Pierre Cuypers

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Petrus Josephus Hubertus "Pierre" Cuypers (16 May 1827 3 March 1921) was a Dutch architect. His name is most frequently associated with the Amsterdam Central Station (1881–1889) and the Rijksmuseum (1876–1885), both in Amsterdam. More representative for his oeuvre, however, are numerous churches, of which he designed more than 100.[citation needed] Moreover, he restored many monuments.

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Petrus Josephus Hubertus Cuypers
Pierre Cuypers
Born(1827-05-16)16 May 1827
Died3 March 1921(1921-03-03) (aged 93)
AwardsRoyal Gold Medal (1897)
BuildingsRijksmuseum Amsterdam
Amsterdam Central Station
The Rijksmuseum was designed by Cuypers in a combination of both Renaissance and Gothic[1] styles in the late 1870s. The result is similar to the Hôtel de Ville in Paris in what is considered to be "French Neo-Renaissance" style. However, at the Rijksmuseum the Gothic elements seem to outweigh the Renaissance and the building, despite the English Renaissance quoins, and chateauesque roofs, is sometimes considered to be Neo-Gothic.[2]

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