Stefan Bendiks

Stefan Bendiks is an architect / urban planner and director of the office Artgineering, based in Brussels. With Artgineering, he devises and implements design strategies for complex (inter)urban conditions with a great interest for mobility and in particular the potential of cycling for a better city. In various research and design projects, he re-interprets the relation of mobility, landscape and urban development.

Furthermore, Stefan Bendiks has been teaching and lecturing on architecture, urban planning and design at various institutions across Europe. He was head of the master specialization ‘Context’ at the ArtEZ Academy of Architecture in Arnhem. In 2013/14 he was professor at the Academy of fine Arts in Vienna.

Stefan Bendiks is member of the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Amongst other publications he is the author of the inspirational handbook ‘Cycle Infrastructure’ and of the study ‘Fietsland’ (Cycling Nation) commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment. He also advised the city of Groningen on their new cycling strategy.

1971  Born in Kulmbach, Germany

1991 – 1998  Technical University Karlsruhe, Germany / Student

1994 – 1995  Erasmus exchange programme University TTKK Tampere, Finland / Student

1999 – 2001  OMA/AMO, Rotterdam / Senior architect

2006 – 2008  PhD candidate, metropolitan and regional design, TU Delft, The Netherlands / Researcher

2001 – …   Artgineering, Rotterdam / Director and co-founder

2009 – 2015   ArtEZ Academy of Architecture / Arnhem, The Netherlands / Head of master specialisation Context

2013 – 2014   Akademie der Bildenden Künste, IKA / Wien, Oosterrijk / Univ. Professor, Roland Rainer Chair

2014 – …   Artgineering, Brussels / Director and co-founder

2015 – …  Member of the Dutch Cycle Embassy

Publications

Bendiks, S, ‘More Cycling – Better City’, IABR, PBL Den Haag, 2016.

Bendiks, S, Degros, A. ‘Fietsinfrastructuur – Cicloinfraestructura’, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 2016.

Bendiks, S., A. Degros, A. Puylaert. ‘L’enjeu de la mobilité à énergie humaine. Le cas du vélo.’ In: D’Arienzo, R., C. Younès, A. Lapenna, M. Rollot (eds.) ‘Ressources urbaines latentes, pour un renouveau écologique des territories.’ Genève: MetisPresses, 2016.

Bendiks, S, Degros, A, ‘Favorite(n) Arrival City’, Institute for Art and Architecture Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2015

Bendiks, S, Degros, A, ‘Bricolage’. In: Europan 12 Adaptable City. Europan Germany, Berlin 2014

Bendiks, S, Degros, A, ‘Fietsinfrastructuur – Cycle infrastructure’, nai010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2013

Bendiks, S, Degros, A, ‘Fietssnelwegen of snelfietsroutes’. In: ‘Développement territorial | Passé – Présent – Futur, Les Cahiers nouveaux 82’, sept. 2012, pp. 86-91

Bendiks, S, Degros, A., ‘Van A naar F – ontwerpen aan snelle fiets routes’. In: Lay-out #14 Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur, Rotterdam, 2011.

Bendiks, S., ‘A12NU! – een pleidooi voor slimmere, snellere en specifiekere infraprojecten’. In: Hollandblad #8, The Hague, 2011.

Bendiks, S, Janmaat, J, Smets, M., ‘Verzorgingsplaats Boermark’, in Liegwielproject A1-zone, Overijssel 2011

Bendiks, S, Degros, A, Vegt, H, ‘A12NU – onderzoek naar de A12 zone tussen Utrecht, Nieuwegein en Houten’, Stichting A12NU, 2009.

Artgineering, N4 – vers une infrastructure vivante !, A16 Editions, Brussel

Artgineering, N4 – toward a living infrastructure !, A16 Editions, Brussel

Bendiks, S, Couillandeau, V, Degros, A, Mantziaras, P, ‘La ville sur la route’. In: Design et projets d’équipements publics – ‘Infrastructure et paysage’, Colloque Biennale du Design 2006 – St. Etienne, Certu pp.226-246, 2008.

Bendiks, S., Degros, A., ‘Roads and City – Dissociation and Proximity’, In: The European Tradition in Urbanism – and its Future, Bruyns, G., Fuchs, A., Hoekstra, M.J., Heyer, H., Nes, A. van (ed.), International Fortum on Urbanism (IFoU), Delft, 2007, pp.126-134.

Bendiks, S, ‘Neighbourize’ in X-LArch 2 – landscape-X-periments,  2006 pp.6-7

Bendiks, S., ‘Stadt auf der Strasse’ In: Dérive, Nr.25, pp.21-25, 2006.

Artgineering, Von Borries, F, ‘Artgineering, Territoires équivoques – Blurred boundaries’, eds J-D. Bergilez, V. Brunetta & V. Patteeuw, A16 Editions, Brussels, 2011.

Artgineering, ‘Concepting and the city’ in Citybranding – Image building & Building images, ed. V. Patteeuw, NAI Uitgevers, Rotterdam 2002, pp.105-109

Grants and Awards

2016  Cycling professional of the year / The Netherlands / Nomination
2016  Grant Creative Industries Fund for ‘New Rural Mobility’
2016  Invited competition Mobility plan Forest / Brussels, Belgium / 1st prize
2016  Open call Vlaamse Bouwmeester, Masterplan Hansbeke / Hansbeke, Belgium / 1st prize
2015  Competition Liedekerkepark / Sint Joost ten Node, Belgium / 1st prize
2014  Invited competition Centers Borgerhout / Antwerp, Belgium / 1st prize
2014  Invited competition redesign Dumon square / Brussels, Belgium / 1st prize
2013  Grant Creative Industry Fund for ‘Public outreach Urban Innovation’
2012  Grant ‘Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie voor het Publieksbereik Stedenbouwkundige Innovatie’
2011  Citadelpark / Ghent, Belgium / 1st prize
2011  Masterplan ‘La Marlette’ / Seneffe, Belgium / 1st prize
2010  N23 Koggeland / Project Grant / icw. Bureau Middelkoop and municipality of Koggeland
2010  Open call Vlaamse Bouwmeester, pendelparking Oostkamp / 1st prize
2010  ‘A1 – P11’ Service Area / The Netherlands / 1st prize
2010  Contest Communaute Francaise de Belgique, Nautic Centre Peronnes / 1st prize
2009  Open call Vlaamse Bouwmeester, Ring Boom / 1st prize
2009  Publication grant ‘Fonds BKVB’, foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
2008  Open call Vlaamse Bouwmeester, Park Belle-Vue Leuven / 1st prize
2007  Stipendium ‘Artist-in-résidence’, Krems, Austria
2005  Echt zien N470, mijN470 / 1st prize
2004  Bauhaus Award 2004 / nomination
2004  Geest en Grond competition / 1st prize
2004  Karl Hofer Award of the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) / 1st prize
2002 – 2003  Project Grant FBKVB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001  Europan 6 competition / 2nd prize
1999  Baunetz Internet Competition / 3rd prize

Teaching

2015  Master tutor International Masterclass ‘Bridges’ Brussels, VUB and ULB
2015  Teacher and co-organizer International Summerschool Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2015  Teacher Citylab Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2014  Professor Architecture Roland Rainer Chair Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, IKA
2014  Teacher and co-organizer International Summerschool Konstanz
2013  Professor Architecture Roland Rainer Chair Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, IKA
2013  Coordinator specialisation ‘Context’ Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2013  Teacher Stehgreif msa Münster
2013  Teacher ‘Research by Design’ Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
2012  Coordinator specialisation ‘Context’ Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2012  Co-curator exhibition ‘Smart Cities’ IABR, NAI Rotterdam
2012  Rotterdam South Research Safari MaHKU Utrecht
2011  Coordinator specialisation ‘Context’ Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2011  Visiting lecturer, Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2011  Guest critic MAHKU Utrecht
2010  Coordinator specialisation ‘Context’ Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2010  Visiting lecturer Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2009  Coordinator specialisation ‘Context’ Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2009  Visiting lecturer Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2008  Teacher Summerschool Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
2008  Researcher and lecturer TU Delft
2008  Visiting lecturer Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2008  Atelier teacher and coordinator Groningen Academy of Architecture
2007  Researcher and teacher TU Delft
2007  Visiting lecturer Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2007  Thesis mentor Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Amsterdam Academy of Architecture
2006  Visiting lecturer TU Delft, Arnhem Academy of Architecture and Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
2006  Thesis mentor Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
2006  Workshop mentor Amsterdam Academy of Architecture
2005  Visiting lecturer TU Delft, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2005  Tutor International summerschool ‘big and beautiful’ and workshop mentor Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
2005  Thesis mentor Université de Bretagne Rennes
2004  Thesis mentor TU Delft, Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Université de Bretagne Rennes
2004  Visiting teacher TU Delft, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Arnhem Academy of Architecture
2004  Workshop mentor Berlin University of the Arts Udk Berlin Germany
2003  Visiting teacher and thesis mentor Design Academy Eindhoven
2003  Visiting teacher TU Delft, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture and Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
2002  Visiting teacher and workshop mentor TU Delft and Amsterdam Academie van Bouwkunst
2001  Visiting teacher TU Delft and Tilburg Academy of Architecture and Urbanism
1999  Workshop mentor, TU Delft

Lectures

2017  Smart city round table / Salzburg / Austria / 16.05 / A different view on public space and traffic
2017  Mobility matters symposium / Rotterdam / 11.04 / keynote ‘City in balance – about accessibility’
2017  Think Bike Workshop Molde / Norway / 05.04 / ‘Invite to cycle’’
2017  ARTUR architecture conference / Kamp C Westerlo / 14.03 / ‘New opportunities for mobility’
2016  How-Do-You-Landscape lecture series / TU Delft / The Netherlands / 18.10 / ‘Road-Scapes’
2016  IBA Parkstad / Kerkrade / The Netherlands / 26.09 / keynote Leisure Lane
2016  Madrid / Spain / 22.09 / ‘Urban Cycling in Madrid’
2016  Schengen International Summer School / Luxemburg / 02.09 / ‘Favorite(n) arrival city’
2016  IABR / Rotterdam / 03.06 / ‘More cycling – better city’
2016  Building the future of health congress / Groningen / 02.06 / ‘Inzetten op Gedrag’
2016  Nationaal fietscongres / Groningen / 02.06 / ‘Meer fiets – meer stad’
2016  ADFC congres / Berlin / 30.05 / Keynote lecture ‘Dutch Cycle highways’
2016  Universidad de los Andes / Universidad Nacional / Bogota / Colombia / 26/28.04 / Cicloinfraestructura
2016  Fietscongres Rotterdam / 21.04 / Keynote lecture ‘More cycling – better city’
2016  Cargobike festival / 16.04 / Nijmegen/ Keynote lecture ‘Cycle logisitcs’
2016  Bauhaus Weimar / 15.04 / New Urban Mobility symposium
2015  Dag van de Architectuur / Antwerpen / 11.10 / Avond van de Architectuur in deSingel
2015  Think Bike Workshop Geneve / Zwitserland / 26.11 / Dutch Cycle embassy
2015  Public Space Day / Brussels / 05.02 / ‘Fietsland’
2014  ISW conference Munich / Germany / 25.09 / ‘Radwegeplanung in den Niederlanden’
2014  University of Kassel / Germany / 16.06 / ‘Bewerbungsvortrag Professur Städtebau’
2014  Kunsthallen / Bergen, Norwegen / 23.04 / ‘Sykkel!’
2014  AGFS Congress Essen / Germany / 21.02 / ‘Die Kunst moderner Radverkehrsplanung’
2013  Salon 04 Urbane Künste Ruhr / Gelsenkirchen / 05.12 / Urban Mobility
2013  Aorta / Utrecht / 21.06 / Urban Trajectories
2013  Pakhuis de Zwijger / Amsterdam / 17.06 / Talk of the Town #52: Mobility in Amsterdam
2013  Velo-City Conference / Wenen / Oostenrijk / 18.06 – 20.06 / ‘Cycle Infrastructure’
2013  MSA / Münster / Germany / 06.02
2013  University Braunschweig /  Germany / 21.01 / ‘Sustainable urban mobility’
2013  Rode Hoed / Amsterdam / 28.01 / Stadsleven –  waar is mijn fiets
2012  Urban Bike Night / Rotterdam / The Netherlands / 22.11 / ‘Van A naar F’
2012  Joint Venture / Amsterdam / The Netherlands / 03.07 / ‘Zuidpool’
2012  University Kassel / Germany /12.06 / ‘Urban Activators’
2011  Symposium ‘Radschnellwege’ / Hannover, Germany / 23.11 / ‘Fietssnelwegen in den Niederlanden’
2011  ‘Betonwegendag’ / ‘s Hertogenbosch / The Netherlands / 11.10 / ‘Van A naar F: van inspiratie tot ontwerp’
2011  TU Braunschweig / 12.07 / ‘Bewerbungsvortrag Professor Städtebau’
2011  Rotterdam Academy of Architecture / 20.05 / Research and Design
2011  La Casa Encendid Madrid / Spain / 25.04 / ‘Sustainable urban mobility’
2010  Raumkante, Bremen / Germany / 23.11 / Ästhetik von Autobahnen – und warum Schönheit nicht alles ist
2010  Combating Stereotypes / Brussel / België / 18.10 / Eurotop
2009  Utrecht, the Netherlands / The Wall / 27.06 / dag van de architectuur – traffic
2009  Cambridge University / United Kingdom / 24.02 / equivocal territoires
2009  International Garden Show Hamburg 2013 / Germany / 17.02 / Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Prix
2009  Aorta Utrecht / Utrecht /The Netherlands / 14.01 / debate A12NU – tactics for the future of the A12zone
2008  Architektuzentrum Wien, Austria / 14.11. / Wonderland symposium ’Specialization’
2008  TU Delft, The Netherlands / 06.10. / ‘Dutch urbanism today’
2007  Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden, Germany / Urban potentials
2006  Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria / 27.04. / X-LARCH III Symposium der Landschaftsarchitektur
2005  RPB ‘Ruimteconferentie’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands / 25.10 / ‘N4’
2005  Wonderland, Magazzini del Sale, Venice, Italy / 17.09. / Post-war Urbanism
2004  Architectuurweek A2, Munich, Germany / 10.07. / Enwicklungshilfe
2004  Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, Germany / 22.06. / Stauworkshop
2004  Bouwnetwerk, Lisse, The Netherlands / 14.04. / Driedubbel winst
2003  Vishal Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands / 09.12. / De ziel van Haarlem
2003  Arnhem Academy of Architecture, Arnhem, The Netherlands / 17.10. / Design Roombeek
2003  Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, The Netherlands / 08.05. / Capita Selecta / Reconnecting the Real
2003  Stylos workshop, Delft, The Netherlands / 23.04. / Image for sale
2003  Groningen Academy of Architecture, The Netherlands / 13.02. / Citybranding
2002  Noordelijke Vastgoed Societeit, Groningen, The Netherlands / 13.12. / Citybranding
2002  BNO Romeo Delta, Rotterdam, The Netherlands / 17.04. / Import, there is Dutch spirit in everyone
2002  Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, The Netherlands / 07.03. / Capita Selecta / Identities
2002  Sint Lucas School for Architecture, Brussels, Belgium / 04.06. / B.O.B.
2001  ETSAV Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain / Schiphol Airport city
2001  Baunetz Symposium, Duesseldorf, Germany / FREEarchitecture