Berend Buyinga

Berend Buyinga
Berend Tobia Buyinga born 27 March in 1886 in Nord-Sharvoude, the son of the Calvinist pastor. He worked as a carpenter and later — a draftsman and foreman.

From 1909 to 1919 he studied in Amsterdam Buyinga architecture. He worked for 2 years in the architectural studio of Eduard Cuypers, who provide a wide field of activity for their employees.
Photo: NFA, Rotterdam
Among workers Kuipers were the founders of the so-called "Amsterdam School" — Michel de Klerk, Johan van der Mey and Piet Kramer. Together with them Buyinga took an active part in the development and establishment of a new architectural style.

From 1917 to 1921 he worked at Buyinga Michel de Klerk — oversaw the construction of the famous complex "SchipĀ».

Later Buyinga was invited by the director of municipal services Housing capital — Ari Kepler — to draft a cottage villages in the district of Amsterdam-Noord.

Photo: NFA, RotterdamSegodnya these projects are considered the best examples of rural architecture in the style of the Amsterdam School.

In 1926 Buyinga founded his own architectural office. In the same year he built his first church — Kloppersingelkerk in Haarlem. Despite the fact that during his life Buyinga built many churches, planning Kloppersingelkerk was unique and not repeated more than ever an architect.

For the Free University of Amsterdam in 1930 by the famous architect built a laboratory building. At the same time Buyinga was recruited and trained architect — first as a teacher, then — as head of the School of Architecture in Amsterdam.

After the Second World War, he took part in the restoration of buildings, among them — Kyuneratoren (Cuneratoren) in Rhenen and Eusebiuskerk (Eusebiuskerk) in Arnhem, which suffered greatly during the war.

Died Berend Tobia Buyinga November 6 in 1969 in Amsterdam.