Frits van Dongen

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For the Dutch actor, who sometimes went under this or similar names, see Philip Dorn.

Frits van Dongen (born 12 March 1946, 's-Hertogenbosch) is an architect from the Netherlands. He designed a canal-side municipal theatre for the city of Leeuwarden with his firm De Architecten Cie.[1] The building he designed that is known as The Whale is in an area known as the Oostelijke Handelskade (Eastern Docklands area) that includes "some of The Netherlands' most cutting-edge housing developments including Piraeus, designed by Hans Kollhoff and Christian Rappit, "Hoop, Liefde en Fortuin" (named after three windmills that used to dominate this area) by Rudy Uytenhaak" and one of Jamie Oliver's "Fifteen" restaurants.[2] R otterdam Maaskant Prize for Young Architects 2005 winner Oliver Thill and his architecture partner André Kempe, both from East Germany, both worked in van Dongen's office.[3]


  • Delfts Blauw, Delft, The Netherlands, 1998[4]
  • Batavia - Entrepot - West 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000[4]
  • The Whale, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000[4]

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  1. ^ Jeremy Myerson, Jennifer Hudson New public architecture
  2. ^ Chabot, Nicole. "[Grand designs]: rich in history and effortlessly stylish, Amsterdam's latest generation of boutique hotels can bring a smile to the face of the weariest of travellersAdate=1 September 2005". Business Traveller Middle East. 
  3. ^ Piet Vollaard Kempe and Thill dispel the myth architectuur 9 November 2005 ArchiNed
  4. ^ a b c Jingmin Zhou, Ian Colquhoun Urban housing forms