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Diederendirrix Architectendiederendirrix architecten is an architecture firm whose core business is architectural and urban design. Because of a strong loyalty to the wishes and ideas of the client, diederendirrix looks for an effective yet individualistic interpretation of the commission. Clarifying the complexity and the synthesis of conflicting interests constitutes the core quality of our design approach. This research and interdisciplinary based approach leads to inventive and striking buildings and architectural plans. The architecture is not shocking or radically autonomous, but continually looks for the challenging relation between alienation and familiarity. Concepts such as simplicity, compactness, with maximum visual power and clear urban design characterize our work.

Paul Diederen (1959) is architect / director of diederendirrix. He graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1986 with a degree in Architecture, building and planning. He lectured at the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam, Arnhem and Tilburg and also at the University of Technology in Eindhoven. From 1986-1999 he was architect / director of Diederen Schutgens architects, between 1999-2005 architect / director of Diederen Dirrix van Wylick architects and since 2005 he is architect / director of diederendirrix together with Bert Dirrix. Paul Diederen is a member of the municipal Building Commission Utrecht and Supervisor of the Erven in Vleuten.

Bert Dirrix (1954) is architect / director of diederendirrix. He graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1978 with a degree in Architecture, building and planning and won the Prix de Rome in 1990. Until 2003 he was a professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and taught at the Academy of Architecture in Tilburg, Maastricht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Arnhem and also at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. From 1985-1999 he was architect / director of Diederen Dirrix van Wylick architects and since 2005 he is architect / director of diederendirrix together with Paul Diederen. He is a member of the Quality Team Rijnboog Arnhem, a member of the Supervision Team Strijp R Eindhoven, a member of the municipal Building Commission Breda, Supervisor of the Drie Hoefijzers Breda, Supervisor of Berkelbosch Eindhoven, Supervisor of the Maasboulevard Venlo and Supervisor of the Stationgebied Utrecht.