We are The Cloud Collective tcc
A collaboration of design companies
Actively addressing the societal impact
of architecture & design

We create publiccivic architecture
We design scenography & cultural projectsmatters
We explore urbanbright futures

The Cloud Collective

A rapidly changing world requires companies and organizations that are able to adapt to new challenges to produce the best results. Every architectural project or spatial design demands a different approach and a tailor made concept. Joining the forces of our individual expertise and craftsmanship The Cloud Collective is able to navigate every turn in the road to shape a better and dynamic future. Our collective is upheld by strong pillars, different companies and people with their own expertise that all represent the best their individual field has to offer. The founders of The Cloud Collective have forged a relationship built on trust, a collective view of the architectural landscape and an ambition to approach projects through a multidisciplinary spectrum. And just like the world around them The Cloud Collective is ever evolving, growing in number and with a portfolio that reaches across borders.

The driving forces behind The Cloud Collective are : Rick ten Doeschate, Ingrid van der Heijden, Gert Kwekkeboom, Jan Lebbink, Joris Lipsch, René van Poppel, Floriane Pic, Thijs van Spaandonk, Gerjan Streng and Daniël Venneman.


The Cloud Collective Cooperatie U.A.
Zwaanshals 285B
3035 KH Rotterdam
KVK: 57215030



Observations, Prototypes, Impact
We face major transitions in urban conditions, energy and mobility. Bright explores how these changes affect your quality of life. Our work offers directions where no go-to solutions and clients exist yet. As designers we are experts in clarifying complexity through imagination. Analyses, precision planning and scenario development lead to prototypes and design strategies. We create integral perspectives for places that add value for all participants. We also develop the tools and instruments to get all participants involved in co-creating their own environments. Most of our projects are self-initiated and therefore we show long-term commitment to these projects. We are always exploring new initiatives and commitments, feel free to contact us.

Bright is directed by Gerjan Streng and Thijs van Spaandonk.

Recent work

Ministry of Food (NL)
Serious game to play the different possible futures for our food system and experience how they impact our daily lives, the food chains and our landscape.

Exploring Dutch Futures, Leeuwarden (NL)
Exhibition concept, design and production for Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. A combination of interactive data mapping, physical models and augmented reality.

Legmeer Living Lab, Amstelveen (NL)
A co-creation transformation process of a run-down industrial area into a mixed neighborhood for economic activities and housing, based on the principles of circular economy.


Asterdwarsweg 5
1031 HR Amsterdam

+31 (0)6 18 11 26 81


Public Architecture
is an architecture studio that focuses on the design and production of public buildings and places. Public buildings provide for the demands of current and future societies, always related to its public/private ideology and economy. We deliver diverse and powerful public works, focusing on typological innovation, architectural endurance and strong material use. Our 10 team-members bring in a broad spectrum of expertise, being well-trained and open minded collaborators.

Civic is directed by Rick ten Doeschate, Ingrid van der Heijden, Gert Kwekkeboom and Jan Lebbink.

Recent work

LocHal Public Library, Tilburg (NL)
New cluster of public library, cultural institutions and co-working spaces, transformation of a former train-manufacturing hall.

Schoenenkwartier Museum, Waalwijk (NL)
International knowledge centre, museum and laboratory, addressing the design, manufacturing, history and future of shoes.

Harbour Pavilion, Tilburg (NL)
Visitor pavilion with a restaurant and a public viewing deck, situated in the centre of a historic canal area.

ITC Faculty, Twente (NL)
International research institute for geo-sciences at the entrance of the Twente University campus.


Civic architects
Donauweg 10
1043 AJ, Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 846 0158



Scenography & Graphic Design
occupies the field between architectural and graphic design, realising architectural installations, temporary and permanent exhibitions, as well as publications, pamphlets and graphical identities. Our work concerns cultural institutions, historical monuments as well as public space. The multidisciplinarity of our team allows us to treat our projects integrally and to approach each project from a new and progressive approach.

Matters is directed by Joris Lipsch and Floriane Lipsch-Pic.

Recent work

Pharaoh, Osiris and the mummy, Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence (FR)
Exhibition from 19 September 2020 to 14 February 2021

Félix Fénéon. The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris (FR)
Exhibition from 16 October 2019 to 27 January 2020

Voyage Voyages, Mucem, Marseille (FR)
Exhibition from 22 January 2020 to 4 May 2020 

Black models: from Géricault to Matisse, Musée d'Orsay, Paris (FR)
Exhibition from 26 March to 21 July 2019


studio matters | The Cloud Collective
6 rue Gabriel Péri
94220 Charenton-Le-Pont, Grand Paris

+33 (0)6 95 46 22 23

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