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Architect , educator

Herman Hertzberger, Dutch architect, educator. Recipient Architectural award Town of Amsterdam, 1968, Eternit award, 1974, Fritz Schumacher award, 1974, award Town of Amsterdam, 1985, Premio Europa award, 1991, Prix Rhénan, 1993, Premios Vitruvio Trayectoria International, 1998, Leone d'OrO di Venezia, 2002, Design and Architecture Oeuvre Award, Netherlands Foundation Visual Arts, 2004.


Hertzberger, Herman was born on July 6, 1932 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Son of Herman and Margaretha Johanna (Prins) Hertzberger.


He completed his studies at the Delft University of Technology in 1958, where he was a professor from 1970 to 1999.


Hertzberger can be considered, along with Aldo van Eyck, as the influence behind the Dutch structuralist movement of the 1960s. He believed that the architect's role was not to provide a complete solution, but to provide a spatial framework to be eventually filled in by the users. Among Hertzberger's best known buildings are the Montessori school in Delft (1966–70) and the administration building for the Centraal Beheer Insurance Company building in Apeldoorn (1970–72).

Books Buildings.


  • Neutra Medal, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona\r\nRIBA Royal Gold Medal 2012\r\nUniversity of Virginia \r\nHe is an Accademico d'Onore, or honorary member, of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno of Florence.



Structuralism in architecture.


Akademie der Künste Berlin.


Married Johanna C. van Seters, 1957. Children: Akelei, Veroon, Titus.

Herman Hertzberger

Margaretha Johanna (Prins) Hertzberger

Johanna C. van Seters

Titus Hertzberger

Veroon Hertzberger

Akelei Hertzberger