Aldo van den Nieuwelaar
"Aldo van den Nieuwelaar was born in Tilburg in 1944, studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst (Academy for Visual Art) in Breda and subsequently worked for various Amsterdam architectural firms. In 1969 he founded his own studio. Using a minimum of resources and materials, Van den Nieuwelaar aims to make user-friendly forms which do not dominate a space, but make it more liveable. He often works with geometrical figures and he prefers artificial light because 'it distorts a space less than light from a light bulb’. His best-known design is the ‘Amsterdammer’. As an architect, Aldo van den Nieuwelaar was responsible for the Waterlooplein underground station in Amsterdam."