Mission statement:

It is ONE‘s mission to build healing places for children

in which they can play, feel protected and learn to love themselves

We design and construct with the following principles


May 2018 | Responsible for the funding and execution of: Design; Painting; Carpentry; Decoration

Design and Construct of a Playground. In association with the NGO One Happy Family, which runs the community center, a new playground is made. It included various insight from child psychology and education to give the children all kinds of social, physical and mental learning possibilities.

March 2019 | Responsible for the funding and execution of: Design; Painting; Carpentry; Decoration

Renovation and transformation of a library space. We worked together with the Greek NGO Metadrasi that is running the school meant for unaccompanied minors from the refugee camps on Lesvos. The room features sitting spaces, new designed book selves, and fresh bright colours. 

May 2019 | Responsible for the funding and execution of: Design; Structure; Carpentry; Furniture; Decoration

Design and Construct of a multifunctional outdoor classroom. It creates a strong contrast with the surrounding buildings. The roof provide plenty of shade, the natural materials and plants a pleasant ambiance, and the multifunctional nature offers a wide range of play and educative activities.

June 2019 | Responsible for:the funding and execution of: Design; Flooring; Structure; Carpentry

Renovation and construction of the Nest, an educational space for small children to play and learn in a save environment. We focused on the timber loft structure, while PiLA took responsibility for the wall and ceiling renovation and the beautiful furniture and decoration. 

Tijuana | Mexico

March 2022 | Coming soon...

This spring our project team will travel to Tijuana Mexico to partner with PiLA on a new school project. More information will follow soon…


Who is ONE?

Office for the New Earth (ONE) is a Design & Construct practice, based in the Netherlands. It has been found in 2022 by Michael Vrijhof and Niels Hofstee. Constrained by the building industry to make a real difference in the most urgent places of this day, they entered the field on a non-profit basis instead. After having realized multiple projects for children successfully in collaboration with local NGO’s on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios, is was time to establish ONE. 

About ONE

Office for the New Earth (ONE) is a Design & Construct practice, based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Founded in 2022, acting from a non-profit basis, ONE is helping children in need. All past and current projects are covered by the ONE foundation.

© Stichting Office for the New Earth - Nederland | 2022