Erick van Egeraat
Erick van Egeraat (1956, Amsterdam) graduated from the Technical University of Delft
Department of Architecture in 1984 where he received his diploma with honourable
mention. In 1983 he co-founded Mecanoo architects and served as partner in this office until1995.
In 1995 Erick van Egeraat founded (EEA) Erick van Egeraat associated architects with
offices in Rotterdam and Budapest. In 1998 he extended his practice to London, in 1999 EEAPrague was opened and in 2004, EEA started operations in Moscow. Today there are morethan 120 permanent members of staff in all offices.
Erick van Egeraat is considered one of the leading and most productive architects of this
time. He has been involved in the realisation of more than 100 projects in over 8 countriesduring 25 years of practice.
Erick van Egeraat has presented architectural lectures and performed as a guest critic
throughout the world. He has received many awards for his work, such as the Life in
Architecture Award for the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Warsaw, the Maaskant Award forYoung Architects, and the MIPIM Award and National Renovation Award for the ING buildingat Andássy út Budapest. He was honoured with the IAA Professorship of the International Academy of Architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Honorary Membership of the Bund Deutscher Architekten. He has won numerous international competitions and participated in national and international architectural juries.
(EEA) Erick van Egeraat associated architects
(EEA) Erick van Egeraat associated architects is a highly acclaimed international
architectural practice and has realised a wide range of projects all over Europe. EEA is
presently working on the design and realisation of projects in the Netherlands, United
Kingdom, Hungary and Czech Republic as well as in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Slovak
Republic and Russia. Recent projects include the new Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima, UK) and the Metzo College Doetinchem (NL), (see www.eea-architects.com). EEA has exhibited internationally with shows in Moscow, Bratislava, Warsaw, Berlin and the Netherlands. EEA publications include the new monograph “10 Years Erick van Egeraat”,part of The Master Architects Series from Images Publishing, “Six Ideas about
Architecture”, and exhibition catalogues “Cool Medium Hot” and “For Russia with Love”.
EEA’s approach to architecture is to be specific and different, appropriate and open-minded and above all different; to create an architecture, rich and articulated, which establishes a dialogue with the historical and cultural context while interacting with the most heterogeneous aspects of contemporary life.
‘The aim is not to state but to relate – not to consider but to seduce – not to irritate but to persuade and surprise’. Erick van Egeraat