Bob Van Reeth

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Bob Van Reeth (Temse, 26 February 1943), who usually signs as bOb Van Reeth, is a Belgian architect.


Bob Van Reeth started working as an architect in 1965 with designing buildings in Mechelen and Kalmthout. In 1972, he became a teacher at the Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Bouwkunst (The National Higher Institute for Architecture) in Antwerp. The same year, he started the group Krokus with Jean-Paul Laenen and Marcel Smets. The group worked on the restoration of the old centre of Mechelen.

In the 1980s, Van Reeth designed a new building for the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwecollege in Antwerp. Later buildings include in 2007 a new wing for the Westvleteren Abbey, and the black-and-white Huis Van Roosmalen facing the Scheldt in Antwerp.[1] Close by stands the Zuiderterras, a grand café on the quay.[2] He also leads the company AWG (Architect Work Group) Architecten, which won the architectural concours for the design of a memorial and documentation centre about the Holocaust in Mechelen.[3]

In January 1998, Van Reeth became the first Flemish Government Architect (Vlaams Bouwmeester), a function he held until 1 June 2005 when Marcel Smets succeeded him.[4]


  1. ^ "Batibouw: 50 jaar evolutie in architectuur en bouwen" (in Dutch). Batibouw. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Antwerp: food, fashion and fun". The Telegraph. 22 September 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Bob Van Reeth ontwerpt Holocaustmuseum" (in Dutch). De Tijd. 5 July 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  4. ^ Anne Brumagne (6 April 2005). "Hommage aan een bouwmeester:Bob Van Reeth" (in Dutch). Brussel deze week. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009.

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