“We believe as architects that every single action we take allows us to transform and improve our present surroundings in a sustainable future and bring the visible and hidden treasures our environment offers to life. Good design is a means to achieve this ambition and offers us a playing ﬁeld to explore the riches of our profession. We take great pride in what we design. We like to see our work being appreciated and embraced. Years after, we love to look back with the same pride we started with.” Those are the words of architect Vera Yanovshtchinsky and senior architect Sjoerd Beerends. Her Bureau VYa resides in The Hague, a stone’s throw away from the North Sea.