Hans van der Heijden (the Hague, NL, 1963) has a portfolio of housing, urban design, re-use, cultural buildings and research. His award-winning designs include the restoration of The Bluecoat Arts Centre in Liverpool and the urban renewal at Hessenberg and in Lakerlopen. His investigative professional attitude resulted in the publication of books and essays on architecture.
Hans van der Heijden co-authored four editions of the Dutch Architecture YearbookFor the Rotterdam architecture platform AIR, he programmed the series of debates entitled Architecture Cases. He has been a professor in Cambridge, lectures at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and is the Honorary Visiting Professor of Contemporary Practice at Liverpool University. Hans van der Heijden writes a montly column on Architectenweb.
Hans van der Heijden studied architecture and urban design at the Delft University of Technology. He began his career with Mecanoo Architecten. In 1994 he was a co-founder of biq, where he worked for twenty years as design director. In 2014 he started his own practice in Amsterdam.
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