The architecture sector in the Netherlands is the fifth-largest in Europe, in terms of both employment and production value. Top architects, such as Rem Koolhaas and Ben van Berkel, are in strong demand worldwide.
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Dutch architecture combines cutting-edge design and technology
The Netherlands is a country of designers, in fact the country itself is for the most part a man-made design. Topographical and social circumstances in the Netherlands, such as the presence of large areas of water, the focus on sustainability and the lack of living space, have led to innovative architectural solutions. The most famous Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas - founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) - has received commissions for prestigious projects abroad, such as designing the new building for the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV in Beijing. Another successful firm, West8, bureau for Urban ... More >
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