Urbanism: we stand for architecture that builds with respect for nature and our (cultural) landscape, in the tradition of European urbanism.

Building: we build with natural materials, in traditional construction and with artisanal precision, without losing sight of the contemporary sense of life.

Sustainability: we have been building, since 1978 and long before sustainability had turned into a marketing strategy, sustainable, careful and future-proof.

Timeless architecture: we create efficient, flexible and timeless architecture that brings together past, present and future in buildings that prove themselves in the long term; buildings that age nicely and have robust flexibility.

 

 

Hans Kollhoff

1946 | born in Lobenstein (D)

1968 ­- 1973 | Architecture Studies at the University of Karlsruhe; Working at the Office of G. Assem

1974 | Architecture studies at the Technical University Vienna; Working at the studio of H. Hollein 

1975 | Diploma at the University Karlsruhe, chair of O. Uhl

1975 - 1978 | DAAD-scholarship and study at Cornell University, New York

1978 | Founding of an independent office in Berlin 

1984 | Start of Cooperation with Helga Timmermann

1987 - 1989 | Guest professor ETH, Zürich

1990 - 2012 | Professor “Architektur und Konstruktion” ETH, Zürich

1996 | Foundation of the Prof. Kollhoff Generalplanungsgesellschaft mbH for takeover of full construction project design services 

1999 | Foundation of the Atelier Prof. Hans Kollhoff GmbH located in Rotkreuz/ Switzerland 

2000 | Establishment of Kantoor Kollhoff in Rotterdam with Alexander Pols

2011 | Foundation of the Studio Prof. Hans Kollhoff Architetti in Florence, Italy 

2004 ­- present | International "Bauakademie" Berlin

2014 | Guest professor University of Bologna/Cesena, Italy

2015 Foundation of Kollhoff & Pols architects in The Hague

2014 | Guest professor Yale school of architecture, United States

 

Alexander Pols

1973 | born in Rotterdam (NL)

1992 - 1997 | Architecture Studies at the Technical University in Delft 

1995 - 1996 | Erasmus-scholarship and study at the Southbank University, London 

1996 | Internship at Höing Architekten Berlin

1997 | Diploma TU Delft

1997 - 1998 | Architect at Prof. Von Alvensleben, Keller & Partner Berlijn

1998 - 2000 | Architect at Kollhoff und Timmerman Architekten, Berlin

2000 | Establishment of Kantoor Kollhoff in Rotterdam with Hans Kollhoff

2008 - 2016 | Guest teacher at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture

2009 - 2016 | Architect member at the "Welstandscommissie" Amstelveen

2012 - present | Guest teacher at the Faculty of Architecture, TUDelft 

2015 - 2018 | Chairman, Commissie Ruimtelijke Kwaliteit II, Amsterdam

2015 | Foundation of Kollhoff & Pols architects in The Hague

2018 - present | Architect member, Committee Professional Experience Period, Bureau Architectenregister