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Aldo van Eyck

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Works Amsterdam Orphanage, at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1955 to 1960.

Auditor's Office, at the Hague, Netherlands, 1992 to 1997.

Catholic Church for Pastor van Ars, at the Hague, Netherlands, 1963 to 1969.

ESTEC Centre, at Noordwijk, Netherlands, 1984 to 1989.

Hubertus House, at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1973 to 1978.

Moluccan Church, at Deventer, Netherlands, 1983 to 1992.

Padua House, at Boekel, Netherlands, 1980 to 1989.

PREVI Housing, at Lima, Peru, 1969 to 1972.

Temporary Sculpture Pavilion, at Sonsbeek, Netherlands, 1965 to 1966.

Tripolis Office Complex, at Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1990 to 1994.

Wheels of Heaven Church, project, 1966.

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Aldo van Eyck

(b. Driebergen, Holland 1918; d. 1999)

Aldo van Eyck was born in Driebergen, Holland in 1918. Although educated in England during his youth, he eventually returned to Zurich and attended the ETH. He taught at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture from 1954 to 1959, and he was a professor at the Delft Technical College from 1966 to 1984. He also was editor of the architecture magazine Forum from 1959 to 1963 and in 1967.

An active member of CIAM and then in 1954 a co-founder of "Team 10", Van Eyck has lectured throughout Europe and northern America stressing the need to reject Functionalism and attacking the lack of originality in most post-war Modernism. Van Eyck's position as co-editor of the Dutch magazine Forum helped publicize the "Team 10" call for a return to humanism within architectural design.

While van Eyck demands an empirical search for original solutions in most of his written works, he shows a distinct preference for Structuralist as well as 'humanist' values within his completed projects. With his partners, van Eyck has generated a subtle, innovative, and appropriate architecture that effectively meets user needs.

Van Eyck received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1990.

References
Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. NA40.I45. p51.

Resources Sources on Aldo van Eyck

Peter Buchanan. "Aldo van Eyck 1918-1999", The Architectural Review, March 1999. p15.

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