Liesbeth van der Pol. An Architect with a Social Agenda
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Liesbeth van der Pol. An Architect with a Social Agenda

(Marieke van Rooy) The Low Countries - 2010, № 18, pp. 194-201

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Van der Pol is not an architect who designs imposing buildings. The word perhaps most adequate for describing her work is “sculpturality”. Her buildings stand as autonomous objects in their surroundings. She was appointed as first female architect to the office of Chief Government Architect in 2008. Van der Pol has a social agenda and is above all a pragmatic designer, rather than a meditative visionary.

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