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History

Octatube has over 30 years of 'design & build' experience with complex architectural structures which contributes to a solid reputation at home and abroad.

Mick Eekhout launched his architecture practice in the 1970s. This agency expanded in 1978 with the creation of the engineering consultancy Octatube Engineering BV, followed by the “design & build” business Octatube Space Structures BV in 1983. The Octatube group now takes the form of a holding company with a number of subsidiaries. In the Netherlands we trade as Octatube Nederland BV, and abroad under the titles Octatube International BV, Octatube Europe BV, Octatube Deutschland BV and Octatube Qatar BV. 
Octatube led the field in technical developments in the high-tech architecture era between 1980 and 1995 and in the succeeding freeform or “Blob” architecture period. In the first decade of our existence the emphasis was on space frame and tent structures. This led naturally to an expansion into the field of structural glazing. Nowadays Octatube specializes in complex glazed facades and roofs. Complex and technically demanding structural forms are a core element of Octatube’s work.