The architect Wim Quist (born in 1930) designed a wide range of structures, ranging from factories and public utilities to housing, churches, museums and even bridges in the period from 1970 to 1995. His oeuvre was characterised by pronounced geometric forms and visible constructional elements. He received the A.J. van Eyck Prize in 1970.
Quist set up his own architect’s office in 1960. Since 1995, he has been working with Paul Wintermans as Quist Wintermans Architecten. He was a professor at Eindhoven University of Technology from 1968 to 1975, and government architect from 1975 to 1979. Well-known buildings he designed include the extension of the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo near Arnhem and the Maritime Museum, the Municipal Theatre and the Willemswerf office building, all in Rotterdam.