19 October 2012
Rem Koolhaas awarded honorary doctorate

The Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam today awarded Rem Koolhaas an honorary doctorate for his "outstanding services to architecture." Professor Lex Bouter, Rector Magnificus of VUA, conferred the honor in a ceremony including talks on architecture by Michel ter Hark, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and by the Belgian writer Kristien Hemmerechts. In his acceptance speech, Koolhaas cited a "constant curiosity" as the driver for his work in both building and writing.