The Van Schijndel house is a true signature house wherein every aspect, including most of the furniture, was designed and built by Mart van Schijndel himself. The architect’s vision and key concepts of light, color, space and furniture design make this impressive house stand out as a Gesamtkunstwerk.
- Awarded the Rietveld Prize.
- Holland's youngest monument.
- Located in the center of Utrecht.
The newest and youngest monument in Holland!
The architect built this extraordinary house for himself and his wife in 1992. Although he only had 175 square meters to work with, van Schijndel ’sculpted the space’ and made it feel seemingly larger by the impressive use of light and color. In 1999, the Van Schijndel House was included in the Utrecht Municipal Historic Buildings Register due to its special architectural value, making the house the newest and youngest architectural monument in Holland.
An award winning secret of Utrecht
Hidden away on an inner courtyard in the heart of the center of Utrecht, this astounding construction was awarded the Rietveld Prize in 1995. Once every two years this prize is given to a building or landscape that contributes to the experience and usefulness of the city of Utrecht.
After Van Schijndel passed away in 1999, his wife continued to live in the house. By appointment she opens the doors of her home to those who love the art of architecture and takes them on a tour of what can only be described as Van Schijndel’s heart and soul.