The cooperation between Mikel van Gelderen and Jurjen Zeinstra started in 1990, when both were working as editors for the architectural magazine Oase. After winning the Europan competition with their entry 'High-density open space' (1996, together with Ira Koers) this cooperation has become solid and resulted in the design and realisation of many projects. Zeinstra van Gelderen architects works on a variety of commissions that include architecture, urbanism, public space and interior design. The practice is drawn towards exploring the issues that somehow are related to architecture, art and society. Subsequently, we try to pursue the realisation the designs that follow from this exploration. It's not so much the particular scale, but more the experimental challenge we set ourselves as designers.