Enno Zuidema

Enno Zuidema

Director Urban Studio | Urban Planner

Director and Urban Planner Enno Zuidema (Kampen, NL - 1968) leads MVRDV’s Urban Studio. Specialized in the design and planning of infrastructure, urban transformation, and densification, Zuidema is a champion of participatory design and planning, applying this to the great benefit of the projects that MVRDV’s Urban Studio produces. Renowned Dutch projects Zuidema has been integral to include the redevelopment of the station area of Utrecht, a vision for the Gagarin Valley in Armenia, a strategy for Luxembourg to become carbon neutral by 2050 and several other urban projects on livability and sustainability.

Before joining MVRDV, Zuidema worked for the senate of Berlin, the municipality of Rotterdam, and the Dutch office MAXWAN. In 1998 Zuidema founded his own practice, Enno Zuidema Stedebouw, and in 1998 and 2008, achieved acclaim with the Dutch Eo Wijers competition. He also initiated and curated Urbanism as Changing Force (2011-2013), and was Head of Urbanism at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (1998-2003). He completed his Master of Science in Urban Design at the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands.

“I am proud to work at MVRDV because of this great team, with mind blowing dreams, its cutting edge capacity, all with a warm sense of humor.” - Enno Zuidema