OFFICE

Mission

The impact of the build environment on our lives is enormous.

Buildings determine how we live together and how we experience our lives as individuals, and with building comes the responsibility to create a system where we handle raw materials in a more advanced way. To achieve this it’s essential that we innovate our cooperation with others.

Apart from the Paris Climate Agreement, ROFFAA is convinced that we need to be smarter, more economical and therefore handle our built environment healthier and with care.

We are committed to building healthier and combining this with the development of new building products and applications.

We therefore design meaningful architecture, by which every project, even on the smallest scale, actively contributes to the greater importance.

The goal is to continue innovate in our sector. To achieve this we have to work together, join forces, share knowledge and above all dare.

Rotterdam is our base, the city from which ROFFAA works. Rotterdam is the robust city of labour, a harbour city, a city with a do mentality and an amazingly rich mix of cultures and nationalities.

ROFFAA is located in the multi- company building De Kroon and has a view on the Euromast and the historical windmill of Delfshaven. From this backdrop we design projects in the Netherlands and abroad.

ROFFAA is a team with a diverse set of backgrounds, so that we can inspire others in the team with our different way of thinking.

Method

The building construction is a complicated and relatively long process. A process in which communication between teams is essential. ROFFAA guarantees that we enjoy the process of designing and have fun in designing with all involved parties. We firmly believe that a good atmosphere and an open communication in a team leads to better results.

The communication is assisted by making physical models and building our story with diagrams and sketches to bring our collaborating partners along in the design process.

“Look at our project ‘Floating Bricks House’ to see our first prototype house”

In our practice we are continuously working on our ‘New Material’ library. These could be materials that are new in our industry but are well developed in other sectors. Biobased / natural materials, circulair materials or residual materials also has our interest.

This means ROFFAA takes material into the design from an early stage and could even be the starting point of a design.

Juries

Dirk Roosenburgprijs 2019

Evelien van Veen (Voorzitter CRK / Van Veen Architecten), Aron Bogers (Inbo), Mark Hendriks (Blauwe Kamer), Annemariken Hilberink (HILBERINKBOSCH architecten), Ronald Rijnen (gemeente Eindhoven), Renske van der Stoep (Hoofd architectuur Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst / ROFFAA)

BNA Beste Gebouw van het Jaar 2019

Jort Kelder (Voorzitter), Ferdi Licher (Bouwen en Energie), Jeroen van Schooten (Team V), Chantal Schoenmakers (IWT), Bianca Seekles (Era Contour), Renske van der Stoep (ROFFAA)

Rotterdam Architectuurprijs 2018 (RAP 2018)

Samir Bantal (Voorzitter / Directeur AMO), Eva Pfannes (OOZE Architects), Bart Schoonderbeek (Schipper Bosch), Jacob Voorthuis (Hoofd Vakgroep architectuur en Stedenbouw TU Eindhoven), Renske van der Stoep (ROFFAA)

Architectenweb Awards 2018

Elma van Boxel (Zus), Femke Feenstra (G.A.F.), Vincent Kompier, Willem Heyligers (Heyligers), Renske van der Stoep (Voorzitter / ROFFAA)