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Landscape Architecture, Ecology, Green System

Birth date / place

2003, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Selected Architecture

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OOZE Architects and Urbanists
Hildegardisstraat 8
3036 NW Rotterdam, Netherlands

Linked to Change this

Marjetica Potrč
Peter Cook
Zaha Hadid

Awards Change this

  • 2006 - Dutch Basis Prix de Rome for Architecture
  • 2017 - Lafarge Holcim Awards Bronze Latin America

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"Space is subjective. Our projects allow users to appropriate a space, and use it as a tool to transform their culture of living."

OOZE Change this

Change thisRotterdam, Netherlands
born 2003, Rotterdam
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OOZE are since 2003 developing innovative projects that solve complex current needs, whilst exploring alternative futures. Founded by Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg, OOZE is based in Rotterdam, and works internationally for municipalities, property developers, arts and cultural institutions and private clients.

OOZE works across scales, from temporary art works to regional urban strategies, combining an elaborate understanding of natural, ecological processes, with technological expertise and deep insights in to the social-cultural behaviour of users of the built environment ('what we do'). The cyclic closed-loop processes found in nature are the foundation for each intervention and integrate the human scale within a comprehensive vision. Each project, whether an art installation, building, public space or urban strategy aims to create experience and drive change (our 'mission'). The thinking of teh OOZE is always holistic and strategic, generating out of the box ideas and surprising solutions to persistent and complex spatial problems. The collaborative and open-minded approach use design to bring together stakeholders from top down and bottom-up, encouraging the co-evolution of ideas.

The work of OOZE has been realised across the world and has been exhibited, among others, at the Venice Biennial (2012), Studio-X in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014 and 2017) and the Sitio Roberto Burle Marx (2017). OOZE is published regularly in magazines and journals such as The Guardian, Monocle, Domus, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui and the Architects’ Journal. OOZE has received several awards, including the prestigious Dutch Basis Prix de Rome for Architecture in 2006 and the LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2017 Latin America.

Eva Pfannes had several years in practice with Maxwan, Rotterdam (1997-2001) and Zaha Hadid in London (2001-2002). She studied from 1990 to 1994 in Stuttgart at the Art Academy, and from 1994 to 1996 at the Bartlett in London. She was tutor and guest critic at the North London Polytechnic, the Art Academy in Stuttgart, and taught Public Space at the Eindhoven Design Academy (NL). Sylvain Hartenberg studied in Strasbourg at the ENSAIS (1988-1992) and in London at the Bartlett with Peter Cook. He worked in Paris for Architecture studio from 1993 to 1995 and in London for Terry Farell and Sheppard Robson from 1997 to 2002. He has been a guest critic at the Bartlett, AA, and North London Polytechnic.



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