, during the crisis (1933), scraped together just enough money to build an indoor swimming pool. Architect Wolter Bakker from the construction firm ‘De Vereenigde Sportfondsenbaden’ designed the building. In January 1939 the Spaardersbad was opened, and soon after it became one of the...

Rijswijk, NL

De Generaal

transformation of office into residential building

The former headquarters of the Belastingdienst (Dutch tax authorities) in Rijswijk will be transformed into residential building ‘De Generaal’. At the initiative of Aertgeerts Bouwgroep, Mei architects and planners, together with EyeOnProperty, has developed a smart plan to transform this centrally located office building into a flexible and sustainable apartment complex for youth and...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

McDonald’s Coolsingel 44

'world's fanciest McDonald's'

McDonald’s invited Mei architects and planners to design a new pavilion on this spot with a character in keeping with the (renewed) Coolsingel and the rich historical surroundings. After a very fast construction time of two months a spectaculair new pavilion now shines in the heart of Rotterdam. Connection with the city The new building volume...

Gouda, NL

Weeshuis Gouda

adaptive reuse of unique historical ensemble

This former orphanage is a unique collection of historic buildings in the centre of Gouda. The special listed monuments constitute a culturally and historically valuable location. The Orphanage ensemble is located in the oldest and most atmospheric part of the town, between greenery and other top monuments such as St. John’s Church. The rich...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Factory Delfshaven

transformation of an old factory

In the heart of the vibrant Delfshaven district on the banks of the Schie in Rotterdam lies a distinctive old factory complex that over the years had lost much of its sheen and vitality. Years of vacancy and neglect had thrown the ensemble of characteristic buildings, which had grown into one another, into an...

Schiedam, The Netherlands

Bridge of Sighs

connection between two monuments

Jan Van Stigt Thans has been a regular client of Mei for over 20 years. Van Stigt Thans occupies a refined and stylish listed building on Lange Nieuwstraat in Schiedam. Robert Winkel carried out restoration work on the building as early as the 1990s. In 2003 Mei constructed a glazed addition on the ground...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Schiecentrale 4B

multifunctional complex

Schiecentrale 4B is the final block in the redevelopment of the former Schiehaven power plant and surroundings. The combination of office space, residential units and live-work units brings even more life to an area that in recent years has blossomed to become the hub of the creative industry in Rotterdam. Schiecentrale 4B consists of a...

Lijnbaan 77

restoration of a national monument

Commissioned by ASR Vastgoed, Mei architects and planners thoroughly renovated Lijnbaan 77, a national monument in Rotterdam. The typical details of the fifties and the original use of materials were the main starting points in the design. The Lijnbaan is one of the first post-war national monuments of the Netherlands, a period of reconstruction...

Almere, The Netherlands

Gnome Parking

car park

The Gnome Parking is part of the expansion of the city centre of Almere-Buiten. This plan feautures a lot of ‘green’ buildings and a clear urban structure. At an architectural level many experiments with innovative materialisation and new constructions have been made, like in the Gnome garage. The special facade of the garage contains...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands


re-use of a national monument

The former warehouse and national monument Jobsveem, also known as St. Job, on the quay of the Lloyd Pier in Rotterdam, has been changed significantly. The warehouse was originally a substantial industrial building. The design by Mei architects and planners breathes new life into the old warehouse. Since its completion in 1913, the former warehouse had...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Kraton 230

multifunctional building

The new headquarters of local radio and television station RTV Rijnmond is phase 4a in the redevelopment of the Schiecentrale on Lloydstraat in Rotterdam. The building, which houses not only RTV Rijnmond but also other firms, forms the heart of the creative industry in Rotterdam along with Schiecentrale, the 25kV building, STROOM hotel and restaurant,...

Spijkenisse, The Netherlands

The 4 Worlds

apartment building

'The 4 Worlds' is located in the Dijkzone area of Spijkenisse, right next to the River Oude Maas. The remarkable apartment complex contains 250 rental and owner-occupied dwellings interwoven with one another. The building is visually divided into four parts that refer to the typical neighbourhood layout in Spijkenisse, where each neighbourhood has an identity...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

25 kV

re-use of a former transformer house

In recent years Schiecentrale, the former electricity generating plant on Lloydpier in Rotterdam, has developed into the centre of the creative industry of the city. In and around the original building of the former electricity power plant a lively creative industry, ranging from studios to workspaces for almost all related activity, has blossomed. The generating...