Alphen a/d Rijn

Le Corbusier

CITIES

Berlin

EXHIBITIONS

Venice biennale 2009

Mies van der Rohe

OMA

Scharoun

Villanueva

Caracas

Dubrovnic

Houston

London

Roma

Rotterdam

Venice

Vienna

a Selection

a Selection

LANDSCAPE

Afrika

SERIES

Architects a.o.

PUBLICATIONS

Photobooks

Australia

Azia

Europe

Latin America

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Music bands

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Street

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USA

NL

Katja Hogenboom studio

architecture & photography

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architecture & photography

ARCHITECTURE

PHOTOGRAPHY

Naaldwijk

Zuidplein

Huygens centrum

Special collections

EXHIBITIONS

COMPETITIONS

Prix de Rome

Onorthodocks

PUBLICATIONS

Magazines

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Books

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Pecha Kucha

RESEARCH

Follydock

Russian Centre Russkiy Mir

Staten-Generaal Digitaal

First floor

First floor study area centrum University library Leiden

2014

Ontwerp Katja Hogenboom studio, uitvoering ism FELSCH architecten

In today’s society many libraries change from a traditional repository of books into an ‘information store’, a place of study and a place of encounter. People like to go to this new library to read and meet now that the streets of the city are more and more taken over by shopping and commuting. Public buildings, such as the Leiden University Library, can provide information and enlightenment when they become the new public sphere of the city and its larger environment. As architect of the renovation of the Leiden University library, in close collaboration with the Real Estate Directorate, in the person of Cloeck Beekhuis,and with Kurt de Belder, the University Librarian, and his team2, I with my team have tried to create a sense of interiority as counter-public space with civil character very much in opposition to the further privatization of the city by latecapitalism. A public space that reflects the complex and heterogeneous dynamics of the city, what sociologist Richard Sennett calls an Open3 space; a space of cultural imagination that is devoid of consumption, and full of encounters and education.

Open Work

Poble Nou

Masterclass Transvaal

PhD research

Asian Library

studie transformatie