About us

Transit architecture

Syb van Breda & Co architects is active in the arena of architecture, sustainability and infrastructure. Since its inception in 2009, the office has built a national and international portfolio of fixed and moving public architecture. Highlights from our work are the very sustainable Jan Waaijer bridge in Zoetermeer, the 3d-shaped Radar Tower on Maasvlakte Rotterdam, the spectacularly moving bicycle bridge Navigator connecting Katwijk and Oegstgeest. Our largest project is the design of all the civil works in the New Southern Ring road in Groningen.
 

 
 

We are currently working on various competitions in Denmark and the Netherlands, the renovation of the First Heinenoord Tunnel, Queen Juliana Bridge in Katwijk and the widely published IJ Klopper: a foot / bicycle connection under the river IJ in Amsterdam. Our designs are technically sound, well integrated into their context, with superior detailing. The results are striking, our designs score well in selection processes and have won various prizes and nominations.

Schets Architect

The team

Syb van Breda & Co architects is a multi national, academically trained team. From our fine office in the center of Leiden, we are working on inspiring projects, with partners from home and abroad and supported by state of the art hard- and software. Our team has a healthy mix of experience and youthful enthusiasm, permanent and temporary employees.

Syb van Breda - Architect

Projects

Radar tower Maasvlakte 2

Dubai Creek Harbor

Southern Ring Road Groningen

Syb van Breda

Architect | Director

Nicolai Waterdrinker - Architect

Projects

Southern Ring Road Groningen

Jan Waaijer bridge Zoetermeer

Queen Máximabrug Alphen a/d Rijn

Nicolai Waterdrinker

Architect | Project leader

Tom de Weijer - Architect

Projects

Trekfietsviaduct Den Haag – Ypenburg

Library National Museum of Antiquities Leiden

Footbridge Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Tom de Weijer

Architect | Project leader

Ruud Burger - Architect

Projects

Bicycle bridge Katwijk – Oegstgeest

N211c gives energy

Groote Wielen bridge Den Bosch

Ruud Burger

Architect

Mark Ernst - Architectural Engineer

Projects

Southern Ring Road Groningen

Bridges de Krijgsman Muiden

Bicycle bridge Katwijk – Oegstgeest

Mark Ernst

Architectural engineer

Nick van Dorp - Junior Architect

Projects

Southern Ring Road Groningen

Nick van Dorp

Junior architect

Giorgia Notaro - Junior Architect

Projects

Southern Ring Road Groningen

Giorgia Notaro

Junior architect

Wioleta Gaura-Rutowicz - Junior Architect

Projects

Southern Ring Road Groningen

Wioleta Gaura-Rutowicz

Junior architect

Sabry Arfaoui - Junior Architect

Projects

Bridges de Krijgsman Muiden

Trekfietsviaduct Den Haag – Ypenburg

Blue runner Winschoten

Sabry Arfaoui

Junior architect

Dana Ibrahim- Junior Architect

Projects

Southern Ring Road Groningen

Dana Ibrahim

Junior architect

Saskia van Breda-Dik

Saskia van Breda-Dik

CFO

Awards and nominations

Rijnlandse Architectuur Prijs

2019
Rijnlandse Architectuur Prijs
Shortlist Nomination – Joop van der Reijdenbrug

World Architecture Festival - Infrastructure

2017
World Architecture Festival Berlin – Best future infrastructure project
Nomination – Radartower Maasvlakte 2

 
 

Gemma Smid Architecture

2014
Gemma Smid architecture prize
Winner – Jan Waaijer bridge

National Energy Trofee

2009
Winner National Energy Future Trophee, by the Ministry of Housing
Winner – Academy for Engineering

 
 

ME Architects Award - Infrastructure

2008
ME Architects award UAE – Category Best Infrastructure Project in the Middle East
Nomination – Iconic Bridge Palm Jebel Ali

Nationale Staalprijs brug

2008
Dutch National Steel prize
Nomination – Prince Bernhard bridge

 
 

Scholenbouwprijs

2005
Dutch National School building prize
Nomination – Technical Pavillion Hellevoetsluis

Benelux trophee for sustainable use of galvanized steel

2005
Benelux trophee for sustainable use of galvanized steel
Winner – Technical Pavillion Hellevoetsluis

 
 

Nationale Staalprijs bruggen

2000
Dutch National Steel prize
Nomination and honorable mentioning – Rembrandtpark bridges

 
 
 

Competitions and selections

2017 winner total engineering competition 3 bridges de Krijgsman Muiden
2017 highest EMVI score D&C tender Trekfietsviaduct Den Haag – Ypenburg
2017 winner D&C tender Bicycle Bridge Katwijk – Oegstgeest
2017 winner D&C tender Radar Tower Maasvlakte 2
2016 winner D&C tender Ring Road Groningen
2015 winner D&C tender Mariabrug Den Bosch
2014 winner D&C tender Queen Máximabrug Alphen a/d Rijn
2014 2nd place D&C tender Bio Science Park Leiden
2014 highest EMVI score D&C tender Mahlerplein bicycle garage Amsterdamn
2014 2nd place D&C tender Nobel/Groningen Assen
2013 winner D&C tender Victorie bridge Alkmaar
2013 highest EMVI score D&C tender New Trambrug
2012 highest EMVI score D&C tender Plofsluis bridge Nieuwegein
2012 winner architects selection school and foot bridge Utrecht
2011 2nd place D&C tender New Muider bridge
2010 2nd place total engineering tender Aalmarkt bridge Leiden
2010 2nd place D&C tender New Vollenhover bridge
2010 1st prize architectural competition AWZI Aalsmeer
2010 highest EMVI score total engineering selection HAN Nijmegen
2009 1st prize architectural competition foot- and bicycle bridge Hobbema 2.0 Zoetermeer

 
 

Clients and partners