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Powerhouse Company is an architecture, urbanism and research firm located in Rotterdam and Copenhagen, run by respectively Nanne de Ru and Charles Bessard. It was founded in 2005. Charles Bessard (1971, France) and Nanne de Ru (1976, the Netherlands) studied at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, from where they recieved a Master of Excellence in Architecture in 2002. After working for respectively Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas, they formed Powerhouse Company in 2005. Powerhouse Company is currently building its first buildings and has published a number of articles and researches. Both partners have been teaching throughout Europe, and are guest professors at amongst others the Royal Art Academy of Copenhagen and the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam.