schiemann weyers


schiemann weyers architects is a Rotterdam based office, preferring to work in rather compact settings. Due to this approach, Otto Weyers and Jörn Schiemann are closely involved in all project processes and strategic design decisions.
Since the establishing of the practice in 2007, after finishing a long lasting and successful collaboration with DKV architects, they have become engaged with a wide range of architectural and urban design aspects on very different scales.
Currently the office has been involved in the implementation of a series of foot bridges in Rotterdam’s natural parks, the realization of a single family house In Italy and various urban advisory tasks and implementation plans in the Russian regions of Ulyanovsk, Perm, Izhevsk and Ufa.
The practice has well-established links with associated project support offices in Germany, Italy and Russia, providing the local knowledge and contributing to the cultural / interdisciplinary discourse.
Developing strategies wherein the design is able to anticipate on changes of programme, differentiation or use is consciously taken as the starting point of the office's work and is one of its major topics of research. The design-strategies are focusing on environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability rather than sticking to pure technical solutions.
This approach goes together with a thorough analysis of the social, spatial, and historical context and results in very specific spatial concepts and implementation plans.