'The work of korth tielens architects arises from linking craftsmanship to a contextual design approach that results in a remarkably understated architectural handwriting… Gus Tielens and Mike Korth walk an extraordinary path in the practise of Dutch architecture. Within the force field of clients and contractors they have developed a series of projects using a contextual approach and integrated craftsmanship that has led to striking results. The jury of the Charlotte Köhler Prizes appreciates the restrained design mentality of Korth and Tielens, a quality that they have proven to be able to also use in more complex projects.'
From the jury of the Charlotte Köhlerprijs, Prins Bernhard Cultural Funding. The jury was comprised of Frédérique Bergholtz, Pascale Gatzen, Karel Martens, Michelle Provoost, Lisette Smits and Jan Peter Wingender.

'We were very impressed by the building, especially by the relation the building maintains with its surroundings. From the raised square to the distance of the water, sand and wind, but also from the entrance into the garage. Building in the city is definitively about these matters.'
Harm Tilman chief editor of the De Architect about housing block IJburg 46c .

'At korth tielens narrative lines are constructed to pinpoint how different people will move through their buildings or public space and how they might encounter one another. Promoting collectivity is seen as central to their work and this conviction is also evident in the attention paid to the interior.'
Linda Vlassenrood about korth tielens in the architectural yearbook 012/2013


MIKE KORTH

(Bremen Germany, 1970) studied architecture, civil engineering and philosophy in Hannover, Delft and Berlin. After graduation mentored by Klaus Zillich and Matthias Sauerbruch he worked for Sambeek en van Veen architecten and Venhoeven CS. Then in 2001 working more and more for private clients, together with Gus Tielens he set up his own practice korth tielens architecten. Korth is on the board of the Dutch Architectural Association Amsterdam. His focus is on gathering professionals to lecture, meet and visit inspiring places and projects to motivate the architectural debat.


GUS TIELENS

(Amsterdam Netherlands, 1971) studied architecture in Delft and Berlin. After working for Christian Rapp and Duinker van der Torre samenwerkende architecten she set up korth tielens architecten with Mike Korth. Tielens is involved as a teacher at the academy of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Groningen and was editor of OASE, an independent architectural journal for architecture.


AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2013 1st prize competition housing Oostende
2013 nomination golden AAP, Amsterdam archicture prize IJburg 46c
2012 Zuiderkerkprijs IJburg 46c
2012 nomination Amsterdamse Nieuwbouwprijs Kolenkit
2012 nomination golden AAP, Amsterdam archicture prize Kolenkit
2010 toekenning subsidie tijdelijke kunstprojecten voor het project ‘Booomer’ ism Walter van Broekhuizen
2009 1st prize competition 2 bridges Andreas Ensemble Amsterdam
2008 exhibition Nieuwe Oogst, tentoonstelling in Arcam Amsterdam
2006 1st prize competition Bridge Overhoeks
2006 lecture korth tielens in theatre Brakke Grond Amsterdam
2006 exhibition ‘pearls on the roof’ by RAP architecture center
2006 Charlotte Köhler prize by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
2006 nomination Europäischen Architekturpreis Putz project Overtoom
2006 debat salon Nai ‘building and the concept’
2005 guestediting Dax magazine
2005 2nd prize competition urban design, ‘Anbindung des Ring-Centers’ Germany
2001 1st prize competition, housing 1e Helmersstraat Amsterdam