The way we see it, buildings aren’t just buildings anymore. They can change lives, improve wellbeing, uplift society and take care of our planet. If you aspire to make a positive change – get an Elephant.

SILO'S

An historical transformation

Three former water purification silos on Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam have been given a second life. The silos offer a complete range of urban facilities from hotel to film house, from grand café and high-end offices to a dance school.

FACTORY

Free as a bird

Elephant transformed the former Fluor office building in Haarlem into a unique residential building with over a hundred remarkable lofts.

VOORTUINEN

A building for many

Once the head office of the ING bank, now a residential tower: Elephant has turned city life inside out and changed the classic residential tower for good.

Why Elephant. Elephants leave the largest footprint of all land creatures – and within this footprint, life thrives. We stand for our footprint, and believe in its potential for good.

PIER VAN SCHEVENINGEN

Masterplan Pier Scheveningen, The Hague

After the acquisition of the Pier of Scheveningen by Kondor Wessels Amsterdam, Elephant has been involved in the long-term architecture and urban design planning and vision development for this Dutch icon. More information coming soon.

EDEN

A green office

Elephant has designed a green paradise in the new Hyde Park district in Hoofddorp.

About. Elephant takes a holistic approach to architecture. We go beyond aesthetics to deliver the whole product. We teamed up with proven experts in the fields of structural engineering, climate engineering and sustainability to deliver high-performance buildings.

RIVIUM

A vertical residential area

A different view on high rise buildings.

Parametric design. Our evidence-based parametric design approach guarantees that our clients receive the highest quality and cost-efficiency. This strategy serves our mission: to make healthier, more sustainable, and adaptable architecture as widespread as possible.

PEPPER

A beacon in the surf

Pepper offers investors and residents the option to choose a larger balcony, larger window or an extra window – all at fixed prices.

NIEUWEVAART

From warehouse to office

Elephant transformed a former warehouse into an ideal office environment on the Nieuwevaart, opposite the Maritime Museum in the historic centre of Amsterdam.

KEIZER MARINE

A building that keeps on growing

In collaboration with ARUP, Elephant designed a modular construction system that facilitates the development, working method, and business philosophy of Keizer Marine Engineering.

Planning. Elephant is working on a wide variety of urban planning assignments and area developments. From the master plan for the new Pier of Scheveningen to the inner-city extention of the Stopera - City Hall in Amsterdam.

MUNT

Area development Paasheuvelweg, Amsterdam

On behalf of Caransa Group, Elephant has developed the master plan for Amstel III in Amsterdam, with a mixed use of 45% housing, 45% offices and 10% plinth facilities. The plan is based on the urban development vision and preconditions of the municipality of Amsterdam. Completion is foreseen for mid 2024. More information coming soon.

CADENZA

Area development Cadenza, Zoetermeer

Commissioned by Wibaut, 1828 Group and J.P. van Eesteren, Elephant realized the design for the Cadenza 2 tender in Zoetermeer. The building consists of a social plinth, 100 youth homes and 125 apartments. The plan got rewarded with the maximum score for urban design, architecture and flexibility.

Innovation. From a hardware to a software driven building industry: information technology is gradually tearing apart the 20th-century collusion of space and function. It sets the stage for freedom of use and space. Elephant buildings are designed for change and therefor yield a higher use and sustainable investment value.

Affordable green engineering

Green is beautiful, relieves stress, has a cooling effect and absorbs fine particulates. The integral design of vegetation in our architecture starts with space reservation, weight, construction, irrigation system and accessibility for the landscape gardener. All elements are included in the process: aerial platforms or window cleaning installations are no longer necessary. The end result is always a long-term maintenance contract with a landscape gardener, based on a clearly specified maintenance costs as well as efficient management.

Bespoke Facades

Future residents, tenants or investors have their own voice in the quality of living, without influencing the developer's business case. An extra window, a larger balcony, a wider sliding door? The buyer options are included in the building permit, approved by the building contractor and discounted in advance by the contractor. We call this Bespoke Facades, with all the buyers’ options included in our parametric model.

Building performances. Our projects address the shift from conventional buildings towards habitats. Comfort, climate conditions and environmental performance define the market value. We create dynamic, fluid and ever-changing buildings that are not threatened, but shaped by the future.

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De Pier van Scheveningen
Kondor Wessels Vastgoed
mixed-use
Scheveningen, NL
ongoing
ongoing
Pepper
Pinnacle & J.P van Eesteren
residential
Amsterdam, NL
under construction
ongoing
Voortuinen
Pinnacle
residential
Amsterdam, NL
finished
ongoing
Kesbeke
Caransagroep
mixed-use
Amsterdam, NL
ongoing
Hotel Aalsmeer
Kloos 2
hospitality
Aalsmeer, NL
ongoing
Ijgenwijs
Kondor Wessels Vastgoed
residential
Amsterdam, NL
start construction 2021
ongoing
Zevenkamp
Sustay
residential
Rotterdam, NL
ongoing
Bonifaciuslaan
Sustay
residential
Hilversum, NL
ongoing
Paasheuvelweg
Caransagroep
mixed-use
Amsterdam, NL
ongoing
Strandpaviljoen Scheveningen
confidential
hospitality
Scheveningen, NL
2019 - 2020
Hydepark
confidential
office
Hoofddorp, NL
2018
De Keizer Marine
De Keizer Marine Engineering
business premises
Zaandam, NL
completed
2018
Masterplan Highrise
residential
Belgrado, RS
2016 - 2017
Masterplan Renaissance hotel
Marriott Hotel
masterplan
Amsterdam, NL
2016
Rivium
Het Transformatiefonds
mixed-use
Rotterdam, NL
completed
2016
Transformation plan Koepelgevangenis
Architectuur Lokaal
mixed-use
Breda, NL
2016
Ijver Horeca Paviljoen NDSM
hospitality
Amsterdam, NL
2016
Drijvend Horeca Brandhout
Grayfield
hospitality
Amsterdam, NL
2016
Transformation plan Noordse Bosje
Cocon Vastgoed
residential
Hilversum, NL
2016
Redevelopment van der Pekbuurt
Wibaut projectontwikkeling
residential
Amsterdam, NL
2016
Masterplan & Student accommodation Suikerunie
het Transformatiefonds
masterplan
Groningen, NL
2015 – 2017
Nieuwevaart
APF in samenwerking met Cruz y Ortiz
office
Amsterdam, NL
completed
2015 - 2019
De Zonnewijzer headquarters Karl Lagerfeld
Millten
office
Amsterdam, NL
completed
2015 - 2018
Masterplan Stopera
Gemeente Amsterdam
cityhall
Amsterdam, NL
completed
2015 - 2018
Redevelopment pand van Breestraat
Nilec
residential
Amsterdam, NL
completed
2015 - 2017
Transformation Luzac College
Wibaut projectontwikkeling en AIVM
residential
Amsterdam, NL
completed
2015 - 2016
Bennebroekerweg
K&O Property Management
business premises
Amsterdam, NL
completed
2015 - 2016
Redevelopment Vestzaktheater
Cooper Feldman
residential
Son Breugel, NL
2015
Transformation plan World Fashion Center
Pinnacle
mixed-use
Amsterdam, NL
2015
Redevelopment Godelinde
Vivium Zorggroep
nursing home
Huizen, NL
completed
2015
Brinkmannpassage
Pinnacle
masterplan
Haarlem, NL
2015
Hofplein Rotterdam
Sven-Olaf de Vries AREA Occupier Solutions
masterplan
Rotterdam, NL
2015
Green Deal
Dutch Green Building Council
masterplan
Utrecht, NL
2013 - 2015
Temporary redevelopment de Pier van Scheveningen
Kondor Wessels Vastgoed
masterplan
Scheveningen, NL
completed
Residential
ongoing
Papaverweg
Rotorun
residential
Amsterdam, NL
ongoing
Silo's
Vink Bouw
mixed-use
Amsterdam, NL
start construction 2022
Masterplan
ongoing
Factory
Dura Vermeer
residential
Haarlem, NL
under construction