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For over 30 years, Mels Crouwel has been designing public buildings like railway stations, cultural and educational institutions and museums. He is an expert in restoring historical buildings, while at the same time, expanding them so they will fit the needs of the 21st century.  The transformation of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is one of his latest projects.

Although some of their buildings are pretty spectacular, Benthem Crouwel Architects are not primarily after sensation and extravagance. Their main goal is to create environments where people enjoy coming together in an efficient way.

Video Profile Benthem Crouwel Architects


Director: Noud Holtman, Camera: Stef Tijdink, Sound: Benny Jansen, Editing: Casper Sikken, Commissioning editor Submarine: Geert van de Wetering, Production Submarine: Olivia van Leeuwen, Production assistance: Marah Haan, Voice Over: Lotje Sodderland, Music/sound design: Big Orange, Produced by Submarine, Commissioned by DutchDFA.

Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries produced by Submarine commissioned by DutchDFA about architects, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands.

Dutch Profiles focuses on the conceptual, context-oriented and research-based practice of Dutch designers and includes interviews with, among others: MVRDV, 2012 Architects, Jurgen Bey, Claudy Jongstra, Gerard Unger, Paul Mijksenaar, Marlies Dekkers, Alexander van Slobbe and G-Star.


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