World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Article Id: WHEBN0015511890
Reproduction Date:

Title: Neutelings Riedijk Architects  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Museum aan de Stroom, Rotterdam
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Neutelings Riedijk Architecten is an architecture firm based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, founded by Willem-Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk.

Work and design philosophy

Minnaert University building, Utrecht, 2007
Corrugated panels at the Shipping and Transport College in Rotterdam.
MAS (Museum aan de Stroom), Antwerp, completed 2011

The work of Neutelings-Riedijk Architects has been characterized as having a sculptural, often anthropomorphic quality and a playfulness of form while following a clear rationality in programming and context.[1] Because of the public nature of most of the firm's work, Neutelings and Riedijk see this sculptural quality as a way to communicate the building's role within its urban or social context.[2]

One of the firm's first buildings was the Veenman Printworks in Ede, Netherlands. The firm's rational approach to space planning can clearly be seen in this project, in which a central open-air courtyard separates the building into its two basic programmatic elements: the printing operations and the administrative functions. The building is wrapped in a skin composed of glass tiles, each with screen-printed characters on the back of each panel. The logo of the company (the letters Va) literally act as a column, announcing the entrance of the building while supporting a portion of the upper floor. The entire envelope was intended to act as part of the graphic identity for the printing firm.[3]

Widely acclaimed is the Shipping and Transport College in Rotterdam, completed in 2005. Like the Veenman Printworks, the sculptural form and graphic quality of the skin are intended to act as a communications device enveloping rigorously-conceived programmatic elements.[4] The building sits at the southeast corner of the Lloydspier, a reclaimed pier now undergoing redevelopment. The design of the building takes many of its cues from the shipping industry, using blue and white corrugated panels in a checkerboard pattern that evoke the image of stacked intermodal containers widely seen at the Port of Rotterdam. An auditorium is cantilevered from the top floor, offering views of the Maas River and Europort below.

Neutelings-Riedijk was chosen to redesign the campus of the Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. The project includes over 50,000 additional square feet and the remodelling of existing buildings on the campus. The proposal is expected to be unveiled in 2008. It will be the firm's first project in the United States.[5]

Selected projects


  1. ^ Aaron Betsky and Adam Eeuwens, False Flat: Why Dutch Design Is so Good, (New York: Phaidon, 2004)
  2. ^ Kieran Long, “Neutelings Riedijk,” Icon Jan. 2006, retrieved 3 May 2007
  3. ^ Willem Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk, At Work: Neutelings/Riedijk Architects, trans. John Kirkpatrick (Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2004)
  5. ^ Cincinnati Art Museum | Neutelings Riedijk Architects Selected for Campus Enhancement and Expansion Project
  6. ^ Neutelings Riedijk Architects

External links

  • Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • (Shipping and Transport College)Scheepvaart en Transport College
  • .Architecture News PlusNeutelings Riedijk Architects on
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.