Rotterdam, NL

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SVESMI is a Dutch-Russian office for architecture, urbanism and cultural projects based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. SVESMI was founded in 2007 by an architect Alexander Sverdlov and an author/researcher Anastassia Smirnova, with the sole purpose of producing intelligent, integrated, and transformative designs.

SVESMI deals with very diverse set of briefs, ranging from building design and urban planning, to research projects and curatorial programmes.

All SVESMI projects - whether a scheme for the reinvention of a municipal library system or an educational programme for an experimental school, a social housing project in the city centre or a public building in a small town - are based on a holistic, multidisciplinary thinking and a systematic approach. SVESMI team works for municipalities, educational institutions and private entities, helping its clients to formulate tasks effectively, while responding with drive and skills that only a flexible team of free-minded professionals can offer today.

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