Art In Architecture
Van Dijk Architects have consistently worked with artists to enhance their architecture. They have always looked on art as an integral element in the design of a building and not as in many buildings as an after thought. Working closely with artists brings an added dimension to our design work and is an extremely valuable and rewarding experience.
Sometimes, to our delight as we are not prima donnas, the art element of our projects becomes more famous and renowned than the architecture itself. Inevitably all buildings cannot be "iconic" or we would end up in a world of total confusion and visual dis-orientation. The integrated use of art can lift buildings that have an ordinary everyday purpose into ones that have some special meaning for the users and a relevant societal contribution.