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Hester van Dijk

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Hester van Dijk

Hester van Dijk is co-founder and principal of Overtreders W, a spatial design studio known for their temporary 0 waste architecture.

Overtreders W describe their practice as material choreography, taking the materials that move over the planet’s surface and moulding them into architecture that exists for a while, before being returned back to the earth. Always thinking one step ahead of their actions, they process material in a way that original sizes remain intact, and different materials can be separated again.

They created the award winning People’s Pavilion from 100% borrowed materials, and Brasserie 2050 for the Lowlands music festival.

Hester also co-founded the startup company Pretty Plastic, that produces recyclable cladding made entirely out of plastic waste from the construction industry.

She studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and has taught at several dutch art institutions. After being a jury member at the Frame Awards and Dutch Design Awards, she now joins the Dezeen Awards jury to judge the sustainability categories.

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