About Benthem Crouwel Architects

Benthem Crouwel Architects is an international multidisciplinary architectural firm with offices in The Netherlands and Germany. It was founded in 1979 by Jan Benthem and Mels Crouwel. In 2005, Joost Vos and Marten Wassmann joined as partners. Today, the architecture office employs some seventy staff and has branches in Amsterdam, Paris and Düsseldorf.

For almost four decades Benthem Crouwel Architects has been creating innovative,

Benthem Crouwel Architects articles

Dutch Architecture



For decades a test bed for bold, experimental projects, the Netherlands continues to function as an architecturally compelling landscape – both in terms of design practice and consumption.


Next Stop: new bus-station architecture

Simon Keane-Cowell


Summer's here. Let's take a trip! Traditionally the poor cousin to more grandiose transport-architectural types like airports and railway stations, bus-station design is moving into top gear.


Station to Station

Alyn Griffiths


There has been a dramatic shift in the demands placed by public transportation on contemporary architecture since the turn of the millennium – the need to square the burgeoning of passenger numbers that attends the unstoppable march of urbanisation