A striking prize-winning design:
> Restaurant in Delft
A spatial addition to a classical monument:
> Hotel restaurant Corona in The Hague
Welcome to the English synopsis of the website of Bureau Kroner.
Bureau Kroner is a Dutch architectural firm situated in the centre of The Hague. The office was founded in 2001 by Mark Graafland, Solita Stucken and Henk Ovink, uniting a variety of design disciplines, from architecture to urbanism, to interior design and theatre design.
Our attitude towards our projects is based on careful research, transparent design and a decisive working method in all stages of the building process. The essence of our relationship with our clients is best characterised in our credo:
In that way, we provide new insights and strategies for the projects we develop together with our clients, offering an open and interpretative approach, and translating their ideas into innovative architectural design and functionality that fits their needs.
Bureau Kroner architects
2512 ET The Hague
tel. +31 70 3020735
Please feel free to contact us for your building design, interior design, renovation or transformation plans or master planning needs.
We are glad to help you find effective, inventive and elegant solutions, and commit ourselves to translating your ideas and wishes into architecture with character and quality.
Our projects vary from residential complexes with extra functions and commercial spaces, to specific designs for private clients; from projects on an urban scale to special, refined interior designs. Our experience in designing on all levels of scale, makes flexible to deal with any requests by our clients, from highly complex to very subtle conditions.
We offer expertise in many areas of design and building practise; concerning local regulations and permits, planning, budgets, construction and technical installations. We have extensive experience with implementing innovative energy systems and using environmentally-friendly building materials or processes.
Our clients include developers, corporations as well as public entities, commercial businesses, specific specialised businesses such as dental practises and hospitality enterprises, as well as individual private clients. Click here to view our list of clients.
Although the texts accompanying the projects in our portfolio are in Dutch, we welcome you to take a look at the accompanying photographs, to get an idea of our work in Architecture, Interior Design, or Urban Design.
Or visit the page with our most recent projects.
For your convenience however, we have selected six of our projects that in our view represent our work best, and hereby present them to you with an English description:
› The White Villa: a remarkable design for a villa measuring 30 by 30 metres, with internal patio. This project is equipped with innovative energy systems, and functions completely self-sufficiently in terms of energy-use.
› Underground addition to a villa: an unusual and very creative answer to the owner's wish to have an extra bedroom with private bathroom, resulting in an underground apartment with patio. This solution guaranteed no conflicts with the local building perimetres, and resulted in a spatially interesting and functional addition to the villa.
Bureau Kroner is specialised in projects on complex locations in the inner city. We have built various projects with housing, often in combination with other commercial functions. We have obtained a lot of experience in dealing with the complexities of such a location, respecting the existing structures, and communicating with the public entities and neighbours. The existing situations, initially posing seeming complications, often offer the possibility to transform those into unique solutions.
For example, the location of a former bookbinding factory on a large canal in Amsterdam was rather unusual for a housing complex. Our design incorporates beautiful lofts in the old factory, and introduces a new type of dwelling: houses with a split-level, accommodating a boat storage under the house that is directly accessible by boat from the canal.
Another project on an inner-city location is this project of four houses on a canal in The Hague. Bureau Kroner won the competition for a design for housing on this plot, initiated by the municipality of The Hague. The houses were built using a specifically designed building system, developed by our office in collaboration with the building company. This system involves prefab elements, and results in a significant reduction of the building time and also of the hindrance caused by the building site to the surrounding neighbourhood.
This monumental hotel in the historical centre of The Hague needed a new addition to the restaurant, in the shape of a closed veranda at the front of the building, on one of the main squares in the city centre. Bureau Kroner made a contemporary design that complemented and respected the classical elevation, and improved the spatiality of the restaurant considerably.
Another prize-winning design, for a new cultural function on an extremely narrow plot in the city centre of Delft. Bureau Kroner designed a striking open structure with wooden lattices, allowing the interior of the winebar/restaurant (for which we also made the interior design) to radiate outwards.
Bureau Kroner architects - Spijkermakersstraat 101, 2512 ET The Hague, The Netherlands