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A building typical of its time with a powerful, almost stately appearance. The school has a walled front garden that serves as a playground and a buffer between the street and the classrooms. Various works of sculpture are incorporated into the facades. (Gerritse)

Public primary school, Dordrecht


‘The Building Centre is a centre of expertise and exhibitions that showcases innovation in the construction sector in a revolutionary manner. It is one of the biggest architectural ensembles in the centre of Rotterdam. The exterior wall features a unique brickwork relief by the artist Henry Moore. (1947-1967, Boks, Eijkelenboom, Middelhoek)

Building Centre, Rotterdam


A modern garage in the centre of Dordrecht with a remarkable combination of workshop and showroom downstairs, and accommodation for mechanics and managers upstairs. The horizontal bands of the corner building align well with the urban context. (Gerritse)

Fiat car garage, Dordrecht


EXPO ’67, the World Exhibition held in Montreal (Canada), showcases industrial progress. That is expressed by the architecture of the Dutch pavilion with its innovative aluminium ‘space frame’. Manufactured industrially, it can be completely disassembled and reused. The design earns the Reynolds Award from the American Institute of Architects. (Eijkelenboom & Middelhoek)

Dutch pavilion, World Exhibition, Canada


The offices of Gerrit Gerritse (Dordrecht) and Wout Eijkelenboom & Bram Middelhoek (Rotterdam) merge to become EGM architects. They share their passion for and knowledge of the healthcare sector. The new office brings together engineers skilled in project work with architects who are innovative and pioneering to form a professional, creative architecture firm.

EGM architects


Eindhoven University of Technology appoints Wout Eijkelenboom as an endowed professor of architectural and urban design. He fulfils this position with great enthusiasm until 1989. Sharing knowledge and showing students the ropes in the profession suits him and the office. Some students join the office and remain there.

Wout Eijkelenboom, professor at TU Eindhoven


The office rapidly professionalizes. Financial administration, project costs and time sheets become fully automated with the purchase of the B 731. EGM develops the software for the mainframe independently in house. In 1982 the B 5900 comes on the scene: a high-tech room-filling computer that also supports design work.

Purchase of Burroughs B 731


The residential building contains a mixture of functions, with 300 apartments, paramedical treatment rooms and shops. That makes it of great social value for the community. The building experiments with ‘central living’: multiple homes connected with one another by a communal space. A split-level zone serves as a transition between shared and private areas.

Residential building, Rotterdam


Conceptually strong design that shows police work – social visibility and enforcement – in a transparent way. This public contract aligns well with the social role increasingly played by EGM.

Police station, Lelystad


The Academic Hospital Utrecht (now UMC Utrecht) is the first UMC in the Netherlands and the springboard for the new EGM architects. The office can deploy its knowledge of architecture, building technology and project organization to the full here. The first patient arrives in 1984.

AZU (Academic Hospital Utrecht)


Integral service provision and professionalism of the highest quality. With the establishment of two subsidiaries for advice (Acoustics & Building Physics, and Construction) and the acquisition of engineering firm Nip, EGM can actively offer ‘all engineering’ services (now called Total Engineering). Together with a renewed organizational structure and newly appointed directors, integral quality from sketch to completion is fully guaranteed. Integral service provision will always remain part of the DNA of the office.

Total Engineering


After earlier primary schools, this is the first design for academic-level education. The project for the Faculty of Applied Education and Computer Science at the University of Twente includes classrooms and practice rooms, a video studio and darkrooms. EGM subsequently designs a day-care centre for the children of staff.

University of Twente


Merwede Hospital (now Albert Schweitzer Hospital) features a number of innovative design solutions. For instance, a knowledge of the psychology of colour is applied in a progressive manner, and the entrance takes the form of a conservatory with real plants and monumental art. The design ensures that the office is viewed as the leader in the healthcare field. The relationship with the hospital remains active to this day.

Merwede Hospital


A striking example of socially inclusive design that the office propagates right from the start. The circular layout ensures pleasant spaces, the smooth conduct of daily activities and harmony with nature outdoors. The design respects every religion and every ceremony. For EGM, the human scale and careful integration still form the point of departure for each new project.

Auditorium and crematorium, Essenhof