Creativity is the power to connect
the seemingly unconnected.
William Plomer

of Building bridges
Mikas Architecture is an independent Dutch company, established in 1996. It supports and assists Spanish enterprises active in construction, architecture and design with their export policies and activities in Western, Central, Southeast and Northern Europe. Mikas Architecture has an extensive international network of established partners.

Our company provides an important link between Spain and the Netherlands. Mikas architecture bridges cultural differences and provides clarity on various areas of construction and architecture.

What's more, the best way of entering the central and northern European markets is through the front door: the Netherlands! Thanks to its geographical location, and extensive knowledge and experience in international trade available in the Netherlands, it offers direct and easy access to other markets within Europe.

Mission
Our vocation is to contribute creatively to the unification of Europe. To perceive relations between Dutch and Spanish projects, between their designs and products, craftmanship, languages and forms of expression and, know how to combine, connect and support them for a succesful, innovative cooperation between countries.

Selection of completed projects

 

 

Since 1996 Mikas Architecture has represented a number of Spanish producers active in the construction industry in Europe. The largest and most important of these is Prodema s.a. in Legorreta, (Basque Country) Spain. This company produces, among other things, sheet material for wall cladding and interior spaces. This sheet material has beeen used in prestigious projects all over the world.

We do, however, also work for other producers, who are mainly concerned with producing Spanish architectural products and solutions, either on a regular basis or per-project basis. Companies we recently worked for include Cerámicas Casao in Zaragoza an Level-Box in Barcelona.

The services we provide to our clients mainly consist of acquisition and extensive support through our network of agents in central and northern Europe. This includes giving technical support and after sales services, organising meetings and fairs as well as providing assistance in relation to certification, product development and legal issues.

Mikas architecture advises and supports Spanish companies working in the construction industry that want to operate in the Netherlands and, by extension in central, western, southeastern and northern European markets.

The focus of our advice is on finding, selecting and helping new agents and clients, providing guidance on examination and certification procedures for adaptation to the requirements of new markets, on supporting design and construction processes as well as on project supervision at the construction site.  

Our support has resulted in a solid network of established partners in fourteen countries with whom we work in various fields under our close coordination.

Our current operating areas include:

  • Spain
  • The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland
  • Switserland, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia
  • Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.

Our established partners are:

  • Prodema SA (Legorreta, Spain)
  • Indeco Iberia SL (Pontevedra, Spain)
  • Panegal SL (Vigo, Spain)
  • Birkssen (Bera, España)
  • Grupo Tefsa SA (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Canvas AS (Oslo, Norway)
  • Gustafs Scandinavia AB (Gustafs, Sweden)
  • Mogens Rasmussen A/S (Middelfart, Denmark)
  • Isowall AG (Safenwil, Switzerland)
  • Wiss Technik SRL (Bucharest, Romania)
  • KL inzeniring (Domzale. Slovenia)

Our work is to strengthen links between countries and to break linguistic moulds. We mediate between cultures and languages. Translation is part of our job, but at the same time it is a discipline in its own right in our company.

We provide sector-specific translations Dutch-Spanish and vice versa. We can translate all your architectural documents and texts, such as technical reports, building specifications, processing instructions, certifications, correspondence, articles and reviews for newspapers and specialized magazines, legal documents, websites and catalogues. 

If required, we can also provide certified translations. And if needed, we take care of the formalities for the legalisation and/or endorsment (apostille).

Mikas bv was established in 1996 by Karen-Elisenda Sanz. Karen is a civil engineering graduate of the Technical University of Barcelona, Spain. In addition, she holds a degree in translation (Spanish/Dutch) from Hogeschool West-Nederland, The Hague, the Netherlands. Karen is a certified translator Spanish-Dutch and vice versa. Dutch and Spanish ar both her mother tongues. Karen has over 20 years' experience in translating predominantly architectural texts, thanks to the unique combination of her being a civil engineer and a technical translator.

Karen is registered as a certified translator of Spanish with the District Court of Breda, the Netherlands, and with the Dutch Register for Interpreters and Translators.

28-10-2016
New cooperation
We are pleased  to introduce our new partner Mogens Rasmussen A/S (www.mras.dk), Prodema's new agent in Denmark. We give them a warm welcome to our team! We are convinced that we have found the right partner for the Danish market.
Good prospects for the next year in this country and already some projects in the pipeline!

26-09-2016
New Spanish product
New Spanish products and challenges are presenting themselves. Birksen (www.bikssen.com), exclusive floor coverings for outside application. The essence of wood without maintenance.

Second half of 2017
Building our company!
We have worked intensively in defining the Business Navigator® for Mikas b.v., under the leadership of iDDD Company - training in business & entrepreneurshop. A rewarding creative process, key to innovation and growth!

May 2018
The finishing of our big reference project in Denmark: Cavalet House - Amager Strandvej 122 in the heart of Copenhague
Spanish mounting company currently working on the project, an old leather goods factory located by sea coverted into an apartment complex with commerical facilities.

June 2018
Starting a new project in the Netherlands - Dyakonessenhuis in Utrecht
Indoor work for the Dianet dyalisis center. Specialised work for wall decorations.

 

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MIKAS B.V.

Visiting address
Rat Verleghstraat 116
4815 PT BREDA
The Netherlands


Postal address
Postbus 3179
4800 DD BREDA
The Netherlands

Telephone +31 76 565 32 50
info@mikas.nl