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Herman Hertzberger

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Works Faculty of Science University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2006 to 2011.
Coda Shelter for Culture (museum), at Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 2004 to 2011.
NHL University Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 2004 to 2010.
Waternet Head Office, at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000 to 2005.
Media Park & Housing, at Cologne, Germany, 2004 to 2004.
Floating Villa - Middelburg (2002 to 2004.
+ Watersniphof & Zwanenhof (1998 to 2004.
YKK Dormitory, at Kurobe, Japan 1991 to 1998.
Chasse Concert Hall, at Breda, The Netherlands, 1992 to 1995.
LiMa Wohnungsbau, at Berlin, Germany, 1982 to 1986.
Apolloscholen, at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1980 to 1983.
Music Palace Vrendenberg, at Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1973 to 1978, being renewed 2003 to 2013.
Central Beheer, at Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 1967 to 1972.
Diagoon Housing, at Delft, The Netherlands, 1969 to 1970.
Student House Amsterdam, at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1959 to 1966.
Montessori School, at Delft, The Netherlands, 1960 to 1966.  article at ArchitectureWeek
Lin Mij (textile workshop) Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1962 to 1964 — demolished.

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Herman Hertzberger

(b. Amsterdam, Netherlands 1932)

Herman Hertzberger was born in Amsterdam in 1932. In 1958, after completing his studies at the Technical University in Delft, he returned to Amsterdam to set up a private practice. From 1965 to 1970, he taught at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and since 1970 has been a professor at the Technical University in Delft.

"An influential theorist, as well as an innovative designer, Hertzberger is a leading exponent of Structuralism in the Netherlands, editing the journal Forum from 1959-63, a magazine that helped to crystallize the tenets of the emerging Structuralist movement."

Hertzberger adheres to a Structuralist philosophy of "spatial possibility" in which architecture is used to provide a spatial framework through which users influence a building's design. Hertzberger has successfully applied this socially inspired theory to a range of different building types, including housing, schools and offices.

References
Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. NA 40 I45. p 75.

Details

RIBA Gold Medal 2012

Herman Hertzberger
Gerard Doustraat 220
1073 XB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
vox +31 020 676 58 88
fax +31 020 673 55 10
email: hrtzbrgr@euronet.nl

Resources Sources on Herman Hertzberger

"Hertzberger in Delft", R. Thomas Hille, ArchitectureWeek No. 512, 2011.0518, pC1.1.

Arnulf Lüchinger, ed. Herman Hertzberger: Buildings and Projects. The Hague: Arch-Edition, 1987. ISBN 90-71890-01-5. NA1153.H47A4 1987.

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