March 29, 2021

Publication in ‘Gevelbouw’

Aluminum window system with steel look used in the renovation of a modernist office building

"Joost Glissenaar, project architect at Heyligers design + projects, knows better than anyone that the choice of a facade or frame profile can make an incredible impact on the appearance of a building and that you should not think lightly about this". Thanks to Kawneer Company Inc. for the attention in Gevelbouw.

Read the article here.

February 25, 2021

News article project Molukkenstraat in de Architect

Trade magazine de Architect (also) gave some publicity to the transformation that Heyligers design+projects has carried out to the building in Amsterdam East of the former Royal Utermöhlen dressing factory. Client for Heyligers d+p is Kroonenberg Groep. Read the full article via this link


February 18, 2021

Respectful renovation by Heyligers of a modernist office building has paid attention to the transformation Heyligers design+projects has carried out to the building in Amsterdam East of the former Royal Utermöhlen dressing factory. Client for Heyligers d+p is Kroonenberg Groep.
Read the article via this link

January 4, 2021

Merry & Happy 2021

We wish you a Merry & Happy 2021!

November 16, 2020

Article on Molukkenstraat in Het Parool

In Dutch newspaper Het Parool of November 15, 2020 an article appeared about the
minimalism way of transformation of the project Molukkenstraat.

The link to the article: Het Parool

Click here for the article in .pdf form (Dutch language).

November 12, 2020

German Design Award 2021 for Diamantbeurs

German Design Award 2021 for the Diamond Exchange!

The jury of the German Design Council: "The glass dome, which covers almost the entire roof area, provides an exciting contrast to the historic architecture of the existing building and brings the building into the present in a quite spectacular way."
And that was exactly the intention of the design conceived by Heyligers design+projects in collaboration with ZJA .

For more information: project page

October 29, 2020

Diamantbeurs wins ArchitectureMasterprize

Once again the Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam has been awarded an international prize: the AMP2020, The Architecture MasterPrize

Have a look at AMP's website:

October 27, 2020

Molukkenstraat almost ready

Transformation Molukkenstraat almost ready!

Commissioned by Kroonenberg Groep, Heyligers d + p has drawn up a sustainable transformation plan for Ondernemerscentrum Molukkenstraat in Amsterdam.
The office was realized in 1955 for the Koninklijke Utermöhlen and was radically renovated in the past year.

See the message here: Linkedin Heyligers

October 15, 2020

Diamond Exchange awarded National Steel Prize

The Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam has been awarded the National Steel Prize 2020.  The national monument underwent a major renovation to a design by Heyligers design + projects in collaboration with architectural firm ZJA and has been restored to its former glory. The High Light, a special, naturally formed dome of steel and glass, shines on the roof. Distinctive is the way in which the High Light is both an eye-catcher and a self-aware sign, yet made so light that it acts to serve the historical monument.

Jury magazine 'Bouwen met staal' (Building with Steel)

Jury member Wico Ankersmit: “The majority of the restoration to Gerrit van Arkel's original design may be considered a success. After the building was given a modern roof structure in 1990, it has now been carefully restored to its original form and a contemporary volume has been added. The transparent and spherical new roof structure with organic lines is clearly present on the roof, but it is not. It leaves the original shape completely intact, is not obtrusive, but also offers an exciting, contemporary addition. Constructively it is a spectacular design, in which little extra steel has been used and is nicely fitted without appearing pompous. Here we see an innovative construction with sophisticated detailing. A combination of techniques in design and implementation, and that at an inner city location. Modern on classic. It makes sense.”



ZJA with Heyligers design + projects (architects), Zadelhoff B.V. and Sijthoff Media (client), Müller & van Tol (interior architect), Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau (restoration architect), Van Milt Restorers (restorers): Pieters Bouwtechniek (constructor), DCV Bouw (structural contractor), Octatube (engineer and roof construction contractor) ), Studio Linse (interior architect High Light), NewKantoor (finishing contractor), Peak Development (development and project management).

September 16, 2020

Diamond Exchange Amsterdam wins MIPIM Award 2020

The Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam, in Amsterdam has won the prestigious MIPIM Award 2020 for "Best Refurbished Building" during the Paris Real Estate Week. The national monument underwent a major renovation to a design by the architectural firm ZJA in collaboration with Heyligers design + projects.


September 3, 2020

Connecting Universes

Work in progress, the transformation of the former KPN building on De Binckhorst The Hague In collaboration with ZZDP Architecten, Heyligers design + projects is working on the creation of Universe.

In the U-shaped building complex Universe, a hypermodern transparent atrium sets the tone and connects the individual buildings. An eye catcher where people meet and with a communal reception, meeting rooms, flexible workplaces and pleasant lunch and coffee hangouts.

On the outside, the connection continues in the form of recently completed apartments, start-up facilities, smaller and larger office buildings and a wide range of facilities.
Interested? Visit the website

June 11, 2020

Renovation of the monumental Keizersgracht building nearly finished

The renovation of the former 'Architectencie' building on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam is nearing completion after more than 2.5 years.
In all respects a very challenging project in which the intensive cooperation between owner, architect and contractor paid off!

Click here for an overview

May 12, 2020

Article on project Awareways in trade journal PI Interieur

Efficient intervention with maximum results for Awareways in Utrecht.
The owner wanted an interior plan for the new housing (550 m2) of his fast-growing company. This with a very tight schedule and a fixed budget.
Heyligers d + p took up the challenge and delivered a convincing interior concept within two days and then a fully furnished office within 3 months.

Click here to read the article about this project in trade journal PI Interieur April / May 2020

April 22, 2020

1.5 M Office Quickscan

How can people work safely in the office without drastic changes and high costs?
The government calls for a plan for the 1.5 m economy and the new phenomenon of 'social distancing'.

This is an issue that is not immediately easy to respond to, which is why Heyligers d+p has done this already for you.
The step-by-step plan in our '1.5 m Office Quickscan' gives an idea of which strategy and subjects we can think of
as being part of our specialism and our business as an interior architect.

Link to the Quickscan:






Dutch magazine wrote an article on our Quickscan:


March 10, 2020

Start of the renovation of office building Molukkenstraat Amsterdam

Kroonenberg Groep has given Heyligers d+p the assignment for renovation of the Utermöhlen factory (1955) in Amsterdam East. The ambition of the renovation is the integration of, among other things, a sustainable climate installation, heat and cold generation via heat pumps and replacement of the frames with profiles with triple glass. Click here for render images.

December 23, 2019

Happy New Year 2020

We wish all of our clients and relations a Happy New Year 2020!

See here the Card

December 19, 2019

Union Street sells Hoofddorp hotel development to private investors

We also hope to continue with the challenge with the new owner of this transformation project
to turn this former office building into a beautiful hotel!
Read the article here as it appeared on


October 24, 2019

Transformation project winner Dordtse Puienprijs 2019

We won! In the category 're-use' Dordtse Puienprijs 2019 with the building at Binnen Kalkhaven in Dordrecht. ,, Built in 1912 as a warehouse. It includes, among other things, maintaining the contour of the old windows which brings in a lot of light", the jury said. Again a characteristic old building that has been successfully transformed by Heyligers d+p.

July 2, 2019

Marleen Valstar board member Dutch Women in Real Estate

Partner of Heyligers design + projects Marleen Valstar has been appointed board member of Dutch Women in Real Estate (DWIRE). DWIRE is a Dutch network of women working in and around real estate.
For more information

June 6, 2019

Strategic partnership with British architecture firm tp bennett LLP

Following the success of a recent project in Amsterdam and the recognition of the current political scenario in Europe that the Netherlands is becoming increasingly attractive to global companies, the British architecture firm tp bennett LLP and Heyligers d+p have decided to intensify their relationship and offer a stronger approach to customer care at the highest professional level. International clients wishing to expand their activities in the Netherlands can benefit from the best of both worlds. Please click here to read the press release.

June 4, 2019

Provada 2019 – pitch Transformatieplein: Ringpark Amsterdam

On Tuesday 4 June 2019, Heyligers d+p gave the pitch presentation during Provada 2019 as a participant in the Transformation Square. The 'Ringpark' project assigned to us has been given a ring function by us, literally and figuratively speaking.

Look here for the presentation.

May 28, 2019

‘Do not take credit for yourself, but work together instead’

In the Provada exhibition issue from VG Visie, Heyligers d+p looks back on recent years and a number of completed and ongoing projects. The current transformation market is also discussed and how, by creating collaborative relationships, new opportunities for architects arise.

Read the article here (in Dutch only).

May 24, 2019

Trade journal Bouwwereld: article on Diamantbeurs

In Bouwwereld 4 an interesting article with technical background appeared on the glass dome on the Diamond Exchange (Diamantbeurs) project, called The Dome.

Read the article here (Dutch language).

May 15, 2019

Heyligers d+p on Instagram

Heyligers d+p is present on Instagram. We regularly post inspiring images of projects delivered or those still 'in progress'.
Follow us: Instagram Heyligers

April 3, 2019

Heyligers d+p partner Transformatieplein Provada 2019

We have registered as a partner at the Transformationplein on Provada 2019, on 4-5-6 June in RAI Amsterdam.
Follow the link:

February 4, 2019

Heyligers d+p in project book Municipality Amsterdam.

With no fewer than 3 projects, Heyligers d+p is present in the new edition of the project book (2017-2018) of the Municipality of Amsterdam.

For more information and previous publications, click here for the relevant site of Gemeente Amsterdam.

January 8, 2019

Heyligers d+p in PI Interieur

In the issue Dec/Jan. 2019 of PI magazine for project and interior architect Lonneke Leijnse tells about the interior plan for Het Speelhuis in Helmond; the reallocation and transformation from church to theatre.

To read the article click here (Dutch language)



November 30, 2018

Opening foodmarket Fresh in Mall The Netherlands Leidsenhage

The new concept of Fresh foodmarket has been opened!
Heyligers d+p designed the general look- and feel of the interior, the shopfronts and kiosks.

Take a look at the project here.

openingsimpressie Fresh versmarkt
June 13, 2018

600 apartments on top of an existing building | Berghaus Plaza

On top of three office buildings at the World Fashion Center in Amsterdam, 600 apartments will be built. The developers Boelens de Gruyter and Kroonenberg Groep have signed a letter of intent with the municipality of Amsterdam for the realization of this 'residential area' on top of existing buildings.

The urban plan and most buildings have been designed by KCAP Architects & Planners. The building on top of Berghaus Plaza is designed by HEYLIGERS d + p and MVSA Architects. In about one and a half years the construction of the houses starts, three years later the project has to be finished.

Take a look at the original publication on Architectenweb here.

June 8, 2018

Heyligers d+p 30th Anniversary Party!

On the 24th of May we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Heyligers d+p with delicious pinxtos, paella, patanegra, patatas bravas and beautiful Spanish wines, in front of our Amsterdam-office.

Please see the pictures of the fantastic evening here.

On behalf of Willem, Lonneke, Marleen and the team, we would like to thank all guest for your presence and the beautiful presents!

March 28, 2018

Heyligers in ‘The Other Office Three’ by FRAME

Publication of HEYLIGERS' project for Pearson in the Creative Workplace Design-book by FRAME; 'The Other Office Three'.

The design belongs to the  'PLANTING CREATIVITY' category in the book as it - according to FRAME- tries to create and reinforce interaction in the working environment.

" Previously split over two sites, the new office brings two workforces with different habits and characteristics together under one roof. Located in the city’s Sloterdijk district, the new design is hoped to make both departments not only feel at home, but motivated to interact with one another in a comfortable work environment."

Read the full article here, or found out more about the project here.

You can order the book here .

March 21, 2018

Opening the largest Albert Heijn of Amsterdam

In March 2014 we were contacted by KROONENBERG GROEP, asking us to develop 80 parking lots for a future supermarket at the Molukkenstraat 200-308 (Amsterdam). Soon it turned out that there wasn’t enough space. Heyligers d+p came with a new concept whereby, by means of a ramp, the amount of parking lots could be realized: Parking on the roof! After a long and extensive procedure to obtain the needed conctruction licences and permits, and after a thoroughly renovation of both the building, the surrounding environment as well as a redivision of the entrance the Albert Heijn finally opened it’s new store today!

Covering 3500 m2, this Albert Heijn is the largest supermarket in the disctrict (Amsterdam oost).


February 13, 2018

HEYLIGERS d+p meets the ISO 9001:2015 standard!

From September 15, 2018, all ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certificates will no longer be valid. HEYLIGERS d+p did not want to wait for that and decided to move on to the new standard early. After the transition audit from the old to the new standard in September last year, we now had the first periodic external audit to validate our quality management system according to the new standard. We have successfully completed this audit!
ISO 9001 has a completely new structure: the High Level Structure (HLS). This simplifies the integration of management systems. The HLS also ensures that insight into the risks and opportunities, the compliance obligations and the wishes and expectations of stakeholders are the starting point for managing the organization and managing the business processes.

February 8, 2018

Rokin/Kalverstraat delivered

After months of intensive renovation, the apartments were completed and delivered, and the shop at the Rokin is ready for a new tenant. Before the demolition could start in March and the entire building could be made hull, there were quite a few months before the permit application was approved, in which several designs were submitted to the municipality, until it gave its approval on the current design. The shop at the Rokin is hereby delivered in shell-state so that the future tenant is free to determine the layout. The facade has been restored to its former glory with its oak wooden facade over the entire height of 4.10m! The contractor GF Deko has worked with great attention to detail and with love for the national monument during the entire renovation, and that is visible! It is a wonderful result. We can therefore look back with satisfaction on a successful project.

September 19, 2017

Article about RIPE NCC in the PI

Read full article here (only in Dutch)

August 31, 2017

Engineering office municipality Amsterdam

Heyligers won the pitch for the interior design for the engineering firm of the municipality of Amsterdam, on the Weesperstraat. The assignment covers approximately 4000m2, spread over 6 (partial) floors.

After successful phases of concept design and preliminary design we have now come to the final design phase.
The progress of the project can be followed by clicking here.

August 1, 2017

(NL) Frank’s Smoke House in het Parool

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch and German.

Het Parool plaatste 28 juli een artikel over ons ontwerp voor Frank's Smoke House, in Amsterdam.

"Het begon als een hobby, met een kleine rokerij aan huis. Toen zijn klantenkring steeds groter werd en zijn vrouw opmerkte dat er in huis ook nog moest worden gewoond, besloot Frank Heyn (57) op zoek te gaan naar een nieuwe plek voor zijn rokerij: eerst in een garage in de buurt en vervolgens in de winkel op de Wittenburgergracht."

Lees hier het volledige artikel

July 20, 2017

Frank’s Smoke House open!

Frank Smoke’s House is open! A new shop combined with restaurant and diner. This is located at the Oostenburgervoorstraat in Amsterdam, only a few doors away from the original building where the smokehouse is located. Heyligers made the interior design with the bar and kitchen at the heart of the new location, it's form and material referring to the traditional smoke houses. Burned wood cladding forms a contrast to the light, calm rest of the interior.
The guests can enjoy the delicious salmon while sitting next to the big drying cabinet that is displaying the fish and other smoked products by Frank. During the day the shop is linked to the diner where people can have lunch or enjoy coffee at the bar. When the evening falls, and the restaurant comes to life, the warm lighted interior of Frank’s Smoke House forms a cozy new focal point in the neighourhood.

June 27, 2017

Article about design Hdp for Provada

June 22nd Cobouw published an article about our design for the Provada 2017, Plaspoelpolder in Rijswijk.

"On the property fair Provada, Heyligers d+p presented a bold transformation project at the Verrijn Stuartlaan in Rijswijk. They presented their design for a hotel as a stimulant and incubator in the area affected by stubborn vacancy."

Read full article by clicking here (in Dutch only)

June 1, 2017

Heyligers d+p at Provada 2017

As in previous years Heyligers will be present at the Provada. De Provada is from the 30th of May to the 1st of June at the Amsterdamse RAI.

We can be found at the 'transformation square' and will present our plans for the transformation of Plaspoelpolder in Rijswijk.

March 2, 2017

New Project: EMM Zwolle

Heyligers d+p has been asked to create the design for the new main EMM office in Zwolle. The new location covers an area of over one hectare and will supply office space, a modern logistics centre, test and practice rooms, and a knowledge and experience centre.

January 9, 2017

Office Sony

Heyligers d+p will make a new interior design for the new Sony office. Heyligers d+p is also responsible for the project management. Meanwhile, building work has started. Sony is expected to move at July 2017.

December 20, 2016

Vistra Luxemburg delivered

This year, 7 years after Heyligers designed the interior for the first office of Vistra Luxembourg, we were commissioned to make the design for a new, larger location (approx 4000m2). Last month the new office, located in the business district Kirchberg, was delivered. Vistra merged with Orangefield. The new building has five floors, including a conference floor and a management floor. Besides the usual "flexible" workplaces, this office contains concentration areas, phone booths, a boardroom, closed meeting rooms, open consultation areas, a restaurant and gym. On the work floor Hd+p created a central element where all general facilities are placed. Important starting points for this design were acoustics, lighting, wardrobes, re-use. Hd+p is responsible for design and project management.

December 1, 2016

(NL) Willem Heyligers spreekt op het Grote Kantorencongres

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch and German.

"Op woensdag 23 november 2016 hield Architectenweb een dagvullend congres rond het ontwerp van kantoren in gebouw Infinity op de Amsterdamse Zuidas. Gedurende de dag werden de belangrijkste ontwikkelingen wat betreft de werkomgeving besproken: het ontwerpen op de gezondheid van medewerkers, de volgende stappen wat betreft Het Nieuwe Werken, en duurzaamheid voorbij Breeam."

In totaal acht ontwikkelaars, investeerders, architecten en interieurarchitecten gaven hier hun visie op de veranderende werkomgeving. Willem Heyligers was er daar één van.

Lees hier het verslag van deze dag.

November 25, 2016

Diamantbeurs op Architectenweb

Architectenweb pays attention to the development of the Diamond Exchange:

"The 'Diamantbeurs' (Diamond Exchange) on Weesperplein undergoes a transformation to the design of Heyligers d+p and ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects. The building will be home to Capital C, a center for the creative industries.

The monument was acquired in 2015 by Sijthoff Media Group and Brouwershoff. As regards to two buyers, when Capital C opens its doors here at the end of 2017, all domains of the creative industries are represented: advertising, design, media, digital, photography and art."

Click here for the full article (in Dutch)

August 9, 2016

The office of Heerma scores 70,1 on the Leesman Index

Leesman is a leader in measuring the effectiveness of the work environment. This is done through a fixed method, creating a benchmark of 200,000 respondents, with approximately 20 million data points. This gives a deep insight into how well the environments support the productive activities of the employees they accommodate.

Worldwide, only 4 percent of the work environments have scored above 70 on the Leesman Index (LMI). The new work environment of Heerema Marine Contractors scored 70.1 and, given the size of the building, this is a unique performance. With this the office of Heerema belongs among the top 4% of effective working environments in the world.

July 15, 2016

Grand opening KLM Premium Check-in area

On July 13, the grand opening of the renewed Premium Check-in area in Departure Hall 2 at Schiphol took place, by none other than the CEO of KLM, Pieter Elbers and Maarten Koopmans, Director Operations Passenger Handling.
Heyligers d+p designed the fence, the layout of the Premium Check-in area, the KLM logo on the parapet with the blue light line and the lighting under the desks.

March 24, 2016

Heyligers at the Provada 2016

Like last year Heyligers will participate at the Provada. This will take place from 7-9 June at the Amsterdam RAI.
You will be able to find us on the 'Transformation Square' in Hall 9.
Our exact location will be listed on this page in due time.

March 21, 2016

New project: Leliegracht 39, Amsterdam

Venstuco has acquired the monumental building on the Leliegracht 39 Amsterdam, to transform it into four apartments plus a studio in the basement.
Heyligers d+p has been asked to create the design and to provide the environmental permit for the renovation of this monumental building.

March 15, 2016

KLM Premium Check-in Schiphol

In 2013 Heyligers d+p won the pitch for the design of the fencing for the KLM Premium Check-in area in Departure Hall 2 at Schiphol Airport.

The implementation of the Corian fencing is provided by Roord Binnenbouw. The houses are formed by means of a mold after which they are milled clean.
Then the wholes for the blue LED lighting are made.

Heyligers is also responsible for the blue LED light line and the two KLM logos which have been mounted earlier.

Click here for photo's of the construction phase

February 4, 2016

Willem Heyligers in Property NL Magazine

In the January 2016 edition of PropertyNL Magazine Willem Heyligers, among others, talks about the changing office market.

Click here to read the full article (in Dutch).

December 8, 2015

Hd+p designs restaurant for Frank’s Smoke House

Frank's Smoke House will be opening a restaurant and shop on Oostenburg in Amsterdam. The 'Fine food center' of owner Frank Heyn will be located at the intersection of Oostenburgergracht and Oostenburger- voorstraat and is part of construction project Wiener & Co. The smokehouse will continue at the Wittenburgergracht.

In the new facility, Frank will serve both restaurant guests and store guests with delicacies and sustainable smoked meat and fish. The shop will be located at the Oostenburgergracht side. Here, people can pick up food and delicacies. There is also the possibility to take a seat in a good atmosphere in the restaurant or the more casual food bar. Hd+p makes the interior design.

Scheduled opening: late 2016

November 27, 2015

Hd+p has switched to BIM: Building Information Modeling

In 2015 Hd+p have made the switch to BIM: Building Information Modeling. Our architects and designers have successfully completed an intensive course in ArchiCAD/BIM.
Ongoing projects will be completed this year, according to our conventional drawing method. All new projects have been set up in ArchiCAD since the 3rd quarter.
Hd+p is thus one of the first interior design parties that can work with BIM. Also in our transformation and refurbishment projects we will use the benefits of ArchiCAD and BIM as precisely in this area there is much to be gained.

There is a video with detailed explanation about BIM on YouTube:

What is BIM?

November 23, 2015

Dealing room Nuon in ‘FD’

Today (23-11-2015) the 'FD' newspaper published an article in which the procurement and distribution of energy in our country is explained. In the dealing room of Nuon in Amsterdam, the analysis of weather forecasts include a measure for the purchase of long- and short-term energy.

We have made the design of the trading room as part of the overall housing of Nuon (27.500m2 ). The unique design is aimed at not only a flow of information by screen, but also aims to optimally facilitate by the physical layout of the dealing room.

Read the full article here (in Dutch)

November 19, 2015

New project: Pearson

Heyligers d+p has been asked to make a design for the new Amsterdam office of Pearson; the world's largest educational publisher. Pearson's main focus points 'learning' and 'communicating' will be reflected in the design. In addition to an open work floor, there will be the possibility to meet & consult in various (online) ways. There will also be an 'experience space' where one can experience the identity and products of Pearson. The approx. 1300m2 office will be realized at the first quarter of 2016.

November 19, 2015

Headquarters Heerema Marine Contractors taken into use

Early November Heerema moved into their new office building at Vondellaan in Leiden. OPL architects created the design for the hull of the building.
The concept for the interior of the 12-storey office building (22.000m2) is the 'seven seas'. The seven oceans are translated into different color ranges and materials. The interior consists of a comprehensive sustainability package as a result of which the complete building achieved a 'BREEAM NL' new building certificate with label 'Excellent'.

October 12, 2015

From office to housing

Vacant office in Amstelveen successfully transformed into rental housing: 54 apartments have been delivered with energy label A+. The project is an example of a successful transformation in which the number of rentable meters are increased.

October 12, 2015

Naspers Berlin

One year after completion of the Dutch Naspers office in Hoofddorp, Heyligers d+p was requested to make another interior design. This time for an office in Berlin. Next spring, OLX, a business unit of the originally Cape Town-based Naspers, will take up residence in the John F. Kennedy Haus. This is located on Washington Square in the "new center" of Berlin. Naspers will occupy the 2nd floor. This floor, with a height of almost three meters, has story-high windows along the entire facade.

The design will be based on an open workspace concept in combination with the corporate identity of Naspers Hoofddorp. Hd+p is responsible for both design and project management.

Meanwhile, building work has started. Naspers is expected to move at the end of March 2016.

August 21, 2015

Heyligers wins pitch for RIPE NCC

RIPE will be moving towards building 'de Oost', next to the Central Station in Amsterdam. There they will hire approximately 2500 m2 on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor.
After a qualifying round where eight parties were selected to present themselves, three remaining parties were chosen to submit a concept design.
Heyligers d+p have won the pitch.

Completion expected for mid-2016.

June 4, 2015

Diamantbeurs/Heyligers in Property NL Provada magazine

In the June 4 edition of the Property NL newspaper, specially released for the Provada, an article on the Diamond Exchange and Heyligers.

"The idea for a creative center comes from Willem Heyligers." It says a lot about these times that an architect comes up with the idea, "says Cor van Zadelhoff, the founder of DTZ."

June 2, 2015

Heyligers stand well attended at Provada

Today is the launch of Provada 2015. The 'Transformation square' and also the Heyligers stand are well attended.

Click here for a full overview of the projects we present there

June 1, 2015

Heyligers d+p at the Provada 2015

Heyligers d+p participates in the Provada 2015, from the 2nd to the 4th of June in the Amsterdam Rai.
We can be found at the Transformation Square Hall 9, Stand 11.
Here we will present our transformation study task 'Westersingel 18-20 in Rotterdam', Tuesday June 2nd at 13:10 am.
In addition, we will be here to inform you in more detail about our recent transformation projects, our experience and vision.
We will be present at our stand for the length of the Provada and we hope to welcome you there on one of these days.

June 1, 2015

New project: Koning & Hartman

This summer, Koning & Hartman will move into the newly built 'The New Loft Office' in Amsterdam.

10 years after designing the current headquarters Heyligers d+p will make a new interior design for Koning & Hartman. This time for the new headquarters. Heyligers d+p is also responsible for the project management. The new office (approx 1000sqm) is located on the first floor of 'The New Loft Office' with a beautiful view of the Ziggo Dome and the Amsterdam Arena. The office will be open and industrial, yet it will have a warm feel. Meanwhile, construction works have started. It is expected Koning & Hartman can move in late August.

May 25, 2015

Geelvinck building, Singel Amsterdam

Heyligers d+p has created a concept design for the transformation of the 'Geelvinck building' at the Singel in Amsterdam. The project is in the design stage and covers approximately 6000sqm.

February 24, 2015

Hd+p Commissioned for Dealingroom, BNG Bank, The Hague

Heyligers d+p overcomes light, reflection and sight lines along with acoustics, engineering and ergonomics in a new design for the Dealing Room of the BNG Bank in The Hague. The entire hull is equipped with an offset and filled with an acoustic shell in which various functions such as storage, lockers, printers and wardrobe are integrated. Each employee receives optimal view and visibility through ultimate savings at the location of existing windows and doorways. The angled corners of the recesses are the result of extreme lines of sight. Artificial light is no longer in the technical landscape of the ceiling but is connected to the oval arrangement from which light shines upward, thereby preventing reflection in the screens.

February 17, 2015

Article about interior design Nuon in Architectenweb Magazine

The January 2015 edition of Architectenweb Magazine devoted considerable attention (6 pages) to our NUON project.

The connecting work environment.

"The new headquarters of Nuon, designed by Heyligers, is dedicated to meeting and exchange of knowledge."

Source: Architectenweb Magazine, January 2015 | # 7 | Year 2

See PDF for complete article (Dutch)

January 23, 2015

New project: Diamond Exchange

Sijthoff Media Group and Management Brouwershoff have acquired the Diamond Exchange (Diamantbeurs) on Weesperplein. At this location, they will develop a new center for the Creative Industries.

In recent years the creative sector has transformed fundamentally by the emergence of new media. The new creative businesses are smaller than before and inspired more by collaboration, creativity and continuous innovation. There are a few examples of so-called corporate tenant buildings in the city. What is lacking is a central location where the main players are located.

Heyligers design + projects is the architect of this new center. The center opens its doors in the summer of 2016. Read more (dutch article)

January 22, 2015

New project: office Luitingh-Sijthoff

Next spring publisher Luitingh-Sijthoff will move from the Leidsegracht to a new location in the former executive office of Stork. Heyligers design+projects has been awarded the contract for the design and implementation of the organization of the approximately 700m2 office.

Luitingh-Sijthoff is the Dutch publisher of leading authors such as Stephen King, Lee Child, Dan Brown, Patricia Cornwell, George RR Martin, Jill Mansell and Danielle Steel.

Additionally Luitingh-Sijthoff also provides various Dutch authors like Xenia Kasper, Lisette Jonkman, Almar Otten and Femke Roobol.

November 11, 2014

New project: City Theatre Utrecht

Heyligers d+p has been rewarded the contract for the interior design of the City Theatre office. The office is located in the basement of the building at the Lucas Bolwerk and part of a large-scale renovation of the City Theatre.


October 6, 2014

Study for Strawinskyhuis, ZuidAs

Heyligers design + projects is commissioned by OVG Real Estate to make a study of the 'Stravinsky house' (Amsterdam, ZuidAs) for transformation to a sustainable office.


September 26, 2014

New identity

Heyligers d+p is constantly changing and after more than 10 years, we have a new identity.

Lively, finding new perspectives, dynamic: that's our DNA.

Click on this link for our new animated logo: logo in motion

September 26, 2014

NUON Almere

Heyligers d+p has been commissioned by Nuon for the interior design for the Heat location in Almere. The design will be based on 'The New Way of Working' in combination with the corporate identity of Nuon Amsterdam. A portion of existing furniture will be reused.

The 1000m2 location is divided over two storeys with a large void in the middle of the building.


September 19, 2014

New architects added to the Heyligers d+p team

Due to the continuous increase in new challenging projects which are entrusted to us, our team has been strengthened by two architects and an intern in our studio in Amsterdam and an intern in Utrecht.

We are still looking for a construction engineer/architect for our transformation and redevelopment projects. We are also looking for an interior designer/project manager.


July 11, 2014

HEYLIGERS Utrecht moves

After five good years at the Oudegracht this summer the Utrecht office of Heyligers d+p will move to a larger and more beautiful location on the Nieuwekade, around the corner from the present office. Currently, the office is being renovated and furnished. From August 21st, our new address is: Nieuwekade 213-215, 3511RW Utrecht.


July 4, 2014

Hotel IX opens its doors

In one of 'the 9-streets' in Amsterdam, in the premises of the old "Hotel Belga' a boutique hotel with five luxury suites opened in early May. Just ten months after the start of the demolition phase, after a thorough renovation and remodeling, 'Hotel IX' opened its doors.

Frames have been renewed, facades restored and roofs have new trusses. Heyligers d+p designed the whole interior. SEP Blueprint Architects was responsible for the building permit.

Check out the end result

June 5, 2014

Heyligers sponsors Alpe d’HuZes

Alpe d'HuZes is an event where participants raise money that they contribute to the fight against cancer. Under the motto "Giving up is not an option" on one day they climb up the legendary Alpe d'Huez up to to six times.

This past year our own Froukje Romkes trained hard for the Alpe d'Huzes. Together with her team 'Team 36 knots" they have spent many weekends on the bike. They cycled hundreds of miles across the country through all weather conditions to train themselves for this special day.

Today is the big day. The team will go up the mountain! Heyligers d+p sponsors Froukje and her team in this great challenge. We are proud! Give it your all!


May 21, 2014

1st foundation pile Brunel Eindhoven

Brunel commissioned to build a new office building for their establishment Eindhoven. The building is called 'de Entree' (the entrance) and stands at the entrance of the High Tech Center (HTC) in Eindhoven.

In December 2014 Brunel will move into the new office in Eindhoven. The building will have a ground floor and three upper floors.

The new building has been designed by Van den Pauwert Architects. Interior design by Heyligers d+p.

May 9 2014: first foundation pile.

Click here for photo's of the construction phase

January 30, 2014

Heyligers d+p is ISO9001

In December 2013, after an external audit, DNV BA awarded Heyligers d+p the ISO 9001 certificate for the following scope:

The supply of architectural and interior design, designing transformations for existing buildings to sustainable reuse, providing project management for interior projects, advising on workplace concepts and housing advice.

ISO 9001 is an international generic standard, published by the International Standardization Organization .  ISO 9001 aims to standardize international requirements for quality and to make them measurable and verifiable.

Read the full article (dutch PDF)

Dutch ISO 9001 Certificate (PDF)

English ISO 9001 Certificate (PDF)

January 7, 2014

Nuon office inaugurated

Op 4 december jl. heeft NUON het nieuwe 27.500m2 tellende hoofdkantoor te Amsterdam Zuidoost in gebruik genomen. Dit omvangrijke project is in exact 15 maanden gerealiseerd.  Het interieurontwerp is volledig gericht op het nieuwe werken: “Het werken van NU”.

  Het kantoor biedt plaats aan 2.100 FTE’s verdeeld over 6 bouwlagen. Om diversiteit en oriëntatie in het langgerekte gebouw te creëren zijn de zes Energy Sources van NUON als uitgangspunt genomen, die per stuk zijn vertaald in een eigen deelontwerp. 
Werkvloeren zijn ingedeeld in “neighbourhoods”, volledig gericht op afwisselend en flexibel werken. Daarnaast biedt het gebouw alle denkbare faciliteiten: receptielobby met waterbar, restaurant met 650 zitplaatsen, bibliotheek, espressobar, service center, vergadercentrum, en een sky-lounge.

December 13, 2013

Ninth Marqt store open

On December 4 Marqt opened its ninth store. It is the sixth Marqt shop of which Heyligers d+p has the interior design.
In this smallest Marqt shop to date several commercial premises were merged, causing very many steel columns to be incorporated into the new layout. Also an extension was made at the back of the premises. Residents whose houses border this extension were given pretty terraces on the roof of the store in return.

November 14, 2013

NUON in final phase. Follow our weekly updates

The 27,000 m2 NUON office is nearing completion. The thorough redevelopment of the building dating from 1984 will soon offer an office environment which can compete with the most advanced offices in Europe. The office is designed to be fully in accordance with the principles of 'The New Way of Working'. The interior has substantially contributed to the BREEAM 'very good' certification.

Transformation, redevelopment and reuse, ultimately the only sustainable solution for the built environment.

Follow the latest developments closely

Weekly updates

November 7, 2013

New project: KLM Premium check-in Schiphol airport

Heyligers d+p has won the contract to design the new KLM premium check-in area in Departure Hall 2 at Schiphol airport.

The structural alterations of Departure Hall 2 require new solutions for the design of the check-in area of KLM. Natural wayfinding and optimal passenger flow in a recognizable branding and KLM look & feel are the starting points for the Premium area. In addition, the design should fit in well with the overall architecture of the airport. KLM chose the design of Heyligers d+p in which these qualities are combined clearly and unambiguously in the design.
Completion mid 2015.
Total surface approx.: 940 m2

November 7, 2013

RBS office decor for tv series ‘De Prooi’

VPRO miniseries "De Prooi (The Prey)" about the rise and fall of the merged bank ABN AMRO at times of Rijkman Groenink is partly filmed in the RBS office, designed by Heyligers d+p.

In the series there are several meetings in the RBS boardroom and the characteristic colored voids with their drop lamps (NEXT, 'Drop 2') are prominently displayed.

October 11, 2013

Marqt Wolvenstraat Amsterdam opens doors

Today Marqt opened its eighth store. Heyligers d+p made the interior design for this store, on the Wolvenstraat in the 'nine streets' in Amsterdam.

Later this year, the ninth store will follow at the Olympiaplein in Amsterdam South .

The opening of the store on the Wolvenstraat will again be accompanied by a festive drink and a great tasting for the neighborhood, where people can meet the suppliers of the store and taste their products.

October 4, 2013

25th anniversary party Heyligers

On Thursday, September 26th we celebrated Heyligers design+projects' 25th anniversary with a grand 'street party' Italian style outside our office in Amsterdam. It was a beautiful evening with lots of welcoming guests, delicious Italian food and fine wines.

We would like to thank all our guests for coming and for your gifts.

Click on the link below for the photo report.

Photo report 25th anniversary Heyligers d+p

The photos were taken by 'de fotomeisjes'

September 23, 2013

25 years HEYLIGERS design + projects

In 2013 it is 25 years since Willem Heyligers began his architectural firm. Anno 2013, we work from our offices in Amsterdam and Utrecht with 15 enthusiastic employees on inspiring projects in The Netherlands and abroad.

This week, the anniversary will be celebrated extensively with big Italian feast.

July 12, 2013

Start demolition Heerema

Monday the demolition of the old Heerema office officially started, see the launch of the project on the Facebook page

The new Heerema office will resurrect at the site of the old office. Heyligers design + projects is designing the interior.

Visit to monitor the progress of the project.

May 18, 2013

Design new office Uselab

Mid-July Creative business Uselab will move from the Herengracht to a new office on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam.

Uselab invents, designs and builds interactive applications for web, mobile and social media.

Heyligers design + projects has been commissioned to make the design of the interior of the office.

April 20, 2013

New project farmhouse – national monument

Heyligers has been commissioned to renovate a 17th century farm in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. The farm will be converted into a farmhouse.

March 28, 2013

Interior design new office ‘Veen Media’

From May 1 Veen Media, part of Veen Bosch & Keuning Publishing Group, rents approximately 817 sqm office / studio space on the second floor of Danzigerkade 9 Amsterdam.

This office / commercial building was developed and designed by Dedato architects. The architecture and atmosphere of the selected building corresponds closely to the ambitions of Veen Media. Veen Media is publisher of Historisch Nieuwsblad, Maarten, Kunstbeeld, Bright, New Scientist, Filosofie Magazine and Jamie magazine.

Veen Media was advised in the transaction by interior architect and housing consultant Heyligers d + p. Heyligers also designed the new interior.
Follow the progress of the project

January 10, 2013

Project: Dutch office Jones Day

Jones Day, the renowned and internationally-based law firm, will now also settle in the Netherlands. In December Heyligers design + projects were commissioned to design the interior (approximately 1100 m2) for this office on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. Additionally Hd+p is also hired by the owner of the property to get the building technology in order. Next to the interior design, Heyligers will also take on the applications for changing the fire partitioning, as well as the modification and extension of the installations.

December 11, 2012

New project: NUON, head office Amsterdam

Following an open European tender, Heyligers design + projects has been awarded the contract for the interior design of the new headquarters of Nuon.

'Nuon' will be moving into 26,000 m2 of the 'NieuwAmsterdam' building. The completion of the building is scheduled for the last quarter of 2013 and then approximately 2000 Nuon employees will start working in environment designed for 'The New Way of Working'. When completed, the building will be classified with an 'energy label A' and a 'BREEAM very good'.

The project fits in perfectly with the ambition of Heyligers d + p to in particular reuse the existing built environment.

Click here for the final design

December 10, 2012

CMIS en Adaxio have moved into new office

On December 10, CMIS and Adaxio moved to their new office in 'Stichthage' in The Hague.

The office, designed by Heyligers d + p, is spread over 2 floors and has approximately 1650m2. Besides the design Heyligers was responsible for the project management of the implementation of this project.

The performance of all construction works started on October 16 2012 and on December 8 2012 the office was completed and ready for use.

December 7, 2012

Marqt Haarlemmerstraat is open!

This is the 7th Marqt store, of which now three can be found found in Amsterdam .

Heyligers d + p is responsible for layout and interior design.

Earlier this year Marqt opened a store in The Hague, and two shops in Rotterdam, all locations designed by Heyligers d + p.

Click here for photo's of this establishment

November 14, 2012

DTEK office opened

On November 1, the Ukrainian energy company DTEK moved into their new office on the Zuidas in Amsterdam.

Heyligers design + projects finished the turnkey office in a very short period of time.

In mid-August, Hd+p were asked to pitch for this task, after which on September 6 DTEK commissioned them.

The lead time from order to delivery was less than 2 months.

On September 7 a start was made to emptying the 300m2 office and on November 1 it was delivered and ready to use.

October 19, 2012

Marqt Rotterdam Binnenrotte open

Yesterday Marqt Rotterdam opened its first store with a festive drink and 'tasting'.

Invited guests, local residents and other interested parties had the opportunity to walk through the brand new store while enjoying a snack and a drink.
Within a few weeks a second Rotterdam Marqt establishment will open. This is located on the Bergse Dorpsstraat. Heyligers d + p has created the interior design for both stores.

October 16, 2012

Stairs RBS ‘Most beautiful stairs 2012’

Recently, the staircase which Heyligers d + p designed for the office of The Royal Bank of Scotland, won the title of 'Most beautiful staircase of the year'. This election is an initiative of EeStairs and is an annual event.

The award ceremony took place at the office of Heyligers in the presence of the parties involved: Eestairs, BAM and Turner & Townsend.

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f.l.t.r. Cornelis van VLASTUIN (Eestairs), Willem Heyligers, Mehmet Aydin (BAM).

October 6, 2012

New project: ‘Marqt’, Haarlemmerstraat, Amsterdam

Marqt will soon open its third store in Amsterdam, on the Haarlemmerstraat. Heyligers d + p has been commissioned for the interior design.

September 3, 2012

New project: ‘DTEK Holdings’

After making several studies for various locations Heyligers d + p has been commissioned to refurbish 350 m2 in the WTC Amsterdam.

It is an English turnkey project for the Ukrainian energy company DTEK.

June 4, 2012

New project: ‘Heerema Marine Contractors’

After an extensive tender procedure for which three parties were invited,  Heyligers design + projects has been selected for the interior design of the new office of Heerema Marine Contractors' in Leiden. It is a project of 20,000 sqm.

For this project, Heyligers will be working closely with Utrecht based architect OPL, the architect of the new building. Architecture and interior will be developed simultaneously and in collaboration, creating a special project that is tailored and focused on the future.

Delta Development Group (the developer) and Heerema have thus created a unique form of cooperation in which both OPL and Heyligers can identify themselves.

May 18, 2012

‘Café Restaurant Riva’, a design by HEYLIGERS d+p

More than six years after 'Café Restaurant Dauphine' successfully opened its doors, Heyligers design + projects have designed another restaurant that appeals to the imagination. This time a place surrounded by the water of the river Amstel: 'Café Restaurant Riva.

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February 16, 2012

Marqt Den Haag opens its doors

After about five months of work Marqt now also opens its doors in The Hague. The newest Marqt store can be found at Hofweg 11, across from 'het Binnenhof'.

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December 15, 2011

New project: ‘Markit NV’

Heyligers d + p has been commissioned to design 777 m2 of office space on the 11th floor of the UN Studio building on the 'ZuidAs' of Amsterdam. It is an English-language project.

September 10, 2011

New project: ‘EYE Bar-Restaurant’

The new EYE Film Museum will soon establish itself in the impressive building by the Vienna-based Delugan Meissl Associated Architects on the northern bank of the IJ in Amsterdam. Heyligers d + p have been asked to create the layout and the design for bars, seats and service furniture of the restaurant in the arena of EYE, as well as the design for the pantries in the lounges.

May 31, 2011

Heyligers BBQ 2011

On Thursday May 19th of this year we opened our new office on the Entrepotdok with a festive barbecue. It was a successful event with a great turnout.

We would like to thank all the guests for coming and for their presents. Click on the following link to the photo report of the evening.

August 11, 2010

Brunel office is ‘Qasteel’ in ‘Quote magazine’

In the August 2010 edition of Quote magazine, an interview was published with CEO of Brunel Mr. van Barneveld on the new Brunel international headquarters.

source: Quote, August 2010

See the PDF for the entire publication (dutch)

May 26, 2010

New office Brunel in ‘PI magazine’

In the 2nd issue of 2010, PI magazine paid extensive attention to the new interior of Brunel International headquarters.

source: PI, project & interior, No. 2 - year 21, Apr. - MAY 2010.

See the PDF for the entire publication (dutch)