(r)evolution in architecture? circularity – sustainability – futureproof
Basic philosophy behind the projects of cepezed is to create user-friendly architecture. Creating flexible and futureproof structures with an abundance of daylight, offering a pleasant sojourn and an optimal use. By using prefabricated and high-quality building products, they not only make structures efficient but also sustainable and environmentally aware.
The cepezed method of prefabrication results in dry assembly of the various parts. As a result, buildings can not only be constructed quickly and (relatively) quietly, but thanks to smart design, a building can also be disassembled and reassembled elsewhere. cepezed has designed various buildings of this kind, the largest of which is currently being dismantled. The Temporary Court Amsterdam will then be relocated 150 kilometres to Enschede, near the German border, and transformed into a business centre.
Remountable’ design and construction is a new way of thinking in construction, which brings many and enormous benefits. With today’s expensive raw materials and environmental standards, this can be a revolution. For cepezed, it is a logical evolution.
Paddy Sieuwerts studied architecture at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design and continued his schooling at the Technical University of Delft where he graduated in 2003. During his studies, Sieuwerts already had several internships at cepezed before he started his career there in 2004; first as project architect, then as member of the management team before becoming partner and co-owner in 2015.
Photo Paddy Sieuwerts © Lucas van der Wee
Paddy Sieuwerts designs on, and looks after a wide variety of projects; Education, Life Sciences, Residential. Often large-scale utility projects, such as, the Nutricia Research Centre and The Accelerator at the Science Park in Utrecht, the new Research Building for the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the new DSM Biotechnology Centers in Delft. Sieuwerts also contributes to small gems and circular projects such as Building (D)emountable, The Greenhouse and off course The Temporary Courthouse in Amsterdam.