Mei architects and planners realises leading projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Our work is founded on respect for the environment: for the history of the location, the current context and future living environment. Based on our expertise in the field of adaptive re-use of architectural heritage, new build projects and urban development strategies, we work on designs that put the user first. Our distinct designs tell their own story, which increases the involvement with the building and the connection between its users. With creativity, expertise and courage, we introduce innovative technical applications and user concepts that contribute to social and ecological sustainability.
Mei was founded by Robert Winkel, who leads the firm together with Michiel van Loon and Robert Platje. Established in Rotterdam, we work with an ambitious, international team on assignments in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Russia and Norway, among other countries. The office structure is based on the knowledge divisions of Building Transformation, New Construction and Urban Development, within which research is fostered and knowledge is secured. To further increase brain power and decisiveness, Mei seeks collaboration with various parties in the field, from experts in the area of urban nature to the building materials industry.
Mei’s work has been widely published and awarded. Mei is known for transformation projects such as Fenix I and Jobsveem in Rotterdam and the Cheese Warehouse in Gouda, and new construction such as Schiecentrale 4B and the McDonald’s pavilion at Coolsingel in Rotterdam. With the design and development of SAWA, a fully wooden residential building in Rotterdam, Mei is a pioneer in the field of creating future-proof, nature-inclusive housing. At an urban planning level, Mei specialises in complex inner-city and redevelopment projects. Mei designs dynamic masterplans for, among other things, the site of the former silk factory in Naro-Fominsk (Russia), the OPG location in Utrecht and the Cable District in Delft.
Mei is a Royal BNA chartered practice (Royal Insitute of Dutch Architects).
Former staff Ruben Aalbersberg, Frank Aarssen, Robert Al Haddad, Achmed Al-Tamimi, Michele Amadori, Floria Bruzzone, Sean Bos, Sander Andi Ganjoe, Unger Beerends, Daniel Beirão de Cavalho, Pepijn Berghout, Anne Berkers, Thomas Bianchi, Anja Biel, Chiel Bikker, Hercilia Borges, Jack Bouwer, Nars Broekharst, Wim Bruneel, Hanneke Buurman, Ana Climent Dominguez, Hennie Dankers, Laurens de Boer, Yan Hang Lo, Louise de Hullu, Ernst de Jager, Ewout de Jager, Martin de Jong, Ben de Lange, Alex de Ridder, Maurice de Ruijter, Eelco Dekker, Mark Dekker, Bianca Diaconu, Guido Dolné, Eugene Dumoulin, Judith Egberink, Ilias El Baroudi, Kasia Ephraim, Theun Frankema, Zuzanna Gaszczak, Danijel Gavranović, Sander Geurtsen, Jeffrey Gilyamse, Lukasz Grela, Ylana Groot, Inga Hilburg, Jack Hoogeboom, Jan Hoogervorst, Frank Huibers, Serkar Jaff, Maarten Janszen, Katrien Joosten, Jan Kasper, Koos Keet, Jasper Keupink, Naun Kim, Glenn King, Heidi Klein, Matthijs Klooster, Tim Knip, Gevorg Kootanjan, Marloes Koster, Rutger Kuipers, Arjan Kunst, Paul Peter Kuper, David Lesterhuis, Roos Limburg, Yan Hang Lo, Richel Lubbers, Anja Lübke, Chris Luth, Bahareh Miri, Jane Nagtegaal, Elva Nano, Erich Oesterbauer, Farid Omid, Karl Oscarsson, Andrea Pasqua, Alex Pastoors, Daniella Persson, Jasmijn Ponssen, Riemer Postma, Jelena Radonjić, Rob Reintjes, Camilo Ridderplaat, Ronald Rijntjes, Sabine Roomer, Ed de Rooij, Bas Coret, Roy Wijte, Maxim Ross, Luca Sandri, Jos Schäffer, Anna Schneider, Arvid Schoots, Florian Schramm, Martijn Schuil, Menno Slijboom, Adriaan Smidt, Bart Spee, Meike Stoetzer, Nikoleta Stankovic Simona Subaciute, Duc Truong, Bernd Upmeyer, Joop van Beek, Carola van Bennekom, Mirjam van Dam, Gaby van den Boom, Eline van den Haterd, Ruben van der Plas, Daam van der Leij, Lodewijk van der Veen, Lore van de Venne, Martin van der Werf, Reinoud van der Zijde, Jaap van Dijk, Gijs van Duin, Iris Veentjer, Sebastiaan Veldhuisen, Erwin Verhoeve, Barbara Vermaat, Rudolf Verver, Dennis Vijftigschild, Elise Vleugels, Martin Werner, Lea Wiederholdt, Joanne Wienk, Joan Wildenberg, Joost Woertman, Menno van der Woude, Anton Wubben, Michiel Zaan, Hagar Zur, Augustijn Nouwens, Merel Bijkerk, Sophie de Ridder, Anneloes Tilman, Jokubas Platukis, Anna Agryriadou, Roberto Magnanini, Menno van der Woude, Frank Wapenaar, Rianne Reijnders, Pablo Macias Trujillo, Chris Liu, Oliver Micek, Weronika Witkowicz, Jingling Du, Andreea Nae, Roxana Aron, Katarina Jovic, Julius Kirchert, Lars Fraij, San Dino Arcilla, Marjan Choroumi, Fatima el Hadji, Bente Bruijns