SteenhuisMeurs provides advice on transformation assignments, particularly on how to reinforce the existing quality of a building or a location. We do this in the form of assessment studies, transformation and architectural guidelines, and urban visions.
CULTURAL HISTORY AND AREA IDENTITY
SteenhuisMeurs devises heritage policy that matches spatial developments. In heritage assessments we identify the essential values of buildings, cities and landscapes. We explore the scope to apply changes which will do justice to the existing character of a building or an area.
SteenhuisMeurs operates in the context industry. After sixty years of demolition and makeability, concepts like context, identity and mentality are back on the spatial agenda. How can we create location environments that are socially, culturally and economically sustainable? SteenhuisMeurs employs experts in the field of area identity, heritage policy and redevelopment.
Our principals are public authorities and market parties. For public authorities we draw up integrated heritage policies, urban visions, and transformation and architectural guidelines. Besides, we act as supervisors in respect of area development or complex adaptive re-use processes. We offer advisory services to the real estate sector and design offices, bringing into focus the potential of a location, formulating development visions and providing input into the transformation processes, varying from providing advice on the subject of cultural history to bringing parties together. SteenhuisMeurs focuses on the practice of adaptive re-use, area development and heritage policy. However difficult it may be these days to get building projects off the ground, opportunities and possibilities for innovation will arise once the identity of the location is placed much more prominently in the assignment. SteenhuisMeurs employs architects, landscape architects and architectural historians. We involve our network of specialists in many projects.