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is an innovative design studio

which enlarges the scope of possibilities

by designing, creating and testing research-based objects

with the aim to increase the living quality of human individuals and society.

LABORATORY (lab·​o·​ra·​to·​ry)

'A place equipped for experimental study in a science or for testing and analysis - a research laboratory'




LAB_LAU, a Rotterdam-based design office, is founded by Laurens van Zuidam in 2021. He is educated as an engineer and architect at the Academy of Architecture Rotterdam and Amsterdam, studied 'Fine Art' at the art academy of Rotterdam and 'Environmental Psychology' at the University of Amsterdam. 


He worked as a concept developer and architect for several design offices for the last five years, creating a wide range of projects, from small-scale housing to large-scale urban plans, offices and mixed-use buildings.


As a young architect, he won the Golden Straw in 2020 for upcoming talent and was nominated for the Rotterdam Architecture Award with 'de Architektenkombinatie' in 2021. Currently, he is also working as an ambassador at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam.

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