Context and Eternal beauty

De Zwarte Hond is a design company for architecture, urban design and research based in Groningen, Rotterdam and Cologne. We combine social engagement and craftsmanship to create high quality, precise projects that are sensitive to the context, to the users’ needs and to the visions of our clients. Our work ranges from housing, education, healthcare, hotels, museums and workplaces to neighbourhoods, cities and urban regions.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Our work is based on a profound interest in the people and world around us, from residents and users to our partners. That open view is essential to see and understand interdependence. Intertwining is the soul of our working process.

We are a team of unconventional thinkers with high ambitions for design and society. We can think across all scales from a metropolis right down to an individual brick. With ten partners and a skilled team of 110 staff, we have a broad scope of knowledge and multi-disciplinary, full-service experience. We draw on this expertise to translate any assignment, no matter how complex, into a clear intervention that makes a lasting, positive contribution to people and their living environments.

Representatives in the HPP-network

Daan Zandbelt
Stedenbouwkundige & Architect | Partner
Vh. Rijksadviseur Fysieke Leefomgeving

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Ellen Schindler

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Eric van Keulen
Business Director | Partner

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Jeroen de Willigen
Creative Director | Partner

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Sijmen Schroevers
Business Developer

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De Zwarte Hond
Hoge der A 11
9712 AC Groningen
+31 (0)50 313 40 05

Aert van Nesstraat 45
3012 CA Rotterdam
+31 (0)10 240 90 30

Unter Taschenmacher 2
50667 Köln
+49 (0)221 168 04 40