Date: Wednesday December 4, 18:00 hrs
Location: Piet Zwart Institute
Address: Wijnhaven 61, Rotterdam / studio W.1.145
Admission: free

Lecture by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Hilbrand Wanders 

Title: Public Interiors

As part of our on-going guest lecture programme, the Master of Interior Architecture & Retail Design course is pleased to present a talk on public interiors and design strategies by key architect Hilbrand Wanders of the international award-winning office Neutelings Riedijk Architects.

Neutelings Riedijk Architects is specialized in cultural buildings. The last ten years several Museums, Concert halls and Libraries has been designed within the office. In the designs of Neutelings Riedijk for public buildings the urban presence is always strongly emphasized. Not only in its sculpture or treatment of the façade, but also in the
development of the public character of the interior.

In this lecture Hilbrand Wanders will reveal the strategies that are used within the office to develop this urban presence by showing the museum het MAS in Antwerp, the library and art school Rozet in Arnhem and the museum Beeld en Geluid in Hilversum.


Neutelings Riedijk Architects was founded in 1987 by Willem Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk. We offer a strong commitment to design excellence, realizing high quality architecture by developing powerful and innovative concepts into clear built form. 

Over the past twenty-five years Neutelings Riedijk Architects has established itself internationally as a leading practice specializing in the design and realization of complex projects for public and cultural buildings, such as museums, theatres, concert halls, city halls and libraries. We have wide experience in balancing the complex functions and logistics of these projects within the urban contexts, to give them the iconic significance in the public realm that their clients desire.

The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has gained worldwide appreciation through numerous publications in the international press. The office has received awards such as the Golden Pyramid, the BNA-Cube, The Belgian Building Award and the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize and has been shortlisted many times for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Its work has been selected for exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Venice, São Paulo, Beijing, Barcelona, Moscow and Prague, amongst others. 

Bio Hilbrand Wanders

As a project leader at Neutelings Riedijk Architects Hilbrand Wanders has been working on a series of public building in The Netherlands and abroad. His current project is Het Spuiforum in The Hague, a cultural building in the heart of The Hague in which three stacked theatres and the Royal Conservatory are combined. He teaches and lectures at numerous architectural institutions.

This lecture is organised by the Master of Interior Architecture & Retail Design department of the Piet Zwart Institute.

Credits image: Museum aan de Stroom: MAS, Antwerpen, Neutelings Riedijk Architects