Atelier Tomas Dirrix is an architecture practice based in Rotterdam working with a cultural and material notion of building. We conceive the primary architectural structure both as spatial configuration and as constructive idea. Our work takes into account and enables different kinds of sensitivities, conditions, initiatives - with respect to the circumstance. We seek to establish new principles, relationships and processes as a basis for an imaginative and attentive architecture.
Atelier Tomas Dirrix designs buildings, spaces and installations on various scales and complexities. With a small team as our base we actively explore possibilities for collaboration, methods of realisation and forms of application. We work with governing and cultural institutions, real estate owners, and private parties. Through contributions to publications and exhibitions our projects and ideas are part of an emerging international conversation on architecture.
The practice is founded in 2017 after winning the Meesterproef competition for emerging Belgian and Dutch architects, organised by the Vlaams Bouwmeester. In respectively 2018 and 2019 Atelier Tomas Dirrix won the Unfair Architect Award for the design of the biennial contemporary art exhibition, and received the ARC19 Young Architect Award.
Atelier Tomas Dirrix was selected for the talent development grant by the Creative Industries Funds, along with the generous support on other research-driven projects.
Tomas Dirrix (MSc TUD) graduated with honours as Masters in Architecture from the TUDelft. Previously he studied in Mendrisio, Switzerland and Ahmedabad, India. He has worked for various offices in the Netherlands including OMA. In 2017 he established his practice Atelier Tomas Dirrix.
Tomas Dirrix teaches various design studios at the Masters in Architecture department of Interiors, Buildings, Cities and at the TU Delft, the TU/e and at the Academy of Bouwkunst in Tilburg. Tomas Dirrix is a fully qualified architect and is registered in the Netherlands under 1.150115.022