Marlies Rohmer


The architect Marlies Rohmer (1957) spoke about linking socio-societal subjects with design tasks. For her, this ‘gives rise to utmost beauty’. In the publication ‘Bouwen voor de Next Generation’, Rohmer shows how she builds for young people on the basis of their culture and in the context of, for example, the experience economy, new family relationships, the emergence of white and black schools and the importance of the public realm.
After graduating in architecture at the TU Delft, in 1986 Rohmer set up her own practice. Her first major projects were the complex of dwellings and a police station in Nieuwmarkt. Other Amsterdam projects include housing in Oostelijk Havengebied, a school on Th. De Bockstraat and a supermarket and housing scheme on Spaarndammerdijk, which is now nearing completion. Rohmer was a member of Amsterdam’s Amenities Inspectorate for five years and she has taught at various academies and at the TU Delft. More information: www.rohmer.nl