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DutchCultureUSA launches video: “Dutch Architecture in the U.S.”

Florian Idenburg overlooking Brooklyn from SO-IL’s 450 Warren project.

@ Photo by Daan Wallis

Sat, Jul 3 - Fri, Dec 31  2021

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York - New York Consulate Region

DutchCultureUSA is proud to present a new video about Dutch architects and architecture in the United States. Filmed by video journalist Daan Wallis, the video features a number of Dutch firms and their work in the U.S., as well as a number of American specialists who have worked with them to create signature projects in NYC and elsewhere. Watch the video via this link:


More about the video:

The Netherlands has had a big influence on contemporary architecture. With firms like OMA leading the charge, Dutch architecture has become a worldwide industry, with projects built in Europe, the Middle East and China. In the last few years, they have also left a growing mark in the United States.

Following a number of signature buildings by Rem Koolhaas in the U.S., many Dutch firms have followed in his footsteps, including Archi-Tectonics, Concrete, Mecanoo, !melk, MVRDV, Piet Boon, One Architecture, Piet Oudolf, SO-IL, UN Studio, and West 8. Some of them with offices in New York City.

They have produced signature project throughout the country, including libraries, museums, apartment buildings, multi-use complexes, hotels, private residences, masterplans for parks, and more.

DutchCultureUSA spoke with New York-based architects Jerry van Eyck, founder of !melk, Winka Dubbeldam, founder of Archi-Tectonics, and Florian Idenburg, co-founder of SO-IL (Solid Objectives, Idenburg Liu) about their experiences in the U.S. We also spoke with Warrie Price, President of The Battery Conservancy (horticulture masterplan of The Battery by Piet Oudolf), Susanna Sirefman, President of Dovetail Design Strategists (led architect search for Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library), and Anthony W. Marx, President & CEO of the New York Public Library (renovation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library by Francine Houben of Mecanoo).


Video by: Daan Wallis
Interviews: Robert Kloos

Special thanks to:
Joost Taverne (Cultural Attache, Netherlands Consulate in NYC), Jerry van Eyck (!melk), Warrie Price (The Battery Conservancy), Anthony W. Marx (New York Public Library), Susanna Sirefman (Dovetail Design Strategists, LLC), Winka Dubbeldam (Archi-Tectonics), Florian Idenburg (SO-IL).

Additional video footage by:
The Trust for Governors Island
Ten12 Productions, Lurie Garden & Millenium Park Foundation
MGM Resorts Las Vegas
Victor Chu / Sky Tech One (NYPL)
Iwan Baan (Shrem Museum)
Surface & Archi-Tectonics
Phil Kibbe & Mike and Marta Team (Het Oosten)
Nikos Katsaounis (Frieze Art Fair)
Skyler Greene (The Barn)

Additional photos by:
GraphyArchy – Julian Herzog – Ossip van Duivenbode
Iwan Baan (Duravcevic – Ben Ari House) – Travelpixs /
OMA – Coco van Egeraat

Additional renderings by:
Pixelflakes (Mission Rock)
RXR Realty
Brooklfield Properties

Much Higher – Causmic
Tea Time – Ofshane
Komorebi – Futuremono
Causmic – Unavalaible

This video was commissioned by the Press & Cultural Department of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.

New York, 2021

DutchCulture USA