The RSA is delighted to announce that Herman Hertzberger will present this years Metzstein Architecture Discourse. Hertzberger discusses his past and future works while allowing a glimpse inside of his practice in Amsterdam. This event will be free or via optional donation and a publication is currently available for sale via the RSA Academicians gallery:
Dutch architect Herman Hertzberger (Amsterd am, 1932) graduated in 1958 from what is now the Technical University of Delft. His architectural practice, the nowadays AHH, was established in 1960. His most famous designs include those for the Centraal Beheer head office in Apeldoorn, Music Centre Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Ministry of Social Affairs en Employment in The Hague and the Chassé Theatre in Breda. He is known for his many cultural buildings, schools and residential buildings, not only in The Netherlands, but also abroad. National and international Herman Hertzberger has been granted with many honorary fellowships and received prestigious awards for individual projects as well as for his work as a whole. In 2012 he has been awarded with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Gold Medal, in 2015 he received the esteemed Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, in 2019 in The Netherlands the ARC19 Oeuvre Award and in 2021 the Royal Scottish Academy Metzstein Discourse Medal for Architecture.
The RSA is indebted to the continuing support of the Scottish Government.