Resumé Wieteke Nijkrake – architect

Wieteke graduated in 2006 as an architect at the Technical University of Delft (the Netherlands). Social inclusion and and involvement of participants within the design process form the fundament for her work.

In 2015 she founded NOHNIK architecture and landscapes, together with Jorrit Noordhuizen. In collaboration with Jorrit she won the competition for the transformation of the former music venue Tivoli in Utrecht. As well they became runner-up to design a new visitor centre for the Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since then they are working fulltime on a wide range of projects varying from a watch tower at the Twenthe Airbase (built), design of the Azelo Health Resort (including a 60 rooms hotel, under construction), design for the Piet Soer square in Havelte (under construction), energy transition of the Vallei and Veluwe Water Authority, 19 houses in Meerstad, transformation of former office to apartments in Hilversum, extension for ‘De Haven’ elementary school in Doetinchem, exhibition pavilion for artist Lotta Blokker, regional vision for sustainable tourism in Katla UNESCO Global Geopark in Iceland and the vision Care2Share Oosterparkwijk city of Groningen (vision on ageing, health care and resilient cities – winner of the WhoCares competition of the Chief Government Architect. The project Watermaker was nominated for the ASN Bank worldprice. 

As well Wieteke is a guest lecturer at Artez Academy for architecture in Arnhem and Saxion University of Applied Sciences.

Before founding NOHNIK, Wieteke worked as an architect at the architecture firm IAA Architects. Here she worked on multiple education and care-related projects. Example of built projects are primary school De Haven Doetinchem, multifunctional accommodation PP4 Zutphen, the upgrade of a residential building in Doetinchem, elderly care-center Het Weggeler Almelo and a student apartment building in Enschede. Furthermore she was part of the design team to transform the former Tetem textile factory in Enschede and ‘Vossenloo’ addiction clinic in Eelde.