bureau SLA

architectuur en stedenbouw | Amsterdam | Desde 2001

bureau SLA
architectuur en stedenbouw
Elektronstraat 12, 1014 AP Amsterdam, Holanda
Teléfono +31 20 688 0 317


Peter van Assche, Architect

He is an architect. He started his career as a researcher with the European Space Laboratory in Munich, before graduating Cum Laude in Information Theory at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He started writing his PhD at the Institute for Experimental Mathematics in Essen, and it was there that he realised his creativity was better expressed in designing buildings. In 2001, he graduated from the Rotterdam Architectural Academy, having worked for eight years for renowned architects Sjoerd Soeters, Dick van Gameren and Bjarne Mastenbroek. He played piano in bars and worked as an architectural journalist in Berlin. Peter van Assche has won several prizes, including the Iktinos Prize and has received grants from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.


Bureau SLA is a young Amsterdam-based architectural firm, founded by Peter van Assche in 2001. We design a broad variety of projects on hugely differing scales: from developing a vision of the future use of an island of twenty-four hectares to designing a bathroom of six square meters. And lots of different projects in-between: renovation of historical buildings, museums, a daycare centres, public housing, interior design, art, a skatepark, bridges, urban plans and even a cemetery.

Whatever the scale, the size and the budget may be, we always strive to stay open for our clients’ wishes and desires. We do not believe that there are standard solutions. The result of this approach is fresh, inspiring and durable designs that show that we enjoy solving complex problems.

Communication with its surroundings makes a building better. An urban plan has to be based on the manner in which people live, work and relax. With each project we strive to integrate these three levels: urban planning (stedenbouw in Dutch), landscape and architecture, hence SLA. A good building is built contextually to relate to its surroundings.

Selection of works

- the National Glass Museum in Leerdam (published as the best new building of 2010 by de Volkskrant)
- the extension the Duinhof cemetery in Lisse with offices, storage, mausoleums and landscaping
- the redesign of the entry to IJmuiden aan Zee: a wall of 5.000 glass fish and 800 high wind elements
- restoration of Fort Asperen, including an underground extension
- a café in Amsterdam’s Noorderpark built purely with materials bought on e-Bay
- a Buddhist retreat Centre in Henstdijk
- a new Jewish synagogue in Amstelveen