The Dudok Architecture Centre (DAC) is the centre for architecture, urbanism and spatial heritage in Hilversum. DAC is an independent foundation that hopes to inspire thinking about spatial quality. The centre organises guided tours of the Town Hall, excursions in the city, and debates, lectures and events. DAC is located in the Town Hall in Hilversum, the culmination of the oeuvre of architect W. M. Dudok.
The mission of DAC is to increase public interest and appreciation for architecture and spatial heritage in Hilversum, in addition to the social and cultural significance of these things. Dudok serves as a source of inspiration in this respect, and helps to position current issues in a historical perspective. DAC recognises that Dudok’s approach to architecture is still relevant. The topics raised by Dudok are not only important to today’s designers but also to everyone involved in the creation of a high-quality living environment.
Dudok Architecture Centre Foundation
Address: Dudokpark 1, 1217 JE Hilversum
Objective: To bring to the attention of a wider public the importance and significance of architecture and urbanism, in particular the architecture by Dudok and other spatial heritage in Hilversum; to stimulate new ideas regarding the preservation and development of heritage; to offer an independent platform for developments in the field of architecture, urbanism, and spatial heritage. This is accomplished, for instance, through the organisation of guided tours, lectures and debates, educational activities, and other cultural activities.
The foundation’s board receives limited compensation for expenses. The board does not receive any wages or other payments.