Widdershoven Architecten is a architectural firm in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. Situated in the south of The Netherlands, but in the heart of Europe. Founded in 1987 Widdershoven Architecten celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017.
In these 30 years we built a portfolio that spreads from interior design, residential design, retail and leisure design, to specialties in stadiumdesign and healthcaredesign.
Our ideal is to design in such a reduced form, that the results endure content and time. Formal restriction and uniformity of materials contribute to this standpoint. We try to avoid expressionist forms without reference to use or construction. A design must be the result of an open dialogue and adaptation of one’s position to changing conditions.
Regarding stadiumdesign we developed the first fully multi-commercial stadium in The Netherlands. This building in Zwolle (NL) for FC Zwolle contains 10,000 seats for spectators and several floors for the footballclub. Incorporated in this building are 30,000 m2 of commercial area that help make the stadium affordable for the footballclub and thus guaranteeing a financially stable footballteam.
Due to great success of this project we also designed a stadium including commercial areas in Beveren (B) which is ready. This year building will start for the new multi-use stadium for Heracles Almelo (NL) with 20,000 seats and about 30,000 m2 of commercial area. We are currently developing a new commercial area in Stettin (Poland) with a footballstadium containing 20,000 seats and about 60,000 m2 of commercial area.
Besides stadiumdesign we are currently designing a retailpark of about 15,000 m2, a new home for the elderly of about 10,000 m2 and are revitalising a healthcaresite of about 50,000 m2.