Cornelis van Eesteren (4 July 1897, Alblasserdam - 21 February 1988, Amsterdam) was a prominent Dutch architect and urban planner. He worked for the Town Planning department of Amsterdam (1929–59) and was the chairman of the CIAM (1930-1947).
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Cornelis van Eesteren began working as an apprentice in the office of Dutch architect Willem Kromhout in 1915. Two years later, he graduated with honours from the Rotterdam Academy of Fine Arts and Technical Sciences. In 1918 he worked on town planning in Alblasserdam, Netherlands. Around this time, he also worked briefly for architects in The Hague and Amsterdam. In 1923 van Eesteren worked in Paris, France, with Theo van Doesburg, and both individuals drew up the manifesto 'Vers une construction collective'. The same year van Eesteren participated in the De Stijl exhibition in Léonce Rosenberg's 'Galerie de l'Effort moderne'. Van Eesteren was office manager for Jan Wils from 1924 to 1928. During this period, Wils was working on the design and construction of the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium for the games of 1928. In 1925 van Eesteren received first prize in the international competition for a plan to remodel 'Unter den Linden' in Berlin, Germany. In 1929, he became chief architect of the town planning department of Amsterdam. From 1930 to 1947, he was president of the Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM). From 1947 to 1967 he was professor of town planning at Delft's Technical University. Dutch city planner.
Dutch, Netherlandish
Artist, Architect, Professor, Teacher, Urban Planner, Writer
Cornelis van Eesteren, Cor van Eesteren, Cornelis Van Eesteren, Cor Eesteren
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