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Dick van Gameren architecten

Posted by archigraphy on September 21, 2009


Dick van Gameren (1962)

  • 1981-1988 Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture
Dick van Gameren

Dick van Gameren


Dick van Gameren architecten is a, to Dutch standards, medium sized architectural firm. The office is situated near the centre of Amsterdam, and accomodated in a office building with five other architectural firms.

The office has about 25 employees. The core business of the firm is to design buildings and to advise on all related architectural matters. Dick van Gameren is Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the internationally high ranked University of Delft. Within this faculty he is specialized in Housing Design.

All activities, related to the architectural part, during design and construction of the buildings are done by the firm itself. For advise on engineering and services (electrical, mechanical, transport) we work together with specialized firms and international renowned consultants.


  • Founded: 2005
  • Offices: 1
  • Design team: 15

Key projects

  • Dutch Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2005
  • Berkenstede, Residential Care Center, Diemen, the Netherlands, 2007
  • Office and apartment complex Laakhaven, The Hague, the Netherlands, 2004
  • Masterplan Wester-IJ-Dock, urban design, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in progress
  • AMOLF Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2008
  • Apartment block 23B1, IJburg, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2005
  • Three housing blocks, Huizen, the Netherlands, 2006
  • Apartment at the end of Borneo Island, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1999
  • Building block Haarlemmerplein, Amsterdam, 2009
  • Singels II subsidiary plan, urban design, Ypenburg, The Hague, 2002

Key publications

  • Dick van Gameren, Bjarne Mastenbroek: ‘Prototype > Experiment’ 010 Publishers, 2001 (ISBN 90-6450-465-2)
  • Dick van Gameren: ‘Revisions of Space, An Architectural Manual’. NAI Publishers, 2005 (ISBN 90-5662-419-9)
  • Dick van Gameren: ‘Obstakels en openingen’ (Inauguration lecture October 4th 2006, Delft University of Technology)
  • A+U no 447, Dutch Embassy, december 2007
  • Architectuur NL, Residential Care Centre Berkenstede, nr 7 2007
  • ‘100 Great Extensions & Renovations’, Singel Apartment, 2007
  • ‘The Sourcebook of contemporary Architecture’, Offices T-Mobile The Hague, 2007
  • Bauwelt, Award for new Silesian museum in Katowice, juli 2007
  • A+U, Apartments in former sewage plant and other projects, January 2002
  • Domus, Apartment Borneo Island, february 2001

Key awards

  • Aga Khan Award for Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2007
  • Third prize for new Silesian Museum in Katowice, Poland, 2007
  • Dutch School Award for the Brederode College, Amsterdam, 2002
  • Honourable Mention in the Dutch Concrete Award for the Borneo housing project, 1998
  • Charlotte Kohler Award for complete works, Prins Bernardfonds, 1995
  • Second prize in the ‘Hofje voor de 21ste eeuw’ competition, Haarlem, 1992
  • First prize in the Europan II competition, 1991
  • First prize in the Moscow International Students’ Competition, 1990
  • Honourable Mention in the Archiprix competition, 1989
  • Honourable Mention in the Hotel des Pays-Bas competition, Utrecht, 1987



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