Eline Strijkers (DoepelStrijkers) new chair Habitat & Design Research

May 3 2016
Credit Yvonne Brandwijk
Credit Yvonne Brandwijk


The committees for the categories Habitat and Design Research for the Dutch Design Awards will be under the auspices of chair Eline Strijkers, one of the two founders of the Rotterdam architects agency DoepelStrijkers. She succeeds the former chair Jan Konings (Design Academy Eindhoven).

About Eline Strijkers

Doepel Strijkers works in multi-disciplinary teams on projects ranging from interior design to architecture through to urban development strategies. With their work they won national and international prizes, including a Dutch Design Award in 2009. Eline Strijkers is a regular face in juries, is an external critic and supervisor for various art schools and institutes for architecture education. She gives lectures and masterclasses and participates in debates about the future of the built environment. She is steadfastly convinced that spatial designs can function as a medium for social renewal and that this can lead to strategies that contribute to a circular and inclusive economy. This opinion dovetails perfectly with the Dutch Design Awards vision, in which a project’s degree of relevance or renewal is crucial for the jury adjudication.


In 2016 the Habitat committee will comprise Chris van Duijn (OMA), Carolien Ligtenberg (Bureau Zwirt) and René Boer (Failed Architecture). For the Design Research committee they are: Anne Hoogewoning (Architectural Historian), Sascha Glasl (Space & Matter) and designer Arne Hendriks.