weyers architects is a Rotterdam based office, preferring to work in a
rather compact setting. Due to this constellation, Otto Weyers and Jörn
Schiemann are closely involved in all project processes as well as all
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 is involved in the implementation of a series of
foot bridges in Rotterdam’s natural parks, various urban advisory
tasks for the city of Perm, Russia and the elaboration of three housing
blocks, also in the city of Perm . The practice has well-established links
with associated project support offices in Germany, Italy and Russia,
which provide the local knowledge and contribute to the cultural 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