[Mei architects and planners - SAWA - COVER IMG] Mei architects and planners


Firm LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
Project locationRotterdam, the Netherlands
CompanyMei architects and planners
Lead ArchitectRobert Winkel, Robert Platje, Michiel van Loon
Design TeamLeen Kooman, Nino Schoonen, Jelle Grunstra, Youri Vijzelman, Chris Idema, Ceylan Yazici, Fatima el Hadji, Juraj Biros, Seda Baseren, Max Brobbel, Roberto Magnanini, Katarina Jovic, Oliver Micek, Roxana Aron, Weronika Witkowicz, Bente Bruijns, Robin Deurloo, Clemens Mooren
ClientNice Developers + ERA Contour

SAWA, the healthiest building in the Netherlands, sets a new standard in circular timber construction with a 50 metres high modular building system, entirely constructed from wood. With SAWA, value is added to the neighbourhood and the city in the broadest sense. These "shared values" relate to CO2 reduction, strengthening biodiversity and creating a circular building with affordable housing, where people care for each other and for nature. SAWA is an example project for new generations, an important step towards achieving the sustainability goals and proof that things can be done differently.