Museums, art galleries, private residences, offices, commercial spaces, grand-scale urbanisation projects and even furniture design: that is how far the horizons of David Chipperfield Architects reach. This international agency employs 200 people, has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai and works on projects all over the world. As an architect, Chipperfield always respects ‘what is’. Precisely because of this, David Chipperfield became so fascinated by the possibilities of the Westkaai project. “The spatial qualities and the historic port atmosphere so close to the city are exceptional and offer a unique opportunity to place these qualities in a new, modern context.” The project will bring new dynamics to the environment of the Eilandje district without denying its past.