LIAG

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Our architecture is transparent in both a functional and formal respect, and we believe in an integrated approach. Founded in 1919 by architect Dirk Roosenburg, we quickly made a name for ourselves with the Philips Light Tower, which housed the Philips main office in Eindhoven, the Pavilion exhibition in Brussels and the KLM office in The Hague. From 1990 onwards, his grandson Dirk Roosenburg added many schools to the firm's list of accomplishments. So far, we have designed more than 90 schools and the firm has grown to 34 employees. In order to stay at the forefront of our field and to anticipate trends and developments, a new partner joins our team every 10 years. Today, 12 partners have realised many high profile projects in the Netherlands.

Quality through meticulous approach
LIAG achieves quality by taking a meticulous approach to spatial organisation, floor plan development, façade treatment, adaptation to the existing building structure and the characterization of accessibility. In addition, this is achieved by using sophisticated material choices, technical detailing and colour choice. For us, architecture involves an entire process from sketch to final design, from specifications to details, from budget to execution. Functional lay-outs, study models and extensive discussions with the client are used to ultimately arrive at a design.

Architecture as social discipline
Architecture is a social discipline: form and material have a communicative value. Buildings must not be anonymous. A developed area with its own personality contributes to a recognisable, enjoyable living and working atmosphere. At LIAG, the typological, organisational and spatial list of demands is immediately discernible in the structure and design of the project. As part of this, the mutual arrangement and design of the common area determine the possible applications and character of the building. LIAG chooses coherence in architecture, from interior to urban development. Our architects pass on tradition and knowledge to one another and continually reinterpret it in an architectural, technical and social sense.

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