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Michiel Riedijk

01-01-1964

Michiel Riedijk (1964) is a partner in the firm Neutelings Riedijk Architecten. The office designs monumental, sculptural buildings with eye-catching ‘cladding’.

Michel Riedijk studies between 1983 and 1989 at Delft University of Technology. In 1992 he goes into partnership with Willem Jan Neutelings.

The buildings designed by Neutelings and Riedijk consist of manipulating simple geometric shapes. The buildings resemble sculptures, often with prominent projections. In their design process, the duo sometimes create over a hundred scale models to achieve the final shape. Next, they design a ‘skin’ for the building, featuring a distinctive patterning of captions on the facades or letters that serve as columns (Veenman Drukkers and university building De Minnaert). The book "At Work. Neutelings Riedijk Architecten" of 2004 describes the firm’s design methodology.

On the whole, although the firm takes part in a large number of international competitions, it has so far completed buildings in the Netherlands and Flanders. Riedijk lectures at the Technical Universities of Delft and Eindhoven, and architecture programmes in Rotterdam, Maastricht and Amsterdam. In 2002 he holds a chair at the RWTH in Aachen. In 2010, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten were awarded the BNA Kubus for their entire oeuvre.

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