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From left to right: Jeroen Heijdra (ERA Contour), Robert Winkel (Nice Developers + Mei architects and planners), Alderman Chantal Zeegers (Municipality of Rotterdam), Freek Boeijen (Focus on Impact), Bianca Seekles (TBI), Mark Compeer (NICE Developers).

Start of timber construction SAWA proudly ushered in by Councilwoman Chantal Zeegers

On Monday, March 4, Alderman for Climate, Building and Housing, Chantal Zeegers, gave the official go-ahead at SAWA for timber construction by hoisting the first wooden beam onto the columns. This special milestone for SAWA marks an important step toward innovation in the construction industry and a sustainable future.

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Video retrospective: Start of timber construction SAWA

Construction at SAWA is in full swing and we look back at the special milestone on Monday, March 4, when Alderman Chantal Zeegers enthusiastically ushered in the start of wood construction.

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Signing "the New Normal" by South Holland leaders at NICE in Rotterdam.

South Holland leaders sign manifesto for new standard for circular building

Accelerating the circular construction economy together in the province of South Holland

South Holland is celebrating a milestone for the circular construction economy. Innovative frontrunners from the province gathered at NICE Developers in Rotterdam to sign the manifesto Het Nieuwe Normaal.

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Campaign launch: the answer is NICE

NICE Developers, driven by an urgent call to contribute to the housing task as well as contribute to a better climate, proudly launches their new campaign, and at the same time different approach. How to do it better? The answer is NICE! With the introduction of the NICE Concept, the team is working on what they see too little in their sector: taking responsibility for a better future through innovation in construction.

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NICE Reports Bakkie Trots

NICE Reports - Bakkie Trots

In NICE Reports, our NICE guys, Mark and Robert, go out as reporters to interview professionals and experts on specific topics around wood construction, circularity and (nature) inclusivity, among others. In NICE Reports #1, Mark and Robert visit Iris Veentjer of Bakkie Trots in the Keilewerf in Rotterdam. Bakkie Trots makes coffee cups from local clay.

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Timber production SAWA in full swing

SAWA's wood production is running at full speed. Last week, with the team from NICE and Mei architects and planners, we visited the Derix factory in Westerkappeln, just across the border in Germany, to experience the production process up close.

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Column: Gifts to the neighborhood

Give gifts to neighborhoods and accelerate the housing task. "More than 900,000 homes must be added through 2023," was the ambition of outgoing minister De Jonge. This week's broadcast of Nieuwsuur revealed that there is no insight into how far we are from realizing this ambition.

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SAWA shines as winner at two award ceremonies in Paris

Well before the construction of SAWA is even completed, the flood of awards for this revolutionary design continues. Following the project's success at the World Architecture Festival, the Architecture Masterprize, MIPIM / Architectural Review Future Project Awards, Iconic awards for Innovative Architecture and Green Good Design Awards, among others, SAWA's team picked up two prestigious international architecture awards in two weeks in Paris.

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Column: Build Paris Proof

In our office café, NICE Place, we host groups at least two or three times a week for a so-called SAWA Experience. During these presentations, we talk the blisters on our tongue by proclaiming that today you should only take up wood construction projects.

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Meet NICE Girl: Fleur!

My name is Fleur Stok and recently, as a NICE Girl, I joined the team of NICE Developers.

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Shaking hands?

Are you curious about our answer to your problem? Don't hesitate and get in touch. In our own cafe NICE Place we will serve you with love a cup of coffee, fresh beer and our progressive approach. Mail to info@nicedevelopers.nl for an appointment.


NICE Concept

Read and learn more about our unique NICE concept. It is more sustainable, circular, flexible and ... certified! Get ready for more impact.

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