Herman Hertzberger in 1970
6 July 1932|
|Alma mater||Delft University of Technology|
|Awards||RIBA Royal Gold Medal|
Montessori school, Delft (1966–70)|
Centraal Beheer office building, Apeldoorn (1970–72)
Herman Hertzberger was born on 6 July 1932 in Amsterdam.
He completed his studies at the Delft University of Technology in 1958, where he was a professor from 1970 to 1999.
Structuralism in architecture
Hertzberger can be considered, along with Aldo van Eyck, as the influence behind the Dutch structuralist movement of the 1960s. He believed that the architect's role was not to provide a complete solution, but to provide a spatial framework to be eventually filled in by the users. Among Hertzberger's best known buildings are the Montessori school in Delft (1966–70) and the administration building for the Centraal Beheer Insurance Company building in Apeldoorn (1970–72).
Hertzberger has written several books including Lessons for Students in Architecture published in 1991 (ISBN 978-9064504648), Space and the Architect: Lessons in Architecture 2, 1999 (ISBN 978-9064503801) and Space and Learning in 2008 (ISBN 978-9064506444).
Herman Hertzberger, Arnulf Lüchinger, Rijk Rietveld, Herman Hertzberger 1959–86, Buildings and Projects (English+German+French), The Hague 1987. First part of the architectural work.
- Neutra Medal, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
- RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2012
- University of Virginia
He is an Accademico d'Onore, or honorary member, of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno of Florence.
- De Drie Hoven, residential building for elderly people in Amsterdam-Slotervaart, 1974
- De Drie Hoven
- Vredenburg Music Centre in Utrecht, 1978
- Willemspark School in Amsterdam, 1983
- Chassé Theatre in Breda, 1995
- De Drie Hoven, with portrait of Herman Hertzberger. [Right mouse click, second link]
- Diagoon housing in Delft, basic structure for participation, 1971
- Participation of the inhabitants, inside and outside
- Herman Hertzberger at the archINFORM database.
- "Constructive criticism: the week in architecture". The Guardian. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- Accademici d'Onore (in Italian). Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence. Accessed June 2013.
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