Van Schijndel House

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Pieterskerkhof 8
3512 JR Utrecht
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The Van Schijndel House was designed in 1992 by the architect Mart van Schijndel. The design took him six years; according to him, what made it so difficult was that he was designing his own home, rather than working for someone else.

However, he succeeded once again in coming up with a truly special building. The house’s most striking detail is the glass doors, which have no hinges, fixed in place only by a layer of silicone sealant.

In 1995, the ‘house of light and air’ was awarded the Rietveld Prize and, in 1999, the Municipality of Utrecht added it to its list of municipal monuments.

After Mart van Schijndel’s death, a foundation was established to maintain the Van Schijndel House.

Visiting the Van Schijndel House
The Van Schijndel House is occupied; every now and then, cultural events take place there, related to the architect’s ideas and work.

The Van Schijndel House can be visited by appointment every first Sunday of the month. Tours start at 2 pm and last for 1.5 hours. Bookings can be made via +31 (0)6 22 69 07 11 or info@vanschijndelhuis.nl.

The tour costs €25 per person/€12.50 for students. Admission includes tea or coffee, the screening of a movie in which Mart van Schijndel discusses his work, and a copy of the monograph ‘Mart van Schijndel – Kleurrijk architect’ (‘Mart van Schijndel – Colourful Architect’) by Marijke Kuper (retail price €36).

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