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Docomomo, Modernist Architecture, Renovation

Birth date / place

March 11th 1940, Heerlen, The Netherlands

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Bierman Henket
Postbus 2126
5260 Vught, Netherlands

www.biermanhenket.nl

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Aldo van Eyck
Ana Tostões
Nataša Koselj
Jaap Bakema
Wessel de Jonge

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  • 1999 - Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
  • 2003 - Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion
  • 2004 - BNA Kubus
  • 2013 - World Monuments Fund Knoll Prize for Modernism
  • 2015 - Honorary Fellow of the RIAI
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Hubert-Jan Henket Change this

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Hubert-Jan Henket is an emeritus professor of the Delft and the Eindhoven Universities of Technology, the Netherlands. He is the founder and honorary president of DOCOMOMO international since 1988. From 1969-1976 he practiced in Helsinki and London. In 1976 he started his own practice, since 2010 known as Bierman Henket architects.

Education and Teaching

Henket graduated in 1969 cum laude in building engineering from the Technische Hogeschool Delft (Delft University of Technology) where he was taught by Jaap Bakema and Aldo van Eyck as his mentor. In 1969-1970 he was given a grant by the Finnish government to study urbanism at the Otaniemi university of Helsinki, Teknillinen korkeakoulu. He worked with the Finnish architect Reima Pietilä. Between 1970 and 1974 he worked for Castle Park Dean Hook architects in London. Acting for this company, he was director of the Housing Renewal Unit in London from 1974 until 1976.

When he started working in London, Henket began teaching at The Bartlett School of Architecture of University College London. In 1976 he became a scientific staff member in renovation technique at the Technische Hogeschool Delft. From 1984 to 1998 he was professor in building technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and from 1998 until in 2005 he held one of the chairs in architecture at Delft University of Technology.

Docomomo

In 1988 Henket and Wessel de Jonge founded Docomomo International, the working party for the documentation and conservation of buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes of the Modern Movement. The organization has 73 chapters worldwide. Henket is the honorary president of the organization. In 1999 the Dutch Broadcasting Corporation showed the documentary Hubert-Jan Henket, man van staal, hout en glas (Hubert-Jan Henket, man of steel, wood and glass) in the documentary series "Het Uur van de Wolf".

Works

His portefolio includes the restoration of sanatorium Zonnestraal (with Wessel de Jonge), the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Arnhem and the supervision of the Berlage Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, the Dudok Institute Neerlandais in Paris, the Theo van Doesburg house in Meudon (France) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (1995-2008). Among others he designed the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok and several musea like Teylers in Haarlem and “de Fundatie” in Zwolle. He has written the book “Waar Nieuw en Oud Raken” (2013) and edited (with Hilde Heijnen) “Back from Utopia” (2002).

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