Rudy Uytenhaak
architect and director Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau

by Christa van Vlodrop

1. Background

Born in Amsterdam where the passion for cities and architecture grew in general. Studied at the Technical University Eindhoven, architecture and urban planning, expectation for something new and fresh. In practice every weekend back in Amsterdam. Worked at Aldo van Eyck & Theo Bosch Architecten and since 1980, Rudy Uytenhaak Architectbureau.

2. Why are you fascinated with
architecture / urban development?

Stones can speak from people. But it's mostly the feeling of space that is synonymous with freedom.

3. Best city

Well, Amsterdam, but let’s do Sydney.

4. Most beautiful building

In the last century: The Sydney Opera House.

5. Most beautiful park or square

Classic: Jardin du Palais Royal in Paris.
New: La Plaza de Dalí in Madrid.

6. Best public facility / urban infill

The new bank of the Garonne River in Bordeaux

7. Best 20th and 21st century innovations

Hygiene, PV and WWW.

8. Next groundbreaking innovation

Production of food and water.

9. About the future of cities

The proximity of diversity, knowledge and communication pushes people to the city. How to combine that with enough space for many?

10. Personal contribution to urban development

Cities full of space - qualities of density (research and book).

11. Guerrilla in the city?

Intensity of life: Guerrilla green, water, knowledge!