Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven handles a broad portfolio of public buildings, redevelopments, residential buildings and public interiors. Given the firm’s marked interest in the cultural-historical layering of cities and buildings, most of its projects are located at the interface between old and new. The practice’s approach is one of regenerative synthesis, juxtaposing past and present in such a way that they reinforce one another’s special qualities.

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A recurrent issue is how the spatial design demarcates public space and how it can be integrated into the continuum of the context. Every project proceeds from its own material expression and is characterized by the use of familiar typologies and a preference for local, robust materials. In a period when the environment is constantly undergoing change, the city and its environs are best served by interventions with an eye to the long term.

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Partners

Ninke Happel, Floris Cornelisse and Paul Verhoeven lead the practice based on their different but complementary backgrounds. Within the office they take part in the architectural debate, outside it they teach in various institutions and give lectures and act as guest critics both at home and abroad. In addition, HCVA recently founded Het Rotterdams Woongenootschap, a cooperative association that initiates, manages and leases housing projects in the central districts of Rotterdam.

Team

Employees

Anouk Sweringa
Bart van der Zalm
Benjamin Jansen
Bernd Korteling
Cas Klaverstijn
Corné Schep
Diana Dinis
Floris Cornelisse
Jan Konings
Ninke Happel
Marta Cendra Vilardebo
Paul Verhoeven
Raven Kluijfhout
Stijn Giesbers


Former employees

Hester van Haalen
Simon De Pauw
Regina Makhmutova
Yamal Daems
David van Weeghel
Khaled Mostafa
Brenda Uitenbosch
Miel Steeghs
Vincent Tuinema
Jan Paulus Hoogterp
Nora Mees
Eef van Meer
Ties Linders
Stef Verhees
Carole Boeckx
Joana Garcia de Oliveira
Raoul Vleugels
Mark Gijsbers
Laurens de Boer

Awards

  • 1st prize
    Populierenhof / Nieuwkerken

  • 2nd prize
    Wisselspoor / Leuven

  • 1st prize
    Fierenshoven / Antwerpen

  • 1st prize
    Triplet / Almere

  • 1st prize
    Ruiterbrug / Hoek van Holland

  • Nomination ARC Award 2015
    Basisschool De Spreeuwen

  • Nomination Rijnlandse Architectuurprijs 2015
    Paardenpension Lentevreugd

  • Nomination Dirk Roosenburgprijs 2015
    Groenplaats Bosrijk

  • 1st prize
    Stadscampus / Tilburg

  • 1st prize
    Reactor Instituut Delft

  • 1st prize
    Roofdierenverblijf Blijdorp / Rotterdam

  • 1st prize
    Brandweerkazerne / Wilrijk

  • ARC13 Award - Interieur
    Noord-Hollands Archief / Haarlem

  • Nomination Lieven de Key Penning 2013
    Noord-Hollands Archief / Haarlem

  • 1st prize
    Museum De Lakenhal / Leiden

  • 1st prize
    Open Oproep Cadix / Antwerpen (B)

  • 1st prize
    Reset het Kruithuis / 's-Hertogenbosch

  • 1st prize
    Open Oproep Bezoekerscentrum / Kemmel (B)

  • 1st prize
    Open Oproep Basisschool / Mechelen (B)

  • 2nd prize
    Europan 10 / Maastricht

  • 1st prize
    Noord-Hollands Archief / Haarlem

  • 1st prize
    Open Oproep De Blokskens / Zandhoven (B)

  • 1st prize
    Helena's Landgezicht / Helenaveen

  • 3rd prize
    Brede School / Rotterdam

  • 1st prize
    Stadsbrug / 's-Hertogenbosch

  • 1st prize
    Gelardeerd Landschap / Landgraaf

  • 3rd prize
    Unorthodocks / Rotterdam

  • 1st prize
    Europan 8 / Enschede

Lectures

  • Finissage-lezing tentoonstelling ‘Prelude’
    MuKHA / Antwerpen

  • Het Rotterdams Woongenootschap
    Stadsmakerscongres / Rotterdam

  • Lecture Series: ‘Making Architecture’
    TU Eindhoven

  • Het Rotterdams Woongenootschap
    Gemeente Rotterdam afd. Ruimte & Wonen

  • Tangible City
    Technische Universiteit / Delft

  • Gatshaus
    RWTH / Aachen

  • Intense - Absence
    RWTH / Aachen

  • Gebouw & Landschap
    AR - TUR / Hasselt

  • Tilburg - Turnhout
    CAST / Tilburg

  • De theekom van de Keizer
    TOPOS / Maastricht

  • No - Excuse: Re - use!
    Technische Universiteit / Delft

  • Architect@Work 2014
    Architectenweb / Rotterdam

  • Stand van de Stad
    RAP / Leiden

  • Verwantschap & Verschil
    ABC Centrum / Haarlem

  • Architectuur als veranderkracht
    Architectenplatform Rotterdam #6

  • Intense Absence
    Tien keer Tien / Amsterdam

  • Border Conditions and Teritories
    Technische Universiteit / Delft

  • Methodologies of Re-use
    Technische Universiteit / Delft

  • Nieuw gebruik, Oud gebouw
    Open Monumentendag / Den Bosch

  • Het Nieuwe Hollandse Huis
    Inside Design / Amsterdam

  • Acts of Enclosure
    Henry van de Velde Instituut / Antwerpen (B)

  • Rotterdam, Het laboratorium voorbij
    Architectuurcentrum AIR

  • Lezingenreeks 20x20x10
    AR-TUR / Turnhout (B)

  • De Traditie Herzien
    Nai / Rotterdam

  • Röntgenfoto van de Stad
    Technische Universiteit / Delft

  • Nacht van de Architectuur
    BAI / 's-Hertogenbosch

  • Europa aan de Maas
    Architectuurcentrum AIR

  • A-Z Lezingenreeks
    Architectuurwijzer / Hasselt (B)

  • Massa in Detail
    PHL Universiteit / Diepenbeek (B)

  • Continuïteit & Verandering
    Technische Universiteit / Delft

  • Kop van Sphinx
    Eifelgebouw / Maastricht

  • European Urbanity
    Stichting Europan / Hengelo

  • Breed, Breder, Breedst
    Berlage Instituut / Rotterdam

  • Expositielezing
    Gebouw F / Breda

  • Dutch Work
    KRVIA University / Mumbai (IN)

  • Completing the Citadel
    Architectuurcentrum / Enschede