• location: Rheden
  • program: 15 houses, 22 appartments
  • client: Holland Housing Corporation
  • design: 2007 - 2010
  • design team: Bekkering Adams architecten: Monica Adams, Juliette Bekkering, Frank Venhorst, Lukas Heiniger, Arjan Welschot, Gerard Heerink, Tessa Schaap, Amarinske Douma , Zuzana Kuldova, Edwin van den Muijsenberg, , Manuel Aust, Sebastian Machleb, Vincent Hector


The Bloemershof in Dieren consists of a school, a fire station, a gym and housing. The design is a result and further development of a winning competition design. It is designed as a characteristic urban ensemble, creating enclosed inner courtyards and keeping vistas to the green area behind. The various buildings have their own identity as well as being part of the urban ensemble. The architectural expression is one of a frozen forest. The school is set up around a central hall, where the canteen and restaurant are located. From the adjacent cooking-class room meals can be prepared and served for the entire school or for people from the neighbourhood. The entrance for the students is located on the schoolyard, the entrance for visitors is located on the formal court. The teachers have their own wing, with views towards the hall and the schoolyard. The classrooms of the greenery, a popular department of the school, are located adjacent to the schoolyard. It is the intention that all the greenery of the urban ensemble will be cared for by the school. The gym is located in such a way that it can easily be entered from the school, but can also act independently. The firestation has its own entrance on the Burgemeester Bloemersstraat. On the ground floor the service areas are located. On the first floor more public functions, such as the instruction area and bar are located. The houses are connected to the street as well as to the inner court. By making a divers pallet of different housing types, various needs can be catered for within the unity of a characteristic urban ensemble.


  • Leading Female Architects, in Discover Benelux Magazine, November 2014

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  • Ensemble Bloemershof, in Archipendium 2015

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  • Bloemershof: School, Firestation and Gym, Bekkering Adams Architects, 1000X European Architecture, 2012

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  • Bloemershof and preface, World Public Architecture, 2011

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  • Ensemble Bloemershof, Bekkering Adams Architects, Play, Indoor and Outdoor, 2011

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  • Beschermend Leren in het versteende woud, in Pi (Project & Interieur), October-November 2011

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  • Bloemershof on 1st of December, in De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2012

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  • Bekkering Adams Architects, in B1 Be One Magazine, July 2011

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  • Mehr als Heiße Luft, Bloemershof Dieren NL, in Deutsche BauZeitschrift (DBZ) nr 6, June 2011

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  • Bloemershof: eerste gebouw met betonkernactivering met lucht, in [inst]Allicht, April 2011

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  • Bloemershof: Ventilatielucht benut massa van beton, in Bouwwereld, April 2011

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  • Frozen Forest Schulkomplex von Bekkering Adams fertig, on BauNetz.de, March 28th 2011

  • Alleen de zonnecellen ontbreken nog, Bloemershof wordt vandaag opgeleverd, in De Gelderlander, February 8 2011

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  • ‘Bomen’ in Bloemershof, in Cobouw, August 6 2010

  • Bloemershof: Bouwplan volgens landgoed-concept, in De Gelderlander, March 30 2010


We are an internationally operating, dynamic and versatile architectural office, looking and working with an open mind towards our future society. Founded by Monica Adams, we share a fascination for enhancing the urban environment. With an enthusiastic team of architects and designers we work on innovative and sustainable projects with a strong identity, defined by expressive architecture with a tactile expression of material and detail.


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