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October 17, 2017

The City Hall Deventer, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, has been nominated for the 2017 Abe Bonnema Award. City Hall Deventer is one of four shortlisted projects, chosen from more than 50 entries. This bi-annual award is presented by the ir. Abe Bonnema Foundation to highlight exceptional projects that set a new standard for architecture in the Netherlands.
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October 2, 2017

Willem Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk have been awarded with the 2018 RIBA International Fellowship. The Royal Institute of British Architects Honours Committee, chaired by RIBA President Ben Derbyshire, has awarded Neutelings Riedijk Architects with this lifetime honour. The International Fellowship is awarded to non-UK architects and rewards their significant contributions to architecture.
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September 21, 2017

The Herman Teirlinck building, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects has been completed. The Herman Teirlinck is the new main office for the Flemish Government in Brussels. The meandering shape of the building creates a varied building volume that blends in seamlessly with the other buildings on the site of Tour & Taxis. The design deliberately chooses a sustainable low-rise building of six layers with a tower of 60 meters high in the second line that creates a new recognizable element in the Brussels’ skyline. The building measures 65.000m2 and is the largest Passive office building in Belgium.
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September 7, 2017

City Hall Deventer, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, has been nominated for the LEAF Awards 2017. City Hall Deventer is nominated in the category ‘Public Building of the Year’. The LEAF Awards have been organised by the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) since 2001 and recognize innovative architectural design and excellence in 11 different categories. All shortlisted and winning projects are recognised as setting the benchmark for the future of the industry.
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August 21, 2017

Willem Jan Neutelings has been invited to participate in a round table discussion at BOZAR in Brussels, as part of the exhibition ‘Brussels is a Plaizier’. Willem Jan Neutelings will give his interpretation of the many faces of Brussels based on the postcards included in the exhibition. The round table discussion will take place on the 31st of August at 19.00. Neutelings Riedijk Architects are currently building the Herman Teirlinck building for the Flemish Government on the site of Tour & Taxis in Brussels.
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July 5, 2017

Michiel Riedijk has been invited to lecture at the International Architecture Studio – Galapagos 2017, organized by the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. The research will focus on the relationship between the urban settlements and the fragile natural ecosystem of the islands. Michiel Riedijk is professor of Public Buildings at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the Technical University Delft.
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June 20, 2017

Neutelings Riedijk Architects have been shortlisted by the Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI) for the competition for the ‘Media House’ in Brussels. Neutelings Riedijk, together with four other architectural offices, were selected out of 51 proposals. The ‘Media House’ is one of the first elements in the implementation of the mediapark.brussels project and will be a flagship building in this new district that sets the standard for future elements of this ambitious urban project. The plans for the Media House include television studios, an auditorium, offices and training rooms.
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June 8, 2017

Willem Jan Neutelings has been invited to participate in an international jury at the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, where he will judge the final project presentations of the School’s bachelor students.  The event will take place on June 12. The jury is formed of an international group of (landscape) architects, urban planners, and architecture professors.
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June 1, 2017

Michiel Riedijk was invited to give a keynote speech at the Public Buildings Congress organized by Architectenweb. The event took place on May 31st 2017 in LantarenVenster in Rotterdam. In his keynote, called ‘Ornament & Identity’, Michiel Riedijk elaborated on how public buildings can communicate identity and create meaning through ornamentation, and discussed how this practice comes together in the latest public buildings designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects. 
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May 22, 2017

City Hall Deventer, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, was chosen by the public as Dutch Best Building of the Year 2017. The Royal Dutch Architects Association also awarded City Hall Deventer with the category award for “Identity and Iconic Value”. The jury praised the City Hall’s architectonic qualities and the way the City Hall blends in with Deventer’s traditional urban planning. The organization’s ambition with the award is to stimulate architecture that is not only beautiful, but that also adds value to its environment and its users.
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April 26, 2017

The City Hall in Deventer, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, has been included in the 30th edition of the ‘Architecture in the Netherlands’ yearbook. The Yearbook is Dutch architecture’s international calling card and features a number of exceptional buildings that have been delivered in The Netherlands in the past year. It also describes the major developments and trends in Dutch architecture. Since its opening in April 2016, the City Hall in Deventer has been very well received by the public and has been nominated for several (international) awards.
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April 4, 2017

Michiel Riedijk has been invited to give three lectures at different renowned architecture institutes in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Chicago. On Wednesday April 5, Michiel Riedijk will give the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The lecture is organised by Otis College of Art and Design as part of their spring lecture series. In his lecture, called “Ornament & Identity”, Michiel Riedijk will discuss the influence of contemporary ornamentation on the creation of local identity in the work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects. The lecture is open to the public.
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March 21, 2017

City Hall Deventer, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, has been nominated for the 2017 Best Building of the Year Award, organized by the Royal Dutch Architects Association. City Hall Deventer is nominated in the category “Identity and Iconic Value”. The expert panel of judges has nominated 9 projects out of 113 entries in four different categories. The winners will be announced on the 19th of May 2017. The public can also vote for their favourite building online.
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March 7, 2017

Construction of the Lorentz building, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, has officially started. The Lorentz is a multifunctional building of over 55.000m2 consisting of three light-coloured towers of different heights on top of a dark-coloured plinth building. The project includes two residential towers, as well as one office tower, retail spaces, restaurants and parking facilities. This event marks the first step in the complete renewal of area around Leiden Central Station. The area’s transformation will create an attractive urban space in which the old inner city centre is reconnected with the Central Station, introducing a worthy entrance into the city of Leiden.
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February 16, 2017

The public library of Amersfoort, the Eemhuis, welcomed one million visitors in 2016. The busiest day was on the 26th of October, when 4800 people visited the Eemhuis. Next to a library the Eemhuis also houses the KadE museum, the Eemland regional archives, and the art school ‘Scholen in de Kunst’. The building, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, opened in 2014 and has since then become a meeting place for both the citizens of Amersfoort and visitors from all over the country.
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february 2 - 2017

The exhibition “MAATWERK MASSARBEIT. Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands” at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt will close on February 12 2017. The exhibition shows a selection of sixty architectural models and emphasizes tailored work, precision and craftsmanship as undercurrents in Flemish and Dutch architecture of the past thirty years. Neutelings Riedijk is represented with three projects: The MAS Museum, Culture House Rozet, and the STUK Art Centre.
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december 7 - 2016

WATERWORKS was chosen by the city of Amsterdam as the runner-up in the Sluishuis tender for the IJburg area in Amsterdam. Neutelings Riedijk Architects was invited by Dutch real estate developers Synchroon and Lingotto to participate as lead architect in this residential landmark competition. Waterworks, a robust building rising from the water and reaching for the clouds, is a powerful volume that emits an air of permanence and clarity. Simultaneously, its inner court and harbour offer a friendly and open atmosphere.

december 1 - 2016

Culture House Rozet is included in an exhibition at the Technical University of Delft, showcasing recent projects of their faculty. The exhibition brings together a collection of materials for each project that illustrates the link between architectural theory and practice. Michiel Riedijk has been professor of Public Building at the Faculty of Architecture since 2007. His project Culture House Rozet was selected for the exhibition and is featured with several façade study details and a big scale model. The exhibition can be visited at the TU Delft from November 24 until December 22.
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december 12 - 2016

Willem Jan Neutelings is invited to participate in a discussion at the Flemish Architecture Institute (Vai), coinciding with the latest edition of the architecture magazine OASE. This edition’s subject is action and reaction in architecture and presents a collection of confrontations between architects themselves, and between architects and architecture critics. The debate between Willem Jan Neutelings and Xaveer De Geyter will take place on December 12 at deSingel International Arts Campus in Antwerp (BE).
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november 15 - 2016

Construction of the new Herman Teirlinck office building in Brussels, a design by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, has reached its highest point. The Herman Teirlinck
(66.500 m2) is located along the canal on the site of Tour & Taxis, one of the final large-scale development locations in the heart of Brussels. The project is an energy neutral office building of six building layers surrounding four green winter gardens. It will house the administration of the Flemish Government and is expected to be finished at the end of 2017.
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november 24 - 2016

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the MAS museum in Antwerp invited renowned Belgian artist Guillaume Bijl to create a new artwork for the city’s landmark building. Bijl placed ‘The Saluting Admiral Couple’ on the shoulder of the building, an outside terrace on the eighth floor. It’s the second public art piece to be incorporated in the building. The interaction between art and architecture is a recurring aspect in the work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects, as is showcased by the museum’s first artwork: the mosaic skull square by Luc Tuymans.
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november 14 - 2016

Willem Jan Neutelings has been invited for the lecture series ‘Making Architecture’ at the Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In the series’ format, two speakers lecture about their office’s design method and a selection of their projects, creating an exciting dynamic of comparing the methods of two different architects. Willem Jan Neutelings will do the double lecture with Nathalie de Vries on November 17.
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october 13 - 2016

Neutelings Riedijk Architects is included in the exhibition “MAATWERK MASSARBEIT. Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands” at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt. The exhibition shows a selection of approximately sixty architectural models and emphasizes tailored work, precision and craftsmanship as undercurrents in Flemish and Dutch architecture of the past thirty years. Neutelings Riedijk is present with three projects: the MAS Museum, Culture House Rozet and the STUK Art Centre. The exhibition opened on October 7 and can be visited until February 2017.
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october 5 - 2016

Willem Jan Neutelings has been invited to lecture at an architectural symposium on the meaning of 'maatwerk' – or custom made architecture – in the work of Flemish and Dutch architects. The symposium is the opening event for the exhibition “MAATWERK MASSARBEIT” at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt organized by the Flemish Architecture Institute. Neutelings Riedijk Architects is present in the exhibition with three projects and Willem Jan Neutelings will be giving the opening lecture at the symposium. The symposium and start of the exhibition will take place on October 7.
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september 28 - 2016

City Hall Deventer has received the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ label. The building’s sustainability performance was assessed according to the international BREEAM method and received four stars. The City Hall is in the top 3 most sustainable public/government buildings in the Netherlands, thanks to a design with tall spaces, vast amounts of daylight and air, optimized use of as many natural sources as possible, the implementation of green and multiple technical sustainable measures.
BREEAM (Dutch only)
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september 15 - 2016

City Hall Deventer has been shortlisted for the Dutch annual ARC16 Award. Out of over a 100 entries, the City Hall was chosen as one of four shortlisted candidates. The ARC16 will be awarded to the most innovative and sustainable building of the year. Since the official opening in April, the City Hall has been well received by the public and has been nominated for several other awards. The winner of the ARC16 will be announced in November 2016.
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july 13 - 2016

The new City Hall in Deventer has been nominated for the Dutch biannual Living Daylight Award. The award’s theme is the importance of natural light and it rewards projects with an innovative use of daylight. With its great amount of windows, roof lights and high ceilings, the City Hall allows natural light to enter the building everywhere, creating an agreeable working environment and simultaneously lowering the electricity consumption. The City Hall is one of 5 nominated entries and the winner will be announced in October this year.
Living Daylight Award (Dutch only)
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july 4 - 2016

The travelling exhibition “Europe’s Best Buildings” has been touring around Europe and has now arrived at the Architekturzentrum Vienna. Culture House Rozet, a design by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, is one of 34 shortlisted projects for the Mies van der Rohe Award that is featured in the exhibition. The bi-annual award is one of the most prestigious architecture prizes in Europe and awards exceptional achievements in the field. The exhibition consists of scale models and photo panels of the nominated projects and will be travelling to the Deutsches Architektur museum in Frankfurt later this year.
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june 9 - 2016

Neutelings Riedijk Architects’ shortlisted design for the international competition of the new Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art (LMoCA) in Riga has been revealed by the competition’s organiser Malcolm Reading Consultants. The museum, a rectilinear structure with a filigree white concrete skin is set up as a covered public space in the park. All the inspiration for building materials, colours and appearance is sourced from the abundant yet subtle palette of Latvian nature and Riga centre buildings. The €30 million museum will be funded by the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation and the ABLV Charitable Foundation.
Designs LMoCA
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may 11 - 2016

Culture House “Rozet”, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, has been nominated for the first edition of the RIBA Award for International Excellence. The award, organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), received  hundreds of international entries and Rozet is one of 30 selected entries. All nominated projects will be visited by the awards committee, of which six finalists will be chosen and visited by the Grand Jury. The winner will be announced in December 2016.
RIBA Award
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may 9 - 2016

Michiel Riedijk will be interviewed on Radio 1, The Netherlands’ National Radio station. Their art and culture show ‘Kunststof’ will focus on Neutelings Riedijk Architects’ recently finished building, the new City Hall in Deventer and the office’s current international activities. The live interview will be aired from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday May 10.
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april 14 - 2016

The City Hall in Deventer has been officially opened this week. The project consists of a total of 24.000 m2, of which 20.000 m2 new buildings and 4.000 m2 renovation and restoration. The design seamlessly blends in with the Deventer medieval city center and its typical urban tradition. An artwork of 2.264 enlarged aluminium fingerprints of Deventer citizens is incorporated in the wooden facade, emphasizing the building’s public value. The City Hall is open for the public during a weekend of festivities on April 16 and 17.
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april 5 - 2016

Willem Jan Neutelings has been invited to lecture at an architectural symposium in Dubrovnik. ‘Weekend with Oris’ is an architectural convention with lectures of prominent international architects, designers and thinkers. Willem Jan Neutelings’ lecture, 'Identity, Ornament & Public Space', deals with the importance of local identity through contemporary ornamentation in architecture and public space. The lecture will take place on April 8.
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march 24 - 2016

In anticipation of the official opening of the new City Hall in Deventer on April 13, an exhibition about the project’s ‘making of’ has opened in the city hall’s front gallery. The exhibition gives an overview of the archaeological research that was done on the building site and shows the building’s architectural design, its historical context, the incorporation of artwork in the facade and its sustainability.  A scale model and a video interview with Michiel Riedijk are among the items on display.
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february 29 - 2016

Willem Jan Neutelings has been invited to lecture at the LUCA Luxembourg Center for Architecture. The lecture will take place on March 3 at the Carré in Luxembourg and is open to the public. His lecture, 'Identity, Ornament & Public Space', deals with the importance of local identity through contemporary ornamentation in architecture and public space.
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february 10 - 2016

Neutelings Riedijk Architects has been invited for the international design competition of the new Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art (LMoCA) in the capital of Riga. The LMoCA is to become an art institute of interregional significance and a new landmark building in the Baltic States. Its unique collection spans art and visual culture of Latvia and the Baltic Sea region from the 1960s onward. Seven renowned practices have been selected for the invited design competition which is organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants from London. The €30 million museum will be funded by the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation and the ABLV Charitable Foundation.
Press release LMoCA

january 7 - 2016

De Wonderjaren, an exhibition featuring scale models of groundbreaking and spectacular projects that were built in Flanders in the thriving architectural period of the last 30 years, is coming to a close. Neutelings Riedijk’s projects the MAS Museum, the STUK Art Centre and the Hollainhof residence were included in the exhibition. To mark its end, leading figures in the field will hold a panel on the exhibition’s architectural period and the future of architecture in Belgium. The panel discussion will take place on January 10 in CC Scharpoord and attendance is possible after reservation.
Panel Discussion De Wonderjaren
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