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