Nico de Bruijn and Patrick van Kruining (founders of Ingenieursburo AKM) and Rob Ligteringen (founder of Tracé architectuur) met each other when they worked together on a housing project for a shared business relation. This project was very successful and both companies decided to continue this coöperation.

Both AKM and Tracé have long term experience in all kind of projects in Holland and abroad. We designed, engineered and developed houses, warehouses, office buildings, hotels and hospitals.

AKM Global Architecture is formed to create a strategic partnership in order to operate in overseas projects. AKM GLobal Architecture specialises in international architectural design, construction engineering, financial management and project control. Our (inter)national partnerships and extensive business network allow us to work for foreign construction companies, national governments and private investors.

From our office in Barendrecht, situated near Rotterdam in the Netherlands, we operate worldwide in the realization of durable and innovative projects.

In the projects section of this website you wil find a small selection examples of recent projects. Each project has a brief explanation about the different aspects of the work. They each come with a viewable image gallery to give a general impression of the project.

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The Red Apple | Rotterdam
The Red Apple, located in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) is a 35.000 m2, 40 storey multi functional high-rise building of 127 meters tall. The modern architectional design and outstanding constructional engineering makes it a key landmark in the center of the city of Rotterdam. AKM Global Architecture was involved with the project development and realisation of the building with both residential and light commercial functionality.
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Ziggo Dome | Amsterdam
The Ziggo Dome, located in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) is a 15.000 m2 concert venue for an attendance of 16.000 persons. The modern design of the virtually closed black box of 90 by 90 meters has a facade equipped with 90.000 LED lights, which can project images on the outside of the building. AKM Global Architecture was involved with the constructional 3D engineering of all precast concrete elements of the building.
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Bob Freeman Hospital | Accra
The Bob Freeman Hospital, located in Accra (Ghana) is a 6.500 m2, 5 storey high, modern medical facility. AKM Global Architecture is involved with the architectural design and building management of the total building process.