A new dawn, A new day.....

Bekkering Adams architecten becomes:
Studio Adams & Juliette Bekkering architecten.

After 15 years of enjoying working together on many great projects, we will continue as two independent offices.

As Bekkering Adams architects we engaged on a variety of special projects such as School Campus Peer (Belgium); Head office Esprit Benelux in Amstelveen and Schuurman Group, Alkmaar; Urban ensemble ‘Bloemershof’ in Dieren; Firestation in Doetinchem; Installation ‘Form-ContraForm’ for the Biennale in Venice (Italy) and many more.

From January 2020 Monica Adams will operate under the name Studio Adams and Juliette Bekkering will combine her work at Eindhoven University of Technology (Tu/e) with her new office Juliette Bekkering architecten.

Studio Adams Juliette Bekkering architecten

  • location: Tilburg
  • program: 5000 m2, comprising of education and presentation rooms, offices, grand café and parking
  • client: Municipality of Tilburg
  • design: 2002
  • design team: Juliette Bekkering, Ute Schneider, Jason Williams, Erik de Jong, Niels Vauth


The Dance and Music School Tilburg is located at the front of the Bisschop Zwijssenstraat: the art cluster of Tilburg. It is situated on a heterogeneous site and adapt itself to the context through its volume: a tower and a base of two layers. The tower has a characteristic shape and forms an expressive beacon in the city.

Going through the entrance gate an enclosed and serene world is entered. The different functions are clustered around a central foyer with enclosed water garden. The relation to the inner world as well as the city is a leading theme in the design. In this large stately room the garden and upper floor dance halls are visible through a large open space.

Light plays through the foyer, filtered through several screens of woven wire, creating an ever-changing atmosphere depending on the weather and time of day. Sculptural staircases lead to the various levels and the auditorium. The auditorium has a large balcony that can be used for indoor and outdoor performances. The balcony gives the building a characteristic sculptural quality. The rectangular volume of the tower is carved by several notches and oblique planes, giving the building an expressive, crystalline and dynamic shape. The top level forms a terrace for performances with panoramic views over the city. From afar the characteristic silhouette of the building is a visible and expressive beacon in the city.



We are an internationally operating, dynamic and versatile architectural office, looking and working with an open mind towards our future society. Founded by Juliette Bekkering and Monica Adams, we share a fascination for enhancing the urban environment. With an enthusiastic team of architects and designers we work on innovative and sustainable projects with a strong identity, defined by expressive architecture with a tactile expression of material and detail.


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