Born in 1962 in Lokeren, Belgium.
As soon as he was qualified as an architect in 1985, he started work in Milan collaboratine with Cinzia Ruggeri and with studio Aldo Cibic-Sottsass Associati.
In 1990 he established his own architects’ studio in Antwerp.
At present Vincent Van Duysen Architects employs about 15 collaborators.
The multidisciplinary team performs a whole range of various assignments, not only in Belgium, but also in London, Milan, Paris, New York, Beirut and Saudi Arabia. These assignments consist of interiors, conversions and new buildings ; private houses, apartment complexes, office concepts and shop units. The underlying philosophy is the scrupulous attention for the individual perception of space.
1994 Charles Wilford nominated with the house DB Mol
1995 Arch & Life – Belgian European Architectural Awards – honourable citation
1999 The Outstanding Young Persons Award – Belgium
2001 Awards van de Belgische Architectuur nominated for Design Contest Concordia a Waregem
2002 Awards van de Belgische Architectuur nominated for the residence DC Waasmunster
2003 ADI Design Index selected for the collection VVD
4 Yearly Provincial Prize for Architecture of the Province West-Flanders selected for Design Contest Concordia in Waregem
2004 Flemish master builder – design contest 528 for College West-Flanders – selected
Flemish master builder – design contest 527 for Film Academy Brussels – selected
Flemish master builder – design contest 622 for Youth hostel Antwerp – selected
Flemish master builder – design contest 605 for Crematorium Sint Niklaas selected
Henry Van de Velde Prijzen
Selected for the Pottery When Objects Work
2005 Flemish master builder – design contest 615
icw Paul De Roose, landscape architect, selezionato
International urban ideas competition for the revitalisation of Martyrs’ Square Beirut Lebanon
icw Nabil Gholam Architecture and Planning and Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture second prize winner
2006 Design For Europe, Interieur 06 Jury member
In 2009 Vincent Van Duysen was proclaimed “designer of the year 2009” during the Maison & Objet fair in Paris.
His work is often cited in prestigious publications and was subject of two monographs. The first one was published in 2001 by the Spanish GG Editorial and the second in 2011 by Thames&Hudson.