Each year The Architectural League in its Current Work program presents the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Willem Jan Neutelings will present his work in a public lecture on Monday, November 4, 2013, 7pm in the Great Hall of Cooper Union, to be followed by a conversation with moderator Lyn Rice.
Willem Jan Neutelings is a founding principal of the Rotterdam-based firm Neutelings Riedijk. From its inception, the firm has been noted, in the words of curator and critic Aaron Betsky, for its ability to shape its designs “to create a figure, or sculpted object, in the landscape.” Beginning with early projects such as the Minnaert University Building, Utrecht, and a number of housing developments throughout the Netherlands, the firm has continued to synthesize complex programming to create educational, civic, and residential projects that are recognized for their “iconic and expressive capacity.”
Recent projects include the Museum aan de Stroom in Antwerp; the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum; the Shipping and Transport College in Rotterdam; the Walterbos Complex in Apeldoorn; and the recently opened Culturehouse Rozet in Arnhem, Netherlands. Current work includes a new building for music, dance, and events in The Hague; a renovation and expansion of the Cincinnati Art Museum; and the newly commissioned Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden.
Many of the firm’s projects have been commissioned through international competitions. The firm’s work has received many accolades, notably for the Museum aan de Stroom and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The office received the BNA-Kubus/Biennial Prize for entire oeuvre from the Dutch Architects Union in 2010.
Lyn Rice is a principal of Rice+Lipka Architects and is a member of the League’s Board of Directors.
Tickets are free for League members; $15 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets here, beginning October 28.